Homegrown Young Adult Sci-Fi/Horror Series Launched After NZ WebFest Screening
The inaugural NZ WebFest on 7th November hosted the world premiere of apocalyptic web series End of Term. The web series is the second one created by award-winning filmmaker Chaz Harris (101 Dates/Broken Glass), with a cast that includes Thomasin McKenzie (Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story/Shortland Street), Jayden Daniels (Shortland Street) and a talented group of other young actors.
In End of Term, a disparate group of High School teens are caught up in a viral outbreak forcing them to confront their differences and band together to survive. Shot in Wellington in October, the series was independently funded and received support from Avalon Studios and Scots College.
Series Creator Harris says, “You’re seeing found-footage glimpses of a much bigger story universe here, one we want to prove audience demand for with the web series. We’ve developed a six-part miniseries following what happens to these characters and a related feature film called Endurance that takes place in the same timeline of events.”
With twelve episodes in total, the first episodes are available now on YouTube with new episodes to be released on Wednesdays and Sundays until the series finale is revealed on Sunday 13th December 2015. For more information visit: www.endofterm.co.nz
About NZ WebFest 2015
NZ WebFest is the first web series festival held in New Zealand and brought together web series creators, YouTubers, brands, agencies and funding bodies for a day of screenings and panel discussions about online content creation. Speakers at the event included Jamie Curry of Jamie’s World, who won the NZ WebFest Award for Best YouTube Channel with Season 2 of High Road winning Best Web Series. For more information, visit: www.nzwebfest.com