Where other people spend their time making videoblog shows, pop culture parodies, and three-minute sitcoms, Jeff Varga wants to bring something serious to the world of web television. It could be said that Jeff Varga has a vision for web television – and that vision involves fascist Australian zombies and hot women shooting the holy hell out of each other in Sin City-inspired noir streets.
In other words, that vision is Dead End City, and the fifteen-minute pilot episode is out for public consumption. Gary Graham of Alien Nation and Star Trek: Enterprise plays Murphy, a gritty hustler who spends his life dodging bullets and aiming at beautiful women. While avoiding some thugs at a local watering hole (“The Dragon Lady”), a chance encounter puts him in possession of a mysterious elephant figurine – and in the sights of Scarza (Matthew Nicolau), an Australian fascist with a fresh bullet hole in the forehead. Added to the mix are the beautiful ladies of The Dragon Lady: Brandy (Dani Lennon), Sally (Misty Madden), Tzu Ki (Trinh Tran), and Lin (Tally Hunkins), as well as the villainously delicious Zena (Mandy May), each of whom enters the fray for their own particular reasons. If it sounds like fun, that’s probably because it is – so go watch the pilot (above).
“Presently, on-demand and streaming entertainment is saturated with shaky-cam reality shows, spoofs and comedies. At the same time, at theaters and on television, musicals and comic-book pulp fiction is being gobbled up.” Varga says. “We serve to give the audience what they want.” “We do our best to put technology to its full use.”
If that wasn’t enough to catch your eye, consider this; you could win $1,000 just for watching Dead End City. The producers have announced a contest for the show: all you have to do is watch the show carefully and solve a series of questions that will be posed here. What’s more, later episodes will be done with the stereoscopic 3D effects so you can watch with those old-school 3D glasses. Dead End City officially launches its 15 minute pilot on Strike.TV later this month as part of a distribution deal with the online network.