Grit City Podcast 98: Christian Doyle
Episode 98: Christian Doyle
This episode the guys sit down with Christian Doyle, a local actor from Olympia, who has been involved with The Gamers and JourneyQuest. He is the director of the upcoming season of JourneyQuest and is also involved with Hat Trick Pony, a Tacoma improv show. The show is put on the second Sunday of the month at 7 Tacoma Youth Theatre.
Starts out with Christian describing the show JourneyQuest and his character, Perf the wizard. He explains the personality of Perf, a dyslexic wizard with only three spells, who get stuck with the Sward of Fighting that he can’t get rid of. He also talks about his involvement with the Gamers films, Darkness Rising, Hands of Fate, and Natural One, put out by Dead Gentlemen productions, all of which have been fan funded. They then dive into raising money for The Gamers and also JourneyQuest on Kick Starter.
Talk then turns to how he got started in theater and what lead him to where he is today. He explains being involved in theater in high school, and taking a break after graduating. A few years later after being laid off, he was invited to be part of a play where he noticed an advertisement for season two of The Gamers. During the production of The Gamers, writer and director Matt Vincil had an idea for JourneyQuest, and after three auditions, he was finally casted as Perf.
At the halfway mark in the show, the guys talk about parenting, the lack of women involved in film production, and how he tries to include as many female crew members in his productions as possible. They also talk about the woman gamer movement and the challenges women have with breaking into gaming.
The show winds down with Christian letting the listeners know where to find him online, zombieorpheus.com, journey-quest.com, and fans can watch all of JourneyQuest on YouTube. He also enlightens the guys on JourneyQuest being an open source project where anyone can download it and add their own touch to it, like one of their fans that made an animated version of the first episode.
Thanks Christian for joining the guys for a very enlightening and entertaining episode!! We’re looking forward to the upcoming season 3 of JourneyQuest!!
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