New Web Series: JiveTown
It seems like the future of indie films is on the Internet.
Here’s JiveTown, which in just one week from today on Thursday, August 4th 2011, the new web series, premieres its first episode online at http://jivetownsa.blogspot.com/. Episodes 2-6 will air, in order, every subsequent Thursday on the same site.
From the Press Release:
JiveTown, based loosely on the real life of San Antonio, Texas fashion sensation, Agosto Cuellar, his vintage store Jive Refried, and the preposterous world of Southtown, offers an authentic peek into the happenings of a vintage store in the heart of San Antonio’s arts district. Although JiveTown aims at pleasing a wide audience, it clearly targets an amalgam of the LGBT community, the Latino community and the pot culture crowd. It’s been described as, ‘San Antonio’s gay Clerks.’ With budgets getting lower and lower for Indie productions, online seems the place to be. “We have a truly unique, heartfelt and witty show that we hope attracts an online audience who falls in love with the story and the characters. I’m inspired by what Felecia Day has done with her web series, The Guild,” says Kimberly Suta, writer and director of the show. “Clearly, web series are growing in popularity and even production values. JiveTown is very different and features some amazing Texas talent. I think the challenge is getting it out there, but I have no doubt it will find an audience.”The entire series was shot in two days back in December (2010) on a zero budget. Suta explains, “We were lucky to have one of Texas’ most skilled DP’s (Sean Maxwell of Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, Machete, Spykids) on board, as well as some of the best talent. We hope to build a grassroots audience. We think with the right support JiveTown could really take off.”Suta was inspired to write JiveTown after a decade of working next door to Agosto Cuellar and his vintage store, and now with a phenomenally creative and cohesive team, JiveTown has become a reality.
I’m watching it!