Luke Eve’s award-winning web series Low Life has been accepted into a myriad of international festivals including the prestigious Series Mania Festival in Paris where it was invited to screen as one of only 16 web series from around the world.
Other upcoming festivals the series has been accepted into include First Glance Film Festival, Sunscreen Festival in Florida, Montreal Web Festival, K Web Festival in Korea and the prominent Marseilles Web Festival in October.
“I’m thrilled that such a deeply personal project has found such a universal audience. If Low Life can increase awareness of mental health as well as entertain people then we have achieved my goal in making this series,” said Eve.
The series is eligible for the audience choice award at Series Mania and people can vote online here: http://series-mania.fr/en/webseries/low-life/
Funded through KickStarter, it stars Henry Nixon as Jef, who on the surface, is a regular guy with a good job, great girlfriend and good looks to boot. The problem with Jef is that he just doesn’t feel right – about life, his job, or anything. He’s not sure what to do about it so he relies on the not-always-great advice he gets from best friend Tom (Randy Jay Burrell) and girlfriend Shelly (Logie award winning Claire van der Boom). Together, they attempt to fix Jef’s issues and find themselves failing miserably in the process.
Co-Created, produced, and directed by Luke Eve (“Cockroach,” “Australian Summer”) and co-created and written by Adam Grossetti (“Home and Away,” “Sea Patrol”), this dark comedy explores the topic of depression in a highly visual, evocative and humorous way. By agreeing to take a trendier route in the creation of this series, they made Low Life outside of the studio system.
The anti- establishment aesthetic made its debut exclusively on Vimeo in April 2014 and has since screened at numerous film festivals around the world and has won multiple awards including Best Comedy and The Grand Jury Prize at the Melbourne Web Festival and Best Director and Best Performance at The Australian Online Video Awards.
Featuring the talents of Henry Nixon ("The Pacific," ”Noise") and Claire Van Der Boom (upcoming “5 Flights Up” starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton), the series also introduces a soundtrack by Ween, Lenka, Mental As Anything and a host of other international artists.
For more information visit www.lowlifeseries.com