TO Web Fest

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Pretty In Geek is an official selection of the Toronto Web Series Festival!

Hello friends and fans!

We’re pleased to announce that Pretty In Geek will be screened at the first annual Toronto Web Series Festival! Episode 7 “The Elf Madness” is in the ‘Comedy Programme 2′ block, starting at 3:30pm in the Studio Theatre at the Harbourfront Centre.  Here is a link to the schedule and the TO WebFest website.

So far, ‘Comedy Programme 2′ also contains episodes from; Off2Kali Comedy, PARKED, Pretty Darn Funny – Season Two, Research., Secret Diary of a Call Centre Girl, State of Syn, Super Knocked Up, The Casting Room, The Monstrometer Report, The Naked Ones (Les Tout-Nus), The People That Touch Your Food, The Poke Folks, Under the HUD, Versus Valerie, WRECKED.

Several of these titles are award-winning series, and some are created here in Toronto by amazingly talented people in the web series community, and they’re ALL super funny and worth seeing up on the silver screen! The first ever TO Web Fest brings us this unique entertainment experience of “going to the movies”, except you’re able to screen the works of several web series creators, in their presence, and unlike a short film festival, you’re merely watching a sampling of entire worlds available online with many more hours of content to explore. Also, all screenings are free to attend. Many from our team will be there in person, so come say hello, and enjoy some web series! This time, on someone else’s screen, and blown up really big.

We’re really looking forward to celebrating our art with our fellow creators, fans, and friends. See you there!

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Episode 8: Double Knight Night – Season One Finale

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Double Knight Night, Pretty in Geek Finale 1.08 by prettyingeek

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Pretty in Geek on TV

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That’s right! You can catch your favourite gamers live on TV – but only in San Francisco.

On Web.2TV Sunday February 3rd at 6pm, Comcast Channel 75!

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Behind the Scenes with Stacey: 1.07 Elf Madness

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Jen Krukowski, who plays Stacey, took some time to discuss what it was like to work on 1.07 The Elf Madness!


Getting Cheated on sucks. 1.07 Pretty in Geek… by prettyingeek

This is the episode I did a cold-read from at my ‘Pretty in Geek’ audition. Initially I was asked to audition for the parts of Dani and of Anna, but after doing the scenes I’d prepared for they handed me the face-smashing scene with Stacey as an afterthought. So there I was, smashing this invisible head and making sound effects with my boot while I was trying to deliver Stacey’s lines out loud for the first time… and apparently it worked out!

By the time we got to this episode I had figured out that Stacey is “gifted” in more ways than one. She has a lot of talents that I don’t have. Knitting is one of those talents. For years my grandmother has been hassling me to learn how to knit, mailing me several editions of ‘Chicks With Sticks’ and pop-quizzing me on my abilities when I visit. According to the celebrity talk shows she likes to watch, lots of actors knit while they’re on set to help pass the time. Well, it turns out she was correct. I can now report to my grandmother that I knit (knitted?) on set just like she promised I would. So much like I had to fake some opera in front of a room full of people who could actually sing in episode 3, in this episode I had to fake some knitting in a room full of people who actually know their way around a ball of yarn.

There were other technical challenges of course, but my most vivid recollection is the wardrobe situation. My apartment had flooded the week we shot this episode and after spending a few days in a hotel I returned home to find that all of my things had been trashed/moved to accommodate the industrial dehumidifiers, because apparently they thought I had already moved out. Most of my Stacey wardrobe was already on set, however the one day I needed to bring in something that wasn’t pink, I couldn’t find any of my clothes due to my apartment being turned inside out. Vivian, our producer, ended up throwing something together for me from her personal, sweet-smelling wardrobe and even extended an invitation to make me a little nesting place on set for the night (which I ended up not having to take her up on). So for me, this episode was The One Where I Was Homeless as much as it was The One Where Stacey Wore Black. (Or was it dark, dark pink?)

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Episode 7: The Elf Madness

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The Elf Madness – 1.07 Face Smashing… by prettyingeek

After everything that happened between Dani and Jason, Stacey is now… reacting

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Nominated!

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A few days ago, Pretty In Geek was nominated in the 4th annual Indie Soap Awards!  Here is the official list of all nominees this year.  We are honored to be among several other great web series nominated for the best Opening Sequence.  A big congratulations goes out to the Pretty In Geek team, especially our designers Emma Bronwyn O’Neill and Janet Cordahi who took our intro sequence from concept to finish.  The Music of course, is the theme song Roll the Dice by Nerds With Guitars – which you can now purchase for just $0.99 on Amazon or iTunes!

This is very exciting for us, as it’s our first official nomination since launching the series earlier this year in July. (We will strive for more, too!) The We Love Soaps group are doing great things for web series with their annual Indie Soap Awards, and weekly polls, helping to get new webseries discovered by fans, and appreciated by the industry, as the web becomes a growing source of high quality content.

We are also very proud of our friends at Ruby Skye P.I., and Out With Dad, 2 wonderful webseries nominated in several categories each!  Other Canadian series to receive noms are Clutch, Hitman 101, to name a few.  A slew of others came out of LA and elsewhere around the world, and according to their site, 40 series were nominated of the ~100 applicants this year, more than all previous years. They are all worth checking out over the holidays.

Thanks again Indie Soap Awards!  And a Happy New Year!

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Get the Theme Song

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Just in time for the holidays, you can now get the Pretty in Geek Theme song, performed by Nerds With Guitars, on the following platforms!*

Amazon
Roll the Dice - Single - Nerds with Guitars & Pretty in Geek

*More platforms coming soon!

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