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Moonbound24: The Webseries

Moonbound24 is an Experimental Sci-Fi Comedy Webseries about the end of the world. In the year 2024, the first inhabitable moon colony is man's last chance for survival. The last rocket leaves in 24 hours and there are only 24 seats. Rocket Ship Applicants are given 60 seconds to tell an Automated Interviewer why they should get a seat on the last rocket to the moon!

  • Ward Edmondson
  • Ward Edmondson
  • Ward Edmondson
  • Ward Edmondson
    Editor and Special Effects
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Comedy, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    27,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Ward Edmondson

Jonathan Ward Edmondson was born in Eastern North Carolina and started taking tap, jazz, and ballet at age 9. Ward was into everything possible, including scouts, swim team, little league baseball, and choir, which eventually led to voice coaching and musicals in and after high-school. With seemingly boundless energy, Ward was a medaled swimmer and excelled in dance. He went on to teach ballroom and country western dance to middle grade students and adults. Performing for many various venues including local TV station appearances, Ward also went on the road with his dance troupe to win numerous awards and competitions up and down the East Coast.

Ward was a dance major at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia. There, he choreographed and danced feature and lead roles with the Bristol Ballet Company under the direction of Constance Harding, while studying acting, voice and other aspects of theater like historical costuming, set design and construction, and sound and lighting for theater.

After moving back to North Carolina, Ward received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in 1994 and embarked on a laboratory science career. With an undying passion for the arts, Ward continued to teach dance for Bobbi Collins Dance/Arts Studio. He choreographed and performed in numerous events. He was a charter member of the Bobbi Collins Dance Company and traveled to teach aerobics, ballroom, and country/western dance at Dance Conventions such as Danny Hoctor's Dance Caravan and he sports many trophies from Dance Competitions in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.

In 2000, Ward spent the summer in Charlotte, North Carolina studying massage therapy at Southeastern School of Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy. In the fall, he moved to Philadelphia and began working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, practicing massage therapy at night. Ward continued to take acting classes, attend workshops for film, and danced and performed supernumerary/light walker work for the Opera Company of Philadelphia until he moved to Hollywood in 2007 in further pursuit of his dream.

Currently, in the medical field, Ward continues to work as a Histotechnologist, helping to diagnose cancer in tumors and making the world a healthier place. In the entertainment industry, he has been cast in several TV shows and movies, written and sold several award winning screenplays, and has created, produced and edited the newly launched Moonbound24 - The Webseries singlehandedly, helping to make the world a happier place. He looks forward to contributing much more to the entertainment world.

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Director Statement

While watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tom Hanks came on as a guest and started talking about how the world had so many problems. He went on to say that he always wished he could go to the moon and create a better place to live. I started daydreaming about that and moonbound24 was born. This tiny little project, that started as a small project in my apartment, soon became my passion project.

I sketched story boards and started writing ideas about what was to become a huge undertaking. I wanted to ask people why they would want to go to the moon and decided to do something entirely experimental. I would have an Automated Interviewer ask Rocket Ship Applicants why they wanted to go to the moon, and did just this in the initial auditions. They were stunned to sit in front of a machine with no casting directors in the room. Everyone had a blast and wanted to be in the show. In no time at all, this little idea became an enormous project. I signed a SAG New Media contract and began to cast from 200 zealous actors who wanted to go to the moon.

I finally chose 88 actors and moonbound24 went into pre-production. I created Red Rug Studios in West Los Angeles and began to film each actor, one at a time, on green screen. After 94 days, I went into post. It took over two years to "create" the Rubber-Walled Interview Room and edit each actors 60 second monologue with After Effects and the full line of Adobe products. Finally one day, four years later, it was completed.

Many of my cast members were skeptical that it would ever see the day of light, but after many, many hours of hard work, the day came when I finally announced that moonbound24 was about to launch. Several of many webisodes to come have been published on www.moonbound.com and we are submitting to festivals.

I am thrilled to see my passion project come to fruition and hope the world will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating and producing it. After many tears and much laughter, I truly hope moonbound24 helps to make the world a happier place.