Sometimes, you come across something on the web and you have to ask yourself: “why have I not heard of this before?” While indie or fan film superhero movies make up a good-sized chunk of YouTube videos, it’s a lot harder to find original superhero movies, let alone Canadian superhero web series. I came across Heroes of the North just yesterday, and I spent part of the evening going through season 1 of their web series. This group, based out of Montréal, is one of the most unique Transmedia producers that I have come across because they are doing their own, original Canadian superheroes. Talk about a niche market, but a market that I’m very happy to be part of.
Looking at their website, they’ve been very busy. They’ve produced 20 web series episodes in their 1st season, comic books, and they’re looking at producing DVDs. What they’ve managed to do with a modest budget per episode of approximately $5,000 is nothing short of amazing. I also like the fact that they are really pushing the concept of Transmedia. They’re telling stories not only through their web series, but also through comic books, photo novels, and their press kit says they’re looking at doing video games as well. Taking a look at their storefront, they even have custom figurines of 2 of the characters: Nordik and Fleur-de-Lys.
Even better, season 2, which promises to greatly expand the number of heroes and villains in their own universe begins tonight. I’ve still got a few videos to go before I start on season 2, however.
Their videos are also available on YouTube, and you can check them out from their Youtube channel.
Check them out at their Heroes of the North website and consider supporting them in their efforts. I know I will be.
After all, one thing we need a lot more of is Canadian superheroes.