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Matt Hicks has a chat to the creators of kiwi webseries Flat3 about the how the series came about, funding, the creative process, promotion and all the other facets that go into making a successful web series.
Matt Hicks: What is Flat 3 about? Give us a brief synopsis.
Perlina: Flat3 follows us – 3 kiwi-chinese girls flatting in Auckland. It’s a comedy about finding your way through your 20s and dealing will all types of relationships, careers, figuring out who you are with far too many awkward moments along the way.
MH: For the naïve amongst us tell us quickly what a webseries is? How long are episodes typically?
Ally: Series of scripted videos, it’s like TV series in a faster, more condensed form.
Roseanne : Webseries come in lots of flavours – they can be stand-alone, conceptual, feature different people each episode. Ours is kind of linear, with the same 3 girls – kind of like a mini-TV comedy, both in screen size and duration. Our eps will average around 8 minutes.
MH: When did this idea to create a webseries first come about?
JJ: We all had a friend in the industry who is more known for theatre and producing and he suggested doing a webseries to me through numerous discussions on Facebook on what we could produce.
Perlina: It was a way to portray snippets of these character’s lives and we didn’t feel theatre was appropriate. So the only way to do that was get a crew together and film it ourselves. It was also a medium we personally hadn’t tried before.
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