FREE ENTRY EVENT. Presented by Digital Creators UK. On the eve of Raindance Web Fest, come to the Raindance Cafe to hear from a panel of web series creators the secrets to low budget web series production and how crowdfunding can be one of the best ways to develop an audience for your series before you have even shot a frame.
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Moderator: Susan E. Clarke (Writer)
With: Ryan Lynch (Writer), Jamie McKeller (Writer/Director), Bridgett Michele Lawrence (Writer/Director), Chris Munns (Director)
Susan E. Clarke is a Writer and Producer who has had her work showcased at several celebrated film festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Sci-Fi London Film Festival, Raindance Web Fest and LA Web Fest. The latter of which saw her webseries, Chronicles of Syntax, walk away with six awards for a sci-fi/fantasy show, including ‘Best Series’. Sue has spent the last year as an official selection for most web fests in America and Canada and will be finishing her run in Miami this month. In the meantime Susan helps out at Raindance, being one of the founding members of Digital Creators UK, and sometimes lends her writing skills as a ‘journalist’ for USA based webzine Webvee Guide. If she’s not writing her latest project then you’re more than likely to find her hiding out at Comic Con!
A writer and filmmaker lurking in the city of York which is nestled warmly in the North East of England. He eats a lot of soup and drinks more coffee than medically advised. Having spent a decade directing and acting in theatre, he had a spark of an idea to attempt to make a web series in early 2010. He didn’t have a clue what he was doing. Jump forwards to present day, he has quite a lot more knowledge on the subject, and has become particularly skilled at crafting ambitious projects from little more than ideas and caffeine. He watches far too many films and TV shows, but it’s fine because it’s obviously research. He is a founding member of Digital Creators UK.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bridgett Lawrence is passionate about creating universal stories that speak to the heart, mind, and spirit. Bridgett discovered a love for the arts in high school when she began writing and acting with The Sullivan Street Players and Faces, an improvisational theatre troupe with whom she toured for several years performing throughout New York and as far as Germany. Bridgett attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in Film and Television Production and Dramatic Writing. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television writing, Bridgett decided to take charge of her Hollywood dreams by transforming her award winning television pilot, The Value of Ex, into a web series. Since premiering in the spring of 2014, The Value of Ex has been selected for numerous festivals including the American Black Film Festival and now the Raindance Web Fest. Bridgett is very excited to share her work with the UK and the world.
After graduating from King’s College London with a BSc in Mathematics and cutting his teeth on several short films, Chris took his first steps in the web series world when he joined the team of the UK sci-fi web show Chronicles of Syntax, directing two of the six episodes and editing half of the 3-hour long series, as well as taking on the role of consulting producer and all-round tech geek. Currently working towards a second season, Chris has helped take Chronicles of Syntax to the MCM Expo London Comic-Con and festivals around the world, including Raindance Web Fest, TO Web Fest, LA Web Fest (where the series won 6 awards, including Outstanding Science-Fiction/Fantasy Series and Outstanding Editing) and Roma Web Fest. He is a founding member of Digital Creators UK.