Where does the time go?
First, an apology to all those who entered our competition. We did intend to announce the winners at the end of December but, for reasons that will become apparent, we couldn’t do that. The entries we had were amazing and had us in stitches. Really, they far surpassed anything we thought we would get and selecting the winners was a really difficult task. And so we were left with a conundrum – how are we supposed to choose?? Originally we only had slots for three winners but because of the entries we received we decided to do some small rewrites and add three more. So without further ado we present the winners (in alphabetical order):
Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered, you really did us proud!
New Year, New Job
Paul started a new job recently which put a bit of a spanner in the works because we have had to redo our complete shooting schedule (but it’s a great job and he is doing magnificently, of course ). There are still some bits to iron out but the best news is that shooting starts TODAY! With the plan we have now we won’t be finishing shooting until the end of March, but that’s fine – after months of writing, planning, testing and building we are finally IN PRODUCTION! YAY!
And big thanks to Miles Moss, who has helped tweak the scripts into lean, mean, laugh-inducing machines. We have tried to write within what we think we can accomplish technically, but – oh boy! – that has left a lot of room for some wild flights of fancy. We still have some props to finish so if you see any calls for help here or on Twitter and are in any way handy with a glue gun, please let us know!
We were busy over the holidays doing lots of prep, but also made a seasonal short – because it wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey, now would it? In case you missed it, here’s our Holiday Special:
And there’s more…
Yesterday saw the First Annual Indie Intertube Awards, broadcast live on Ustream. The hosts Destini and Shadhavar presented a fantastic show which really celebrated all that is hot and streaming in web TV. We’ve been listening to their weekly podcast on Blogtalk Radio for nearly a year now and they have introduced us to some wonderful webseries. Their show is must-listen if you are in any way interested in web TV. They have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the shows, creators and what’s going on. They also have weekly guests from the web TV world who share stories, advice and gossip from the trenches. Since we’re only just in production now we weren’t up for any nominations, but we still managed to be a tiny part of it. They had put a call out for small clips to be included in the opening sequence. We sent in two and were thrilled they were both included. The show is embedded, below, and is well worth a watch:
(see if you recognise those people ar 2:00…)