WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT LUMINA:
"a beautifully shot and suspenseful romantic fable"
--Liz Shannon Miller, NewTeeVee
"With cinematography that rivals a Steven Soderbergh movie,
shot in exotic locations in Hong Kong, and a gorgeous cast,
this series pushes the web medium to its pinnacle."
-- Anthony Sherritt, Channel Press
"we are super excited to see the debut of this webseries
and its mysteriously twisted plot"
"engaging and thought provoking"
-- Rob Heath, Movie Crematorium
"I think it's absolutely brill."
--Phil Whelan, RTHK Radio 3 Morning Brew
"The production values of the trailer are really amazing.
This thing looks like it could be a feature film"
-- Jamie Noguchi, Angry Zen Master
"From what I've seen of her vision, I think LUMINA has the cross-cultural potential
to make a splash on the international filmmaking scene."
--Gil Asakawa, Nikkei View
"LUMINA is one of the few independent webseries
that seems to have a high production value"
-- Sandie, Daemon's TV
"the trailer featured some pretty crazy shots…and some hot actors. Woot!"
-- Moye, 8 Asians
"while rewatching the trailer (which I've done many times now), I am reminded of modern fairy tales (or urban mythology) by authors such as Neil Gaiman and Charles De Lint, who write about worlds that secretly coexist and interact with our own."
-- Raven Kai, UberSciFiGeek
"The previews for this show look amazing. They are done in HD format
so watching feels as real and natural as watching TV"
-- Andrew Sutton, Associated Content
LUMINA is an original web series written and directed by Jennifer Thym and starring JuJu Chan, Michael Chan and Vince Matthew Chung. Filmed on the RED One, the nine part web series is a dark, densely woven fantasy set against the sparkling backdrop of Hong Kong.
Lumina Wong is beautiful but works far too much; although she lives in a city of millions, she still feels lonely and isolated. Late one night, Lumina has a chance encounter with Ryder Lee, a handsome young man from another world that she can see in mirrors and darkened window reflections. She revels in the fantasy relationship until mirrorspy Eben Sanchez comes into her life, warning her of the treacheries of the people of the Dark Realm. Soon Lumina must choose between the safety of the world she knows and the deadly allure of the unknown.
There are three known Realms in existence: Earth (also known as the Light Realm), Corwaith (the Dark Realm) and the mysterious Bastion (the Realm of Jewels.)
The earliest recorded contact between the Light and Dark Realm was in the late 1800's, when a young British sailor met a lovely woman in a mirror. After she provided him with proof that his wealthy merchant employer was plotting to kill him, they quickly realised that there was enormous potential to be gained by spying for each other.
Gordon Rhoads became the first head of the Light Realm Mirrorati. He spent the next twenty years in Hong Kong, first identifying and then enlisting and training anyone who had the skill to see across the Realms. Together, Rhoads and his Dark Realm lady built a powerful guild of mirrorspies that is still in existence today.
Spearheaded by the fearless Laetitia Ricou, the Light Realm Mirrorati is a powerful guild that closely regulates the flow of information between the Light and the Dark Realm. All information about the Dark Realm and its denizens is collected in a central repository and then traded by high level Earth mirrorspies to their Dark Realm counterparts for corresponding spy information about the Light Realm. Low level mirrorspies must wait for the high level mirrorspies to deem their information to be worthy before they are paid for it. It is taboo for a low level mirrorspy to speak to anyone in the Dark Realm without express permission from Laetitia.
The reach of the Mirrorati is unparalleled. Every business and every corner of society is within their network, and the Mirrorati demand high compensation for their information. Well funded and well connected, the Mirrorati is not a force to be taken lightly.