You may not know who Robert Chapin is, but I can bet you have seen him or at least seen his work. Robert was featured in Hook and Army of Darkness and has done visual effects for films such as X-Men II and The Chronicles of Riddick. Mr. Chapin is an actor, stunt coordinator, and fantastic swordsman who has created his own online horror series called, The Hunted.'
'I originally came up with the idea for "The Hunted" as part of a class project for the Acting Action stage combat workshop that I was teaching with Anthony DeLongis,' explains Chapin. 'I always thought it was important to have a performance venue for class, and for three years we had performed live shows at local renaissance fairs and special events.'
'I had always wanted to start a production company which would allow me to utilize all of my skills (writing, acting, directing, editing, and composing), but like most artists in LA, I lacked the capital to make it happen. I had several feature films projects like "Ring of Steel" sitting on the shelves waiting for financing, but I was getting tired of waiting. I was also tired of wasting my time and energy working on "freebies" - no-budget shows produced by arrogant first-time directors/producers whose only achievement was that they got the ball rolling. I decided it was my turn to get the ball rolling.'
That ball is rolling, and kicking, and stabbing.
The Hunted are survivors of vampire attacks who have banded together to protect themselves from becoming cattle. They have learned to curb their blood lust to help others who may be the Vampire's next victims using swords and the martial arts and even humor.Think of The Hunted as Highlander and/or Buffy the Vampire Slayer being filmed by the crew from FOX's COPS. Then add in a couple scoops of comedy and you have a funny butt kicking, vampire fiesta. The first season of the show looked as if it was trying to find a voice, but the second season really delivered on both a great amount of action and comedy. It was a refreshing spin on the Vampire mythos.
If you are interested in learning more about The Hunted I would encourage you to first go to the official website, link onto 'Episodes', and watch Stalker, Return of Stalker, and The New Guy. To me those three episodes are what define what Robert Chapin is trying to achieve with his series.
The Hunted has great potential and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is into the whole Anachronism thing or attends the renaissance fair for some great swordplay.