Super Knocked Up is in three awesome festivals this week and next and we’re super-excited!
Raindance London Web Fest
Writer/Director Jeff Burns is off to London for Raindance London Web Fest, which takes place Sept. 28-29. SKU will screen on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Vue Piccadilly Cinema in Piccadilly Circus in London. As part of the screening, Jeff will on the Know Your Niche, Know Your Audience panel.
SKU is also part of the awesome Independent Television & Film Festival this week in Dover and Wilmington, Vermont. The fest runs Sept. 26-28 and SKU screens each day with a Q&A after the Sat., Sept. 28 2:00 p.m. screening. Actor Mark Pezzula, Executive Producer Christopher Schiller, Co-Producer/Assistant Director Justin Stewart, and Casting Director Mark Fallon will be at the fest representing SKU.
A few days after Raindance, Jeff will hop over to France for Marseille Web Fest! This will be Jeff’s first time in France and he can’t wait to screen SKU with French subtitles and speak on a panel. The festival runs Oct. 4-5.
In addition, we swept the rest of the poll, with Jessica James/Darkstar and Michael Masters/Captain Amazing coming in first place for Favorite Couple, Jourdan Gibson (Jessica James/Darkstar) coming in first place for Favorite Actress, and Mark Pezzula (Michael Masters/Captain Amazing) coming in first place for Favorite Actor! A huge thank you to all the fans that took the time to vote for us! You can view the results here.
We are also proud to announce that we were selected as Webseries of the Week by Hypable.com. Selina Wilken had this to say about Super Knocked Up…
“With its impressive visual effects and talented, hilarious cast, Super Knocked Up puts a fresh a spin on the familiar superhero genre – not least because the show’s protagonist is actually the villain.”
Jessica gives birth during a super-pregnancy! And she discovers how difficult it is trying to plan her next villainous crime when Michael goes to save the day and leaves her to take care of the baby all by herself.
To stay up to date on Super Knocked Up news and announcements, or to submit a question to be answered on a future episode of our weekly Google+ Hangout, Super Geeked Up, click on the links below:
The award show will be Sunday, August 18th, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PST) at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Anyone who would like to attend the show to support Super Knocked Up or any of the other award winners can purchase tickets or get more information at http://www.thegeekieawards.com/tickets/. Public seating is limited, so get your tickets soon.
Super Knocked Up has also won a Geeky Award from ComicUno for “Best Geeky Webshow”. Thanks to all the fans that voted for SKU, you guys are the reason we won! You can watch the winner announcement video below, along with Jeff, Jourdan, and Mark’s announcement vid where they thank all the fans (SKU segment starts just past the 16:00 mark, but please watch the whole vid to see all the other winners). Also, please visit www.youtube.com/user/haydenclaireheroes to subscribe to ComicUno and see more of her vids.
Also, Jeff and Jourdan have been invited to San Diego Comic Con (THE Comic Con) to join in on a Web Series panel. This is a HUGE opportunity for Super Knocked Up, and if anyone is going, or can make it, please make sure to get your space in the audience for the panel. Comic Con 2013 will take place July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, or to get tickets, you can visit their site at http://www.comic-con.org/cci. The Web Series panel will be Thursday, July 18 at 7:30-8:30 PM in Room 24 ABC.
And finally, we can announce that Season 2 Episode 3 will premiere next Wednesday, June 19. You can watch the episode at Koldcast.tv, or subscribe to our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/skuwebseries.
And from Jeff and the cast and crew, thanks again to all of the fans! You guys are what make the show, and all of these honors possible!
The world premiere for the season 2 finale of Clutch will be shown on the big screen tomorrow, Monday, May 27 at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Our friends from Clutch have also invited SKU director Jeff Burns and actor John Schnurr to screen the latest episode of Super Knocked Up, and will also be screening several other web series and a world premiere showing of Wil Wong’s film Symphony Dark. Anyone who would like or is able to attend to support us and our friends can get more information below, or by clicking the link to the Facebook event below. Also, please click the Join button on the event page if you are planning to attend.
“The world premiere of the Clutch Season 2 finale on the big screen at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles!
In addition to showing the 2-part finale, Toronto’s top web series creators will be on hand to screen trailers for their series, featuring:
Out With Dad Season 3 (world premiere!)
Out of Time (world premiere!)
Pretty in Geek
Ruby Skye PI
Pete Winning and the Pirates
and the film by Wil Wong – Symphony Dark (world premiere)
and as well, special guests Jeff Burns and and John Schnurr will be here from NY to screen the latest episode of Super Knocked Up.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Seating: First come, first served (and open to the public)
Clutch merchandise will be available for sale!
Door prizes include original artwork and swag!
Super Mashed Up: Ep. 6 – A Super Knocked Up/Justice Woman Crossover
An all female superhero/villain battle in this crossover as our super-villain Darkstar goes head to head with superhero Justice Woman! Who’s going to come out on top? Watch this super-cool and fun episode to find out!
To see more Justice Woman, and keep up to date on news and announcements from the series, please be sure to click on and subscribe to their links below.
Super Mashed Up! Seven Web Series Team Up for Super Crossover Series.
April 16, 2013. Los Angeles, CA – Seven web series. Eight episodes. One crossover extravaganza.
