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Title: The Magnum Opus
Written by: Christopher & Christine Kezelos
In Stock: Yes
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Zealous Creative
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Viral video finds new life as a YA Novel.
Filmmakers Christopher and Christine Kezelos turn the viral success of their multi-award winning short film The Maker, into a Young Adult fantasy novel titled The Magnum Opus.
After a successful international film festival campaign, The Maker won 22 awards, including a nomination for an Australian Academy Award. The film has since been viewed over 6 million times online.
The creative duo originally pitched a feature film version of their short to countless Hollywood studios and production companies. After much interest but no sale, Christopher and Christine decided to try another approach.
“We wanted to share our story with the fans of ‘The Maker’ and not have to wait for a film to be greenlit in order to do that”, says Christine Kezelos. “Yes it’s a different medium, but we believed that our fans would come along on the journey and enjoy the magical world we’ve imagined”.
Christopher Kezelos sees the novel as an extension of the film. “We continue the tone and whimsical feel of the short while expanding upon the world. The Magnum Opus is an epic tale of self-discovery, the awakening of a people, and how united we can transform our world ”.
You can buy a copy of the Magnum Opus on Amazon or view their films on their website at zealouscreative.com.
In a time and world long ago forgotten, there existed an enchanted workshop. Within its walls, a magical creature called a Maker busily created the next of his kin. Upon completion, the creator was whisked away to join the rest of the Maker community. Meanwhile, their progeny was left alone to create the next Maker in a never-ending cycle of creation.
That was, until the day an offbeat Maker named Ario was unable to complete The Making and broke their sacred chain of existence. Wracked with guilt, Ario embarked on a quest to right his wrong, but what he discovered was far more monstrous and miraculous than anyone ever imagined.
About the Authors
Christopher and Christine Kezelos are a husband and wife filmmaking duo based in California, USA. Their shorts Zero and The Maker received 37 awards on the international film festival circuit and have been viewed over 20 million times online.
The Magnum Opus is inspired by The Maker and is their first foray into long-form storytelling.
You can watch their films at zealouscreative.com.