With over 100 episodes already shot and ready to air, CALIFORNIA HEAVEN is a supernatural soap that will unfold online at the newly formed entertainment portal StJohn-Fisher.com.
StJohn-Fisher.com-- The St. John Fisher Company -- is the brainchild of Hollywood digital pioneers Stewart St. John and producing partner Todd Fisher, the guys who’ve been at the forefront of original online content since 1996 when they were part of the first online network, American Cybercast. Together they relaunched The Spot 2.0 in 2003, and created America’s first cell phone soap for SPRINT phones in 2004.
StJohn-Fisher.com will feature original online content, from dramas to comedy, as well as books, children’s books, music, games and blogs.
“We always seem to be ahead of the curve,” says Todd Fisher, co-founder of St. John-Fisher. “Technology has finally caught up to some of the ideas we’ve had, which is why we’re taking the opportunity to launch our web soap, CALIFORNIA HEAVEN.”
The innovative series revolves around the mysterious Corrigan family of Malibu Beach, owners of a chain of surf shops in the US, who are covering up the truth of a long-lost relative’s death. When the woman’s daughter arrives in Malibu and starts asking questions, the family is determined to send her packing. Seems they have a lot more than just the woman’s body to hide.
“It’s wicked fun,” says Stewart St. John, co-creator of the show whose Hollywood credits include writing and producing the feature film Seventeen Again, as well as story editing the hugely successful children’s series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
“California Heaven was originally conceived during talks we were having with AOL,” explains Fisher. “We went into production with the idea that CALIFORNIA HEAVEN would run on AOL, but the company went through some sudden restructuring and abandoned the idea of original programming at the time. We were left in mid-production and decided to pull our resources and continue shooting.”
“The show is a testimony to what you can do on the web for very little,” says St. John, “especially when a group of artisans come together for the sake of the project. We have four seasons completed, and we’re currently looking for financing to continue the series.”
“I still work in traditional television and film,” adds St. John, “But the web gives us an opportunity to explore our creativity all the time... there are just so many possibilities and ways to connect with the audience. We look forward to exploring new concepts and ideas in the years ahead.”
About The St. John-Fisher Company
The St. John-Fisher Company (http://www.stjohn-fisher.com) is a digital media and publishing company creating original content for the web and traditional media. Founded by award-winning children’s television writer Stewart St. John and producing partner Todd Fisher, St. John-Fisher features the first scripted supernatural soap California Heaven, as well as children’s books, music, games and blogs.
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