We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now. Read previous installments here.


If you’re down on your luck, the best things for you may be a change of perspective at a dose of herbal medicine. That’s the regimen used by Irving, the protagonist of the new web series A Whole New Irving, as he attempts to pull himself out of his post-collegiate doldrums.

Irving, portrayed by Chase Anthony, is a young man who is frustrated that his six-figure investment in higher education has not led to a fancy new job. Desperate for cash, he accepts a gig at a health foods store, where the patrons and staff carry earthy outlooks on life that clash with Irving’s cynical outlook. In order to better himself, Irving must open himself up to experiences outside his wheelhouse. An early attempt to have a positive interaction will a customer goes poorly:

A Whole New Irving is the sort of show that bolsters a simple premise with snappy writing and excellent production quality. Filmmaker Terry Dawson, who serves as the show’s main creative force, uses his camera in an inventive manner, which brings Irving’s world to life with great definition. The result is an engrossing show that is worth a few minutes of your time. Check it out.

OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES TO CHECK OUT

  • Twisted Showcase. This anthology of horror and thriller tales combines a blend of styles.
  • Distopia. Filmmakers in Argentina deliver a bright steampunk vision.
  • Break. Two buddies attempt to break up with their significant others at the same time.

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