I’ve got to admit, when I stumbled onto the Prefundia page for Sebastian: The Slumberland Odyssey I was amazed that it wasn’t already on my radar. From what I’ve seen so far, this is going to be an incredibly ambitious and amazingly beautiful sci-fi fantasy TV series that will be landing on Kickstarter in the coming weeks…
Sebastian: The Slumberland Odyssey is the first “Sci-Fan” tale to take the viewer on a mind-bending journey through worlds that have seldom been intertwined before.
It’s a classic coming of age legend that takes place in two worlds. One is the future where thanks to an incredibly advanced A.I., humanity has been able to overcome, war and poverty. Disease is now a choice. At last mankind has been united under a mission of collective prosperity. With one small price to pay: The loss of individuality. In order for humankind to unite, people have forgone their ability to dream and their desire to be different. With just cause, since unauthorized dreaming is now punishable by death.
However there is another world beyond the reach of the A.I. : The Dreamverse.. or as it is known in legend, Slumberland. It is known as a realm made up of the entire collection of human dreams and desires. It is a vortex of chaos, fun and adventure where the remaining renegades and thought-provocateurs escape to, in the middle of the night. Slumberland is a place of wonder where nothing is what it seems and the last remains of human emotion remain pure and powerful.
There is a small house in the outskirts of the city of Vigilas, where the last unassimilated immigrants reside. Here two siblings thick as thieves and a few years apart: Sebastian and Mika take turns assisting their mysteriously ill grandfather. The clock is ticking and danger looms near for neither sibling can stop themselves from dreaming. Meanwhile grandpa succumbs to a mysterious illness. Now that the A.I. has taken note of the last dreamers, Mika inexplicably disappears leaving Sebastian and his grandfather alone. With his last breath grandpa has tasked young and fearful Sebastian to venture into the dreamworld in order to obtain a magical potion before his time runs out. He must beware for no one knows what he will encounter there, perhaps a terrible nightmare looking to eat his soul or perhaps an amazing adventure… maybe he could find his long lost brother, that is if the A.I. does not get to him first.