Top 10 Web Series: 1 Minute Meal

This week we take a closer look at food culture in NYC as we take a look at the top 10 web series from the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival.

1 Minute Meal

One-minute-meal-ganeshas-favorite-food-still-dir-james-boo

Director: James Boo

Country: US

Running time: 1:05

Website: http://www.oneminutemealfilms.com

Synopsis: New York is home to glamorous restaurants and exalted chefs, but behind this scene is a world of food that is more culture than concept. 1 Minute Meal is an award-winning micro-documentary series about that world, where cooks and diners do whatever they can to keep their own piece of the city alive.

The episode we screened was “Ganesha’s Favorite” covering Ganesh Chaturthi, a multi-day festival honoring Ganesha, celebrated deity and “remover of obstacles.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series: Married Without Kids

Married Without Kids

Married Without Kids Poster

Director: Grinnell Morris

Country: US

Running time: 3:02

Synopsis: A married couple grapples with the challenges of getting pregnant later in life.

We screened Episode 2 from the series entitled “What Nana Said.” Watch below.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series: Gigi Almost American

This week we look at another great web series from the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival.

Gigi: Almost American

gigi almost american

Director: Ty Clancey

Country: US

Running time: 8:00

Website: http://www.hulu.com/gigi-almost-american

Synopsis: The lovably inept foreigner Gigi finds himself in the hot seat in the midst of a court hearing. He’ll learn the true meaning of “cruel and unusual punishment.

We screened the episode “Judging Gigi” of this delightful web series starring Josh Gad, probably best known as the voice of Olaf from Disney’s Frozen.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series: New York Close Up

New York Close Up

new york close up Jamian_thum3

Director: Rafael Salazar, Ava Wiland

Country: US

 

Running time: 6:01

Website: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup

Synopsis: An on-going web-based documentary film series devoted to artists in the first decade of their professional career, living and working in New York City that collaborates with artists to imagine new ways of telling stories about their creative processes and personal backgrounds. Presented online as a suite of interrelated short films, the series chronicles young artists as their works and lives evolve over time.

We screened an episode featuring artist Jamian Juliano-Villani. Watch below.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series: The Culinary Traveler

Our weekly look at the top 10 web series from the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival continues with…

The Culinary Traveler

The Culinary Traveler

Director: Aaron Spigner

Country: US

Running time: 5:20

Synopsis: The Culinary Traveler is a trip to a location giving you the behind the scenes of what it is like to be a local in that area. Showing you places to eat, things to do and people to meet. It never gets boring with Brian Hart Hoffman!

In the episode featured at the our festival Brian took us to Baton Rouge.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series: 600 Hours

We’re kicking off our look at the top 10 web series that were screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival this week. Who’s up first?

600 Hours

600 hours jpg

Director: Sarah Paige

Country: US

Running time: 3:32

Website: http://www.600-hours.com

Synopsis: Caroline, a frustrated actress, is dumped by her agent and decides to go to beauty school.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top 10 Web Series Screened at New Media Film Festival

webseries

New Media Film Festival loves to celebrate witty episodic online stories, creatively made on a budget. Since the first webisode in 1995, the art of producing television for the web has proven a popular outlet for writers who may have found broadcast TV or other traditional avenues in the industry difficult to access.

Over the next following week we’ll be spotlighting 10 of our favorite web series (in no particular order) that screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival this past June.

Check back next week to see the all great web series’ that made the list.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment