Hollyweb 2018 winner:
Best Series and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy
KRISTAL CLEAR now streaming on Prime Video in the US and Canada!
Melanie Leishman (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) stars in the dual role of twins Kristal and Kyle in Kristal Clear, the first series created by Amanda Fahey (Anne with an E, Being Erica). Directed by Joshua Demers (Emily), Kristal Clear is a high-concept web series about an internet celebrity (“selfie queen”) who wakes up after a night of partying to discover that she’s become invisible. Now streaming on Prime Video in Canada, the series had its world premiere at Hollyweb 2018, where it won Best Series and Best Actress in a Comedy (Leishman).
Kristal Hasting is a young social media celebrity and beauty vlogger. She’s fun, charming, resourceful, and all about keeping up appearances. Kristal is estranged from her identical twin sister Kyle, a brilliant PhD student and budding young physicist. Kyle is dry and sarcastic and isn’t afraid to call Kristal on her BS. Though it’s like looking in a mirror, the twins couldn’t be more different. While Kyle looks into a possible cure for the invisibility, Kristal’s priority is her social media image. The last thing she wants is for people to find out she’s contracted some strange invisibility curse. She has a life to protect – vlog, reputation, fiancé, frenemies and followers. Which means that Kyle has to come out of her shell and step into Kristal’s shoes from time to time. Meanwhile, Kristal will learn who truly SEES her – resulting in situations both honest and hilarious. Things eventually take a more serious turn, when Kyle discovers there may be dire consequences if Kristal remains invisible. Will the sisters come together and save the day— or will Kristal fade away entirely?
Samantha Wan (Second Jen) plays frenemy and upcoming celebrity Liat, Emmanuel Kabongo (21 Thunder) plays Kristal’s fiancé and baseball player Benjamin, and Alex Côté plays conspiracy theorist Craig, alias FACT5LAYER. Featuring The Sorry Girls, Becky Wright and Kelsey Macdermaid.
In an age of pervasive digital social media, Kristal Clear seeks to answer the question, who are you really, when you’re alone?
Shannon Fewster and Joshua Demers produced, with executive producing by Davin Lengyel and Amanda Fahey. Kristal Clear is being released by Henry Gagnon Distribution in Canada and the United States and Rockzeline for the rest of the world. Financed by the IPF, OMDC and Cogeco.
Upcoming festival screenings include New York T.V. Fest, New Media Film Fest and the Sicily Web Fest, with more announcements to follow.
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