PANTHERION - Reality Is Debatable (Director's Cut)
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E01 - Like A Nervous Disease
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E02 - Scary Monsters
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E03 - Get Real
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E04 - Doors We Never Close Again
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E05 - The Heat Of The Morning
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E06 - Station To Station
PANTHERION / The Series: S01E07 - Blackout (Season Finale)
COCAITTE live in concert (march 29, 2012, Postgarage, Graz)
In late autumn 2009, the magician Bernhard Reicher and the artist Jörg Vogeltanz accidentally came into contact with a key member of our widely unknown secret organization PANTHERION.
They commissioned Reicher and Vogeltanz to produce a semi-fictional multimedia project that was to prepare the public in a pop-cultural way for the transdimensional events and occurrences of global significance that would emanate from Graz / Austria in the near future.
In a first step, a film production was planned to promote a planned TV/Internet series. Officially a no/low budget project, the basic costs were covered by the mysterious Schwarzenstein Fund based in Liechtenstein. The basic idea was to make a pilot film of epic proportions, but to avoid political influence and professional bias, it was to be shot only by and with enthusiastic amateurs and autodidacts.
The fact is that it was/is largely a magical ritual. This fact was hidden until now.
In early summer 2010, Reicher and Vogeltanz gathered a highly motivated team of about 100 film entrepreneurs, amateurs and interested people of different professions and abilities. 50 days of shooting and 1.5 years of post-production later, the demo pilot film PANTHERION - REALITY IS DEBATABLE, was ready for screening in the decisive year of change, 2012.
The finished film was to be used as a kind of sketch or promo/demo, in order to obtain production financing for a 100% professional version. Until now this goal could not be reached, because obviously nobody understood why someone would go to such an extreme effort just to create demo material.
THE FILM PROJECT
"There's no war
We'd have to join
We're on the blank
Side of the coin"
Since then, transdimensional tremors have become apparent across all realities and dimensions, affecting primarily politics and social structures by shaking quantum algorithms and what some call the Morphic Field or NOO sphere. And the little multimedia project grew in the shadows.
Vogeltanz cut the pilot into 7 smaller episodes and tried to give the audience and possible supporters a feeling for what could have been. But at the edge of the project unexpected flowers started to grow: An interesting series of pulp magazines ("Omen", "Morbus") – see under PRINT – and an anthology magazine project ("Visionarium") emerged from the constantly expanding PANTHERION multi-verse.
One of the female protagonists and soundtrack artists of the film began a career as a musician (Kolinsky Konspiracy). Bernhard Reicher and his magician colleague Rudolf Stark founded a successful magic-related YouTube channel (Reicher&Stark) and a no less successful online magic school project. A Coordinate Remote Viewing Group in Graz was founded. New alliances were formed. Unforeseen cooperations flourished. Friendships deepened. New paths were taken.
PANTHERION lives on.
The film project is thus in hibernation and is waiting for the proverbial April folly to be produced. We, the core group of PANTHERION, stand united behind this amazing project. It may not be Hollywood, but it is an important pop cultural act of pure magic(k) and a permanently active beacon of creativity.
Onward, comrades, the curtain slowly rises, the veil begins to lift, this multiverse will soon be a completely different place. The multimedia project PANTHERION was an entry point, and we are proud that we were able to offer our name, share our time and sacrifice our centuries-old secrecy for it.
Viktor Augenfeld, PANTHERION