Carnivale Creator Forgoes Hollywood with New Transmedia Project

Posted by at 3:00 am on April 30, 2012

Writer and producer Daniel Knauf, known as the creator of “Carnivàle” on HBO, has left Hollywood behind and struck out on his own with a new original work. With the beta project, recently made public called “Haunted,” Knauf’s new company, BXX (pronounced like BOX), is moving forward into the transmedia world.

“Haunted” is a story that follows paranormal investigators working inside an abandoned house tormented by supernatural events. The storytelling format features multimedia elements such as research documentation and investigators’ blogs. Shot with multiple cameras, the project’s navigational timeline allows viewers to manipulate how they view the story. In an interview with PBS’s MediaShift, Knauf details how he got frustrated with the traditional Hollywood players while working on “Carnivale” and how the frustration drove him to seek other avenues for storytelling.

He also details how technology plays a unique role in “Haunted” and that he is even patenting some of the innovations. Keep an eye out for our full review of “Haunted” soon, and check out the trailer in the mean time:

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