DEW 2015: New Form Digital Commissions 10 More Short Films

/ Feb 11, 2015

brian grazer ron howard

New Form Digital is commissioning 10 more short films from established and emerging filmmakers online.

The new crop of shorts, which will debut in May 2015, include a comedy about a fake ghost-busting team (from YouTube filmmaking duo Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs), a sci-fi thriller that explores the world of one’s dreams (from ad agency Pereira O’Dell), and a romantic comedy from Wong Fu Productions.

Each short will feature an appearance by YouTuber Mitchell Davis, who was similarly featured in New Form’s first short-film slate. As part of Davis’s deal with New Form, he will host the shorts, as well as various videos that accompany the shorts, on his channel, which reaches more than 650,000 subscribers.

Founded as a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hollywood producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, New Form focuses on developing online projects that can be distributed across a variety of platforms. Its criteria for selecting projects include a “combination of audience scale, audience overlap, and storytelling ability.” For instance, New Form’s first “incubator” slate featured 14 films from YouTube stars like Joe Penna, Sawyer Hartman, Meghan Camarena, and Joey Graceffa.

It doesn’t end with the initial short films, either. From that first slate, New Form announced a couple of series based on Sawyer Hartman and PJ Liguori’s short films, which will stream exclusively on Vimeo On Demand as part of a multi-series deal between the two companies.

Descriptions for all of the projects in New Form’s second incubator slate are available below:

“10:31” (Ryan Finnerty): Silent Death, the ultimate YouTube pranksters, set out to blow up the Internet with their Halloween #prankyourex series. The tables turn when a rival prank gang starts pranking them back and it turns deadly. Starring popular YouTube personality Lauren Elizabeth & Viner, Allegra Masters.

“The Dreams of Emma Bloom” (Pereira & O’Dell): In this psychological thriller, it’s the very near future and the final frontier of entertainment has been tapped: our dreams. When Emma Bloom, the world’s most famous dream writer dies, something doesn’t quite add up and thus begins Eloise’s journey into the dreams to find out what really happened.

“Ghost Fighting Corporation” (Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs): A comedy about a fake ghost-busting team that takes advantage of people’s supernatural fears to make money. But when they start experiencing actual supernatural forces beyond their control, they must rethink their whole operation.

“Occupy Alice” (Ally Maynard): Ever the party girl, Alice’s life is turned upside down when her 13-year-old sister, Amy, randomly turns up at her apartment and moves in.

“The Imp of the Perverse” (Benjamin Cook): In this dark comedy, Mike has become obsessed with one of Poe’s favorite poems and it has him itching to do the wrong thing in every situation. The series follows Mike’s descent into madness as he enlists his friends to help him find an imp. Can they find the Imp before it finds them?

“Cold” (Emily Diana Ruth): When Isla discovers her real parents were murdered weeks before she was adopted, she runs away to the town where it happened and begins to uncover dark secrets the townspeople have tried to bury and forget.

“Dr. Havoc’s Diary” (Mark Cope & Carlo Moss): From the creators of The Most Popular Girls in School, this stop-motion animated series follows the world’s most pragmatic evil villain as he battles his arch nemesis to save the world and get the girl.

“Grrl Scouts” (Mike Diva): The Grrl Scouts are the masterminds behind a small time weed operation and the queens of doing nothing really great. But when they square off against the wrong guys, they find themselves in the middle of a top-secret conspiracy to take over the world, and the Grrl Scouts have become the first target to eliminate.

“Party Girl” (Lisa Schwartz): This comedy tracks party girl Madison as she attempts to be ‘normal’ with a move to California and reinvents herself while working as a D-list princess at every kid’s birthday party in the Valley.

“Single by 30” (Wong Fu): Two high school overachievers vow to marry if they both reach 30 without finding someone else. When the time comes, their story unfolds in very interesting and unexpected ways.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


Hulu Logo

Hulu and ITV Go Straight to Series with ‘Harlots’

 
AmazonBox

Amazon’s New Pilot Season Gets Bookish with F. Scott...

