Writer/Director Jacob Mendel Brown’s “Model Boy” Web Series

A six-part narrative foray into the darkness within modeling culture

Models of all genders hustle to make money in an industry that frequently subjects them to objectification, an obsession with youth and need to appease the male gaze. From outside the modeling industry (and perhaps fashion as a whole) many people see dated beauty standards affixed to unrealistic representations of lavish lifestyles. All of this—and more—guides the dramatic force of writer/director Jacob Mendel Brown’s new …

Be Here Nowish

A new, slightly NSFW web series in which two NYC girls swap their home city for awakening in LA

A change in location often seems to be the best way to shake off bad habits, a dead-end job or the lingering remains of a broken relationship. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but an adventure is always in store. Filmmakers Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite explore this in their brilliant new web series Be Here Nowish—and they do so with such intelligence, honesty and …