Pilot Light TV Festival champion the discovery of the next generation of talent in episodic storytelling. They aim to give the creators behind these under-seen projects the platform to get their TV Pilot or Web Series in front of Industry members and TV fans. This year the Pilot Light team proudly present another amazing selection of shows, all of which have ‘the next big thing’ written all over them.
Creators: Karen Knox & Gwenlyn Cumyn/CA/25 mins (4 episodes)
Barbelle follows the story of a newly famous pop star duo, Veronica Vale & Alice O’Hara, whose meteoric rise to stardom has led to a blitzkrieg on their personal lives. A lesbian Spice World in Toronto and a queer love letter to the Canadian music scene.
Der Wedding Kommt
Creators: Valentina Brüning, Ira Wedel, Janina Rook/DE/5 mins/German wEngST
This series takes place in the Berlin U-Bahn U8, which the three girlfriends ride every weekend back and forth from yet-to-be-gentrified Wedding to trendy Neukölln. Along the way they experience a microcosm of Berlin nightlife.
On The Fringe
Creator: Lucy Coleman/AU/9 mins
Comedians Sarah and Jacinta take stock after a disastrous night at their local fringe festival, turning their heart-break and critical scorn into fuel for their next routines.
Other People’s Children
Creators: Brad Riddell, Anna Maria Hozian/US/16 mins
Margot Antler dreams of becoming a renowned novelist with a three-book deal and a summer house in Ghent. Reality check: she’s a rookie second-grade teacher about to experience the insanity of parent/teacher conferences for the first time.
The Secret Lives of Public Servants
Creator: Amen Jafri/CA/5 mins
By day, Marc Adornato works in the public service. By night, he burns, shreds, and smashes stuff to pieces and exhibits it in museums and galleries across the National Capital.
Creators: Jamie Maule-ffinch, Amy Spinks/GB/11 mins (3 episodes)
Vix is in a failing relationship so she does what everyone would do: have a mucky dance floor experience with a random guy and propose to her boyfriend out of guilt.
Creator: Harry Sheriff/GB/9 mins
Two struggling creatives daydream about their future careers whilst worrying if they have what it takes. Harry and Jim are ambitious actors ready to take on the industry but life and strange situations have a habit of getting in their way.
Creators: Jo Smyth, Adam Lavis/GB/12 mins
Sparebnb is an anthology comedy/drama about the different people that rent the same East London Airbnb. Each episode features a different set of guests, all with their own hilarious and poignant stories to tell.