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Comic-Con Pitch: PROM ON MARS

By Rob M. Worley     July 16, 2004

In less than a week,Hollywood will descend on Comic-ConInternational in San Diego in search of the next hot property. This is thefirst in a series of articles designed to guide hungry producers towards comicsof interest at the show.


"Prom on Mars" is aweb-comic that recently saw print in a collected volume. Creator Alex Bernsteinwants to personally put a copy in your hands at next week's convention.

Q: Describe "Prom OnMars" in two sentences or less.

Bernstein: Liz and theSeniors of Liberty High travel to Mars for their Senior Prom!

Q: If you were to compare"Prom On Mars" to a movie, TV show (or movies or TV shows) what wouldit be?

Bernstein:"American Pie" crossed with "Star Trek"

Q: Why do you think"Prom On Mars" would translate to film/TV/animation?

Bernstein:"Prom" was originally written for the big screen as a"retro-future" (think 50's sci-fi style with modern-day teens) sci-ficomedy, in the wake of films like "Clueless" and "AmericanPie." When the screenwriter was forced (for family reasons) to move to NJ (oy!)- he resurrected the script as an online web-comic at www.popimage.comand www.promonmars.com. The first 46
strips of the comic have just been collected in "PROM ON MARS: VOLUME1" - and it's been getting rave reviews! (e.g. www.thecomicfanatic.com,www.moviepoopshoot.com).

Q: Why should movie folkscome by your Comic-Con booth?

Bernstein: No booth atthe Con this year, but creator Alex Bernstein will be making the rounds at theCon the entire weekend - and making it extremely easy for people to get copiesof "PROM: VOL. 1". Interested parties can even send pre-conventionemails/requests to abernstein@promonmars.com- and he'll deliverable a copy to them, personally. Also, downloadable copies ofthe original screenplay for "Prom on Mars" - along with tons of othercool stuff - can be found at the www.promonmars.comwebsite right now!


Are you a comics creatorattending Comic-Con with a conceptHollywood should check out? E-mail your responses to the four questions above,along with your booth number, to news@comics2film.comand we'll try to send them over.

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