Tuesday, June 26th, 2:15pm
Digital platforms and unrestricted formats have opened the door for storytellers to create new outside the box series. Our Digital Short Series Competition is back for the second year to showcase some of today’s most innovative voices, featuring 19 ingenious series.
Digital Short Block Three
First World Problems
Creators: X. Dean Lim
Harold, an Asian-American, realizes his family members are apathetic douchebags. But when a mysterious crisis starts a ticking clock, he issues a wake-up call to prove they’re more than Amazon, Audi and Autopay. The question is: can he be wrong?
The Tankhouse Theater
Creators: Chelsea Frei & Noam Tomaschoff
n this 8-10 minute digital mockumentary guaranteed to tickle diehard theatre nerds and fans of workplace comedies alike, we follow Tucker Charlamagne and Sandrene St. Jean, two urbane New Yorkers, as they attempt to earn their place in the stars by building a theatrical mecca on Danby, New York.
Creators: Deja Harrell & C.J. Thomas
Seeds chronicles the daily misadventures of four college-aged women whose characters deal with sex, friendship, and relationships while being unapologetically themselves. Through hilariously candid conversations, the series explores what it means to be a young black woman and a millennial in today’s tumultuous times.
Hug It Out
Creators: Kincaid Walker
The “snuggle is real” in Hug It Out, a digital comedy series following Gwen, recently-divorced, broke A.F. and riddled with intimacy issues, who becomes a professional snuggler in LA to make ends meet. In this weird, hilarious world, Gwen meets a new client each episode – among them, a disillusioned war vet; an agoraphobic furry; a depressed, religious mother; and a recovering nudist.
Please Understand Me
Creators: Ahamed Weinberg & Steven Feinartz
Two comedians hash out the problems of their fake relationship with a real therapist.