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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s been a long time coming. Last year, we launched a contest that would see the short script of readers like you produced into an anthology short that would be a part of something much bigger. That project is called Dark/Web. It’s not just an anthology, though. It’s a serialized show with anthological aspects woven throughout.

The synopsis of the digital series is as follows:

“When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her. As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be more than just a sick joke. Someone has hidden information in the stories, details pulled from real life that point them to people and places from Molly’s past; clues that may lead them to their missing friend. DARK/WEB’s unique structure combines the classic, standalone stories traditionally found in an anthology with an overarching, season-long mystery.”

Now here’s where Dark/Web differentiates itself from your average series:

  1. A portion of a serialized tale that continues week after week. 
  2. A stand-alone horror/sci-fi short, presented in the form of stories that Molly left behind; each written and directed by a different filmmaker.

It’s been nearly a year since the contest ended, and several months since principal photography began. Rest assured, it’s still coming.

In fact, it’s closer than ever before, and we will have the pleasure of rolling out banners for each of the anthology shorts embedded in the show. Over the next several weeks, on every Tuesday, you can tune your browsers to LRM to see a banner and official synopsis for each segment, including the banner for “Hacked,” the short written by LRM reader Christopher Webster. For the first time you’ll be able to have something of a tangible idea of what to expect from Dark/Web.

Also be sure to check out upcoming episodes of Los Fanboys where we’ll be revealing all sorts of details regarding the impending release of the digital series.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.