Stage 1 of the project involved finding the right people (the core team plus the illustrators, R&D performers and the various technical assists), communicating the HOAX vision to them all, and seeing what that vision inspired.
Anyone who’s been following this project will know that the vision has inspired plenty! The ideas being developed for both the musical and graphic novel alike are just amazing. Everybody involved is pouring masses of thought and energy into their contributions, and the calibre of their talents shines through.
Stage 2, now, is about bringing all of these ideas to completion and production. We’ll be applying for the second round of funding, talking to various theatres, publishers, printers and such to effect all the necessary partnerships, and generally moving up a gear in terms of cohering all the separate elements into one ambitious piece of storytelling.
It’s hard to say which aspects are the most head-spinning, rewarding, fraught, compelling…. Really it’s just all so exciting!