Erin Good Releases Sample Content With TikTok Series “Krystal Klairvoyant”
A 23-part TikTok series about an online tarot card reader who discovers she’s a witch will be the first project under writer/director Erin Good’s new production banner, Example Content.
Currently in post-production, Krystal Clairvoyant follows the titular character, a misanthropic agoraphobe with a shopping addiction, as she accidentally begins casting real spells on her customers, leading the fragile cords that held her life together to begin to crumble.
The vertical series, which received funding from Screen Australia, was co-written and co-produced by Good and Huna Amweero, with the former also directing.
It comes more than three years after his last project, an online series jade of deathwhich was developed via the Berlinale Project Lab.
Good was also selected as one of 11 creatives to travel to New York as part of Screen Australia: New York’s Talent USA delegation to attend the Australian International Screen Forum in 2020.
She told IF Example Content that it was born out of a desire for a new, more inclusive approach to production.
“From my experiences on my own sets and other productions, it can be trying to make sure there’s a culture of respect between everyone,” she said.
“Even on my own productions in the past where I thought people who would join would always feel comfortable coming to me if something was wrong, that’s not always the case.
“I realized it can be quite intimidating on a production when the crew or actors who don’t know anyone else or don’t know if they can voice things they’re not comfortable with, so I wanted to create a culture where people felt they could.”
Her goal of creating a code of conduct led her to connect with consent educator Bayley Turner of the ConsentX program.
Piloted in the UK, the provides practical consent skills to implement respectful and inclusive communication protocols and secure content throughout production.
As part of the collaboration, the Krystal Clairvoyant The team undertook bespoke workshops and developed a bespoke code of conduct policy to serve as a measure of excellence on set.
Good said it didn’t take long for the workshops to yield results, with a few team members then approaching producers with information or requests that were important to them.
“Creating a code of conduct in this way means people are more comfortable communicating their needs and communicating when something is wrong and their needs aren’t being met,” she said.
“I know I can make improvements for next time. I have learned so much working with Bayley and intend for all sample content projects to be ConsentX productions.
Going forward, Good said Example Content would look to get involved with genre-focused projects that were “pretty stylized”.
“It’s something that I don’t see a lot of and so I think that’s definitely the way I want to continue with the projects.”
Krystal Clairvoyant should be released later this year.