The creators and stars of web series from around the globe have teamed up for a fun mash-up of stories and characters from each of the series’ worlds. What would happen if super-villain Darkstar from Super Knocked Up met geeky cook Alan from Pairings who just happened to be a huge fan of hers? Or if the dysfunctional contract killers Matt and Lex from Clutch met Abdabs the Grim Reaper from The Bloody Mary show?
Super Mashed Up: Episode 1 – A Super Knocked Up/Pairings Crossover
Those are the questions the Super Mashed Up series has a lot of fun answering beginning Tuesday, April 16. Jeff Burns, creator of action/comedy series Super Knocked Up, conceived the idea when planning to go to LA Web Fest last month.
“I’m always trying to think of fun ways to not only promote Super Knocked Up but also all the other amazing web series out there,” says Burns. “LA Web Fest was going to be one of the few times we were all going to be together in one place, so I thought it was the perfect time to team up and shoot videos incorporating characters from a bunch of different series.”
So in the midst of going to screenings, panels, and networking events, the creators and stars of seven web series ran around LA Web Fest shooting crossover videos.
“It was mad ninja fun!” says Darlene Sellers, co-creator of comedy series Chop Socky Boom. “And it really made us feel like part of a web series family. Or dojo, as the case may be.”
Darren Chadwick-Hussein, creator of The Bloody Mary Show pipes in, “The crossovers were a phenomenal opportunity to unite likeminded people from both coasts, as well as Canada and the UK. The Americans showed us a great time and we showed them what universal healthcare looks like.”
Jonathan Robbins, creator of femme fatale action series Clutch, spearheaded the initiative with Burns. Both creators contacted other web series to see who would be interested in making crossover videos.
“I was thrilled to see everyone we contacted was totally down with the idea and really excited about it,” says Burns. “But that doesn’t surprise me since the web series community is by far the most supportive and collaborative community I’ve seen out of all the different areas of filmmaking I’ve been a part of.”
Robbins adds, “Putting characters from popular web series together on screen is exactly the kind of thing that separates what we’re doing on the web from what can be done on television. It was great to see that web series creators and performers alike were not afraid to just play.”
And playing is exactly what everyone did. While a couple of the crossover episodes were scripted or storied out in advance, many were spur of the moment creations with the creators and stars of the different series taking a few minutes to brainstorm ideas and then shooting the episode.
As Vanessa Verduga, creator and star of Justice Woman, puts it: “I think it shows the deep level of respect we have for each other’s creativity and work ethic.”
The seven series taking part in the crossover videos are: Super Knocked Up, Clutch, Pairings, The Bloody Mary Show, Reality on Demand, Justice Woman, and Chop Socky Boom.
Jodie Younse, director and producer of Parings, notes how enjoyable the mash-ups were: “Not only did we enjoy collaborating with other content creators but being able to create these crossover videos is a perfect example of how these shows are ideal for the web. We were able to have two worlds intermix in short vignettes that will hopefully inspire fans of one show to watch the other’s.”
“Fans of our show will find it fun,” adds Marx Hernandez Pyle, creator of Reality On Demand, “and enjoy being introduced to other series with different genres and tones, but the same creative heart.”
Burns hopes to “increase the fan base and views for all our series and for web series in general. That would be awesome because web series rock!”
Verduga totally agrees: “I guess what truly distinguishes them is the camaraderie between the people making these videos. It’s like working with a friend – there was nothing weird about it – it just felt comfortable and it was a ton of fun.”
The Super Mashed Up series starts Tuesday, April 16 with new episodes coming every Tuesday after that.
All episodes will be available to watch at www.youtube.com/SKUWebSeries and the respective channels for the other series.
For all the series descriptions and where you can watch all the series’ episodes to get the most out of the crossover videos, see the list below.
Four strangers test a highly advanced virtual reality game that puts them into their favorite TV shows and movies. When they become trapped, a fun adventure takes a dangerous turn where cancellation means death.
Follow Sofia Escala, aka Justice Woman, a spunky Assistant D.A. by day, defender of truth and justice by night, who fights to right the wrongs committed against the innocent and powerless by a corrupt legal system.
Just back from LA after four days of an amazing LAWebfest! Super Knocked Up won a Visual Effects Award for our super-cool effects from Season 1. Huge congrats to our Visual Effects Artists Daniel DeFabio and Christopher Vincelette for their kick-ass work.
We also received one of the big prizes of the night: an official selection into the Marseille Webfest in France. We were one of the few series chosen at LAWebfest to go to Marseille and we’re so freakin’ excited! I’ll be off to France in Oct. Can’t wait!
It really was an incredible week in LA. Jourdy and I got to hang out with so many amazing web series creators, including peeps from Clutch, Chop Socky Boom, Pairings, The Bloody Mary Show, Justice Woman, and Reality on Deman. We shot super-cool cross promo videos with all those shows where Jourdy as her Darkstar character got to interact with characters from the other shows. The shoots were so much fun and we can’t wait to show them to all of you. So stay tuned for that!
Episode 3 of Season 2 is coming soon! If you’re behind on any of our episodes, head on over to our Episodes page to catch all the super-fun. Thanks so much for your support! It means the world to us :)