Missouri State’s media, journalism and film department’s second Web series, “A Little Help,” has received a bronze Telly Award. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, approximately 25 percent are chosen as winners of the bronze Telly.
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.
“A Little Help” also has four nominations from the 2015 LA Web Series Festival, or LAWEBFEST, to be held April 2-5, 2015, in Los Angeles. The series will compete in the following categories:
- Outstanding Student Series (creator Kevin Shabel / produced Deborah Larson, Cibee Jaime, Nich Peltz)
- Outstanding Actor – Student Series (William Bixby)
- Outstanding Actor – Student Series (David Greathouse)
- Outstanding Theme Song (David Greathouse, composer)[general pool]