Episodes 1 - 3 Available!

Alien spacecraft

BFACT presents

a new kind of show!

‘Jupiter & Mars’ was conceived after BFACT had to cancel two summer shows that were scheduled for June and August and a fundraiser because of COVID-19. It is hard right now to practice in person and have shows in theaters with possibly hundreds of people so a decision was made to create an online-only show. A writer’s group of BFACT alumni has been meeting for a couple of months now, all virtual meetings, writing the nine episodes. Casting was done via Zoom meetings and each episode has been recorded online so there has been no in-person contact by anyone working on this production. This is definitely a unique way to create a show, but has been a positive experience by those working on it. The end-result will also be a unique experience for those in the area.

The show is about a disgraced journalist, Maxine Jupiter, who has to move back to her hometown of Belle Fourche to start again. While doing a report on a slightly odd at-risk-youth ranch on the outskirts of town she met a young man, Mars Mitchell, with a troubled past that he says is because of the mind control that happened to him at that camp. Together the two of them must unravel the mysteries and dangers of the Calamity Ranch, a place that is much more than it seems.

  • Jupiter & Mars - Episode 3

    Episode Three

    'Interlude: 1876'

    The year is 1876, and a spaceship has crashed in the prairie North of the Black Hills. Its cargo: tentacled, aquatic, alien refugees from a destroyed galaxy, looking for a new home. Now scout leader Sedna and her hapless troops must use advanced, cloned bodies to go undercover, infiltrate Deadwood, and learn about their dangerous, new neighbors: humans.

    This episode has an uncensored version that contains some swearing, you can access it below the credits below.

  • Jupiter & Mars - Episode 2

    Episode Two

    'Mars Mitchel'

    As Jupiter learns more about the mysterious and bewildering Mars, the more sinister the Calamity Ranch becomes. Between pepper spray, a trip to the car wash, burgers and sidewinders, psychic powers, and a strange medical facility, will Jupiter find the story of the century or an early grave next to the lunatic that is Mars Mitchel?

    This episode has an uncensored version that contains some swearing, you can access it below the credits below.

  • Jupiter & Mars - Episode 1

    Episode One

    'Max Jupiter'

    To be indelicate, the last thing Maxine Jupiter needs in her life is crazy. A discredited national reporter with a recent diagnosis of mental illness, Jupiter has come home to Belle Fourche for peace, quiet and healing. She takes a job at a local paper hoping the slow pace will aid in her recovery. Ultimately however, she finds small town news reporting to be boring and unfulfilling; that changes however when crazy comes crashing back into her life.

    This episode has an uncensored version that contains some swearing, you can access it below the credits below.

Jupiter & Mars Cast

  • Max Jupiter: Allie Verry
  • Mars Mitchel: Isaac Otterman
  • Nancy: Toi Lyn Flick
  • Rufus Hornbottom: Robert Soderstrom
  • Liam: Collin Hockenbary
  • Helene: Stephanie Bussiere
  • Phil: Darin Newton
  • Guy: Garrett Merrow
  • Flo: Andrea Babbs
  • Sam: CJ Gaines
  • Vicki: Morgan Martin
  • Team Member 1: Kaitlyn Thompson
  • Team Member 2: Alaethia Thompson
  • Max Jupiter: Allie Verry
  • Mars Mitchel: Isaac Otterman
  • Tera: Rachel Johnson
  • Rufus Hornbottom: Robert Soderstrom
  • Liam: Collin Hockenbary
  • Phil: Darin Newton
  • Guy: Garrett Merrow
  • Flo: Andrea Babbs
  • Waitress: Alexandra Arnold
  • Alius: Nathan Schreier
  • Fernel: Sydnee Richardson
  • Sedna: Sentel Johnson
  • Tethys: Reva Potter
  • Wild Bill: Kevin Hockenbary
  • Calamity Jane: Julie Hockenbary
  • Computer Voice: Alaethia Thompson
  • Graque: Colleen Anderson
  • Polren: Alex Arnold
  • Nerene: Katie Anderson
  • Highwayman One: Darin Newton
  • Highwayman Two: Derek Olson
  • Highwayman Three: Anna Robinson
  • Poker Player One: Margie Coy
  • Poker Player Two: Hanna Bricker
  • Jack McCall: Derek Olson
  • Human abductee: Hanna Bricker

Jupiter & Mars Creative

  • Producer:Derek Olson
  • Story by:Derek Olson, Isaac Otterman, Sydnee Richardson, Nathan Schreier, Robert Soderstrom, Emma Tinsley, Allie Verry
  • Jupiter & Mars Creators:Derek & Bob Olson
  • Jupiter & Mars Theme by:Monte Amende
  • Show runners:Robert Soderstrom & Isaac Otterman
  • Episode 1 Director:Robert Soderstrom & Isaac Otterman
  • Episode 2 Director:Robert Soderstrom & Isaac Otterman
  • Episode 3 Director:Allie Verry & Nathan Schreier
  • Episode 1 Writer:Robert Soderstrom & Isaac Otterman
  • Episode 2 Writer:Isaac Otterman & Robert Soderstrom
  • Episode 3 Writer:Nathan Schreier

Jupiter & Mars Credits

Country Cue 1 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Stock Video

Space Video by Michael Herren from Pexels

Sound Effects

https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/483254/ Vintage Fights (Red Lib) » R15-48-Fight Sounds.wav by craigsmith
https://freesound.org/people/leonelmail/sounds/504626/ BODY FALL - V HVY - DIRT by leonelmail
https://freesound.org/people/amszala/sounds/84917/ Cellular_Ring.aif by amszala
https://freesound.org/people/BMatrix/sounds/344424/ Cell phone buttons.wav by BMatrix
https://freesound.org/people/cmorris035/sounds/207274/ Thick Bed Cover Sheet Blanket Ruffle (16-44.1).wav by cmorris035

Home Base Groove by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100563

Stock Video

Space Video by Michael Herren from Pexels

Sound Effects

https://freesound.org/people/amszala/sounds/84917/ Cellular_Ring.aif by amszala
https://freesound.org/people/BMatrix/sounds/344424/ Cell phone buttons.wav by BMatrix
https://freesound.org/people/mredig/sounds/120558/ elevator inside.aiff by mredig
https://freesound.org/people/soundslikewillem/sounds/340750/ 05 Elevator Bing.wav by soundslikewillem
https://freesound.org/people/Corruptinator/sounds/456889/ Elevator Doors 1.wav by Corruptinaotr
https://freesound.org/people/everythingsounds/sounds/199515/ Cave Drips by everythingsounds
https://freesound.org/people/JasonElrod/sounds/85452/ Highway Ambience.aif by JasonElrod

Eyes Gone Wrong by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100362 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Stock Video

Space Video by Michael Herren from Pexels

Sound Effects

https://freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/65748/ 20081231.fire.02.wav by dobroide
https://freesound.org/people/TannerSound/sounds/494482/ Alien Computer Noise by TannerSound
https://freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/195642/ synthesised computer bleepery.flac by Timbre
https://freesound.org/people/ignotus/sounds/20328/ Floorrising.flac by ignotus
https://freesound.org/people/acclivity/sounds/16568/ TwoCows.wav by acclivity
https://freesound.org/people/washout/sounds/235674/ gun cock.aif by washout
https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/93100/ Whip Crack 01.wav by CGEffex
https://freesound.org/people/elonen/sounds/478379/ Pine-forest--ww2-soldier--helmet-falls--medium-thick.wav by elonen

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