Zhon: The Alien Interviews is a webisode about an alien from another planet named Zhon, played by Robert Linden, who shows up at a US Secret Service office hoping to be interviewed by Amanda Bella, played by Alida Holguin Gunn, a beautiful host of a spiritual TV talk show. As a result he's kept in custody by Secret Service Agents, among them, Agent Killjoy, played by Eric Schumacher The agents are trying to determine if he really is an alien. They do allow Amanda Bella to interview him and the rest of the 22 episodes are the resulting interviews. I had the good fortune to attend the premiere of Zhon at the Screening Room and saw the first four episodes.
According to Zhon, he has been visiting our Earth for thousands of years. And in the process has been adding to and adjusting our culture; which is reminiscent of what conspiracy researchers and alternative history researchers have been saying about alien technology. Aliens have been among us for a long time. The writing is funny, clever and mostly family friendly. I do enjoy good comedy conspiracy writing. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the 22 episodes after they are finished being posting to the website.
The production values are very high considering it's a digitally shot webisode made mostly by experienced volunteer Tucson filmmakers. I love the beginning bumper of each episode; which was very stylish and could be mistaken for a "real" TV show. The low-budget special effects are clever as well. We see Zhon levitating, disappearing, moving really fast, as well as other super-human abilities. A great original soundtrack supports the funny quirky feel of this comedy webisode.
Robert Linden as Zhon and Eric Schumacher as Agent Killjoy, made a great acting team as well as a great producing team. I'm looking forward to watching the growth of their audience on the net. Entertaining. Check out the latest episode at http://whoiszhon.com
Posted by Jean Jessup. Posted In : Webisode