A new, local, online entertainment network launched today, helmed by the producers of the popular web series Ragged Isle. The
Entertainment Experiment (entertainmentexperiment.com) aims to eventually be a
portal for "any sort of Maine
artist who's dabbling in digital distribution," says programming director Barry
start, the network will feature free online streaming of established shows such
as Ragged Isle and Vacationlanders (which I wrote about here), along with new ones, including No Refund
For Content (twenty-something movie-theater misfits), Haunt ME (paranormal
investigations), and Food Coma (Joe Ricchio's latest exploits in hedonism/epicurism). Down the line, Dodd hopes to see the site
serve as a clearinghouse for not only web series but also for web comics, audio
dramas, and music videos.
starting to take [online video production] more seriously as an art form," he
says. Not to mention Maine's
vibrant, talented filmmaking scene. These two factors suggest that the
Entertainment Experiment will give local artists the chance to showcase their
work to a wider audience, and inspire a new generation of creators.
Ragged Isle fans, there's an extra hook: Before the end of the year, the
Entertainment Experiment will premiere the trailer for the third and final season of the Indie Soap winning
series! Stay tuned.