Everything’s OK Indie Web Series Is The Weirdest Thing This Week
EVERYTHING’S OK is a brand new episodic series best described as a ‘post-apocalyptic cardboard punk’ adventure. Its first episode debut’ed as a short film at Cannes this year, and the entire 8-episode series will be premiering online, one episode every other week through the coming months. The series was scored with brand new original music from Rob Crow of Pinback, while the entire feature channels this ethos as it unveils to be in many ways a mix of an Indie directors dream project come to life.
Mixing live-action and animation, EVERYTHING’S OK recants the story of a young woman’s search for her father amid the ruins of NYC ten years after fracking has caused the apocalypse. Don’t freak out–I know how eerily close that seems to the line from where we are, if it weren’t for the superb acting and use of witty double entendres this series would never hit the mark of the right blend of absurd yet relatable.
Then there’s the DIY FX that is palpably DIY and charming, you’ll likely look at your emoticons a tad different after watching the pilot. According to the official synopsis, it reads, “The 1% still rule, and everyone else walks around in an alternate, happy reality, thanks to “Gogol Glass.” This disillusioned young woman, however, is on a mission, with the help of a sidekick—the reanimated head of Orson Welles. (In a modern-era casting move, Salisbury scoured YouTube and found Arkansas comedian Michael Brown delivering a pitch-perfect Welles impression; it was so good he flew him in and put him up for the shoot.)”
Creator Ace Salisbury explains, “That the concept for the series came to him when he was struck with a mental image of Manhattan surrounded by gaping canyons instead of rivers. Barren, dried up, this was a New York City with no access to drinkable water. He ran with this thought experiment, imagining how we might have taken this chilling step backward in our quality of life. There wasn’t a zombie apocalypse, or a war with an invading alien species. To Salisbury, the answer was much darker because it was a human cause, and about to come true: fracking. This was the seed of what would become the world of EVERYTHING’S OK, a “cardboard punk” epic web series.”
“I don’t know what to expect,” says Salisbury on pending a larger viewing of this series. “But at the very least it adds to the narrative of our little show that could. Whether we get distribution, or any kind of deal, this is a super exciting way to show people that we’ve made something worth watching.”
Enjoy the post-apocolyptic ride that is EVERYTHING’S OK, it’s weird, funny, and doesn’t try to solve the problems laden in this alternate future in any prescriptive manner, however the writing and characters woven throughout make you laugh at the pain enough that some level of catharsis provides at least unintended consequences of a rise in awareness of the issues at hand.