The Web Series Medium and Pittsburgh
The Early Days of the Web Series Medium Online video pioneer and Pittsburgh native Justin Kownacki shares his thoughts on launching a web series in 2003, as well as the first spin-off series in 2011.
Felicia Day: The Pittsburgh Connections Comic book artist Jim Rugg and Pittsburgh Dad co-creator Christopher Preksta each played significant roles in the Los Angeles-based actress’ web series The Guild.
Jack & Emma: The Miniseries A series of eleven short videos introduces the characters of the Jack & Emma web series while serving as a marketing tool for the show’s fundraising efforts on Indiegogo.
The Mercury Men and Flash Gordon Exploration of the Pittsburgh-based sci-fi web series The Mercury Men and how it relates to the Flash Gordon trilogy of Saturday movie matinee serials from the 1930s.
Reviews of Pittsburgh-Based Webseries
The Baristas Review of the Justin Kownacki-created comedy web series about a Pittsburgh coffee shop and its small group of employees and customers that shares similarities with the NBC sitcom Cheers.
Captain Blasto Review of the comic book-inspired web series about an alienated high school student who decides to stage fake crimes in order to become a superhero, created by Christopher Preksta.
The Mercury Men Review of the web series about a plot by invaders from the planet Mercury bent on destroying Earth and the unlikely duo tasked with stopping them that pays homage to sci-fi of the past.
Pittsburgh Dad Review of the Christopher Preksta web series featuring a Pittsburgh father’s rants about his kids and neighbors that is filled with childhood nostalgia and humorous snippets about life in general.