// New Web Series:
A brand new web series – with all six episodes ready to watch now.
The show follows the (mis)adventures of our hero, Suzy, who is half Chinese/ half Maori (just like Bic and Boh) and is trying to find where she belongs in this world – and by world she means New Zealand. She is at the last week of her trial period at the Immigration Service of New Zealand and stakes are high – there’s a lot to prove if she wants to stay on the job.
Thing is, Suzy has a lot on her mind right now. Love, happiness, her own identity; you know, the works
The ratings on this show are already 5 star – so be sure to check this one out!
» Watch it here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/the-adventures-of-suzy-boon/
Episode One is now available for this web series from FYM Media.
A free runner working for the mafia as a drug delivery man suddenly witnesses something he shouldn’t have seen and is now finding himself in the middle of the fight for his life…What will happen next?
A must watch for all parkour fans.
» Watch it here – and new episodes as they’re released: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/run-or-fall/
// New episodes:
New episodes are available to watch on these web series:
Living a Kiwi Life – Episode 24 & 25
Exploring New Zealand – and this time it’s the Tarawera Trail to Hot Water Beach. Hot!
White Island – White Island in the Bay of Plenty is a volcanic island like no other.
» Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/living-kiwi-life/
NZ Off Air – Episode Five & Six
NZOffAir showcases more sweet YouTubers in New Zealand.
» Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/nzoffair-highlights/
// Editor’s Pick:
The Zero Energy House Project – 8 Episodes
The Zero Energy House project is an open source low energy house project in Auckland New Zealand. The project aims to demonstrate that a house can be warm, comfortable and healthy to live in, without complicated systems and excessive cost.
A must watch if you’re building or renovating your own home.
» Watch here: http://webserieschannel.co.nz/webseries/zero-energy-house-project/
NZ on Air 2014 funding for Web Series
Thinking of making your own web series? Good news! There will be two webseries funding rounds in 2014.
Round 1 – Māori webseries
NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho have together established a $500,000 fund for short online series in te reo Māori, or for a Māori audience, or providing a window into te ao Māori.
30 May 2014 – Application deadline
30 June 2014 – Successful applicants notified
Round 2 – Webseries
A call for proposals will be issued at the beginning of November. Proposals will be due in mid-January 2015.
» More info at: http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/digital/what-we-fund/dmf-webseries/
15 Women-Driven Web Series
This article from IndieWire highlights “some stand-out comedies about women living in the city, created by and starring women who should be on the radar of development executives for broadcast, cable and web television. Like the web series for “Broad City,” no show is perfect, but each shows clear perspective and promise.”
» NZ web series Flat3 made the list – read here to check out the whole list: