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‘Dimension 404’ Showrunner Dez Dolly: With New Hulu Show, RocketJump Looks To “Heighten And Elevate Everything We Do”

On April 4th, Hulu shared the first three episodes of Dimension 404, an anthology created by the team at RocketJump, which includes showrunner Dez Dolly, writer Will Campos, and executive producer Freddie Wong. For its latest project, RocketJump took the combination of action, humor, and nerd cred that led its short films to YouTube fame and applied it to a longer format. Each of Dimension 404’s hour-long episodes is a self-contained story that takes elements of modern pop and tech culture and examines them through a comedic sci-fi lens. It’s Black Mirror, but born from the Internet and given a campier tone.

Early reviews indicate that RocketJump has successfully pulled off the genre-hopping blend that makes up Dimension 404, but we wanted to get some insights about the series straight from its showrunner. Here’s our chat with Dolly about what his team has pulled off in their new Hulu program.
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“Do Not Reload,” the Official Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404 Has Arrived

The creative minds at RocketJump have been cooking up a new project called Dimension 404, and ahead of its premiere on Hulu, the official trailer for the six-episode sci-fi anthology series offers a look at the new show that may especially spark interest in fans of Black Mirror-style storytelling.

"In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told. Dimension 404 is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders – and terrors – of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist ending… is just the beginning. Do not click back. Do not reload. You have reconnected… to Dimension 404.

Dimension 404 is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos and co-created by Dan Johnson and David Welch. The series
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‘Dimension 404’ Teaser: Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Constance Wu, and More Star in Hulu’s Sci-Fi Anthology Series — Watch

‘Dimension 404’ Teaser: Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Constance Wu, and More Star in Hulu’s Sci-Fi Anthology Series — Watch
RocketJump has released the teaser trailer for its upcoming series “Dimension 404,” which will stream on Hulu. The sci-fi fantasy/anthology series was created by RocketJump co-founder Dez Dolly and Will Campos, with co-creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. The show is directed by Freddie Wong (“RocketJump: The Show”).

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Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, the six-episode series tries to evoke that feeling online users get when they stumble upon weird stories while surfing the Internet in the wee hours of the morning.

Dimension 404, for those not in the know, is a fun science fiction anthology show, which means you’re gonna get a brand new crazy story every week, featuring an exciting new cast,” says Dolly as he introduces the trailer.

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Dimension 404: Hulu Series Casts Lorenza Izzo, Daniel Zovatto, Tom Noonan

Deadline reports Lorenza Izzo, Daniel Zovatto, and Tom Noonan have been cast in the Dimension 404 TV show at Hulu. They join Megan Mullally, Constance Wu, Joel McHale, Sarah Hyland, Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Ryan Lee, Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, Sterling Beaumon, Matt Lauria, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Malcolm Barrett.Dimension 404 is a six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series, from RocketJump and Lionsgate. Showrunner Dez Dolly and Will Campos created the series with Dan Johnson and David Welch. Freddie Wong executive produces and directs with Matthew Arnold and Dolly. The Dimension 404 series’ title is inspired by the “404” or “not found” internet error code. It is meant to evoke that weird feeling you get when stumbling upon strange bits of the web at 3:00am.Read More…
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Dimension 404: Matt Lauria, Utkarsh Ambudkar & Malcolm Barrett Join Hulu Drama

Matt Lauria, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Malcolm Barrett have been cast in the Dimension 404 TV show, Hulu’s scripted sci-fy anthology series from RocketJump and Lionsgate. The series' title is inspired by the “404” or “not found” internet error code and is meant to evoke that weird feeling you get when stumbling upon strange bits of the web at 3:00am.The trio joins Megan Mullally, Constance Wu, Joel McHale, Sarah Hyland, Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Ryan Lee, Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, and Sterling Beaumon. Showrunner Dez Dolly and Will Campos created Dimension 404 with co-Creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. Freddie Wong executive produces and directs with Matthew Arnold and Dolly.Read More…
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Dimension 404: Megan Mullally and Constance Wu Join Hulu Series

More are headed to another dimension. Entertainment Weekly reports Megan Mullally and Constance Wu have joined the cast of Hulu's new series Dimension 404.

