October 15, 2014
Mix and Mingle 7-8 PM
Screening 8-9 PM
Mark and Wendy Durand
The Studio@620 will screen the premiere episode of "THREE", a new web series created by local film maker Lucas Omar. A recent Creative Loafing review written by Tiffany Razzano describes it this way: "Tired of unimaginative, unoriginal plotlines, local filmmaker Lucas Omar decided to turn the romcom genre on its head with his new web series, Three, a modern-day take on the love triangle. Filmed throughout Tampa Bay, the series will focus on three twenty-somethings: outgoing, over-the-top Layla, who’s straight; her best friend, uptight, bookish Tanner, who’s gay; and Jason, the bisexual object of both of their affections. "
Here are more excerpts from the Creative Loafing review:
"Sexual openness is also at the heart of the Palm Harbor-based auteur’s project.
“I find it so interesting that in a modern society where everything bleeds sex — TV, social media — yet we’re so conservative about it,” Omar said. And as a gay man, Omar feels the queer community isn’t being accurately portrayed onscreen.
So far, Omar has shot the pilot for Three. But he’s recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the $20,000 needed to film the remaining four episodes of the series — and if they can raise more than that they’ll be able to shoot the bonus episodes Omar has planned.
And 10 percent of funds raised will be donated to the creation of Metro Wellness and Community Centers’ planned LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg. The venue will serve as a safe space for youth and provide visitors and residents with information about what’s going on in the area.
“Giving back to the community is so important,” said Omar.
Read the whole Creative Loafing article here.
A final series party will be held at The Studio on November 10th as well so save that date!
More information can be found at these assorted web pages: