I have some good news and some bad news. It’s actually the same piece of news and it’s either good or bad depending upon how you look at it. And perhaps dependant upon your current mood. Knock on wood – you’re currently content.
Just as we did with our YouTube channel late last year, Sexy Nerd Girl is going on indefinite hiatus across all platforms.
We are about to start seeking distribution for our feature film version of Season 1 of Versus Valerie and need to give that process our undivided attention. The fine folks at the Independent Production Fund – which helped fund part of Season 1 – have put our Season 2 funding on hold until next year. Once we’ve found a distribution channel for our Season 1 feature, we’ll re-apply with them next year for our Season 2 funding.
So the soonest you will be seeing any new Sexy Nerd Girl or Versus Valerie content will likely be 2015.
Back in 2012, a comic series called Enormous was created by writer/designer Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour. Currently with 4 issues to date, and another expected in June 2014, the series has caught the attention of the folks at Machinima, who are adapting it into a web series.
FUN. Here’s how things kick off according to the Enormous site:
“In the midst of a planetary crisis for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm has spawned ‘The Enormous’, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Humankind struggles to stave off extinction and the only law is hunt or be hunted.”
BIG FUN. Machinima has just released the trailer for the series, and you can watch it right now. In fact, I’m just going to place it so conveniently below for you that you won’t have a choice:
What’s better in the long run? A nice wedding? Or a wedding that was so close to being nice but then failed because the groom fell into the rented shark tank. With the wedding cake.
Yep. You know.
Wedding Trashers is a hilarious new web series released today featuring a group of great comics and YouTubers riffing on crazy wedding videos, off-the-wall etiquette and weird trends. If you’ve ever had to sit through a boring ceremony or endure someone going on about their special day for months on end (been there), you’ll get a kick out of this!
It’s 5:15am on a Tuesday. I haven’t been able to sleep because I’ve got a hacking cold. It’s currently at the point when every time I cough, a distasteful, slime-like substance suddenly appears in my mouth. It is not swallowable. Unlike my pride.
This sickness prevented me from being present at the taping of the last two Sexy Nerd Girl vlogs before we go on hiatus. I actually did show up to the shoot, but my team sent me home for fear of contracting my bug. Part of me was somewhat relieved. I’m a big suck – I probably would have cried during the shoot.
Val enters her 4th year of existence next week. If you’re me.
It was three years ago this week that Sexy Nerd Girl was born. For me at least.
At that time, this need arose in me to make a show with a female lead character who lives a completely ordinary life, not unlike any of our lives, but she lives it extraordinarily. She’s a Homeric hero with the life of an everywoman. If you wanted to avoid an interstellar war when the aliens make first contact, she’s the person you’d most want present. She would buy them a round of drinks.
Villains of Glasstown, beware! There’s a new web series in town…
So-Called Superheroes follows four… well, superheroes around the fictitious Glasstown where they face off against a group of scrappy, streetwise youths. It’s a fun project put together by production students, actors and fellow nerds, and so cool!
I spend my fair share of time on the Internets (aaand other peoples’ fair shares too… which would make my fair share a lot fairer than theirs, huh?). One thing I LOVE doing – love, love LOVE – is watching web series!
Buckle up for a ton of cool stuff you absolutely have to check out. And you know what? I might even do a lot of it in my talking-like-this voice. CHECK IT:
Please take a moment to consider voting for Sexy Nerd Girl in the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards. All Canadians are eligible to vote. Simply register as a public voter on CanadianComedy.ca, then login to your newly formed account and click on VOTE. We’re listed in the Best Web Series category.
BUT LET’S ASSUME FOR A MOMENT that you despise Sexy Nerd Girl. There are 4 other web series that are nominated in our category. All are deserving of this award, IMHO. So really what I’m saying here is, if you’re Canadian, and you like watching Canadian web series, go vote for one of these shows. Thanks. :)