Covered Sun Films Starts Casting Process for Upcoming Project Insignificant

After a year of working on various music videos and community outreach projects, Covered Sun Films has set production dates for its new project, Insignificant.

Insignificant is a teen drama pilot that focuses on the character of Wes Connelly, a 16 year old whose world is about to be completely turned upside down. The series was created by Wayne Cella and the pilot episode was written by Wayne, John Manning and Collin Roach.

“This project will be completely different than Talisman. Insignificant is more of a study in what it’s like to try to find acceptance in your life as a teenager.” Writer and director Wayne Cella said recently. “I think Insignificant will have a little bit of something for everyone. I think just about anyone will be able to relate to at least one of these characters, if not all.”

Insignificant follows Wes, who has endured a trauma, as he navigates the twists and turns of life as a teen. Wes is surrounded by his dysfunctional parents and his best friends, Izzy and Miles.

“Miles is kind of the friend that everyone would want. He’s kind, supportive and funny. Izzy is more of a straight shooter who appears to have it all together, even though she’s got some skeletons in her closet. Much like any teenager, these characters all have something that they’re hiding or trying to work through.” Cella said. “I think as people, we all struggle with feeling like we’re insignificant from time to time.”

Covered Sun Films is in the early stages of casting the project with an eye toward production starting in August of 2021.

Talisman Garners 9 Nominations and Wins Best Science Fiction at the Asia Web Awards

Talisman was released on May 21, 2020 during a global pandemic. Needless to say, it hasn’t been a traditional year or festival season for films and series. Nonetheless, Talisman was announced as an Official Selection of the Asia Web Awards on November 21st.

The nomination ceremony was held on December 7th, and Covered Sun Films and Talisman were honored to pick up a total of 9 Nominations:

Best Special/Visual Effects

Best Editing (Wayne F. Cella)

Best Screenplay in a Sci-Fi, Thriller or Animation (Wayne F. Cella and John Manning)

Best Creator in an Action or Sci-Fi (Wayne F. Cella)

Best Director in a Thriller or Sci-Fi (Wayne F. Cella)

Best Ensemble Cast in a Thriller, Sci-Fi or Horror

Best Actress in an Action, Sci-Fi or Horror (Tricia Sullivan)

Best Science Fiction

Best Series (All Genres)

“Being nominated for anything is always an honor. I’m incredibly proud of the team and couldn’t be happier that their work is being recognized.” Series writer and Director Wayne Cella said of the nominations.

The Awards ceremony took place in Seoul, South Korea on December 12th and Talisman took home the award for Best Science Fiction. Covered Sun and the cast and crew of Talisman were honored to pick up the award.

“It couldn’t be more appropriate that Talisman won a team award.” Cella said after the win. “It literally took a team to make Talisman a reality. There’s no way it would have been possible without the efforts of every person on this incredibly talented cast and crew.”

“Seeing the work that went into this project and the love that everyone put into it, it’s amazing and an honor to see Talisman win an award such as this.” said Talisman star Collin Roach.

In addition to the Asia Web Awards, Talisman was also nominated at the Bilbao SeriesLand event in Bilbao, Spain, and The Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood. Talisman has also been an Official Selection at the Manahttan Rep’s STORIES Film Festival where star, James Yoder picked up Best Actor honors. Talisman has screened at Lift Off Global Network’s Online Extravaganza and is an Official Selection of 2021 New Jersey Web Fest.

Congratulations to the cast and crew!!!

Talisman snags SemiFinalist Laurel in Hollywood!

Talisman Season 1 was selected as a Semifinalist at the Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood, California.

Talisman was named a Semifinalist in the Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood. This is the first selection for Talisman as a series. The Pilot episode of Talisman was selected in a few festivals in 2019, with James Yoder taking home Best Actor Honors at Manhattan Rep’s STORIES Film Festival in Manhattan for his role as Ryan Silva.

The Web Series Festival Global is still planning the final details for their event as we grapple with a health crisis. We will keep you updated with more details as they become available. Hope to see you in Hollywood!

Talisman Season 1 is Here! Watch now!

Season 1 of Talisman is streaming now!

All episodes of Season 1 of Talisman are available now. You can watch individual episodes, or if you’re looking for a quick binge, watch all episodes together with the Special Binge Cut.

Talisman Season 1 – Binge Cut

Talisman Season 1 Episode 8 – “The End of the Beginning”

Ryan attempts to help Jimmy and Connor, but ends up unleashing the talisman’s power with his uncontrolled anger. Things go from bad to worse when a new threat shows up. Ryan faces an uncomfortable truth and a difficult decision. The night sky reveals further complication in the season finale of Talisman.

Talisman Season 1 Episode 1 – “Pilot”

Ryan struggles with the loss of his grandfather, while his mother, Virginia, offers him comfort and remembrance by giving Ryan his grandfather’s necklace. While Ryan and his friends Jimmy and Connor gather to watch a meteor shower in Pop’s honor, they venture into the woods to investigate a once in a lifetime occurrence. New enemies, familiar and strange, begin to reveal themselves.

Talisman – The Series Season 1 Trailer and Premiere Date

It’s been a long time coming, but we are proud to announce that Talisman – The Series will premiere on Thursday, May 21, 2020 on the Covered Sun Films YouTube channel. Episodes will debut every Thursday at 8 PM EDT. We hope you enjoy the series and the tale of Ryan and his friends. For now, here is the Season 1 Trailer. Enjoy! See you on 5/21.

 

Talisman – The Series Season 1 Trailer