Homecoming Queens (AUS)
It’s the long weekend, and we’re all inside practising safe social-distancing.
However, keeping ourselves entertained can quickly grow tiresome. That’s why the team at Melbourne WebFest has put together a short list of our personal favourite web series for your viewing pleasure.
So grab yourself a cuppa and a comfortable spot – let’s get cosy and watch some web series.
Recommended by Lauren, Business Development Manager
Homecoming Queens (AUS)
Comedy web series Homecoming Queens follows two best friends as they reinvent themselves after chronic illness changes their friendship, their futures and… their pubic hair.
Fragments of Friday
Fragments of Friday (AUS)
Fragments of Friday is a comedy about piecing together the night before with your best mates at your side.
Told with humour and poignancy, the story of Fragments of Friday speaks to the great tradition of female friendship through the scope of hazy memories, drunken honesty and above all, affection.
Recommended by Max, General Manager
Amy Street (NZ)
This documentary series tells the stories of residents at a Thames assisted living community for those with intellectual disabilities. Each of the eight short episodes focus on a different individual.
Opening the series is Celeste, a superfan of Shortland Street who gets to meet one of her Street idols. Other interviewees include Moyzee, a keen singer who says “labels are on jars and I’m not a jar so you can’t label me”; couple Topsy and Dave, who are excited about their upcoming wedding, and Jonathan, a runner who hopes to win a medal at the Special Olympics in Dunedin.
‘Dxyz’ is a web series that features two girls, Anna and Mori, showcasing their situational adventures. Anna and Mori can be anyone, and anyone can be them.
Recommended by Candace, Communications & PR Manager
Nemausus follows Ben who has just turned 30. He’s a shy man and is in love with his coworker Diane. He has two main passions in life: Historical reconstitutions with his figurines club, and his job at the Tourism Office in Nîmes, which consists of taking visitors on board across the city.
After a sad birthday party, he’s about to go home when he runs down a man with his car. Terrified, he approaches the poor man, only to discover that he’s facing a Roman named Volesus, who only speaks Latin and has travelled through time to show up in our present days.
Comedy web series Goober follows a friendly Uber driver with autism who confuses his passengers, makes his Dad proud, and struggles to ask his crush out on a date.
Recommended by Kristen, Engagement Manager
This is Desmondo Ray!
This is Desmondo Ray (AUS)
The world is closing in on Desmondo Ray in this charming animation. After the disappointment of no one responding to his much-talked-about video dating tape, he finds himself living alone in a rundown apartment complex on the outskirts of Forgotten Falls, a small town at the end of the world.
When a film crew starts documenting Desmondo, they attempt to pry painful secrets about how his house mysteriously burned down, and the condition of his widowed father who suffered horrible burns in the fire.
The more they push, the more Desmondo descends into his own fantasy world where nothing can harm him.
Fast Heroes Sixty
Fast Heroes Sixty (DEU)
Pit, Croissant and Rino run a perfectly normal pizzeria until one day they meet the “monk” who gives them superpowers.
Since then these heroes fight for platonic love and reasonably affordable justice!
Recommended by Susu, Content Manager
Life Undeground (FRA)
Life Underground allows internet users to interactively become passengers in a crowd of commuters and, as they would in real life, to see someone’s face and be intrigued, be curious, and wonder “Who is this traveler? Where is he from? What is he thinking? Where is she going? What animates her? Is she happy? What do we have in common?”
From Tokyo to Montreal, Paris, Santiago, Berlin or Hong Kong, Life Underground takes you on a poetic journey encountering metro travelers from all over the world.
The Twist (AUS)
The Twist is an animated short form documentary series that brings to life some of Australia’s most intriguing true crime stories – complex, real stories with real victims and real perpetrators.
Recommended by Lisa, Production Manager
Spike and Dadda
Spike and Dadda (AUS)
Spike and Dadda is a web series that showcases the adventures of Sheldon (Dadda) and his young son, Spike. Each episode is crafted from real-life recordings of the family’s everyday life.
Alice in Paris
Alice in Paris (FRA)
This series follows an energetic young woman through the streets of Paris to find the best food and places in a city she knows like the back of her hand, but can still easily get lost in.