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Home #Hwoodtimes Indie Filmmaker Katharyn King Raising $50k For Hella-Gay New Sci-Fi Pilot

Indie Filmmaker Katharyn King Raising $50k For Hella-Gay New Sci-Fi Pilot

No, not that Kat King! So who is this Kat King and where do they all seem to come from? Must be some type of awesome creative beast-making magical mystery machine raining down upon us queer folk like mana from Heaven, eh?

By Valerie Milano

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Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/17/21 – But seriously, we’ve got some seriously exciting news out of Los Angeles for you about a compelling and did we mention super LGBTQIA+-friendly new indie sci-fi series in development? In fact, so much so that it aims to really boggle your mind with its honest exploration of a journey between two women in love who go through extraordinary individual changes, as well as tremendous adversity, and have to decide who they still are throughout that journey together.

Set in 2152, “Glass Stars” centers on a gifted, yet mentally ill woman named Lily Rhodes and her extraordinarily complex, fraught relationship with the visionary leader of the world’s top virtual reality firm, the magnetic Elinor Glass. According to the script, the pilot opens with an immediate disruption to both the simulated and real physical world that leads the story on a mission to reach two derelict interstellar ships. One heads for Mars and the other, to Venus. What comes next for Humanity now that its population lies so decimated? And what exactly happened back there? Both questions promise to be answered should “Glass Stars” see the green light by a major broadcaster.

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Katharyn King may seem new to you but she’s fairly well known in the sci-fi podcasting & convention community, is no stranger to fundraising for production-nor is she a stranger to adversity. Much of “Glass Stars” is derived, as one might expect, from Kat’s own personal journey through mental illness and with spiritual strife regarding her sexuality. King says:

“As an openly gay woman, I wanted a story that reflects my beliefs on the trajectory of a posthuman society that is, in its essence, as genderless or as gender-filled as is to your taste.”

King’s short film ‘The Awakening’, about a popular teacher with schizophrenia, was screened at Warner Bros to overwhelmingly positive critiques, and she is also currently serving as the Executive Producer on another exciting and also super gay indie sci-fi feature called ‘Project Abaddon’, which features several folks from Star Trek and is currently slated to be directed by 7-time Emmy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Dan Curry. Her script Illusory recently received Quarter Finalist laurels in the YSP Season 2 competition!

Kat says she has entered the “Glass Stars” pilot script into at least five screenwriting contests already, including Australasia’s Film Festival of Time, Bolt!, and the 5th Annual Stage 32 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition.

Kat says her goal in raising the funds and shooting even just a pilot is to win a festival or at least receive enough support to get an agent and/or an option! If nothing else, the goal to deliver on a promise; a promise 15 years in the making and hopefully just one more year to go until it can be kept. A promise to herself to see it all the way through to the end.

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To find out more about “Glass Stars,” see the pitch deck video, and contribute to help make the pilot, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/glass-stars

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @glass.stars.project!

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You can also learn more about Kat’s life, career, and other projects at www.katharynking.com & follow her on Instagram too @thraeyceofficialmusic or @thraeyce on Twitter.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.