Shilpi Roy on her Web Series, 'Hipsterhood'
Shilpi Roy talks to Film Independent about her quirky new web series Hipsterhood. She says, "[Making a web series] stemmed from my original goals which was I wanted to do something hard to direct but easy to produce (it was not, in fact, 'easy' to produce, but at the time I thought it would be). So I came up with this concept of following the inner dialogue my hipsters have as they think about talking to each other. All the 'dialogue' is actually Voice Over, which meant that I wouldn’t really have to deal with sound on set and would be able to shoot while establishments were open, but I would have to work out some kind of system with my actors when it came to directing what they were 'thinking.'"
Read more about the series and Roy's carefully strategized marketing plan here.