IFNYC#014: Doomsday the Series – Sonja O’Hara & Vincent Petrosini
Winning the iTVFest with the Independent Episodic Drama
Sonja O’Hara & Vincent Petrosini
From Sonja O’Hara & Vincent Petrosini, the award winning filmmakers behind the 2015 feature film “Ovum” (BostonIFF Indie Spirit Award), comes “Doomsday”, a surreal digital series, in the vein of Martha Marcy May Marlene meets The Leftovers. Half present action, inching toward Doomsday/half flashback to reveal who this person is and why/how they joined this cult.
DOOMS DAY is a surreal episodic drama. It follows the daily lives of the dozen residents of a millennial commune in Upstate New York. Half present action, inching toward Doomsday/half flashback to reveal who this person is and why/how they joined this cult
– Written by Jaspal Binning
The award for Best of ITVFest went to Doomsday, a surreal episodic drama that follows the daily lives of the dozen residents of a millennial commune in Upstate New York. Created by Sonja O’Hara, the drama is half present action, inching toward Doomsday/half flashback to reveal who this person is and why/how they joined this cult. Karin Agstam was selected as Best Actress, Drama for her role in the film.
From Sopranos to Breaking Bad to the Walking Dead, episodic series are the medium for some of the most creative and clever writing going on today. It’s only natural that there would be indie filmmakers who want to tell stories through episodic series.
Sonja and Vincent relate some great advice for how to plan the production of a series as well as giving some good advice on festivals that are appropriate for series.
iTVFest – The Independent Television and Film Festival — itvfest.com
Series Fest – Showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators — seriesfest.com
New York Television Festival – The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement — nytvf.com
If you would like to see a clip form their first collaboration, a feature film called “Ovum”
You can watch the trailer and a clip from the film here:
Ovum will be released on Mother’s Day 2017
LINKS AND INFORMATION MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Sonja O’Hara Official Website: sonjaohara.com
- Vincent Petrosini IMDB page: imdb.com/name/nm3713939/
- Doomsday Official Facebook Page: facebook.com/DoomsdayEpisodic/
- Doomsday IMDb Page: imdb.com/title/tt4733262/combined
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