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Mentioned in Forbes! About the Emmys!

Posted on March 12, 2016 in Misc Press, Press

Recently, the Emmys announced that they are adding brand-new categories for short-form content… and in platforms other than traditional network television…  This smells like “The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” to us!

In an article on Forbes.com, (here’s the article) Alisha Grauso used our show as an example of “short-form content being created online has evolved to rival that which you’d see on traditional networks.”  Thanks!  Read the article to learn all about what’s going on.

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is that Tinkerbell? or an Emmy statue?  I can’t tell!

YOU WON US A GEEKIE!

Posted on October 21, 2015 in News, Press

NEVERLANDIANS, Shawn here, your loyal scribe, with exciting news, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy WON THE GEEKIE FOR BEST SCRIPTED SERIES! While that’s 50 Shades of Awesome in and of itself…what really makes it special…what really makes it meaningful…is why we won…YOU. The Geekies’ winners are chosen through fan votes. We were up against some incredible shows, shows with far more views and subscribers than ours. They had the numbers on their side…we had you…almost seems unfair to them huh? It was you taking the time to vote for us everyday for weeks on end that put that beautiful blue laser gun trophy into our hands! The award is just as much yours as it is ours.

It truly is a humbling experience having such incredible fans. You have to understand that the term starving artist is very, very real. Everyone on our team has been working (or trying to work) in this industry for years. We have all made countless sacrifices emotionally, physically, financially… questioned our choice to pursue the arts on an almost weekly basis…and are constantly left wondering if this struggle is really worth it. Well you, Neverlandians, have proven that it is. As cheesy as it may sound, we’re a lot like Tinkerbell…and you believing in us really does keep us alive and going.

I want to share a little bit of…well I won’t call it wisdom cause I’m not sure I’d label myself as wise…but something I’ve learned about the arts that I think applies to life in general…AHEM…People say it takes thick skin to survive this industry, but we’re artist, we’re sensitive by nature and our skin isn’t thick, it cuts easily by our very nature and has to stay thin so we can feel and create and be. So for me it’s not thick skin you need, but strong legs. This field will knock you down and tear into you time and time again. It will beat you down emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially till you can’t remember what it’s like to not be on your knees…and that’s why you need strong legs…to get back up again…to keep climbing the mountain…to keep going. You NEVERLANDIANS are our legs. This word doesn’t feel powerful enough but it’s the only one we have, on behalf of the entire Peter and Wendy family…THANK YOU.

Honored to be yours,

Shawn deLoache

Now…PICTURES!

NPW GEEKIEHere is the big moment YOU made happen! The NPW fam (Left to right: Graham Kurtz, Matt Breault, Kyle Walters, Shawn deLoache, Jenni Powell, Paula Rhodes, and Katie Moest) up on stage with the coveted Geekie!  BONUS: See that Phone Booth? That’s from BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES!Jay Bob DDThough not showing any Neverlandians, I had to share this picture of Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. Kevin received the Geekie Pioneer award, and during his speech him and Jason re-enacted the hallway fight scene for Netflix’s DareDevil…it was legendary.IMG_3059 Here I am with my love, actress/writer Lena Thomas at the Geekies pre-party with RICHARD HATCH from Battlestar Galactica!  Being huge BSG fans, Lena and I were fraking out.  Richard’s show AXNAR, a Star Trek short, also won a Geekie!IMG_3067 Pan fam members at the Geekie’s pre-party! Left to right: Marken Greenwood (Transmedia), Kim Brunner (art department) Paula Rhodes (Wendy Darling) Graham Kurtz (John Darling) Lovlee Carroll (Lily Bagha) Kyle Walters (Peter Pan) and Matt O’Neil (Actor, director, Lovlee’s other half!)IMG_3087 Brennan Murray (Michael Darling) and I posing for the cover of our new space adventure romance novel.IMG_3089 How legendary is this moment? That’s Dante Brasco, AKA RUFFIO (and for you Avatar fans: Zuko) with Kyle Walters, AKA PETER PAN and myself AKA…um…Shawn!20151015_213620-01-2Paula Rhodes and her love, actor extraordinaire, Charlie Bodin about to have some adventures through space and time!IMG_21801-01Paula looking all bad ass space princessy with our Geekie award!

