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Web Series ‘The Feels’ Looks to Feature Short, Daily Glimpses of Bi Life

"While many LGBTQ stories have become normalized, there remain few narratives of male bisexuality."

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The Feels

Logline: Silly, heartfelt, super-short moments in the life of a bisexual guy who’s got way too many feels.

Elevator Pitch:

Though Netflix and others have brought TV online, most new shows still stick to the traditional half-hour format. Inspired by “High Maintenance,” we have created a form that is shaped for the internet. 30-90 second episodes, released daily for a month. The brevity influences the content: Instead of your standard narrative arc, you’re going to see moments of this character’s life at the same time as you’re living your own. Episodes are closer to blog posts than to short films. Viewers can follow along daily in September for a unique real-time viewing experience, or binge-watch any time afterward.

Production Team:

Writer/Actor/Director – Tim Manley (The Moth Radio Hour, writer/illustrator of Alice in Tumblr-land)
Director/Cinematographer/Editor – Naje Lataillade (“Victoriana,” 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival Best Film)

That’s really the whole core team, though we have about 30 friends who helped out as cast and crew. We are low-budget/no-budget and a labor of love.

About the Film:

While many LGBTQ stories have become normalized, there remain few narratives of male bisexuality. It still carries the stigma of being only a rest stop on the road to fully embracing one’s gayness. Lack of these kinds of stories can make bisexual guys like me fear that I might not exist. In “The Feels,” we see Charlie having awkward moments in bed with women and miscommunications on dates with men. In contrast with films that define a queer character by their sexuality, we also see all the other parts of Charlie’s life. We present his full life experience.

Current Status: Fundraising / Post-Production. 13 days left on Kickstarter. Color, Sound, Editing to be completed.

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