What is Hacker Gamez?Hacker Gamez is a web/VOD series. It's an exciting thriller which has been described as "Sneakers" with video game geeks.
When developers Linus, Nik, and Stacy are fired from Swingle Games two months before their online fighting game STORM BUNNIES goes public, they decide to hack into the company's source code repository and f*ck up the game's code. This act of geek vengeance leads them on an adventure they were not prepared for when they uncover dangerous code built into the company's games. What are they going to do? Who's after them? Who can they trust?
What we Need
We want to make a project with the quality and entertainment value to not just be successful but grow. Funding will finance the first three episodes of the series, which cut together as a pilot that we are pitching to networks. Your support provides us with an opportunity to take our passion project, Hacker Gamez, and turn it into a vibrant series and geek franchise.
Funding will be used to pay crew, license music, special effects, animations and artwork (video game stuff!), set design, and props.
We strongly believe in this project but cannot succeed without your help. As a supporter, we want to thank you with many unique and geeky perks. Personally, we're most excited about the apparel and personalized artwork by our own Nik Manikatos!
Do You Like Video Games?Are you a fan of video games? Do you reminisce about Atari, NES, or arcade games? Visit our website and read our blog. The Hacker Gamez blog is growing! We provide articles, reviews, and funny pictures about video games (retro and modern). We will also be providing advice and information on computers, programming, and technology.
The Hacker Gamez Team
Michael May: Creator/"Linus"
Michael May began his career as an actor on the East Coast performing in dozens of shows on stage. He moved to Los Angeles as a baby-looking teenager to pursue a career in film. As a filmmaker, Michael has produced and/or directed features, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and the web series "Consequences" which was made on a shoe string budget with 40+ actors and 30+ locations. Michael will be directing the three part pilot of Hacker Gamez.
Amy Schloerb: Producer/"Stacy"
Amy Schloerb lives and works in Los Angeles, CA as an actress and comedian. Rather than hit the clubs and risk getting drinks spilled on her shoes, she showcases her comedy online by producing short, animated videos known as "SchloerBITS" (www.schloerbits.com). You also may have seen her in that Geico commercial with the panther. She did not play the panther.
Nik Manikatos: "Nik"
Nik has been obsessed with underground comic books, illustration, Bonobo chimpanzees and kitten videos most of his life. He drew comics, made prints, and took photos of his favorite toys. Nik can be seen acting in the film "Book of Caleb" and creating indie comics at www.monkeykatos.com.
Nik's illustrations are the basis for the artwork and video game designs used in Hacker Gamez.
More Cast and Crew will be announce very soon!