Blog: Theatre Alberta’s Aaron Talbot in Telus STORYHIVE competition

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Blog: Theatre Alberta’s Aaron Talbot in Telus STORYHIVE competition

necessary_evil_xaphanOur Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Aaron Talbot, is featured in one of 15 finalist web-series pilots for Telus STORYHIVE competition: Necessary Evil. Public online voting is now open (until March 26); the winning pilot will receive a $50,000 grant to make a 5-7 episode series. Click here for more information and to vote.

Hell LLP. Where devils and demons work to spread evil throughout the world. Immersed in expensive, ill-fitting suits, meetings that stretch on for hours and synergistic ideations that target performance measures on a go-forward basis, it truly is corporate hell. Azmodeus is a cubicle-bound drone with big ideas that no one hears. One day he is summoned to the top office to discover that Lucifer has retired and selected Azmodeus to replace him as CEO. Az quickly discovers that he has new, powerful enemies, limited resources, and a threat to the very fabric of Hell that he must solve. With the help of his Advocate, Persephone, he tries to unravel the clues that Lucifer has left behind. If he survives, what he finds will show him there is such a thing as necessary evil.

Aaron plays a lowly demon, Xaphan, in Necessary Evil – Azmodeus’ co-worker and only friend in corporate Hell. The web series was created by and stars Randy Brososky, who is well-known on Edmonton stages, and includes a number of familiar faces from Edmonton’s theatre scene, including: Clinton Carew (Artistic Director of Broken Toys), Erika Conway, Brent Tyson, and Kimberly Philpott. 

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Aaron getting his make up done during the shoot.

Additional prizes for the Web Series winners:

  • The two top projects will become Official Selections of TO WebFest 2015 and Van WebFest 2016 making them eligible for 22 genre and craft award categories, including “Best of the West”
  • Two 3-day, all inclusive passes to Van WebFest which includes industry workshops, all screenings, panels, speakers, opening night parts, awards gala and after party
  • One year membership ($50 value) to the Canadian non-profit association for Web Series creators
  • One year free membership in the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), a $300 value that includes access to mentorship programs, professional development, among many other benefits

Remember – Voting is open from March 16 – March 26. Scroll down to watch. Click here to vote!