Sunkeeper: Season One

The people of Runetech are plagued by an ancient calamity known as Sliff, a blight which exists deep within the land. Burrowing and casting itself into the children of this world, the blight has turned everyone against each other. Join Riakman as he searches for the Eternal Flame, with the hopes to cure his planet and save his people.

  • David J Torres II
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    Sci Fi, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - David J Torres II

Born in West Palm Beach, FL, David Torres is interested in the history of stories where the unseen forces of morality are at work. The PTSD factor embedded in culture has drawn David's work to the idea of the “hero” as an empathic ideal for people to aspire to. David Torres is also interested in the illusion and delusional discussions that surround the complexities of the racial, sexual, religious, aging; old and young identities in culture. As a way of investigating these identities David Torres created “Riakman”, an alter ego, designed under the influences of 1990’s anime, video games, and his father’s middle school drawings. By channeling “Riakman”, David find pathways through high art and popular culture. Through Riakman, David tells stories within his fictional planet “Runetech” about a way of being in the world. Exploring a narrative with an embedded nostalgia for the future is the illusion David Torres uses to contend with the disillusions that exist within culture.

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