2020 Official Selection: How to Buy a Baby (S2)
Thirty-something couple Jane and Charlie have long given up on having a baby the fun way. They have also given up on having a baby the medically invasive way too. But while they lack the genetic components to make a child, they refuse to give up on being parents together.
We talked with Wendy Litner, the Creator and Writer of How to Buy a Baby (S2) (CAN) about her series and how it is exploring a serious topic like infertility with comedy.
2020 Official Selection: Girl, Interpreted
Girl, Interpreted (AUS) is a bilingual comedy about Lillian, a nervous Mandarin interpreter who stutters and stumbles her way through hectic cultural misunderstanding.
We talked to Grace Feng Fang about her series, looking at the inspiration of her own experiences and the process it took to create a multi-lingual comedy series that has such a large focus on language.
2020 Official Selection: Pet Killer
Brooks is a loving, hard-working, responsible brother to his little sister Laura. He has also inadvertently garnered a macabre reputation for being a hitman for people’s furry friends, or the Pet Killer.
Pet Killer (AUS) director and co-writer Tibo Pinsard spoke to Melbourne Webfest to share with us the secrets to making a murderer.
2020 Official Selection: Section, Marche!
In Switzerland, land of peace and neutrality, military service is compulsory. In Section, Marche! (CHE) we will dive in the Colombier Infantry Recruit School (Switzerland), meeting a group of soldiers and their officers. The series offers a refreshing perspective on the hopes, dreams, fears and limits of young soldiers.
Section, Marche! writer-director Frédéric Favre spoke to Melbourne Webfest, detailing the challenges that came with creating a web series that is based in the unique setting of an Infantry Recruit School in Switzerland.
2020 Official Selection: The Boy in the Blue Cap: The Gerard Ross Story
The Boy in the Blue Cap: The Gerard Ross Story (AUS) is an eight-part documentary directed and produced by award-winning Australian journalist Kristin Shorten, forensically documenting one of Western Australia’s most enduring and heartbreaking mystery behind the disappearance & death of 11-year-old Gerard Ross.
2020 Official Selection: The Common Thread
The Common Thread (AUS) director and producer Darius Devas spoke with Melbourne Webfest, explaining how he approached and presented topics surrounding mental health, with the goal to create conversation and share perspectives from people across the Australian continent.
2020 Official Selection: The Square Root
The Square Root is a short form episodic series that explores memory and the small moments that make us who we are.
Co-Creator, Writer and Director Misti Boland spoke to Melbourne WebFest about the series.
2020 Official Selection: One Woman
One Woman (ISR) creator, producer and actor Nili Tserruya spoke to Melbourne Webfest and shared how real-world experiences inspired her web series.
One Woman provides multiple perspectives relating to female sexuality, removing the veil of shame and creating conversations that can change outdated societal views.
2020 Spotlight Selection: Paramedics SUV
Paramedics SUV (AUS) follows Eric and Rebecca, an eccentric couple who find themselves in witness protection. They are provided with a new house, new identities, and new job covers. They decide to commit 100% to their new careers as paramedics despite having zero training, and inevitably, hilarious and awkward situations ensue.
2020 Spotlight Selection: Drunk Movies
The best Hollywood blockbuster movie pitches must happen when you’re on the verge of passing out, as evident in the banter-heavy dramatic re-enactments of Drunk Movies (AUS).
Writer, Director and Co-creator of the series, Tom Burgess spoke to MWF about turning a drunken spark of inspiration into something Brett Climo would star in.