Simon and Andrew from The Portable Film Festival are friends from way back (FRANk was supporting the first PFF) and in the last few months they’ve been trail-blazing into digital media with new initiatives supported by ACMI and AIMIA.
They’re doing so many cool things it’s worth getting their portable informer straight into your inbox (excuse me for the blunt promotion but it’s really good stuff).
This November, as part of The Portable Symposium Series 2007, they bring us the creators of LonelyGirl15. It will be interesting to see if they can duplicate the mass hysteria with their new venture “KateModern” , a series they developed for UK’s leading social network Bebo.
“The Portable Symposium Series 2007” will present members of creative team behind the world’s most infamous and celebrated online serials lonelyGirl15 and KateModern. Created by Miles Beckett who serves as Co-Creator and Executive Producer, lonelygirl15 and KateModern , lonelyGirl15 received international attention in 2006 when fans discovered that the popular online serial was in fact a well-executed online drama. Bree, the 16-year old girl who presented the cult video blog, was revealed to be a trained and scripted actor cast by the talented team of creative producers. Now in its second season, the show has over 70 million combined views.
KateModern’s Creator and Executive Producer Beckett will be joined by Head Writer Luke Hyams in their presentation. The interactive online serial is the story of a hip, British University student and her group of friends as they endeavor into the types of mysteries, adventures and interactive elements that have made lonelygirl15 an international success with almost 17 million views since its launch this summer. The show is a collaboration with Bebo, which offers an attractive alternative to traditional TV. Learn about the ground-breaking online entertainment trend, as “The Portable Symposium Series” brings these innovative international practitioners to the Australian creative community.
See you there.