Web Series: ‘Classic Alice’ Coming to Amazon

by Team TVWriter™

Almost two years ago – July 6, 2015, to be precise – TVWriter™ raved about the web series Classic Alice,  which we thought really did have all the elements of a true classic.

Today, we’re happy to say that the series has discovered a whole new way for us to watch it – via Amazon video.

The show is a literary web series with a twist – rather than modernizing one novel, it tackles multiple classics in interesting ways as college student Alice (writer/creator/star Kate Hackett) makes life decisions according to the actions of characters in classic literature – from Crime and Punishment to Persuasion – and has to deal with the fallout as she navigates her college career and figures out what comes next. By turns hilarious and moving, and often both at once, the show thoroughly entertains its viewers while making them think about books in new ways.

Classic Alice’s original 100+ short episodes are now edited into longer episodes arranged by book, making it easier than ever for viewers to enter Alice’s world. Episodes are available for purchase from Amazon (use your Amazon app to view any time!) or watch via Amazon Prime. The entire show is/will be available as of tomorrow, May 19th, HERE.

Oh, and Kate Hackett Productions is HERE

Take a Gander at a Sample

Suggestion from LB: Looks like Amazon is now a viable market for your web series. We definitely hope that other creators will check that situation out…and get back to us with the results when you do. Break a leg, Alice/Kate, and everyone who, well, who dares!

Web Series: ‘Anytown USA’

The way we here at TVWriter™ have always seen it, if you can’t laugh about cannibalism, then what can you laugh at? Imagine our delight at discovering – at last, motherfuckers! – that we aren’t alone!

The Trailer:

Episode 1:

Check it out!

ON THE WEB: https://www.anytownusaseries.com/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_cVTUmGzny-WSP1t-sQRcg

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/anytownusa

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/anytownseries

The Story of Basic English

If we don’t get a firm grasp on the language we use for work, play, and to express our very souls, who will?

Big thanks to YouTube, Mental Floss, Arika Okrent, and all those who aided and abetted this brief but very educational encounter!

Indie Video: ‘Invasion of the Smart Phones’

The short film below is a perfect example of why we don’t need broadcast TV anymore but will always need smartphones. At least until someone comes up with an even better way for indie creators to find audiences for terrific stuff like this:

Reel McGreal Productions presents
INVASION OF THE SMART PHONES

Written & Produced by Patrick McGreal
Directed & Edited by Dave Edison

with KAREN LORSHBOUGH PATRICK McGREAL
VALERIE KINSELLA DAN KINSELLA DANNY VERMONT
SHERRY DEAN CURRERI GABE ABELSON KAREN CRANE
DAVE EDISON KATHERINE KINSELLA and BAILEY

Cinematographer DELANEY ASHLEY
Sound ZACHARY STANKE
Makeup KAREN CRANE

ReelMcGreal.com

Web Series: ‘Cannabis Moms Club’

Didja ever think that web video creators would become this good this fast? The writing, the acting, the directing, the whole production values thing – Cannabis Moms Club – has them all:

A tip of the TVWriter™ cap to an amazing series…even if you aren’t a pothead.

Toke a look at  See all the episodes so far HERE

‘The Cursed Object: a short documentary’ @BrisOwnWorld

TVWriter™ has been  running articles lately by Bri Castellini, one of TVWriter™’s favorite Indie TV creators. (Well, that’s what you call people who write, produce, direct, and promote all their own stuff, right? Fucking creators, for sure!)

Right now, we’re happy to say we’ve entered the ‘Found Footage’ racket by, literally, finding this footage by Bri. Sit back, relax, and remember, life is always – always – more interesting, exciting, terrifying, and wonderful than the greatest fiction. And this, friends and visitors, is the life of Bri:

Find out more about Bri Castellini award-winning filmmaker and Community Liaison at Stareable, a hub for web series and watch her award winning web series, BrainsHERE

Which reminds us. We have one question about this short. Is it “The Curst Object” or “The Cur-said Object?” God, that’s such a difficult word!

Web Series: ‘Ask Will’

William Shakespeare his very self writing a romance advice column? If that isn’t a high concept – for writer-viewers anyway – nothing is.

Can we say that this is “cute” without that sounding negative? Because Ask Will really is cute:

Find out more about Ask Will HERE