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Lena Thomas, kissing me, in the TARDIS, as I hold a laser gun trophy…I think all my dreams just came true!

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Lena Thomas, Kyle Walters, and Katie Moest just standing around casually.

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There’s no better way to end our picture tour than Graham Kurtz posing with the Geekie like Gangsta! A geekie gangster…and Geekster!

 

Listen to Our Storyforward Transmedia Podcast

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Interviews, Press

Get a behind the scenes look… er… listen!  Kyle Walters (Peter Pan, co-creator), Jenni Powell (Producer, Casting), Emmett Furey (Transmedia Producer) and Marken Greenwood (Transmedia Assistant) talk with Steve Peters on the latest StoryForward Podcast!

Check it out here:

http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/2015/10/08/079-adventures-peter-wendy/

and if that sort of stuff interests you, subscribe to see Steve interview other peeps!

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Entertainment Weekly Recommends Us!

Posted on June 11, 2015 in Press, Reviews, Top Lists

We have been recommended by Entertainment Weekly as a One Day Time Suck!  (which is a good thing!)

The melding of the medium and base material is clever (using Tinkerbell’s POV is particularly fun); the writing is smart; and the cast is beyond endearing (Brennan Murray’s Michael Darling is a can’t-miss).

Read the whole article here

An Interview with the Darlings

Posted on June 10, 2015 in Interviews, Press

Our favorite “Lifestyle Destination for Book Lovers” BOOKTRIB has interviewed Paula Rhodes (Wendy Darling), Graham Kurtz (John Darling) and Brennan Murray (Michael Darling).  

Here what the real-life darlings have to say by clicking here.

Entertainment Weekly talks about Kyle Walters as Peter Pan

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Press, Reviews, Top Lists

Entertainment Weekly has included Kyle Walters in their list of actors who have played Peter Pan.  Awesome work, Kyle!

Walters is a puppyish, pushing-30 Peter in this webseries, a modern reimagination told via vlog that transports the story’s action to the fictional town of Neverland, Ohio. The actor, who doubles as the series’ co-creator, is appealing as a manchild who somehow doesn’t inspire eye-rolls—though Paula Rhodes’ charming Wendy is the show’s real draw.

How did Entertainment Weekly rank their Peter Pans?  And do you agree?  Check out the article here.

Hypable Loves Us

Posted on December 21, 2014 in Press, Top Lists

Hypable.com has included us in Seven ‘Peter Pan’ iterations we love!  That’s awesome.  We love you, too, Hypable!

the fantastic web series The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy has found the perfect balance between staying traditional to each character’s personality and goals, while placing them in a world where they have to deal with the consequences of keeping secrets while also have a public vlog or drinking too much and doing something they regret.

Read the whole thing here to find out the other Six ‘Peter Pan’ iterations they love!

Video Interview with the Crew of The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Posted on September 4, 2014 in Interviews, Press

Want to meet some of the behind-the-scenes people from The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy?  Here’s your chance!  Blair Beveridge interviews Jenni Powell (producer, casting director), Katie Moest (production designer), Adam Laupus (producer, unit production manager), Derya Derman (costume designer) and Kyle Walters (peter pan, co-creator)

Shout out in “I Wanna Be A Geek”

Posted on September 4, 2014 in Misc Press, Press

Colleen Wells over at “I Wanna Be A Geek” gave us a great shout out, just in time for the last week of our indiegogo campaign.

You can check it out here: Season 2 of “The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” Kicking Off

She says:

The series tells a very touching story but it also hits on some hard hitting questions that you wouldn’t be expecting from a YouTube series.

Last Chance To Save Neverland – Thanks MCM Buzz

Posted on September 3, 2014 in Misc Press, Press

Heather Kincaid over at MCM Buzz has written up a wonderful article about the last days of our indiegogo campaign.

You should read the whole thing here: Last Chance to Help Save Neverland – The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy

Some snippits:

“if you haven’t seen it yet, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy is an always hilarious and often poignant web series all about growing up”

“With Series 1 having ended on a terribly traumatic cliffhanger, for the sake of our sanity, it is now absolutely imperative that this campaign succeeds”

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