Winnipeg’s own Jonathan Villaverde of reTouchMedia has announced a new web series mockumentary, “Into the League”. The show follows a team of five young aspiring gamers with dreams of going pro; for a lot of MOBA players, this should hit close to home.
This is a local Winnipeg project with hopes of going large; if you want to help make it happen, feel free to check out the details at the bottom of the press release! Full release after the jump.
reTouch Media is proud to announce the cast of for the pilot of a mockumentary called “Into The League”. Principal photography for the pilot has already completed and we are very excited to show everyone who the cast will be. “Into The League” is a mockumentary about five gamers playing a MOBA video game known as “The League” with hopes of becoming a professional eSports team and play in the “League Pro Series”.
Actors Brenton Henderson, Cora Fast, Rhys Harrison, Taren Padua, and Thomas McLeod make up the leads for the cast. Also performing in a supporting role is Eric Rae.
Director Jonathan Villaverde says, “I could not imagine a better cast for this project. There is a broad range of talents and every person brings something special to their role. Brenton brings a ton of training from different places. His experience makes him the perfect person to play the team leader “ReyRay”. I have worked with Rhys before and I keep coming back to him because of the quality he produces in his performances whether it’s in a comedic or dramatic role. He is simply a perfect fit for “Tyro”. Taren brings a freshness to “nRun” and I couldn’t ask for a better actor to be playing that character. Cora has maybe the most challenging role and I feel her enthusiasm and work ethic really brings out the strengths of “Shoot2K”. Last but not least, Thomas is an up and coming actor that I see being able to achieve big things and he’s really nailed his performance of “n00bSlayer”. I could not be prouder of the cast we have put together for this project and I am very excited to share everyone the results of our hard work.”
“Into The League” is being directed by Megan Merasty and Jonathan Villaverde from a screenplay written by Jonathan Villaverde. Music is composed by Dan Boissoneault.
Upon launch of the pilot for “Into The League”, reTouch Media will be looking for funding to continue the project. If you are interested in helping fund the project, please email@example.com or call 204-599-7358.
A trailer for the pilot will be released shortly on reTouchmedia.com within the coming weeks.