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Edmund B. Papp

Photographer – Filmmaker – Writer – Artist

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The Mermaid Hunter of Key West

Hello, and welcome to my world of underwater Beauty, Danger, Sex, Intrigue and Adventure.

In 1963, at age 13, I went on Walkabout and hitchhiked from New Jersey to Key West. It was a venture that changed my life – since then this tiny island nation has been my inspiration and location for so many creative ideas and projects. And, it’s been my home now since 1999.

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My most recent project titled: The Sea Siren has a special place in my heart. It took me 13 years to finally find the right art model who could withstand 30 straight days of exhausting and dangerous underwater work; and another 2 years to create the gallery exhibition and fine-art film titled: The Sea Siren

The Sea Siren Website

Below is a sample of the images to come out of this effort. I am dedicating The Sea Siren Art Show to Nikki du Plessis, my model, and to ALL professional art models like her. Without Nikki’s understanding & dedication to my vision my long quest would still be unfulfilled.

There are 60 images in the Sea Siren Art Collection. The entire collection is on display and for sale in the SHOP page above.

Below is a Making-Of video detailing the odyssey I traveled over the years to complete this collection of art which I consider my OPUS.

 

The Sea Siren Fine-Art Film is my first true professional effort in filmmaking. Over the years I have dabbled in video editing & storytelling but never on this scale of importance or complexity. What a difficult artform to master – so many editing decisions to make – it’s a bit overwhelming at first. I remember editing session lasting for 17 straight hours! So, here is my first effort… titled: The Sea Siren. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

You can buy all kinds of cool Sea Siren ART & Merchandise
HERE

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Coming in 2015
Coming in 2015
Coming in 2015


The Daughters of Poseidon

 What is Daughters of Poseidon?

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Daughters of Poseidon is a sci-fi soap-opera produced exclusively for the Internet.  Every month new episodes will bring to life the soap’s central characters which are mermaids, sea sirens and, of course, humans! While mermaids and sea sirens exist around the globe, Daughters of Poseidon will base its stories and locations on the “colony” of sea creatures living in Key West, Florida.

Here’s how Daughters of Poseidon it will be produced; every month I will write and publish on the Internet 2 short stories/episodes filled with adult drama, action & romance. They will be very short stories that will take only 30 minutes to read. BUT BUT in addition to words I will have certain scenes acted out on video. Again, very short video clips between 60 and 90 seconds that will bring characters and storylines to life. Written and directed by Key Wester, Ed Papp, DOP will showcase local actors and film on location throughout the city and its famous underwater reefs.

Several years back, when Daughters of Poseidon was in its conceptual stage a Hollywood producer wanted to buy the DOP concept for a feature film treatment. Similarly, a comic book company wanted to make Daughters of Poseidon into a comic book series. Mr. Papp told both to keep their money and wait – he wasn’t finished fleshing out his characters and wanted to have fun with the project before turning his creation over to Hollywood.

Well, the time to have fun with this project is NOW.

 

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Now Casting
Now Casting
Now Casting

The Guardian

DOP’s Pilot Episode
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The Guardian storyline is a trilogy that is designed to turn lead actor Nikki du Plessis’ character into the Internet’s next female action heroine. Written for adults it tells the story of Guardian Calypso. Guardians are special, mysterious Sea Sirens appointed to protect local colonies of mermaids & sirens from outside harm. Armed with special weapons and powers Nikki’s character will be severely tested when a band of international bounty hunters captures a mermaid from the Key West colony.

Fueling the kick-ass action & violence of this 30 minute pilot is Calypso’s sudden awareness to a connection between her and a special bounty hunter – a connection filled with hatred and revenge.