Welcome to 2015 – and lots more web show awesomeness ‘downunder’!
Bringing Shakespeare into the Digital Age (vlog series)
Nothing Much To Do is a vlog series, inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, created by four young New Zealand women and produced on a zero budget. The series has met with critical acclaim worldwide, and now the creators are working on the sequel.
The YouTubers of NZ
A new generation of content creators for the screen are well and truly making their presence felt in New Zealand. A select few are being touted by the media for the money they’re making – but there are many many more New Zealand YouTubers out there recording and broadcasting their messages to the world; purely for the fun of it. Find out what they’re up to…
> Read more: http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/youtubers-new-zealand/
// SEEKING CROWDFUNDING
Agency – a comedy series
Agency is a satirical comedy series based around the activities of a small creative marketing agency in Wellington, staffed by three hapless but genuine and enthusiastic marketing wannabes – the owner, the creative, and the account manager. The first season of the series will consist of six more episodes, running at approximately ten minutes each.
> Pledge here: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3061-agency-a-comedy-series
// COMING SOON
A Long Way From Broadway (web series)
New Zealand’s newest musical web series is A Long Way From Broadway, a web series that tells the story of a small town New Zealand musical theatre society. Each episode will center around a musical number that celebrates what it is to participate in musical theatre.
A pilot episode for the web series called ‘I can’t, I have rehearsal’ has been successfully crowdfunded (via PlegeMe).
Sons of Liars (web series)
Sons of Liars is a web show created by young people from New Zealand! The show follows a trio of teenagers who do research in to the paranormal
Release date: February 10th
> Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/sons-liars/
// WHAT’S NEW TO WEB SERIES CHANNEL NZ:
High Road (Season 2, 8 episodes)
Finally, the long awaited Season 2 of one of New Zealand’s most popular (and globally recognised) web series is here.
Terry Huffer is back with a new Radio DJ gig, his daughter comes to live with him, and he re-joins his old band for that tour – but can he finally win (recently divorced) Shona’s heart?
High Road is a slick production; fabulous actors, great story, rockin’ music and high production values. Definitely a must watch for grown ups.
> Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/high-road/
Whiskey Aficionado (32 episodes)
For all Whiskey Aficionado’s this is one man’s take on different whiskeys. A not too serious review of the fine dram.
Irishman Trevor Johnston, provides regular Whisky Reviews. Not “ONLY” the Scottish Single Malts but a good range off International Whiskies & Bourbons.
If these walls could talk (6 episodes)
*Official selection at Vancouver Web Fest 2015*
A doco series focusing on five street artists and what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process.
> Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/walls-talk/
// FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA:
- Some inspiration for all you creatives out there, working on your passions; it’s normal to take a while http://buff.ly/1tOIvzj
- Four Things to Ask Yourself Before Making a Web Series from Felicia Day of The Guild web series http://buff.ly/1xX6vnX
- 5 Web Series That Capture Life in L.A. via Los Angeles Magazine http://buff.ly/1tMW0Fs
- RT “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” On routines http://buff.ly/1zlobg2
- 15 Filmmaking Predictions for 2015 from Raindance Film Festival http://bit.ly/1w4QE2p
- 5 Australian Web Series To Watch via FilmInk http://buff.ly/1w4Rk83
- The 10 Best Web Series of 2014 via Paste http://buff.ly/14o5Dio