Lo­cally pro­duced show makes on­line de­but Fri­day

The Record (Troy, NY) - - ENTERTAINMENT - More in­for­ma­tion about Tri­dent Fan­tasy Films and “The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red” is avail­able on­line at tri­dent­fan­ta­sy­films.com. By Lau­ren Hal­li­gan lhal­li­gan@dig­i­tal­first­media.com @Lau­renTheRecord on Twit­ter

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. » Fol­low­ing its big screen pre­miere in the Spa City last month, lo­cally pro­duced chil­dren’s show “The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red” is mak­ing its in­ter­net de­but on Ama­zon this Fri­day.

The six- episode se­ries, pro­duced by Saratoga Springs com­pany Tri­dent Fan­tasy Films, will be avail­able for the world to view be­gin­ning June 15 on Ama­zon Prime.

The show, star­ring re­al­life sis­ters Deme­tra and Cal­lista Zor­bas of Colonie, is a mag­i­cal live ac­tion fairy tale about two girls who live in an en­chanted for­est and have ad­ven­tures with their clas­sic fairy tale friends.

With sup­port from the com­mu­nity, the se­ries was filmed in the Cap­i­tal Re­gion, with many lo­ca­tions right in Saratoga Springs. “The Saratoga re­gion has giv­ing us such rich tal­ent, beau­ti­ful land­scape and lo­ca­tions to film and a fan base that is grow­ing big­ger ev­ery day,” said Ni­cole Coady, creator of the show’s con­cept.

Prior to this on­line re­lease, a group of lo­cal event­go­ers got a sneak peek when “The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red” pre­miered on Memo­rial Day week­end at Bow Tie Cin­e­mas in Saratoga Springs. This red car­pet event in­cluded a meet and greet with the lo­cal cast mem­bers.

“Be­ing at the red car­pet pre­miere for The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White and Rose Red, was a dream come true,” said Cal­lista, who plays Rose Red. “I felt both ner­vous and ex­tremely ex­cited - from f lash­ing cam­eras to watch­ing my­self on the big screen. It was mag­i­cal!”

Her sis­ter Deme­tra, Snow White, de­scribed the pre­miere as sur­real. “I loved the whole ex­pe­ri­ence, see­ing our show on the big screen and tak­ing lots of pho­tos with our fans and sup­port­ers. I didn’t want it to end.”

The pro­duc­tion team, in­clud­ing Coady, Katie Spass, An­drew Ba­log of Tri­dent Fan­tasy Films can’t wait for the show to be avail­able to the pub­lic.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to share our show with chil­dren,” Coady said. “This is the kind of TV show I wished ex­isted when my daugh­ter was younger - sweet, heart- cen­tered and with a nice moral les­son at the end of each episode.”

It’s been a dream of Coady’s to cre­ate a show that par­ents can feel com­fort­able al­low­ing their chil­dren to watch. She con­tin­ued, “There’s noth­ing snarky, sar­cas­tic or in­ap­pro­pri­ate about it, so I’m hop­ping par­ents will feel re­ally good about al­low­ing they chil­dren to watch our show and that kids will just love it.”

The run­ning time of the short episodes was also in- ten­tional with par­ents in mind. As a mom, Coady doesn’t want her daugh­ter watch­ing too much TV. “So a fif­teen minute show is a per­fect length to al­low a child to watch a lit­tle tele­vi­sion and then hope­fully go and play out­side, read a book, do some art work — what­ever makes them happy that doesn’t in­volve a screen!”

Coady is aim­ing for view­ers to feel joy­ful, like the world is a fun place to live in and ex­plore, upon watch­ing The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red. “I want kids to fol­low the model Snow & Rose set of be­ing kind, help­ful and thought­ful to each other and the in­ter­est­ing peo­ple they meet in the world. I love that our Cin­derella char­ac­ter shows that you can be a very kind and lov­ing per­son, but also stick up for your­self and that ev­ery­one should be treated with re­spect. Fi­nally, I want ev­ery­one to see how all the young ladies in the show sup­port each other, help one an­other and of­fer one an­other kind­ness - I don’t think we see girl char­ac­ters do­ing that enough in the me­dia.”

The ul­ti­mate goal for the Tri­dent Fan­tasy Films pro­duc­tion is twofold, Coady said. “One is to spread some light and love to fam­i­lies who watch the show, to model great val­ues so that our kids have some pos­i­tive role mod­els to em­u­late,” she said. Se­condly, from a busi­ness stand­point, the pro­duc­ers we would love for a lot of peo­ple to watch the show so they can make a Sea­son Two. “There are so many more fun sto­ries we’d love to see Snow & Rose in,” Coady said. “So we hope that peo­ple who tune in and en­joy the show will share it with their friends and fam­ily and help spread the word.”

Tri­dent Fan­tasy Films loves film­ing in the lo­cal area, and hopes to keep bring­ing pro­duc­tion to the re­gion, Coady said. “We think Saratoga Springs, with the right fi­nanc­ing in place, could be­come a ma­jor film and tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tion hub in the state of New York.”

A trailer for “The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red” is al­ready avail­able for view­ing on Ama­zon, and the full se­ries will go live on Fri­day.

PHOTO PRO­VIDED

Deme­tra and Cal­lista Zor­bas of Colonie, who star in “The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red,” are real-life sis­ters.

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