Fantastic Independent Music Web Series "Runaway Stars" Launches on Filmaka.com

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Runaway Stars the music web series, written and directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Varda Hardy, launched August 28th, on Filmaka.com, under acclaimed film executive Deepak Nayar (Bend it Like Beckham, Buena Vista Social Club) and T.V. Exec. Sandy Grushow (previously Chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group over shows such as Malcolm in the Middle, 24 and American Idol).

In creating Runaway Stars web series, I have become part of a new evolutionary leap out of the constraints of Hollywood into the infinite possibilities offered by cyberspace. And I got to work with a group of really wonderful actor/musicians.



Runaway Stars the music web series, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Varda Hardy, draws viewers in and sweeps them up into the emotional lives of an emerging band called Runaway Stars. Viewers then travel with the band as they trip, fall and spin on their roller coaster to success. This is a fictitious but realistic story about musicians searching for their destiny. The band members, Duncan, Kubrick and Lenny (played by Goodwill, Nutt and Fazzio) must work their way through relationships, obsessions and unresolved emotions to achieve their dreams of stardom. The cast wrote and performed all six of the original songs featured in the series. Goodwill, famous for his role in the Evanescence video, scored the series.

On August 28th, Filmaka.com, under acclaimed film executive Deepak Nayar (Bend it Like Beckham, Buena Vista Social Club) and T.V. Exec. Sandy Grushow (previously Chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group over shows such as Malcolm in the Middle, 24 and American Idol) launched "Runaway Stars" which runs through November 2008. The web series was produced by Patrick S. Bennett, Karen Lavender(LiveTribe Productions) and William Swann and stars Oliver Goodwill, J.R. Nutt, Leon Fazzio, Laura Ornelas, Melissa Leigh and Xander Cardinale. 

Varda Hardy, a talented independent filmmaker whose work has screened at Cannes, is known for her engaging imagery and willingness to grapple with true emotions -- however uncomfortable. She says of the series and the opportunity from Filmaka.Com, "In creating Runaway Stars web series, I have become part of a new evolutionary leap out of the constraints of Hollywood into the infinite possibilities offered by cyberspace. And I got to work with a group of really wonderful actor/musicians."

Ms. Hardy is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her work with millions of viewers via the internet. This is a brand new entryway for new talents breaking into the Entertainment Industry. She believes that this is the way of the future and the future is now.



Deepak Nayar praised Ms. Hardy saying, "Varda Hardy is a gifted filmmaker with a unique voice and creative vision. One of the earliest members of Filmaka, Varda first impressed us with short films created for our feature film competition in which she became a finalist out of thousands of directors. Varda quickly proved her versatility with Filmaka projects as diverse as a documentary short, our new web series Runaway Stars, and even a futuristic commercial which will appear in the movie Babylon AD. Filmaka is grateful to Varda for her contribution to our success..."



Filmaka.com is a global digital entertainment studio and robust on-line creative community for aspiring filmmakers, which is committed to inspiring, celebrating and rewarding creativity and talent by providing professional opportunities for undiscovered directors and writers from all around the world. To see the series go to http://www.runawaystars.com

For more information go to http://www.filmaka.com
Press Kit available upon request from: runawaystars.com@gmail.com

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