Edward Borman, a lowly government office drone, finds himself trapped, when the deadly Mercury Men seize his office building as a staging ground for their nefarious plot. Aided by a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League,” Edward must stop the invaders and their doomsday device, the Gravity Engine.
The Mercury Men marks a modern return of the classic cliffhanger serials. “The web video format seemed the perfect opportunity to reintroduce the old serial style of storytelling,” says writer/director Christopher Preksta. “Not as an homage with cheesy dialogue, corny characters, and bad special effects, but as a modern story with the great suspense, danger, and mystery the serials were known for at the time. With the short form of digital media, movies are simply coming back to their roots.”
The new web series, written and directed by Christopher Preksta (Captain Blasto), starring Mark Tierno (George Romero’s Day of the Dead, The Road, Captain Blasto) and Curt Wootton (Captain Blasto), premieres this fall on mercuryseries.com and iTunes.