The Metamorphosis of an Idea

Taharai, the fashionista spyderwoman wreaks havoc in the magic city.
Taharai, the fashionista spyderwoman wreaks havoc in the magic city.
Venomous hybrids wreak havoc in the magic city.
Venomous hybrids wreak havoc in the magic city.
We had a great time, thank you for attending out premiere.
We had a great time, thank you for attending out premiere.
Survivors of the Ecotombe tell the story of a hybrid, part spider-woman who once wreaked havoc in the magic cities of the modern age.
Survivors of the Ecotombe tell the story of a hybrid, part spider-woman who once wreaked havoc in the magic cities of the modern age.
Spyderwoman Premiered March 23, 2014 at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale.

Thank you for coming out and supporting our movie. We had a good turn out. We want your feedback, so we took a survey of the viewers’ opinions on picture quality, acting, sound, and plot.

Of course, as expected, our cast members and crew would give us the best ratings out of love and ownership; but, as a producer, my role is to bring you the best. In the aim to improve, I plan to take the constructive criticism received very seriously and share the results with fellow filmmakers.

The results show that we scored the lowest on sound and plot. The acting was credible, for the best part, and lighting was fairly good. Picture quality was excellent. I did hear from a good source, that our production quality was EXCELLENT, too.

So, what’s wrong with the sound? I leave that to the experts; will have to contact Dario, the sound guy from Biscayne. He will give me a diagnosis. That said; let’s look at the plot.

If you know anything about Spyderwoman the Movie, now Hybrid the TV Show, you will notice that it is based on a book that I wrote, as of yet unpublished, “Spiderwoman, An Amazon Legend.” All books differ from their movie counterparts and this is no exception. Something is lost and something is gained with each transformation.

From a novel -to a First Draft -to a Student Film- to a SAG Short –to an Ultra Low Feature -to the TV Show Pilot

Every transformation has driven the plot in a slightly different direction due to circumstances with actors and locations. For example, we brought a second Hybrid character onboard after we realized that our first hybrid may not be able, or willing, to continue the shoot. Already, we had created another hybrid by giving the FBI agent, Erika, a pair of very shiny eyes and a relationship to the doctor. This is not in the book; the book is really just about ONE hybrid from the Amazon who finds herself stranded, surviving in the cold winter nights of Chicago. She gets rescued, and makes it to Florida, but not before making some noise, both as a cannibalistic human in Chicago, and then as a green peace terrorist, urged on by Anna, a woman with a twisted mission. In the transformation into a movie script, the first change made was to make the FBI agent, Erika, a hybrid as well, although a subdued one, since she has been under scientific supervision from an early age.

The third hybrid, an unnamed, as of yet, female, follows her would be sister’s footsteps and escapes from the lab to cannibalize yet more homeless victims sleeping on the streets of Miami. There are now two hybrid females loose, on the streets of the magic city.
As a writer, who also produced and directed with Ronny Cush, who also co-wrote the first script with me, and served as cinematographer and director of photography, I realized the importance of being flexible. Instead of putting my foot down and saying “no we are going to have just one hybrid, and that’s going to be the same one we started out with.” And had that not been possible, we would have had to make the movie all over with a new lead actor. Decisions have to be made on a set, when people don’t show up, or don’t have the experience. We also don’t have a lot of experience as filmmakers. We did the best we could each time, and the final product has a lot to offer.

If you read this, please write to angelaterga@gmail.com, letting me now what your opinion is. I would appreciate it. What would yu have done in my shoes, and why?

To conclude, we did have an exciting Premiere and red carpet show. Our first show sold out, but the second one was not at all what I expected, or wanted. A lot more road breaking needs to be made before we become well known as a TV show and are able to fill the theatre with new faces in our next Premiere.

What’s more important, will we fill your cyber space for an hour every week? I say, yes, we will. Where there is a will there is a way. But let this be the will of God.

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