From Dez Dolly and Will Campos, the anthology series “aims to evoke that 3 Am feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.”

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Dimension 404: Three Join New Hulu Sci-Fi Anthology Series

Who else is headed into another dimension? Deadline reports Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, and Sterling Beaumon have joined Hulu's upcoming series Dimension 404.

From Dez Dolly and Will Campos, the anthology series "aims to evoke that 3 Am feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know."

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Dimension 404: Hulu Series Casts Sarah Hyland and Joel McHale

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Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and the cancelled Community's Joel McHale have been cast in the Dimension 404 TV show at Hulu. A sci-fi anthology series, Dimension 404's title is inspired by the "404" or "not found" internet error code and is meant to evoke that weird feeling you get when stumbling upon strange bits of the web at 3:00am.

McHale and Hyland join Glee's Lea Michele and iZombie's Robert Buckley, who were previously cast, as was Ryan Lee. Showrunner Dez Dolly and Will Campos created Dimension 404 with o-Creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. Freddie Wong executive produces and directs with Matthew Arnold and Dolly.

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Joel McHale & Sarah Hyland Join The Cast of Hulu’s Sci-Fi Series ‘Dimension 404’

Joel McHale & Sarah Hyland Join The Cast of Hulu’s Sci-Fi Series ‘Dimension 404’
Hulu’s sci-fi anthology series “Dimension 404” has just added two new cast members, Joel McHale and Sarah Hyland.

McHale is jumping on board and will appear in one episode as Mr. Maker, a charismatic, eccentric, yet slightly patronizing founder of a matchmaking company that offers single adults a seemingly perfect solution to finding love. The “Modern Family” star will also be seen in another stand-alone episode as Chloe, an unassumingly cute, high school student who is just discovering that boys are into her. She pushes her uncle/best pal, Dusty, to take her to a screening of a new sci-fi action film in a fresh, never-before-seen cinematic format – “Cinethrax” – which gives the audience a strange, perilous movie-going experience.

After the news was announced, the “Community” actor joked with Hyland on Twitter, calling dibs on the front trailer.

Dibs on the front trailer @Sarah_Hyland! @fwong https://t.co/ioF6NkdYo5

Joel McHale (@joelmchale) June 14, 2016

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She later replied by tweeting, “D**n it Joel! you always call dibs!”

God damn it @joelmchale! You always call dibs! ???? https://t.co/ztVsBSxZQg

Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) June 14, 2016

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Lea Michelle and Robert Buckley also form part of the ensemble as a couple brought together by McHale’s matchmaking service. Ryan Lee will be Andrew in another one-hour episode, in which he plays a secretly gay teenage introvert and video game addict. Andrew is viciously bullied by classmates and only finds comfort and courage at Ernie’s Arcade where he discovers a mysterious, never-played arcade game called Polybius, and investigates its dark and bloody provenance.

The series is inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code and hopes to evoke that 3am feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. The show is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos, with co-creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. The project hails from RocketJump and will be distributed by Lionsgate.

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Dimension 404: Lea Michele, Robert Buckley to Star in Hulu Series

This isn't an error. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lea Michele and Robert Buckley have been cast in a new Hulu series called Dimension 404.

Inspired by the Internet's "404" error code, the anthology series "aims to evoke the feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web at 3 a.m., stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world as we know it." The show comes from Dez Dolly and Will Campos.

