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The award-winning web series Dear Jesus returned in March for a third series. Created and produced by Wonderlondon Films, the show revolves around youg fashion journalist Mercedes whose life falls apart so writes prayers to Jesus on her laptop to make sense of it all. Catch up on the series so far below and tune in to youtube.com/dearjesustv every Sunday at 8pm for fresh new episodes.
Warning: Contains explicit content and language
Check out this new web series from the US featuring Brit actress Gabrielle Ryan.
No drunk chicks, no ho's, and they can't be from Staten Island (it's a long story). These are a few of the rules Quinton has for one night stands. He's no Romeo and he's far from an Adonis. He's just a guy committed to being the perfect boyfriend — for one night. Each webisode we meet a new woman and they're as diverse as the city in which this adult comedy is set — New York. But beware. Quinton may look like he's living a life most men dream about, but one never knows what lurks behind a woman's bedroom door.
Let us know what you think!
Check out the pilot for new series The Method of Love starring Chuck Venn.
Using London’s buzzing streets as a backdrop, audiences will witness the characters go through hazardous journeys of self-discovery in the quest to find true love.
Let us know what you think.
Watch out Lord Alan and Donald Trump!
Adots Apprentice is an upcoming 4 part web series from writers director Sebastian Thiel, Dionne Reid and Babatunde Aleshe. Coming out of Thiel's Its Upshot production company and powered by Elevation Networks, the web series spoofs the ever so popular The Apprentice reality show franchise but sees the hilarious Adot take over the hiring and firing. The cast includes Afolabi Dasaolu, Kevin Gary, Michael Salami, Andrew Apraku, Sophie Miller, Melissa Perry, Marlon Kameka, Ben Fawcett, and more
If you missed the release of this ep over the holidays – not to worry. You can catch up above.
The second part to Marcus' surprise birthday party which becomes a haven to different levels of tension as the rain forces everyone to interact…which gets varied results.
SceneProfiles| Tanya Vital – Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards Favourite Web Series Actress Nominee0
As the exclusive online media partner for the Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards we will be featuring each of the nominees in the lead up to the awards ceremony on 17th December. The event, which is in conjunction with Vox Africa (Sky218) and sponsored by Google and Afrinolly, will celebrate the best online content produced by black British and international digital media creatives across short film, web series, music promos, blogs, magazines, social networks and more. Tickets to the awards are sold out but you can still attend the after party – click here.
You might recognise Tanya Vital from Emmerdale, Holby City or urban fantasy thriller Sokorates alongside actor Wil Johnson. She’s up for the Favourite Web Series Actress award and we caught up with her to find out a little more.
On why she decided to join the cast of Sokorates, Tanya said:
"I think the Director Ricardo Barker, Wil and I were all under the same impression that the work wasn’t coming to us at the rate that we would have liked and we were not being seen for, or offered, the types of work we wanted to create so we should somehow get out there and create our own.”
Many have turned to the web for this exact reason as it offers a platform to tell your own stories as well as gives audiences content that they have been craving. We’ve heard from many of the nominees that seeing an initial idea grow into something watched worldwide is a proud moment – the same goes for Tanya.
“My proudest achievement to date has to be Sokorates. We all worked so hard with little to no budget to create a type of show that wasn’t being done by people like us. Ric gave me a chance to be a superhero – when will a short, brown, northern girl ever get that chance again?”
Having spent some time working on two big British programmes Emmerdale and Holby, Tanya has some interesting insights about the world of an actor.
“The acting profession is like a huge anthropological experiment and there are lessons to be learnt about life and human nature around every corner. I think somebody said it best when they said ‘Life’s a marathon, not a sprint’. The same is true of the acting profession.”
When asked about her plans for the future, Tanya is quite candid about her thoughts on diversity in the UK TV and film industry.
“I graduate from RADA in January and then after that the world is my oyster. The cons of this industry are that unless you’re in a soap the work is sporadic, but the pros are that the work can take you anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat. It’s no secret that there just isn’t enough work here for people of colour so maybe America will have me? Who knows.”
Finally, on why should people vote for her?
“Because it’s our time to show that there is culture and diversity beyond Watford Gap. We created a unique type of show and frankly it’s good. Series two will be coming soon.”
To vote for Tanya to win the Favourite Web Series Actress Award, click here.
To vote for Sokorates to win the Favourite Web Series Award, click here.
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As the exclusive online media partner for the Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards we will be featuring each of the nominees in the lead up to the awards ceremony on 17th December. The event, which is in conjunction with Vox Africa (Sky218) and sponsored by Google and Afrinolly, will celebrate the best online content produced by black British and international digital media creatives across short film, web series, music promos, blogs, magazines, social networks and more. To grab one of the limited tickets to the event, click here.
