|My Virtual Escape|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Series type||YouTube Series, StoryFire Series|
|Original run||Oct 29, 2017 - Jul 4, 2018|
- "A troubled teen named Isaac struggles to find meaning in his life until he comes across a cutting-edge Virtual Reality Helmet called: "E.V.E"."
My Virtual Escape, also referred to as the Escape Series, is a web series created by Jesse Ridgway that premiered on October 29, 2017, and ended on July 4, 2018. The series is watchable on StoryFire and YouTube. It is a spin-off of THE DEVIL INSIDE SERIES and tells the story of Isaac Kalder, the main character. As such, this series takes place during the time of the first and second season of The Devil Inside Series.
Isaac Kalder is an ordinary teenager and a recent high school graduate who has just become depressed after the loss of his sister and mother, which causes future drug addiction, alcoholism, and a hostile attitude. This results in a dysfunctional relationship with his parents, and an attempt was made to help Isaac religiously, but Isaac does not accept. Isaac stubbornly resents and shuts out anyone who tries to make him stop what he's doing and wishes to escape from all the problems in his life. He unexpectedly receives a virtual reality device called E.V.E., a game world ruled by a powerful being from his dreams. As a last chance, Isaac uses it to escape and discover the true meaning of his life while encountering helpful and dangerous people and obstacles along the way.
- Jesse Ridgway as Isaac Kalder (Protagonist)
- Larry Abraham as Arachnid/Abraham (Deuteragonist Villain turned Main Antagonist)
- Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. as Joseph Kalder/The Servant/The Overlord (Supporting Anti-Hero turned Tritagonist)
- (Nick Caprio plays as The Servant/The Overlord in a costume with makeup and Jesse does the voice of The Overlord)
- Jesse Castillo as Malachi Samson (Dynamic Antagonist turned Deuteragonist)
- Kandis Orth as Rebekah (Secondary Tritagonist)
- Domenic Maisto as A.D.A.M (Supporting Character)
- Chris Ridgway as Archie (Supporting Character)
- Jackie Mixner as Martha (Minor Character turned Supporting Character)
- Joe Bump as Noah Crabtree (Minor Chracter turned Tertiary Antagonist)
- Theresa Ridgway as Mary II (Dynamic Antagonist turned Supporting Character)
- Melissa Stahlberger as Mother Sarah (Supporting Character)
- Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. as Michael (in-game character) (Main Tritagonist)
- Carina Cafiso as Leah Matthews (Supporting Character)
- Billy Thoden as Tommy (Minor Character)
- George Stahlberger as Solomon (in-game character) (Supporting Anti-Hero)
- John Hagerty as John (Supporting Antagonist)
- Jeffrey Saxton Jr. as Gingy (Supporting Character)
- Jason Davis as Jesus (Supporting Character)
- Paige White as Samantha (real life) (Supporting Anti-Hero)
- Josh Messick as Longbags/Corey (Supporting Character)
- Daniel M. Keem as KNN News Anchor (himself) (Minor Character)
- Paul Marks as Elijah (Supporting Character)
- Molly Sherman as Eve Kalder (Minor Character | Isaac's Main Goal is to see Eve Kalder again)
- Tom Abraham as Aaron Andrews (Minor Character)
- Austin Smith as Judas (Minor Character)
- Buzz Simkins as Capt. Louis Phillips (Minor Character)
- Justin Hagerty as Young Isaac (Minor Character)
- Lisa White as Ruth (Minor Character)
- Margaret Lenard as Elizabeth (Minor Character)
- Joe Fleming as Leah's Dad (Minor Character)
- Tyler St. Clair as Jacob (Minor Character)
- Connie Camerota as Debbie (Minor Character)
- Gail Donnelly as Delilah (Minor Character)
- Angela Demarcantonio as Mary Kalder (Supporting Character)
- Tom McMahon as Peter (Minor Character)
- Christian Golca as Paul (Minor Character)
- Gigi Golca as Hannah (Minor Character)
- Anita Hepler as Bot #1 (Minor Character)
- Nancy Foy as Bot #2 (Minor Character)
- Tyler Atkinson as Cop #1 (Minor Character)
- Mikey Manfs as Cop #2 (Minor Character)
- Shane Orth as Cop #3 (Minor Character)
- Nick Rugenus (Minor Character)
- Ryan Rugenus (Minor Character)
- Mason Taylor (Minor Character)
- Miguel Mendez (Minor Character)
- Jonny Pacheco (Minor Character)
- Moamen Mohamed (Minor Character)
- Javier Esteban Pozar (Minor Character)
- Jesse’s girlfriend as Jogger (cameo appearance) (Cameo Character)
- Tommy Orth as Rebekah's brother (Minor Character)
- Macie Orth as Rebekah's sister (Minor Character)
Season 1 "Genesis"
|Ep. No.||Episode Title||Release Date||YT Link|
|1||paralyzed.||29th Oct, 2017 (StoryFire)
31st Oct, 2017 (YouTube)
|2||a brave new world.||5th Nov, 2017 (Storyfire)
7th Nov, 2017 (YouTube)
|3||sheriff & the outlaw.||25th Nov, 2017 (YouTube)
29th Nov, 2017 (Storyfire)
|4||scouting solomon's.||3rd Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
5th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|5||fallen angel.||10th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
12th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|6||sacrilegious.||17th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
19th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|7||christmas e.v.e.||25th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
27th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|8||god's plan.||3rd Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
5th Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 2 "Exodus"
|Ep. No.||Episode Title||Release Date||YT Link|
|9||missing.||21st Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
23rd Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
