The Streamys this year on April 11th was quite an interesting watch. It is an awards show for web content (“web television programming“). There was also quite a bit of backlash afterward and some back and forth. Truth is, it is a very young community and it is still trying to find its legs. I have faith they will get their act together and pull out strong.
With that said, something amazingly awesome happened within the mess of it all. For me, at least. Sean Becker (tw fb imdb), The Guild‘s director, and a friend of mine won for Best Director in a Comedy (see him win here) and gave me a shout out on my birthday during his acceptance speech:
That was truly one of the memorable things this year so far for me.
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Angel of Death
This web series was pointed out to me by @crackledotcom, a buddy, and it resides on Crackle.com obviously. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to watch an action-packed web show filled with intrigue and beautiful deadly women.
It was created and written by Ed Brubaker, and directed by Paul Etheredge and is no slouch with the star power, with ZoÃ« Bell (Quentin Tarantino‘s “Death Proof“) as Eve, a remorseless assassin, employed by a ruthless crime family, and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica“) as Vera, Eve’s unwitting next door neighbor.
Along with these two powerhouse women the cast comprises of Ted Raimi as Jed Norton, which by the way is the first time the three worked together since Xena (Bell as Lawless’ stunt double); Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer“) as Dr. Rankin; Vail Bloom (“The Young and the Restless“) as Regina Downes; Brian Poth (“CSI: Miami“) as Graham; Justin Huen (“Weeds“) as Franklin; and Jake Abel (“Cold Case“) as Cameron Downes.
That’s a very good selection of actors, if I do say so myself!
After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, Eve begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result of her injury, Eve is driven to seek revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place — her mob employers.
If that’s not the best premise out there, I don’t know what is. The first thing you will notice when watching it is how amazingly it was shot. Its in comic book-panel style, which in my opinion adds to the quality and mystique of the show. I also can’t stress enough how great the action sequences are on this series. Also note, this series is of a mature nature, so its violent and its cussy… but what would YOU say with a four inch blade in your head?
So, the ten episodes are out on the website and soon we will have the ability to purchase the DVD along with new footage as a full length feature. Go ahead and watch and prepare to be amazed.