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Melbourne WebFest winners unveiled

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Jenny Wynter was the winner of the Pitch Perfect Award for her pitch Viking Mama.

The winners of the fourth annual Melbourne WebFest were announced last night at a gala awards night at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

In a festival-first, Melbourne WebFest held a live pitching competition, Pitch Perfect @ Mwf with ABC iview,. in which 20 participants had two minutes to pitch an idea for an original web series based on the theme .Anytime, Anywhere..

The debut Pitch Perfect Award was presented to Jenny Wynter for her pitch Viking Mama, by ABC iview Content Manager Kevin Mountain.

Viking Mama, a comedy, follows a woman from a distant time through the fields of present day suburbia. Juggling her 21st century tribe of children, a passive aggressive .perfect. neighbour and the pressures of modern domestic life, she struggles to fight the war of parenting as a competitive artform.

Wynter will receive a cash prize of $5,000 towards professional development,
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Aussie web-series The Justice Lease returns for second season

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Australian comedy web-series.The Justice Lease.is returning a for second season after winning $70,000 at the Viewster Online Film Festival.

In 2013, Severe Comedy self funded series one of The Justice Lease, a six-part web series which focused on the daily domestic lives of Superman, Batman, The Hulk and Aquaman, set in a suburban Australian share-house.

Series one of.The Justice Lease.screened at Melbourne WebFest, La WebFest (winning eight awards) and was awarded a $70,000 cash prize in the inaugural Viewster Online Film Festival.

Since then, the creators have used that budget to create a five-part series, which will be launched on March 22 via YouTube..

Producer Erasmo Raimundo said the funding had allowed the team to create the kind of series envisioned at the beginning..

"An entirely over-dramatic comedy that both pokes fun at, and reveres, the superhero genre,. he said..

Director Jeremy Brull likes to think of it as cross
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Aussies win $US70,000 in online competition

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Australian director Jeremy Brull.s The Justice Lease has won the top prize of $US70,000 in an online festival.

Shot for just $7,000, the web series features real-life versions of Superman, Batman, Aquaman and The Hulk as they struggle to live together in an Australian share-house.

The prize was awarded by the advertiser-supported Video-on-Demand service Viewster in the inaugural Viewster Online Film Fest (#Voff). The theme was When Life Gives You Lemons...

The judges were Us producer Ted Hope, who is CEO of Fandor, Finnish director/creator of Iron Sky Timo Vuorensola and German actress Nora Tschirner.

The judges said: .The episode Man of Steel was very well constructed and extremely funny.. They indicated they really want to see what.s going on in the director.s head.

Brull, who shot The Justice Lease with co-producer Paul Michael Ayre, said: .After a year of struggling to get this series out to the masses,
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Australian Superhero Parody 'The Justice Lease' Wins Viewster VOD Festival

Australian Superhero Parody 'The Justice Lease' Wins Viewster VOD Festival
The Justice Lease, an Australian comedy featuring very domesticated versions of Superman, Batman, Aquaman and The Hulk, has won the inaugural Viewster Online Film Festival and the $70,000 top prize from the Swiss-based VOD service. An online series produced by Australian production company Severe Comedy, Justice Lease reimagines the famous superheroes as roommates sharing a house in Australia, where instead of super villains, they face endless bickering and petty battles over rent and housework. The winning episode, Man of Steel, features Paul Michael Ayre, who co-wrote Justice Lease with director Jeremy Brull, as a domestic Superman, jealous

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