Leon Cheo’s People Like Us has arrived on VoD, which means it’s good opportunity to take a look at the show. The show has screened at NYC Web Fest, Rio Web Fest, Roma Web Fest, and ITVFest, where the first season took home the award for Best Short Drama. It’s been nominated for five awards at the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards: Best Web Series – Drama, Best Directing – Drama (Leon Cheo), Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Steven Lim), Best Cinematography (Looi Wan Ping), and Best Editing (Christopher Datugan).
Co-developed with Action for AIDS Singapore, People Like Us is now available is the US an internationally on the Here TV network, including major cable providers (Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, FiOS, Charter and more) and Here TV premium channels on YouTube, Amazon Prime and more.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘It’s Friday night, probably the most important night on the gay calendar. Joel is a 26-year-old public relations exec who lives with his parents and is out to everyone who cares to know. After a night out clubbing, Joel meets Ridzwan, a closeted accountant with a very healthy sexual appetite. Their relationship slowly blossoms but differing expectations about sex and coming out create complications. Rai is a 20-year-old army recruit and new to the scene. After a bad date, he continues searching for Mr. Right and meets Isaac on Grindr. Isaac is a 45-year-old senior private banker who led a double life when he was married but is now enjoying his newly found freedom. When Rai finds out what Isaac does in his spare time, he loses faith in finding love in a world where sex is on everyone’s mind. Will Joel, Ridzwan, Rai, and Isaac find what they are looking for?’
Take a look at the trailer below.