Helmed by writer/director Max Gold (BEAST, Silicon Beach) and starring Ben Palacios(Disney’s Frozen Live, Love In The Time of Monsters ). Surfer’s Paradise takes place 100 years in the future, after The Singularity. Humans dropped the ball; the planet is destroyed and at war, and the AI are trying to piece the world back together.
“AI are often depicted as malevolent or untrustworthy, so we wanted to put humans under the moral microscope for a change,” says star Ben Palacios. “The protagonist, Ben, is conflicted to his core about choosing loyalty to his fellow humans, or the enlightened AI. This sort of dual motivation is an actor’s dream.”
“Our protagonist has lost his entire family and can never go home. He is bumping
around this dangerous, high-stakes world like an emotional pinball,” says writer/director Max Gold. “I was excited to tell a story from the vacuum left by loss that eroticism often rushes in to fill. This manifests in Ben’s forbidden, pan-sexual explorations with his Hosts, Oscar (Alex Fondja) and Kamiko (Mari Yamamoto).”
Check out the trailer:
My opinion is that it looks amazing so far and I’d like to see a network picking up this show. It deserves at least two or three full length seasons. I will try to get an interview and update you about the state of the project. It’s literally AMAZING.
Surfer’s Paradise also stars Timothy Radford ( The Zookeeper’s Wife ) and Brian Caspe( The Martian , Hellboy ).
The pilot is shot by Stephen Tringali ( The Canyons , John Dies At the End , Hot Tub Time Machine 2 ) and edited by Christopher Rucinski ( War for the Planet of the Apes , The Wolverine ).
The pilot is produced by Ben Palacios, Toaster Pictures , and Maya Kvetny ( Underworld: Blood Wars , Borgia ).
Director Max Gold’s feature film, Silicon Beach , is just beginning the festival circuit.