Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) announced today the second installment in its Epic Summer Film Project with the premiere of award-winning director Seth Worley’s newest film, “Real Gone.”
Worley, who directed the recent YouTube viral smash, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswalt, described “Real Gone” as somewhat of a departure for him. He commented, “It’s definitely the darkest story I’ve ever told, although – and maybe I’m being delusional — I actually think it’s an ultimately hopeful and optimistic story.”
Worley’s new film “Real Gone” can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50F5Lhea8Lw
Seth continued, “Ryan and I work so well together it’s almost gross. We have very similar and complementary instincts when it comes to storytelling. To be on a slate like this wedged between Ryan Connolly and Andrew Kramer is surreal. Both of these guys have been inspiring me for years, so I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t a little starstruck.”
Ryan Connolly, creator of Film Riot, the indie filmmaking DIY channel on YouTube, added, “Moving into month two of Film Riot’s Epic Summer couldn’t be more exciting. Our first month had a huge reaction from our community who really responded to the heart of what we are trying to do, which is to show the filmmaking process from many different perspectives and with complete transparency. But now we move into our second month with the release of Seth Worley’s new short film, along with a month-long look at his creative process. Seth’s film “Real Gone,” is definitely a different type of story than he usually tackles, and in my opinion it’s one of his best! I’m thrilled to give our audience a look at Seth behind the camera, especially with such a unique film.”
Film Riot’s Epic Summer
Film Riot’s Epic Summer debuted last month with the premiere of Ryan Connolly’s short film, U.F.Oh Yeah. The Epic Summer is a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming and award winning indie film directors. For the project, Connolly has teamed up with Andrew Kramer – renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as “Plot Device” and the recent sensation, “Old/New.”
The first installment of Film Riot’s Epic Summer, entitled U.F.Oh Yeah, follows Ned Dedry, a conspiracy theorist and Extra-Terrestrial enthusiast, who had always dreamed of making contact with other-worldly visitors. But, when that day finally arrived, things don’t play out the way he’d hoped.
Connolly’s film U.F.Oh Yeah! can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQB2wtKQkvM&list=UU6P24bhhCmMPOcujA9PKPTA
3 films from 3 directors over 3 months
Film Riot’s Epic Summer is a three month event that showcases three new films from each of the three directors. In addition to the premiere of these new films, ‘Epic Summer’ dives into the process of each filmmaker to see how they made their film, with each film accompanied by a month-long series of Behind The Scenes films that will dive deep into the techniques and challenges of making each film.
Today, Seth Worley’s short debuts, followed by a month of behind the scenes/how-to episodes about how Seth made the film. And in June, 2015, Andrew Kramer’s short film and subsequent behind the scenes series will be released.
All short films and their behind the scenes series can be viewed on the Film Riot YouTube channel here:https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot
About Seth Worley
Seth Worley is the resident filmmaker at visual effects software maker Red Giant and the director and writer of short films, branded content and commercials for clients like JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Leo Burnett, Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil, and more. His short films — which include the Webby Award-winning “Plot Device,” “Old/New” (narrated by comedian Patton Oswalt), “Tempo” (named one of Slate.com’s “Six Best Sci-Fi Shorts of 2012”), “Spy Vs Guy,” “Form 17,” and “Order Up” — have been featured in Forbes, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, Slate, io9, SlashFilm, Mashable and more. Seth lives and works in Nashville, TN.
About Ryan Connolly
After film school, Ryan started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company, Alienware. But rather than continue following the typical path of many aspiring filmmakers, Connolly came up with the idea to create Film Riot, an online show that would let him share how-to filmmaking tips, get feedback on his work, and ultimately build an audience and a community. Today, his renegade style has earned him a loyal online following of over half a million and his company Triune Films continues to produce weekly online video content like Film Riot and Variant as well as short films, such as the successful TELL, LOSSES, and PROXiMITY.
About Film Riot
Film Riot is a how-to trip through filmmaking from the mind of Ryan Connolly. From how to make great effects to following Triune Films through production, Film Riot explores the art of filmmaking in a way you’ve never seen. For more information or to join the over 600,000 subscribers to the Film Riot YouTube channel, please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/about.