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.

We recently spotlighted The Impression Guys, a half-hour sitcom on YouTube that features tons of celebrity impressions. This week’s Indie Spotlight pick gives off a similar vibe, but with a focus on familiar faces. It’s called Scott’s Lookalikes, and it takes place at a “lookalikes agency”.

The protagonist of Scott’s Lookalikes is its titular character (played by series creator Greg Ash), who was himself a Macauley Culkin lookalike before quitting to open up shop in a vacant conference room. As Scott explains in the first episode, “He grew up, so I stopped looking like him. He kinda got weird looking, and I didn’t. I hope.” In each episode, Scott plays host to a celebrity lookalike; as with The Impression Guys, the most entertaining parts of Scott’s Lookalikes are the actors’ impersonations.

Nonetheless, Scott’s Lookalikes is far from a one-trick pony. Each episode features a cold open in which Scott delivers a short monologue on a lookalike-related subject. Each one is very witty, and the wit carries over to the clever episode synopses. After the debut, we get an episode where a Ryan Gosling lookalike refuses to take off his shirt and another one where a Denzel Washington lookalike actually looks like Don Cheadle. Scott’s Lookalikes uses its central premise extremely well, and the pitch-perfect impressions are icing on the cake.


  • Try This Instead. A black man instructs white people about potentially racist actions and the non-racist things they can do instead.
  • The Gambit. A hostage situation unfolds in a stadium when a group of vengeful ex-cops take the security guards hostage.
  • Laid Off Pornstars. The title should give you a good idea what to expect from this web comedy.
  • Flicks. A group of sociopath filmmakers try not to screw up their sparse jobs.

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