Creating a web series is becoming an increasingly popular way for those looking to get their work to the public outside the controlling hand of big media. It’s even better for those working in low budget areas where getting financing and distribution by traditional methods can be incredibly tough.
That seems to be the philosophy behind Where The Bears Are, a gay mystery web series that’s due to hit the internet in August. Created by a group of film and TV veterans, they decided not to have the door of Hollywood continually slammed in their face while seeking funding. Instead they went out and did it all themselves, simply buying an HD camera and getting the job done.
From the creative team of Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie) Joe Dietl (The Thin Pink Line) and Ben Zook (Jack and Jill), Where the Bears Are is a comedy mystery web series. Copp describes it as, “This is basically The Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote about three bears living together in Silver Lake in Los Angeles, who attempt to solve the murder of a party guest that turned up dead in their bathroom.”
The series consists of 26 four-minute episodes, with the mystery eventually reaching its climax in the desert outside of Palm Springs. Featuring guest appearances by Bruce Daniels, Tuc Watkins, Jackie Beat, and Shawn Pelofsky, the series is designed to appeal to both gay and straight audiences alike, and will premiere online August 1st, 2012 at wherethebearsare.tv.