An Atlanta-produced comedy thriller has been selected to be shown at the 12th annual New York Television Festival in October.
The web series “Hart of America” was created Atlanta improv company, Dad’s Garage. It is one of 63 original television and digital projects that will be presented to industry decision-makers and TV fans as part of an Independent Pilot Competition, according a news release from the festival.
“Hart of America” is a set in a state park and features ridiculous stories about cops, killers, teen sex, and bigfoot, the news release noted. It also promises a hilarious conclusion.
The show first debuted online last October and has 10 episodes, according to Matthew Terrell, communications director at Dad’s Garage.
The show is the biggest online production ever done by Dad’s Garage, Terrell said. To see the show, click here.
Dad’s Garage Theatre, founded in 1995, is an Atlanta fixture, . They have won Best Theatre and Best Improv Troupe in Creative Loafing for 15 years, as well as many other awards. They perform in Atlanta and at public events and festivals around the world, according to their website.
Last year after they were ousted from their Inman Park home due to business development, they moved to a church in Old Fourth Ward.
The New York Television Festival will be held on October 24-29 at The Helen Mills Theater and Event Space in New York City. Independent Pilot Competition selections can compete in various other categories. Winners will be announced at the closing night awards reception on October 29.
“With more submissions than ever before, the bar was raised across every category, and we’re looking at a line-up full of emerging and established talent, outstanding production values, and truly original voices,” said NYTVF Founder Terence Gray.