Steampunk web-series nominated for two awards

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Progress The Series

LOS ANGELES, December 2013: “Progress,” the steampunk web series, has received two International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards nominations in the categories of “Best Visual Effects (Digital)” and “Best Design (Art Direction/Production).”  Three of the scheduled 10 episodes in the series are live on YouTube:

“Our nomination confirms a small, independent production company that creates quality programming can compete with extremely well-funded projects like ‘Battlestar Gallactica’ and ‘Continuum,’ ” said Nicole Wright, series producer and director. “It’s an honor just to be nominated among some of the giants in the business, validating our high production values.”

The visual effects were created by British animator-editor Paul Lada whose credits as an animator include “Prometheus,” “Harry Potter,” “Tomb Raider” and “Charlotte’s Web.”  Art Design was a collaborative effort of David King (production design), Shannon Arrant (costumes) and Andrea Garduno (art and illustrations).

“Progress” stars Ben Whalen (“Midnights with Adam,” “To Be King”) as the Sherlockian hacker Oscar Lerwill, Rebecca Lynch (“Holiday High School Reunion,” “Game Night”) as the alluring cam-harlot Lila DeClide, Derek Houck (“Community,” “United States of Tara”) as the mischievous troll Adam Rhett, Andy Pandini (“Between Jupiter and Mars,” “Harold’s Going Stiff”) as the right-wing pundit Mr. Humbbaugh, Kai Cofer (“Deadwood,” “Smiley Face”) as the constable Alben Scot, and Anna Mountford (“Glee,” “Murphy’s Law”) as the voice of Oscar’s computer.

“Progress” was written by Armando Saldanamora. The series is directed by Nicole Wright and produced by Flawless Victory Media.

The 2014 IAWTV Awards will take place on January 7 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and will be live-streamed online.

Other nominations in the “Best Visual Effects (Digital)” include “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” “State of Syn,” “Continuum,” and “Super Knocked Up.” In the “Best Design (Art Direction/Production)” category, other nominees include “Continuum,” “Red Scare,” “Destroy the Alpha Gammas” and “Inferno.”

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