|10||two birds, many stones.||28th Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
30th Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
|11||ranked up.||4th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
6th Feb 2018 (YouTube)
|12||the servant.||12th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Feb, 2018 (YouTube)
|13||brothers in arms.||24th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
26th Feb, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 3 "Crucifixion"
|Release Date||YT Link|
|14||dreaming.||11th Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Mar, 2018 (YouTube)
21st Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
23rd Mar, 2018 (Youtube)
31st Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
3rd Apr, 2018 (Youtube)
|17||little gangbanger||11th Apr, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Apr, 2018 YouTube)
|18||the heist.||25th Apr, 2018 (Storyfire)
27th Apr, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 4 "Revelations"
|Release Date||YT Link|
|19||broken.||5th May, 2018 (Storyfire)
7th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|20||noah's ark.||14th May, 2018 (Storyfire)
16th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|21||haven.||23rd May, 2018 (Storyfire)
25th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|a tangled web.||6th June, 2018 (Storyfire)
8th June, 2018 (YouTube)
|23||judgement day.||27th June, 2018 (Storyfire)
29th June, 2018 (Youtube)
|24||break free.||4th July, 2018 (Storyfire)
6th July, 2018 (YouTube)
- Mr. McMahon
- Mrs. Murschell
- Mr. Rozanski
- The Whisper
- Dr. Lazarus
- The Devil
- Tony Trevorelli
- Mrs. Crabtree
- The Hallucination
(These characters were only mentioned in the Storyfire prologues)
This series was greatly praised as one of the best McJuggerNuggets series Jesse has made in his career because of its amazing storytelling, performances, cast & characters, direction, action, visuals, creativity, themes, songs, and music. On October 20th, 2018, Jesse won a Streamy Award for best directing for his work on My Virtual Escape.
- The series is released on StoryFire and YouTube.
- Some characters in the story are not seen in the episodes and only mentioned in the StoryFire prologues.
- This series is very unique in the sense that it has several new actors and actresses portraying the characters. Several are well known on the channel, some never seen before, and a few who made small background appearances in Jesse's past videos.
- This is the first time the audience gets introduced to Isaac's world & peers, as they learn why he wanted to leave and never go back in THE DEVIL INSIDE SERIES.
- This is also the first McJuggerNuggets series ever to put voting choices at the end of each episode, allowing the audience to cast their votes and influence how the story should go.
- Mother Sarah & Arachnid make return appearances in this series, as they were first seen in THE DEVIL'S LOST SOULS!
- Longbags, Isaac's drug dealer, makes a returning appearance in the story.
- The series features creative camerawork, including the use of a drone camera, making it more cinematic with cuts, visual effects, sound effects, & music.
- This series also features physical action much different than before, with punching, tackling, hitting and killing with objects and melee weapons, chase scenes, and gun-fights.
- The series contains plenty of biblical references, including most of the characters' names which are biblical names and the name of the V.R. world, E.V.E., which is taken from the biblical name itself, "Eve."
- The series also shows its timeline comparisons with that of the first season of The Devil Inside Series, with Isaac leaving his world to go to Jesse Ridgway's and returning and Longbags returning to his world all stabbed and bruised.
- The series stars Angela Golca a.k.a. Psycho Mom as Mary Kalder, Isaac's biological mother. Her departure and absence from the family is the whole reason behind Isaac's depression, as he wishes to see her again.
- However, in little gangbanger., it was revealed that another major reason for Isaac's depression is the death of his little sister a few years prior to the timeline of the series. Isaac's wish, should he win E.V.E. and make it to Haven, is to have his deceased little sister back again.
- The series even stars Daniel Keem a.k.a. Keemstar as a KNN News anchor.
- Jesse confirmed that god's plan. is the My Virtual Escape Season 1 Finale.
- The series has numerous similarities towards the popular MMO/RPG Anime: Sword Art Online
- In broken., Jesse’s girlfriend makes a cameo appearance in this series as a jogging girl.
- Although unseen, The Devil also makes a cameo appearance in this series in double-cross. with Jesse voicing him.
- Originally, This series is suppose to be release a few months after the Psycho Series but there’s been some issues going on with the Psycho Family Documentary and the Psycho Series BTS.
- In the end of the finale episode, it is revealed that Jeffrey Saxton Jr. was the cameraman for this series.
- As soon as the end credits end by saying "Created by Jesse Ridgway," his name instantly changes to "The Devil," creating suspicion that he might be the one who made Isaac's story, not Jesse.
- In the end credits, the characters whom the cast play are shown with drawings by a praised artist and fan of the series, Amy Rosling.
- The series began on Oct 29th, 2017 and ended on July 4th, 2018.
- Jesse won best director at 2018 Streamy Awards for directing My Virtual Escape