Award-winning queer film-makers and sisters, Tonnette and Victoria Stanford, are the creators behind LOVE BYTES, a fresh, funny and sexy new web series that lays bare the intoxicating world of LGBT dating. The popular two pilot episodes have recently been released on YouTube with almost one million views and now the duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete season one.?
This ground-breaking new comedy centres on three housemates, Jade, Stacey and Michael. They are the Neapolitan ice cream of sexuality; young, sexy and single, they search for love and excitement in Sydney?s hetero-flexible dating scene only to find humiliation and hilarious misadventure. To watch the two pilots head to: www.lovebytes-theseries.com
Tonnette and Victoria have been collaborating on queer-themed films for over 10 years and they are dedicated to increasing the visibility of the LGBT community on screen.
The show is a celebration of the universal experience of searching for love inspired by real life dating stories. “My very good friend Michelle was determined to find love last year,” Tonnette says, “She went on forty dates in twelve months and still ended up single. These dates were so outrageous, so bizarre yet so relatable that I felt compelled to make a web series out of them. Her life stories really are a hilarious gift to the world.”
“Herpes of the Lips,” the first pilot, tackles what’s become a digital and universal dilemma: fake profile pictures. The second pilot, “Justin Beaver” explores what happens when a precious family heirloom gets lost in the most intimate of places.
The first two episodes were made with assistance from Metro Screen?s Breaks program and the rest of the season is written and ready to go. The housemates are in for many more shocking dates and hilarious antics, but to see their stories come to life, the Stanford sisters are seeking community support through Kickstarter. ?They have a target of $12,000 for the next two episodes and a stretch goal of $18,000 for an additional bonus episode. To support these young emerging film-makers, visit: http://goo.gl/f4BZ4A