BREACH has been nominated for the Favourite Web Series Ensemble Award. We caught up with the writer and director of the project Christine Rugurika and the producer Serena Nalty to see what inspired them to embark on a digital journey.
CR: "I had the script in my drawers and was not quite sure what to do with it. In the first instance it was a story board magazine, distributed in some London shops, hairdressers etc. to see if people would like it. I had really good reviews on it and some readers contacted me saying it should be a TV drama. After a while, I started thinking "should I, or not?" and finally got into it. I contacted Serena, as I remembered how serious she was in one of my previous projects and I explained the vision to her. She totally liked the idea and then we embarked on the project together to turn BREACH into a TV series. We shot the pilot in 2009 and as I was researching black series in UK and US, I realised that more productions were going online and we decided "let's post it online and see where it will take us"."
SN:" I had worked with Christine on another play she had written and had the opportunity to act, dance and choreograph for the show. Christine is a good writer and brings the stories to life with ease. I was able to see how we could work together to make the series a reality. I love organising and project management and the producer role goes hand in hand. I'm also fortunate to be working with someone who shares the same values as me, we get on well and can agree to disagree. We also value each other’s opinions and know each other’s strengths."
Sounds like a partnership made in heaven right? As we’ve come to see in the features on the nominees, there are always useful learnings to take away and pass on to others keen to produce and distribute their own content.
Reposted from Digital Spy
Hollyoaks bosses are bringing back Sonny Valentine with a new actor in the part. Aaron Fontaine, who starred in the web series Venus vs Mars, has been cast in the role of Sonny and has already started filming with the Channel 4 soap. Viewers will see Sonny arrive back in the village in January, shaking up life for the McQueen family. Long-time fans will know that Sonny is the brother of Carmel's late husband Calvin Valentine. As Calvin was killed by Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) in 2010, the return of Sonny could bring back bad memories for all concerned. Show chiefs have a dramatic storyline on the way for Sonny, but full details of what's in store are being kept under wraps.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Fontaine commented: "Joining Hollyoaks has been a great experience. There are lovely people here and everyone has been really welcoming."
Hollyoaks is Fontaine's first TV job but he has previously worked in a number of theatre and short film projects.
Sonny was previously played by Devon Anderson between 2006 and 2007, who then on went on to play Billy Jackson in EastEnders.
Congrats and good luck to Aaron!
SceneProfiles| Claudius Peters, Creator of Redemptions End – Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards Favourite Web Series Nominee0
Redemptions End is a four part web series created and executive produced by Claudius Peters and written and directed by Daniel Rusteau. The unusual storyline definitely grabs your attention – it follows a group of friends, desperate for money, who steal dead bodies to sell on the black market. Things then take a turn for the worse.
It’s always refreshing to see new and unique stories being told and this is one of the reasons why Redemptions End came about. Claudius said:
I felt that there was a slight lack of original content coming out from the diaspora. On one hand, I understood that people were tired of seeing ‘negative stereotypes’ on screen but I didn't feel the ONLY answer to that was to make super safe content. I still wanted to see OUR Don Draper (MadMen) , Walter White (Breaking Bad), or even comedic ones like Andy Bernard (The Office USA) – multi layered characters and original stories that demanded a little bit more from our audiences. So once I had a concept, a plot and a little bit of money saved (lol) I decided to get to work and create one.
I remember telling a couple friends about the idea for a show but at that point it was just a story in my head. When we finally shot it I must say there was a small sense of pride.
Written by Annika Allen, Ben Peters and Marc Senior
Starring: Danny ‘Slim’ Gray, Kat B, Mighty Moe, Axel Comedian, Linden Walcott-Burton Leonie Elliot, Paris Robin, Lenéa Herew, Ava Charles, Monique Fontaine, Michael Moulton, Johnathan Ukeuku and Wakjira Feyesa
Ones n Twos is a unique online comedy series that follows the lives of an eclectic bunch of DJs that broadcast live on pirate radio station OnesNTwos FM – the biggest little station in London. In each episode the DJs broadcast from the stations custom built studio in the station manager’s girlfriends flat. With clashing personalities, secret crushes and power struggles life is never simple for the team at OnesnTwos FM.
This 12 x 10 min series takes the classic sitcom format placing it online for a great mix of humour, drama, comedy and entertainment.
Ones N Twos will be released on YouTube OnesNTwosTV - watch every Thursday at 7pm from 14 November 2013
Check out Ep 1 above and let @Scene_TV know what you think!