PRLog – Aug. 4, 2014 – MELBOURNE, Australia — Kaleb Lechowski has been brought on board to direct the teaser trailer for Beyond the Gloaming, Book One of Sebastian and the Hibernauts, the YA fantasy series by Melbourne author Brendan Murphy. Kaleb, a 23 year old Berlin filmmaker, shot to fame with his six-minute CGI classic, R’Ha, made in his bedroom. It has received over thirteen million hits across YouTube and Vimeo posts, catching the attention of Hollywood, where it is to be turned into a feature length film directed by Kaleb and produced by Star Wars producer, Rick McCallum.
Sebastian and the Hibernauts, explores the psychological and moral landscape of a brutalised boy turning teenager and is both an homage to Celtic mythology and an allegory of the Troubles in Ireland. In the first instalment, Beyond the Gloaming, a cowardly Yorkshire lad must brave the ghostly Gloaming to save the Celtic dreamworld of his ancestors. The book introduces Hibercadia, a world brimful of hunkypunks and gobbleratches, quizzing glasses and magic shillelaghs, mechanical fireworks and night rainbows, tragedy and joy. Assent’s President, Les Denton, is ‘thrilled to have this fantastic YA series at Phantasm Books. For further information contact Brendan Murphy at www.hibernauts.com or www.brendanmurphyauthor.com, or Kaleb Lechowski at http://kaleblechowski.tumblr.com/