SEASON 26 | AUGUST 2014
Octia of the Pink Ocean
a Cyberopera Fantasy
Presented by ethos
Produced in association with The VORTEX
For Mature Audiences. Sexual imagery, partial nudity, and language.
From the creators of contemporary opera and musical theatre epics 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 release.
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 message.
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.
Melissa Vogt 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.
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.