By Sahil Patel
Conde Nast Entertainment has launched a video channel for The New Yorker on its video site The Scene.
Going forward, CNE says The New Yorker channel on The Scene will be home to original series and short films from emerging and established filmmakers. The channel debuts with three critically acclaimed short films.
Dustin Guy Defa’s “Person to Person” is a dramedy about a man who wakes up the night after a party to find a stranger who refuses to leave. The film screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the DAAD Short Film Award, and SXSW, where it won a special jury prize.
Joseph Oxford’s “Me + Her” is described as a gothic love story told through stop-motion animation. The film premiered at Sundance and won the Best Animation award at the 2014 Aspen Shortsfest.
“Yearbook,” directed by Bernardo Britto, is an animated short film about a man who is hired by the government to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet is destroyed by an alien attack and Earth’s VIPs relocate to safer ground. It’s a comedy. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Animation at Sundance.
CNE has been producing and acquiring video content for The New Yorker for some time now, which — like with Conde Nast’s other magazines — has been available on the publication’s website and YouTube channel. CNE launched The Scene last spring to bring all of its video channels under one umbrella, as well as offer a curated platform for video content from its syndication partners.
The New Yorker channel on The Scene is sponsored by HBO.