We recently announced a new web series training partnership with STORYHIVE – a Kickstarter-inspired online platform from TELUS and Optik Local, TELUS community programming, available on Optik TV On Demand.
Through STORYHIVE, content creators receive funding to make a web series pilot and NSI delivers training to the selected projects and their creators.
Yesterday, STORYHIVE announced the winners of the $300K to make 30 of Alberta and BC’s favourite web series pilots.
Each selected project receives a $10,000 grant to develop their web series pilot. Participants then go into competition again to determine the final winners.
The 30 winners are:
Coded by Steve Neufeld
Directly Affected by Zack Embree
Dismantled by Leigh DaSilva
Found and Foraged by Deborah Burns
Green-ish by Ryan Bright
Hand Crafted by Andrew Muir
Hunt For Joy by Single Line Theatre
Make It TV by Jenna Herbut
My Grade 8 Diary by Alannah Turner
Night Owl High by Kris McRonney
Silk by Nathanael Vass
Sold by Yaël Carnet
Shy Guys by Steve Rosenberg
Under Construction by Shelby Wilson
We Ah Wiss by David Malysheff
AN.X.O by Vincent T Joachim
The Exhibition by Jordan Bloemen
Father Robin Hood by Mitchell George
Food For Thought by Joanne Levenick
Hug-O-Gram by Todd Kipp
Lost Boys by Mike Overend
Necessary Evil by Randy Brososky
Nine Lives by Stephen Baden
The Owners by Morgan Ermter
Press Pause by Cheska Appave
Shift by Janie Fontaine
Straight to Video by Cody Kennedy
TCK by The Chic Kitchen by Katie Satchwell
Top Monster by Andrew Guardamano
Uni-Farm by Alex Moon
One project from each province will receive a $50,000 grant to develop their series. NSI will assign industry mentors to the two final teams; faculty for the training includes Mike Fly and Karen Lam as well as NSI director of programming Brendon Sawatzky.
Training begins in Vancouver on December 12, continues to Edmonton on December 15 and Calgary on December 16.