Webisode 10 brings you a brand new cast of FilmFellas. Each fella has a different approach to online media, but they do agree on one thing, media is changing and it’s changing fast. Steve opens with the classic and sometimes risky exercise of “say what you think of first”. Each cast member is hit with a variety of terms from web video to social networking and the responses may shock you. Conversation quickly turns to the idea of how physical media is shifting to online media.
FilmFellas Cast 3: "Social Networking: The Wild West" features a diverse group of independent and web-based filmmakers: Anish Saviani (Wendy & Lucy, Alexander The Last), Edward Seaton (OutWorld.Tv), Mike Michaud (ThatGuyWithThe Glasses.com) and host Steve Weiss (Director FilmFellas/Critics).
In this season, the Fellas boldly challenge the gold standard of "Hollywood" filmmaking and the traditional channels of a theatrical distribution. The round table discussions lead to a passionate debate on the acceptance of on-line video as a true medium, self-distribution and how a new genre of webisodic programming will eventually compete with network television. The season wraps up with finding creative ways to grow an audience with personal-branding & community building, the emergence of online video networks (Hulu), monetizing video content and how engaging with fans directly is essential for the success of web based films.