The latest updates in New Zealand indie web TV….
//NEW TO WEB SERIES CHANNEL:
Road Trip (9 episodes)
Road Trip is an interactive part-drama, part-doco series. The series tells the story of two unlikely travelling companions – an uptight Canadian girl and an overly relaxed Tongan guy – as they drive the length of the country telling diverse, quirky New Zealand stories along the way.
The story of this rocky relationship, full of humour, tension and awkward romance, is a fictional drama in the traditional sense. But what makes this series innovative and unique is that the stories of the people the two heroes meet along the way were crowd-sourced and then selected with a voting system through Stuff Nation. It’s a series made in part by the New Zealand public.
>>> Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/road-trip/
Flat 3 (Season 3 – 6 episodes)
Flat3 continues to follow Lee, Jessica and Perlina as they try to figure out who they are, what they’re doing in this life, and whose turn it is to buy toilet paper.
Sometimes smart, often silly, a little rude and a lot awkward, Flat3 is a Kiwi comedy with a unique cultural take – universal in its specificity and relatable in its fresh perspective.
>>> Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/flat-3/
Three out of Five Stars is observational and absurd sketch comedy from Nick Davies, Sarah McCarthy, and Thomas Newman exposed on light-sensitive magnetic tape.
>>> Watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTfS3yjk7YFUvV2chvRssw
// WEB SERIES NEWS
International Web Fest Success
New Zealand web series The Adventures of Suzy Boon and High Road are both currently enjoying huge success at web fests around the world. Both are official selections of the Seattle web fest, the Holly web fest, and High Road has six nominations for the Indie Series Awards- Hollywood.
>>> Watch Suzy Boon here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/the-adventures-of-suzy-boon/
>>> Watch High Road here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/high-road/
// WEB SERIES INTERVIEWS (via Viewfinder mag)
Jordan Poste and Jenna Cock are two Canadian expats who, feeling stagnant, decided to quit their jobs, sell their houses and move to – New Zealand.
Settled in Wellington at the end of 2013, they wasted no time in starting to explore the country, filming their experiences and posting them to YouTube to share with friends and family in a series called ‘Living A Kiwi Life’.
Viewfinder talked to the couple about their web series and the importance of branding.
>>> Read the article: http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/stoked-saturday/
// SHORT FILM INTERVIEWS (via Viewfinder Mag)
Vajazzle – a wicked short film about revenge
Creators of a new short film says crowdfunding is the answer for filmmakers who can’t penetrate, navigate or wait for Film Commission funding.
Vajazzle is the latest short film from writer/director/actor, Nathalie Boltt and Rodrigo Films. It’s an outrageous black comedy with tongue placed firmly in cheek.
>>> Read the full article: http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/vajazzle-new-wicked-crowdfunded-short-film/
>>> Watch the short film here: https://vimeo.com/119077616
Every Moment wins Tropfest 2015
The short film ‘Every Moment’ has won Tropfest NZ 2015. Viewfinder talked to Director Gabriel Reid about the inspiration for making his short film – and the challenges of shooting in just one night in a busy hotel.
>>> Read the full article and watch the short film here: http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/tropfest-nz-2015-winner-every-moment/
// YOU TUBE INTERVIEWS (via Viewfinder mag)
YouTube; the newest career in New Zealand
YouTuber Jamie Curry was the special guest speaker at the Auckland You Tube: Insider’s Guide to Success event on February 13th – doing the ‘rock star’ fly in, fly out to speak to a couple of hundred eager young YouTubers and older film industry veterans. She talked about her fans, her videos and not selling out.
>>> Read the full article here: http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/youtube-newest-career-new-zealand/
// FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA:
- Episode 1 of the web series Sons of Liars, made by NZ teens http://bit.ly/1IWOdeM is available to watch http://bit.ly/1IWOdeR
- – Want more of High Road web series? Here’s the behind the scenes of episode 4. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1002745086406909&set=vb.686829204665167&type=2&theater
- From Australia – The Katering Show; very funny – And we hate cooking! http://buff.ly/1vUbBnN
- A reminder of just some of the fab web series made by Kiwis for the world
- Another rising NZ YouTuber ‘How not to treat a client during a Brazilian’: via Stuff http://buff.ly/18OLrYR