Here's The Remnants from writer/director John August…this one cost $25,000 to produce.
And here's Fusion, from writer/producer Richard Manning….this one cost less than $10,000 to produce.
Both are slickly produced and well-written. But are they the future of television? It seems to me like the majority of scripted, drama web pilots have a sci-fi slant. Is that a requirement of web shows simply because they are viewed on a computer screen?
Every "webisode" and web drama I've seen all look like re-purposed TV shows rather than story-telling & film-making that takes advantage of the unique qualities and resources of the medium they are using. Why are we sticking so rigidly to the TV formats and techniques in this new medium?
What do you think? Would you click on new episodes of these shows every week? Would you pay to subscribe to them?
UPDATE: You can also catch the FUSION pilot here.