So the other day we got a lovely tweet telling us about a new Sci-Fi drama called Portal, intrigued by what we heard and after reading the press pack for the release, we just had to bring Portal to our readers here on Blazing Minds.

Portal, a five-part web-series available exclusively on Dailymotion from the 31st March 2015. Alter-realities have always been a popular sensation in modern society, from games such as The Sims to the global subculture of Cosplay. The concept of a virtual world as an accessible reality is boldly explored in this modern and unique drama series, that will have viewers gripped beyond the final episode…!

There’s a brand new drug on the streets; one that requires you to enter a medical-induced coma before you can enjoy the full effects. With a good dose, you can escape the pressured drag of every day life, and step into a whole new reality of your choosing, remaining there for as long as you can afford it. The drug is known as Portal, and allows you to become anything you ever wanted to be; to live out your wildest fantasies at any point in time, in any space. Imagine having that portal to escape to.

But what if Portal, the most addictive virtual reality and social media space on earth, was banned. What if your portal to escape to was closed; How far would you go to get it back?

Portal has been a highly anticipated series to watch by Dailymotion’s 250 million unique monthly users and is the first original scripted series to be released by the popular video platform.

Alter-realities have always been a popular sensation in modern society, from games such as The Sims to the global subculture of Cosplay. The concept of a virtual world as an accessible reality is boldly explored in this modern and unique drama series, that will have viewers gripped beyond the final episode…!

We were granted access to the first two episodes of season one of Portal, in the first episode we see John (Played by Clay Whitter) get back into the game, while Sophie (Played by Chelsea Edge) hires a new recruit for her pleasure palace in Portal, it’s all very bizarre, but I found myself strangely drawn to the first episode, intrigued to now what will happen next, thankfully episode 2 was at hand.

The series is going to be a hit with those that love to be intrigued by what the characters get up, the film is filmed on a low-budget, which can be seen from the production, but hey, it all works well in the finished product, look out for the CGI world in the first episode, it kind of reminded me of the TV series, Lexx, back in the late 90s.

I do have to say that the second episode was where I started taking more notice, the world outside of Portal is a rather depressing place and this certainly in the way the film is shot, great use of location in Manchester etc for the everyday world.

Portal starts on Dailymotion on the 31st March, check out their Twitter DMPortal for more news and updates prior to the launch of the series, you can also find more info on Facebook.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham