NW Episodic Showcase

  • Oregon/Washington/Montana, 80 mins., English

As modes of distribution and shifts in the culture of viewing have emerged with the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and other online streaming sites, what used to be referred to as miniseries or webisodes have started to fall under the banner of Episodic. Part television, part internet, part feature film, the content of these programs are broken into smaller segments and presented in a way that allows fluidity with regard to where and how they are seen. This program takes a look at new work made in the Northwest that embraces this emerging genre. Co-presented with Members Media.

Dark Dungeons, Seattle, WA, 2016
dir. Gabriel Gonda (18 mins.)
Two young college students investigate the realm of role playing games with the goal of uncovering an evil agenda behind the RPG community. Episode 1 and 2.

Two Kates, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Zach Schultz (6 mins.)
When Kate clones herself, it seems like a great idea for getting things done, but sometimes having a second self can be more problematic. Episode 4.

M Squad, Missoula, MT, 2016
dir. Austin Valley (5 mins.)
A team of mismatched heroes take on a variety of villains with cartoonish zest. Episode 1.

The Drunk Series, Portland, OR, 2015
dir. Chris R. Wilson (5 mins.)
A series in which all scripts are written and acted in by drunk people. Episode 5.

Manic Pixie Dream Wife, Seattle, WA, 2015
dir. M. Elizabeth Eller, Sarah Macaron (12 mins.)
A man’s free-spirited wife unintentionally turns his life upside down. Episode 1 and 2.

Basics, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Yusuf Word and Brian Butterfield (6 mins.)
The powers are peer pressure are great for young teenagers when faced with looking cool. Episode 4.

Hot Bikini Beans, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Jon Meyer (6 mins.)
Two baristas deal with everyday oddities while working at a drive up coffee shack called Hot Bikini Beans. Episode 3 + 4 combined.

The Benefits of Gusbandry, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Alicia J. Rose (32 mins.)
A woman and man with no sexual chemistry for one another manage to still tackle sex, drugs and the quest for love. Episodes 1, 2, and 3.

Genres: Episodic