After clinching funding through Screen Australia and YouTube’s highly coveted Skip Ahead initiative to produce a new series, ArtSpear Entertainment’s Rita Artmann and Joe Bauer are hoping to make the leap from digital platforms to popular streaming services.
This grant opens the door for ArtSpear to potentially become the next content creators picked up by a streamer, following in the footsteps of past Skip Ahead recipients such as Aunty Donna’s Coffee Café and Theodore and Nathan Saidden’s Superwog.
The six-part true crime parody series UnTrue Crime follows woefully incompetent Detectives Spoink and Hoggman who stumble into a classic murder scenario full of twists.
ArtSpear Entertainment co-owner and producer Rita Artmann says they would love to find a streaming platform or broadcast network interested in acquiring the new series.
“With season one in post-production, we are currently developing the story for season two, which we would like to produce on a larger scale and expand into half-hour episodes,” says Ms Artmann.
Joe Bauer takes the helm as both writer and director on UnTrue Crime, while Rita Artmann takes charge as writer and producer.
The series will air in November on ArtSpear Entertainment’s YouTube channel, which has amassed over 600 million views.
ArtSpear Entertainment co-owner and director Mr Bauer says digital platforms such as YouTube act as a ‘full circle device’ for content creators.
“YouTube can act as a launchpad to showcase creative potential and capture the attention of audiences and streaming services alike,” says Mr Bauer.
“Getting picked up by a broadcast network or streaming service would be the culmination of our journey on YouTube and a chance to share our stories with an even broader audience.”
Known for their viral video parodies and compelling content, ArtSpear Entertainment has a number of upcoming projects including Fanfictasia, the fourth part in their animated pop-culture crossover murder mystery series, which is a spin-off series to their most popular animated series The Super-Bowl Saga.
ArtSpear Entertainment is an independent production company located on the Gold Coast and has produced award-winning feature films The Killage and Australiens as well as web comedy series The Void and animated parody YouTube series Toon Sandwich.
For further information about ArtSpear Entertainment, please visit https://artspear.com/
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