Author Archives: Amanda Konkin

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I was so excited to help out the team working on the Telus Storyhive Project Silk.

Check out our trailer- Silk is available on Telus on Demand platforms as of March 16, 2015

 

Puss: Reboot at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Puss:Reboot Trailer from Nik Nok Media on Vimeo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 10, 2014

Nik Nok Media Presents

Puss: Reboot 

A Sci-Fi cyborg dystopia based on the classic fairytale Puss in Boots

September 5-13, 2014

Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Granville Island

Tickets $14 with Fringe Festival Membership

http://www.vancouverfringe.com/ticket-info/

 Vancouver, BC- Inspired by the past while looking to the future, Puss: Reboot blends the classic sensibilities of the Puss In Boots Fairytale with the projected ideals of science fiction storytelling to create a unique exploration of our modern culture of industry and ownership.

On the backdrop of imminent war and with the stakes of the freedom for a race, the Puss in Boots tale is elevated to a meditation on self-discovery and the cost of following ideology to the point of extremism.” – Emily Tyler, playwright

The Story: In a future where humanity has created a slave race of cyborgs, Gost, a military trained pacifist has coded the Reboot Virus to free them. When his father, the founder of Sinclair Technologies, mysteriously vanishes, Gost inherits Puss, one of the company’s original cyborg prototypes and ground zero for Gost’s initial Reboot tests. At the height of the cyborg revolution, the cunning Puss must help Gost to uncover his lost memories and release the virus, while his brother Jed fights to keep the key to cyborg enlightenment out of Gost’s control.

The Team: Puss: Reboot is written by Emily Tyler an MA English Literature candidate at McMaster University (2015) and co-directed by UBC graduates Ryan Caron and Amanda Konkin. The show features the acting talents of UBC BFA alumna Sarah Harrison (2014) as Puss aka model X1979, Xander Williams (2013) as Gost Sinclair, and Andrew Lynch (2011) as Jed Sinclair/The Doctor.

Show times: September 5 @ 10:05pm 1/2 price | September 6 @ 5:10pm | September 7 @ 1:15pm | September 8 @6:40pm | September 11 @ 8:30pm | September 13 @ 8:15pm

More information:

www.niknokmedia.com | Tweet: @niknokmedia | www.facebook.com/NikNok Media

Media Inquiries:

Amanda Konkin, Producer/Co-director

akonkin@niknokmedia.com

778-988-7728

@akonkin

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Ben’s Vlog

After a great first season of Blank Verse, Nik Nok Media is giving Benjamina Jonson her own series. Ben’s Vlog will premiere this spring and find young Ben trying to come to terms with the death of her friend, while discovering who she is as an artist.

Check out Ben’s first vlog from last Halloween.

The short series arc entitled ‘Isle of the Dogs’ will feature some familiar names from Blank Verse, as well as introduce a few new faces, and will continue the story re-joining our characters a few months after the tragic events at the end of Season 1.

Blank Verse Special

Our Thanksgiving Special for Blank Verse features Will Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Chris Marlowe, Thomas Kyd and Richard Burbage getting high in a car. It is worth watching!

Check it out and subscribe to the blank verse youtube channel for new episodes every Sunday until December 29th.

 

Blank Verse TV

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Nik Nok Media’s latest project, Blank Verse is a webseries about William Shakespeare and the writers of his time, re-imagined as modern day university students.

The first season will run every Sunday from Aug 25th- December 29th via blankverse.tv.

The prologue and check out our youtube channel for full episodes:


For more information about the project check out the website www.blankverse.tv

ICTV- Independent Community Television

Nik Nok Media’s founder Amanda Konkin has been lending her skills to the Community Television group ICTV that produces programming for Shaw Channel 4 in Vancouver, BC.  In addition to her work as host, switcher and videographer for the program After Hours, Amanda is on the board of directors for the organization helping to revamp the cooperative’s online presence and communications.

 


For more information about ICTV or to learn how you can also make TV, check out their websitewww.ICTVvancouver.com or like them on facebook, www.facebook.com/ICTVvancouver.