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Hulu Orders Sci-Fi Anthology Series From RocketJump Team

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Hulu has picked up the sci-fi anthology “Dimension 404” from RocketJump and Lionsgate to series. The six-episode series explores the wonders and horrors of our digital age across six one-hour episodes that will premiere exclusively on Hulu. “Dimension 404” is created by RocketJump co-founder Dez Dolly and Will Campos. Dan Johnson and David Welch are co-creators. It will be executive produced and directed by Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold and Dolly, who will also serve as showrunner. Also read: HBO vs. Hulu vs. Netflix: Here's Who's Winning in Streaming Subscribers - By a Lot “As the fourth series with our wonderful partners at Hulu,
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Watch: Learn the Secrets of Great Exposition, 'Escape From New York'-Style, From RocketJump Film School

Watch: Learn the Secrets of Great Exposition, 'Escape From New York'-Style, From RocketJump Film School
We've all seen them: films that rely entirely on dialogue to get a story across. Sigh. So, how can filmmakers stay away from making this mistake? Read More: This RocketJump Film School Video Essay Breaks Down Our Complicated Love-Hate Relationship With CG RocketJump Film School tackled this issue in "Escape from (Dull) Exposition," which explores the idea of using enticing exposition to engage an audience. In a homage to John Carpenter's "Escape From New York," the RocketJump Film School team explains the importance of clothing, props and other visual aids in developing effective narrative set-up.  The above video features RocketJump Film School director and editor Joey Scoma and Video Game High School writer Will Campos. With a suit, a "World's Best Boss" mug and an eyepatch, Scoma and Campos explain exposition without using boring teaching methods. Check out the clip above. Read More: Watch: Does an Expensive Lens Make a.
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'Video Game High School': Cast and creators talk Season 2

When people think of Kickstarter now, their minds automatically go to the "Veronica Mars" movie or Zach Braff's next directorial effort. While these big money projects have gotten headlines for their fundraising, they're not necessarily trailblazers in the crowd-sourcing arena.

In 2011, Freddie Wong, Matt Arnold, Will Campos and Brian Firenzi came up with an idea for a web TV series where students attend an elite school training the highest level of athletes. The difference being that these athletes didn't play sports, they played video games. Instead of baseball and football teams, students try out for first person shooter (Fps) and rhythm gaming (think "Guitar Hero) teams, with scenes from the field taking place inside the virtual world. Thus, "Video Game High School" was born.

The project was funded through Kickstarter, with the creators  shooting for $75,000. By the one-month fundraising deadline, the project had raised over $273,000. The first season of
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Freddie Wong Debuts Trailer for New Season of 'Video Game High School' (Video)

Freddie Wong Debuts Trailer for New Season of 'Video Game High School' (Video)
The nerds are back for another year of training in Season 2 of "Video Game High School," the web series set in a world where button-mashing is the most popular sport.  Creators Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold, Will Campos and Brian Firenzi debuted the trailer for the upcoming season Thursday. In the first season, Josh Blaylock stars as a gamer who dreams of becoming elite. The plot of the second season remains under wraps, Wong told TheWrap in February that the new season would delve further into the world of his gaming school -- a la
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Review: Video Game High School

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Video Game High School

Stars: Josh Blaylock, Jimmy Wong, Johanna Braddy, Ellary Porterfield, Zachary Levi, Brian Firenzi, Harley Morenstein, Justine Ezarik, Freddie Wong | Written by Matthew Arnold, Will Campos, Brian Firenzi | Directed by Matthew Arnold, Brandon Laatsch, Freddie Wong

Another successfully funded Kickstarter project, this time from YouTube “star” Freddie Wong who co-created, co-wrote and stars – which was originally conceived as a web series, Video Game High School comes to iTunes and Netflix as a feature-length film set in the near future where video gaming is the world’s most popular competitive sport and players command as much respect, popularity and fame as sports and movie stars do today. A near future where traditional news programming is interrupted by frag alerts and gamerscore updates and where tandem hover-bikes and floating footballs are the norm. The film tells the story of BrianD (Blaylock), a high school student who, on live television,
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