 
SubscriptionStreaming_300x250_VideoInk

Is “Wallet Share” for Subscription Streaming...

 
Victorious launches mobile apps with The Young Turks, Ryan Higa

Victorious Raises $25 Million But How ‘Victorious’...

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
Bad Internet CollegeHumor YouTube Red

CollegeHumor Finds Laughs in Dystopia with YouTube Red’s...

 
Bryce Clemmer Digital Video Measurement

Digital Video Measurement is Imperfect. So What?

 
Go90

Inside go90’s Content Strategy Part 2 — Sports and...

 
MakerLogo2015

Shows on go90 – Teen Drama, Comedy, Gaming

 
StyleHaul Logo

Shows on go90 – Talk Show, Fashion/Beauty, Reality Series

 
GO90

Inside go90’s Video Strategy — A Product Evolution...

 
Lloyd Ahlquist EpicLLOYD Epic Studios

EpicLLOYD’s Kinda Epic Journey from Pitch to Production...

 
goproaerial

GoPro and Red Bull Tighten Bond with Global Deal – Does...

 
BrandedTVLogo_VideoInk_300x250

In-House Content Studios: Same Name, Different Capabilities

 
Snapchat Article Header

Snapchat Is Getting 10 Billion Video Views A Day. Now What?

 
PrankvsPrank-Jesse-Whalen-Jeana-Smith-Split

PrankVsPrank’s Jesse Wellens, Jeana Smith Hit Pause On...

 
Get The Look  Metallic Chic Eye Makeup by Maybelline branded content

Do This Yourself: Why Branded DIY Videos Are Still a Big Opportunity

 
Adam Wescott Select Management Group Select Next

Building Better Opportunities for Digital Influencers with...

 
Screening Room

Weekly Streaming Video Release Schedule

 
oculus faux leak

Let’s get Real about VR — the Content & Distribution...

 
Supergravity-Evan-Weiss-Red-Sun-Entertainment

Supergravity Pictures, Evan Weiss Form Talent Management Brand...

 
All-Def-Digital-NBC-SeeSo-Content-Deal

All Def Digital Teams With SeeSo For Original Content Deal

 
VidCon-2016-Beauty-Lifestyle-Content-Salon

Kandee Johnson, MyLifeAsEva To Talk Fashion, Beauty In...

 
NewFronts Image 2015

Newfronts 2016 Programming Cheat Sheet

 
PetCollective

A Year Later… How The Pet Collective Has Blown Up With...

 
indmusic

Live Nation Acquires INDMUSIC

 
Google Daydream VR

Google Bringing VR Platform Daydream to New Android Operating System

 
Cinedigm Logo

Cinedigm Buying StoryBox.tv Content for Dove Channel OTT Service

 
Instant Time INc.

Will Time Inc.’s Branded ‘New Famous’ Platform...

 
NBA Playmakers

Are the NBA and BroadbandTV Pulling a Tom Sawyer with New...

 
cutting the cord

Tearing Down the Wall – Why Television May Just Kill the...

 
PepsiCo Creative Lounge Studio

PepsiCo Pops Open Creators League Studio Facility with AOL and...

 
TMBI_VideoInk_300x250

Trusted Media Brands Delivers Strong First Newfront

 
digital-content-newfronts

Strengths and Weaknesses at the NewFronts

 
Playboy_Cover_VideoInk_300x250

Playboy May Just Out-Vice Vice – Debuts 14 Original Series...

 
Mashable makes a new hire

Mashable Expands on Video Strategy at NewFronts

 
Todd Barrish Endemol Shine Beyond USA

Endemol Shine Beyond USA Hires Maker Studios exec Todd Barrish

 
YouTube NFL

YouTube Adding 96 Full-Length NFL Games

 
Activision_Blizzard_Logo

Activision Blizzard Logging On to Facebook

 
Telemundo NewFront 2016

Telemundo Touts Mashable, Vox, Tastemade and BuzzFeed...

 
AwesomenessTV NewFront 2016 Group Shot

AwesomenessTV Unveils Gaming Awards Show, Major League Baseball...