This screening block showcases all of the official selections in our pilots category. Catch the episodes designed to make you watch to watch more.
In the pilot episode of this 8-episode fantasy web series, Prince Fordwin loses both his father and his wife. He calls upon two former friendships to help; Edelle, the Lord of Bodvarr and Mirielle, a scrappy mercenary. These adversarial friends embark on a mission to save the princess from a mad sorcerer; all before war arrives at the Kingdom of Lorn.
Creative Director of the Bristle Shores Playhouse Ted Lohman hires an eclectic ensemble of non-union actors to perform pop musical sensation Mamma Mia and classic Greek drama Medea in what he hopes will be a groundbreaking summer stock season. However, when the overworked (and clearly underpaid) Technical Director finds a “Cease and Desist” order from a major musical licensing company, the dramatic band of misfits has to decide whether to pack up their character shoes and catch a bus back to their catering gigs or come together to create a little theatre magic. Will they be able to completely recreate a major pop musical in time for Opening Night or will it be a true Greek tragedy? That’s Show Business.
And this is B.S.
Blackout City revolves around four millennials in the city of Toronto as they go through the struggles and triumphs of getting their careers off the ground, while maneuvering through all the outside noise such as sex, relationships, and mainly: alcohol.
(Pilot Episode: Trace)
Four artists struggle to work and live together in an artist residency managed by a mysterious artificial intelligence system. Forbidden symbols appear in some artworks and the AI takes extreme measures to control the situation.
An unscripted documentary series following a couple who are just as punk rock and loving as the cats to whom they devote their lives.
Youtube star gets to the police station to the police captain Semyon Malyuga. Trying to figure out the details of the incident, Malyuga is faced with a new reality for him of Internet stars and idiotic challenges. The next day, a video leaked to the network with the interrogation of the YouTube star instantly resonates with his army of fans. Now the life of Captain Malyuga will never be the same again.
A closeted high school boy handles the stress of social interactions that risk “outing” him by fantastically imagining them as a situation he’s more comfortable tackling: a classic, 2D fighting game.
Seduced by the hedonistic promise of life in the London warehouse scene, Dalia watches her dreams decay. When solace can no longer be found in the arms of strangers or the frenzied dance floors of her new flamboyant friends, she finds herself in therapy where her childhood passion re-emerges. This discovery is her lifeline, her joy for painting proves to be her gateway to freedom and self-expression. From an empty canvas, Dalia begins to unveil her true colours.
Mark just got out of rehab and is forced to live with his parents once again. His life is now very controlled, from where he goes and when to what he spends every cent on. The only freedom he has is deciding if he wants to start paying for things with his personal data, sacrificing privacy like almost everybody else.
"Viterbium - The Treasure Hunt | Game Series" was born with the intention of telling the Tuscia in a dynamic and interactive way through the Game Series mode. Trame and UniVerso Giovani, promoters of the project, shot this pilot in an attempt to clarify the concept of "interactive web series aimed at territorial promotion" and to find the necessary funds.
Game Series is a mix between a film, a web series and a video game: it allows the user to divert the course of the narration, making it the true protagonist of the story.
Among legends, myths and breathtaking landscapes an adventure takes place between fantasy and reality, between History and the present, between marketing and web seriality, which will lead our friendly protagonists in an interactive journey to discover Tuscia and its beauties, in search of a mysterious treasure.
When the video stops, the user will decide how to continue the story and with his actions will change the flow of events.
At each stop, four choices will appear in the graphic:
- One story will continue
- Another will lead to a short documentary on one of the wonders of Tuscia
- Another will lead to an "Advertisement - GAME OVER"
- The last one will be just a trick to keep you from finding the treasure
The first season of OddBowl celebrates BIPOC chefs, food entrepreneurs, and food artists… and Abē dancing the funky-odd-bowl. They toss together ingredients in organic, heartfelt ways while gathering community around their dishes and/or artwork. Their creations are a savory expression of their raíces and journeys to color the landscape in Minnesota with a taste of home.
“I’ve always said and believed that food creates culture and culture creates food. Many people think that all I do is eat free food and post it for the ‘gram, but In this series I’m going to show you what I see, what I experience, and share the untold stories of the people that shape our culture through food.”
- Golnaz Yamoutpour