Happy New Year, Representers! (That's a terrible name for y'all - any ideas for a new one?)
I am so beyond excited about 2020 for so many reasons. Every year, I try to choose a word to focus on and use as a guiding light throughout the year. This year, I chose "receive". I have had a lot of trouble with this word in my life. First of all, it's the only word in my vocabulary that I still have difficulty spelling occasionally. But mostly, as a lifelong over-achiever, I rarely feel like I'm doing enough. I tend to focus on pushing myself to produce, on waving away compliments, opportunities, and accomplishments.
But this year is going to be different. It's my first full year in LA, and I'm ready to receive opportunities, inspiration, money, love, happiness, and all other good things that come my way, and I hope you are too! Because I have something for you to receive RIGHT NOW: REPRESENT IS COMING OUT THIS YEAR!
We have finally just about finished our amazing film festival run and REPRESENT is coming to your screens in 2020! Specifically, the first three episodes will be available March 27 - the last #FemaleFilmmakerFriday of Women's History Month! I'm so excited to finally release something that so many of my best friends worked so hard on. To keep track of all the updates, follow us at @representwebseries on Instagram!
Congrats on making it through another year! It was hard, but you did it. And now, our year of receiving has begun! Thanks for keeping up with our little series, and I hope you receive everything you deserve in 2020!
Hooray! Another festival for the East Coast crowd!
We've just learned that REPRESENT has been selected for the Baltimore Next Media Web Fest! The screenings are taking place at the end of the month over Halloween weekend! We'll update you with more details, but in the meantime, take a look at their website to see the other selections!
BREAKING NEWS: We're awesome. 😎
Our friends at New Jersey Web Fest have been so, so good to us! We've been nominated for three - count 'em, THREE - awards at the upcoming festival! The categories are:
We are so mega-proud of all of these nominations, but the last one has to be our favorite. REPRESENT is first and foremost a story about female friendship, and it means so much to us that our Tess and Ellie have been nominated together! ❤️
We'll keep you posted on future updates from NJ Web Fest, via our East Coast associate/actor-who-plays-Matt/lovable goofball human-puppy Michael Ridley! THANK YOU, NEW JERSEY!!!!
Here we are again, friends! Back at it again with REPRESENT news! This time, I am thrilled to announce three major awesome things that our little web series gets to do!
First, we will, for the first time EVER, be screening internationally! That's right, Seoul Web Fest selected REPRESENT and will be screening episode 9, "Spilling the Tea." Around here (aka my apartment/friend circle), it's widely known as the Percy episode, because it features Connor Tracy as Percy -- arguably the funniest part of the whole series and definitely a fan favorite (see below for the fierceness)! We can't be in Korea for it, but we are so, so pumped that we will be there in spirit!
Secondly, we've been nominated for another award!! The amazing folks at Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival will be screening our sixth episode, affectionately titled "The Patriarchy F*cks Up Everything", on Saturday, August 10. But not only that - they have also nominated our cast for Best Ensemble! For a mama bear who is endlessly proud of her cast no matter what, this is still huge. Thank you, OCAFF!
We've been gettin' awards y'all!
Back in April, we got the news that we had been nominated for Best Writer and Best Actress (two times over - go Jackie and Emily!) at the Queen Palm International Film Festival. Now we know that we won an Honorable Mention for Best Actress - TV/Web Series and the Silver Award for Best Writing - TV/Web Series - as well as an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series overall!
What's more, last week we went to the BLASTOFF Film Festival and found out that REPRESENT was named Best Web Series! Of the WHOLE fest, guys!!
What are we gonna do next? Go to Disneyland? Actually, it's more like the New Media Film Festival in June, where we are nominated for Web Series Promo! Stay tuned, feminists!
Also, we just got the news that REPRESENT got its FIRST official film festival selection (excluding the scripts and trailer)! Episode 6, affectionately titled "The Patriarchy F*cks Up Everything," has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest! And let me tell you, seeing our hard work being appreciated and recognized feels EVEN BETTER than we thought it would! Watch this space for more news as we submit REPRESENT to festivals!
That's right, babes! After months of work (and setbacks, and more work, and other setbacks, and Tr*mp-based depression, and eating our feelings, and getting back to work), we have the very first REPRESENT trailer! View it below, and MAJOR thanks and love to Danielle, our new fine-cut editor, for making it look so beautiful!
REPRESENT's IndieGoGo campaign has ended! We raised over $1,500 thanks to your generosity! Thank you SO MUCH for your support!!!
We are one week away from our first day of filming, and these ladies are ready to ROCK AND ROLL! We can't wait to share it with you!
We have reached $1,000 on our IndieGoGo campaign!! This is AMAZING and we couldn't have done it without every one of our contributors!
To celebrate, we released a teaser video made up of the cast's audition tapes! Watch below to see pieces of REPRESENT! And click here to access a secret, celebratory perk!