presents sneak previews of a new film
Octia of the Pink Ocean
a Cyberopera Fantasy
Nightly at 8pm; Plus 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Running Time: 80 minutes For Mature Audiences. Sexual imagery,
partial nudity, and language.
From the creators of contemporary opera and musical theatre
epics Elytra, Vampyress, Pythia Dust, The Dragonfly Princess,
and The X&Y Trilogy, comes a new feature-length fantasy
film with a unique vision and compelling artistry. Ethos proudly
presents a Sneak Preview of its first feature film, Octia of
the Pink Ocean. With premieres at film festivals over the next
year, this will be an excellent opportunity for Austin audiences
to see a fresh cut of the film before it is finished for wider
This CyberOpera establishes a magical world of the Pink Ocean
and its islands. The goddess Karnika seeks her memory and
identity, joining with sovereign Octia to battle Mermecho
and the destructive forces that are mechanizing the world
and creating The Blackening. The struggle to save the magical
environment of the Pink Ocean presents a powerful environmental
Octia of the Pink Ocean is a CyberOpera, all sung and performed
with cybernetic movement developed over the past 20 years.Chad
Salvata, Ethos Artistic Director, is famous for infusing his
stories with lush imagery, fantastic characters, and outrageous
sexuality. Salvata will be in attendance on most nights to
host a Q&A after the screenings and get feedback on the
sneak preview before moving into the final phases of editing.
This long-awaited CyberOpera is the sequel to the extraordinary
theatrical production Elytra (2000). Creator Chad Salvata,
Director Bonnie Cullum, and Director of Photography and Editing
Sergio R. Samayoa have combined their creative forces to create
a unique film with the extraordinary design and memorable
villains and heroines. Entirely shot in a green screen studio,
the film mixes live action, 2D art, models, and effects. Award-winning
Lighting Designer Jason Amato created magnificent light-scapes
and award-winning Scenic Designer Ann Marie Gordon crafted
dozens of individually hand-painted landscapes and beautiful
models to manifest the islands of the Pink Ocean. The original
score by Salvata features vocal arrangements by Anderson Dear.
Because of the unique and extraordinary vision of this film,
the elaborate designs, the music and the high-caliber singing.
Octia of the Pink Ocean is unlike anything you have ever experienced.
Octia of the Pink Ocean features stellar Ethos performers:
Melissa Vogt-Patterson as Octia, Sovereign of Rainbow Island;
Eryn Gettys as Karnika, Elytra of GoldSun Sex; Justin LaVergne
as Mermecho, Sovereign of the Spermata; Betsy McCann as The
Syrax, Triplet Mechanical Sirens; Anderson Dear as Vulvacano,
Colossus of the Pink Ocean; Jo Beth Henderson, Gabriel Maldonado,
Jonathan Itchon, Krysta Gonzales, Alejandro Rodriguez, Aisha
Melhem, Emerald Mystiek, and Mindy Rast as The Eight Sexes
of The Pink Ocean. Production Management by Tamara L. Farley.
Produced in association with The VORTEX. Octia of the
Pink Ocean is funded and supported in part by Ethos, VORTEX
Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the
Arts, and by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural
Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment
in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.