ONCE WE WERE book trailer release!!

Hey guys! I’m really excited to share with you the book trailer for Once We Were. 😀

Last year, when What’s Left of Me released, the lovely people at MainStayPro filmed a trailer for the book. I loved it so much that I wanted to give book-trailer-making a go of my own. Luckily, I took an intro-to-filmmaking class at uni last semester, and I was allowed to borrow some of their equipment.

While the trailer for WLoM was definitely in trailer-form, I wanted to go a slightly different route for OWW. Since I supposed that most people interested in watching it would already be familiar with the world of the books, I decided to film OWW’s trailer more as a short scene.

It’s nothing lifted exactly from the book, but I think people who have already read OWW will realize exactly what’s going on. And those of you who haven’t…well, Once We Were comes out in 1 week, 1 day! (September 17, 2013). Hooray 😀

So, without further ado, the trailer!

Interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the trailer (plus some short bloopers? ;P) Make sure to check Epic Reads later this week for a video and a written piece.


(Watch in HD for best quality!—you get it by clicking the little cog wheel symbol btw the CC button and the “clock” button)

ONCE WE WERE “I’m lucky just to be alive.”

Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.

Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion.

Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever.

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22 Responses to ONCE WE WERE book trailer release!!

  1. Angelica R. Jackson Sep 9 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Those hospital scenes are haunting!

  2. NonsensicalTeddybear Sep 9 2013 at 4:23 am #

    Cool! The actresses didn’t overact so this scene was pretty good.

  3. cait Sep 9 2013 at 5:35 am #

    Yay! What a cool trailer!! I can’t wait for ONCE WE WERE. That music was really sad and the hospital scenes? *shivers*

  4. Monica Sep 9 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Totally in love with the trailer and the actresses were very good. Can’t wait to get the OWW!! **

  5. Ellie Sep 9 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Wow. Amazing trailer! Super props!!! Such a great job. And the music and cuts and Edits. The panning. Well done, well done 🙂

  6. Alex Ray Sep 9 2013 at 9:27 am #

    I.Can.Not.Wait – that is what I think!

  7. Julie Eshbaugh
    Julie Eshbaugh Sep 9 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Awesome trailer Kat! Really well done! (I had to smile when the credits rolled by and I saw that the young actress who played the little hybrid girl is named Adelaide (Addie??) in real life. I hope she has read/will read the books!) 🙂 Great job!

  8. Jen Sep 9 2013 at 10:02 am #

    That’s cool you did your own. It’s good 🙂

  9. jpetroroy Sep 9 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Love it! Very well done.

  10. Natalie Aguirre Sep 9 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Loved the trailer. And can’t wait to read your book. And I just tweeted a contest for the first time and figured out where my link is. Yay!

  11. Macy @ It's a Book T Sep 9 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    This trailer makes me want to read this book right now!!!

  12. Tori Sep 9 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    The trailer was okay. I’m still interested in the book, but in truth I found the trailer to be a bit unprofessional.

  13. Jessica Sep 9 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    You did an amazing job with the trailer, Kat! I loved it.

  14. jodimeadows
    jodimeadows Sep 9 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Lovely trailer, Kat! Just heartbreaking!

  15. Llehn Sep 9 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Loved it! Makes me want to read the book even more now!

  16. Laura Wardle Sep 10 2013 at 12:55 am #

    Incredible! The trailer is amazing, Kat! It really sets the tone for the books. Can’t believe ONCE WE WERE is almost here! 😀

  17. Andrea Chettle Sep 10 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Fantastic trailer Loved it and cannot wait to read the book!

  18. Marie Chettle Sep 10 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Love it. Can’t wait for the book.

  19. Vanessa Di Gregorio
    Vanessa Di Gregorio Sep 11 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    EEE! That was such a great trailer!

  20. Lindsey Sep 13 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Wow! That’s a great result from your first attempt at a book trailer. Can’t wait to read the novel! 🙂

  21. imma Sep 15 2013 at 4:04 am #

    Beautiful!! can’t wait

  22. Jenny Sep 15 2013 at 9:39 am #

    The music in the trailer is absolutely amazing. Congratulations on making an awesome trailer, Kat!

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