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Mantecoza Wraps Principal Photography!

 

Thank you to all the amazingly talented and generous people who have worked so hard and supported this project thus far!

The adventure continues…

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Mantecoza Fan Q&A Part 4

The final part of our Fan Q&A

Website Updates

We’ve been adding some new pages to our website and there will be more being updated in the next few weeks.

If you haven’t already check out our Thank You Page and our Gallery of The Wizard Tower filming.

 

https://mantecoza.wordpress.com/the-wizard-tower/

 

Stay tuned also for upcoming announcements about events we’ll be attending in the near future!

 

Set 1

 

 

Visit the Beautiful Kingdom of Mantecoza

Lady Chenna Danbeau, Minister of Wizard and Sebastian King, the new Ring Wizard,

along with the Mantecoza Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism

wish to invite you to visit the beautiful kingdom of Mantecoza.

Mantecoza IndieGoGo Campaign

We’re almost half way through our IndieGogo Fundraising Campaign and still need some help to finish 1st season!

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/80854/widget

Steampunk Flash Mob!

Here’s some fun!  A steampunk flash mob that took place during the filming of our Market Place Scene!

 

 

 

Getting to Know the Cast and Crew of Mantecoza – Toby Ambrose

Let’s get to know our leading man Toby Ambrose a little better!

Describe yourself in one word: Frisky

What was your favorite book growing up and why?  TV Guide.  It was way before cable and those nifty onscreen programming guides.  I know it’s not a book but I didn’t develop a love for literature until later in life. 

Did you have a hero you emulated?  Not really.  As a kid my heroes were rock musicians and television/film actors.  I wasn’t blessed with the gift of music and I was too shy as a kid to pursue performing.  Making up for it now though!

If you had to drink only one drink and nothing else what else would it be?  Water!  So exciting, isn’t it?!?

If someone who knew nothing about Mantecoza asked you to describe it what would you tell them? Office Space meets Lord of the Rings as a sketch on SNL.

Without revealing any details, but knowing how the story goes, what encouraging word would you give to the Sebastian King of episode 1: Chenna can’t stay this grouchy forever.  Right?!?

Do you think you are at all like the character of Sebastian?  Hmmm, a software engineer who loves his mother and Lord of the Rings?  Yes, we definitely have more than a few things in common.  

Do you have a funny story from the set you can share?  Technically it wasn’t from the from the set but when we met at Kate’s theatre for the first read through, the floor had just been painted with a high-gloss black finish.  Tommy and I immediately kicked off our shoes and tested the friction coefficient at full speed.  Didn’t take long before we were doing our own Blades of Glory impression.  

You have 10 seconds left to say anything – what would it be?  Thank you for supporting Mantecoza!!!

Sebastian King observes the forest of Manchego in Mantecoza.

Stay Tuned

It’s been awhile since we said anything and that’s because we’ve been insanely busy!

Now that we have a moment to breathe it’s time to get insanely busy here on our blog and website.

Stay tuned for some updates and a parade of posts in the coming days!

Mantecoza Steampunk Village at Phoenix Comic Con!

Hello everyone! Announcement time!

Mantecoza is honored to have been given permission to build a Steampunk Village in the Exhibit Hall of Phoenix Comic Con this year!

And as always we are reaching out to our friends and fans to help us with this enormous responsibility and endeavor.

See the full announcement on our Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/Mantecoza/posts/10150673618976313

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PHXCC!

www.phoenixcomicon.com

Filming updates

The last two weeks of filming I think have been the most fun so far!

A steampunk Market Place filled with the most amazing people one weekend followed by a road trip filming that was fun and full of laughter.

Here is some coverage by the local press of the Market Place filming.  Geek News Network also has an amazing gallery of it on their site with 400+ pictures!  And we offer our deepest thanks To Christen Bejar of Nerdvana and Hong Le of Geek News Network for joining us!

Nerdvana – Mantecoza Gets a Breath of Fresh Steam by Christen Bejar

http://blogs.evtrib.com/nerdvana/sci-fi-fantasy/mantecoza-gets-a-breath-of-fresh-steam/67782/

Geek News Network – Mantecoza: A Behind the Scenes Experience by Hong Le

http://gnnaz.com/?p=685