13 Sep 2015

Web series

From Standing Room Only, 12:43 pm on 13 September 2015

This week the New Zealand web series High Road triumphed at the Berlin Web Fest, picking up the Grand Jury Prize, and confirming what its loyal followers already know - you can make great drama for next to nothing. But that's not all. High Road - the story of a burnt-out DJ, played by Mark Mitchenson - has not only picked up gongs everywhere from Bilbao to Sicily. It's currently Number One on the World Leader Board, the web-series World Cup. But creative quality is one thing. Getting a global audience is quite another. Simon Morris brings together a panel to discuss the future for web series and ways of getting them a bigger audience. On the panel are : Fiona Powell (Editor/Producer WebShowCentral and Web Series Channel) , Brenda Leeuwenberg (Head of Digital, New Zealand On Air) and RNZ's Megan Whelan.