‘A Little Help’ wins LA Webfest award

A little HelpThe media, journalism and film department’s second Web series, “A Little Help,” took the top prize for theme music at the 2015 Los Angeles Web Series Festival, also known as LA Webfest, in April. The music was composed by David Greathouse, who also played Dan in the series.

The four-part series had three other LA Webfest nominations and has been selected to screen at the 2015 Miami Web Fest on Oct. 1-4. It won a bronze Telly Award earlier this year.

About ‘A Little Help’

“A Little Help” was an interdisciplinary effort across the College of Arts and Letters, from digital film and media production, electronic arts and graphic design, to journalism, communication, and public relations.

The series follows comedian Ringo who hopes to pursue his dreams in New York City, but his efforts are thwarted by his dysfunctional friends and family, including his pot-smoking parents.

A group of students, led by screenwriting graduate student Kevin Shabel and digital film senior Nich Peltz, wrote the script, while MSU students, faculty and staff joined community actors to comprise the cast. After more than 250 hours of post-production that also involved a team of students, faculty and staff, the series was launched in July 2014.

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