Severely Indie Spotlight: "The Louise Log" - An Absurdist Webseries

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In the age of crowdfunding (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc.), projects can either live or die based on the heat generated by an audience. I’ve backed a few projects in my day, most notably the American Psycho musical, produced by Jesse Singer and Act4. For my $100 “donation” I received an autographed poster, t-shirt, flash drive and more. An exciting and nerve-wracking experience, I’ve been paying attention to crowdfunding more and more as time has gone on.

The Louise Log, created by Anne Flournoy, is a tremendous success story in that the webseries, now commencing its third season, netted around $22,000 in funding to proceed.

Garnering a cult-like following online, the show is a comedy centered around a NYC housewife and the absurd comedic events in her life. The show was apparently a favorite of Roger Ebert, who had tweeted about it in the past, as well as a favorite of Vagina Monologues-ist Eve Ensler.

A webseries has to be a difficult thing to launch, but an even more difficult thing to keep running. It’s one thing to craft a pseudo-interactive mess of confusion like Marble Hornets, but to create a three-season long series about a bohemian-esque lifestyle in New York. If you’re looking for your new addiction, The Louise Log is a neat little comedy series worthy of your viewing. Check out the show here.

Jan
28
2014
Robert Ottone • Staff Writer

A natural bon vivant in love with cigars, finery and luxurious booze, SelfieRob aims to make light of the world around him while living the party boy lifestyle. From the Hamptons to NYC and beyond, SelfieRob lives life to the fullest.

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