Yes, I like to promote my friends and their writing. In this case, I’ve worked with the friend in question previously on writing our short film for the 48 Hour Film Festival, so I know what kind of twisted (but great) writing mind he has.
Bernie Su has written a webseries called Compulsions. It isn’t like most webseries in that it is a straight up drama. Dailymotion is hosting it exclusively for the next month, and each weekday a new episode is released.
The production value they’ve gotten for the incredibly limited budget is amazing. You can also get insight into how this got made with the blog at their website, where Bernie talks about the process of writing, casting and shooting the series. Right now, it is 8 episodes. If it does well (and so far, by web standards, it’s doing quite well), hopefully they’ll be able to make some more.
I know it’s hard to stick with a webseries, particularly if it isn’t up your alley. Bernie has made something dark and gritty and distinctively web-centric. These episodes aren’t chopped up tv shows. Each 4 to 5 minute piece crams a lot of story and character development, with the promise of so much more to come. Watch them as they are released or a few at a time, but I do think you’ll be interested by what he’s doing. If nothing else, hopefully it will give the drama writers some hope for the future beyond Funny or Die videos and Dr. Horrible.
Go check it out. Wait, I’ll make it even easier for you. Watch Episode 1 right here:
Now go click on the little linky link up there to go watch the other episodes. You know you want to.
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This post was written by Shawna on December 4, 2009