The series is sponsored by "Manhunt" (cracks me up) and SameSame.au
This web series is part of a "branded content" effort sponsored by ACON and Manhunt and produced by Tim Duggan's (f*gtag, DTPM, Disgraceland) popular website www.samesame.com.au It was launched at an Oxford Street nightclub by Australian Idol's Courtney Act in October 2009.
I think that just means that the sponsors have product placement in the episodes. It's funny and sweet and the product placement didn't phase me at all (so far).
The exciting second series of Australia’s Premier Gay Drama.
It's about bloody time we had an Australian Gay Drama on TV!
Support us to get our web-series on to a TV Network.
We are currently raising funds to create series 2 of web-series "The Horizon".
With over 2 Million on-line views across series 1, we aim to increase the audience numbers dramatically and demonstrate to the Networks that a loyal audience platform exists and is craving a TV show of this nature. We aim to use this web-series as proof of concept and then develop TV length episodes for production in 2013.
Made in partnership with the Aids Council of NSW (ACON), Horizon series 1 became an international viral success.
The boys are back for a second series with new and exciting story lines, much higher production levels and an even more enjoyable experience for the on line viewers.
We are scheduled to begin shooting in the second week of September 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
Aside from individual pledges, we have big opportunities for corporate sponsorships.
All questions can be directed to Producer Brian Cobb - firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT ON?
- Equipment Hire
- Location fees
- Sound Recordist
- Production Designer
- Post Production House
- Editor and Editing Facilities
- Sound Design
If we reach our target, extra monies will still be greatly appreciated and utilised in marketing and promotion, and also for the development of the TV show.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
With your help, Horizon Series 2 is going to be completely free to view and share at numerous on-line locations. Aside from the rewards on the right of screen, we believe the biggest benefit we can provide our contributing audience is a finished web-series that surpasses the success of series 1 and delivers an even more exciting journey for the viewer. Also, when The Horizon Series 3 gets on TV you can say, "I had a part in getting Australia's first Gay Drama on air!".
In THE HORIZON series 2 themes of monogamy, trust and love are further explored. Although estranged for months, a chance meeting on the street between Jake and AJ has them admitting how much they miss each other. Both are willing to put the past behind them and start again as friends. But when they meet again in AJ’s new apartment, their lust for each other soon gets the better of them. The next morning, AJ swears he’ll be faithful from now on and the two decide to give the relationship another chance…but it’s far from smooth sailing after Jake gets a surprise visit from two old school friends - with even more surprising outcomes.
Meanwhile drag queen Wilma is emotionally rocked after getting a voicemail message from her father, having not spoken to either of her parents in over ten years. Ardent Christians, they rejected their son when Wilma (then Dennis) came out to them as gay. Wilma has no idea why her father has got in touch after all these years and isn’t sure she wants to know. But Wilma soon finds out with painful, yet ultimately empowering consequences.
Be who you are? My back row movie partner, my Greek food tour guide, my thoughtful bike fixer, My Guy... (Zane to Riley, Degrassi Boiling Point)
It's 2 months since Jake and AJ broke up. Jake goes on a date while AJ tries to fill the void the only way he knows how - but both are having trouble moving on. Meanwhile, Wilma receives a surprise phone call. This ep is brought to you by ACON Always have safe sex, guys! www.acon.org.au
I agree with the quotes they showed, this is one of the underrated/hidden gems of LGBT storytelling right now. Cannot wait for the 4th season! Looks like they've filmed it already, but no release date beyond '2014'? That could be anytime between now and Dec 31st (7 months!)
For a paid subscription (which is apparently available in a few countries) you can see season 4 now and all at once. For all the others (me included ) it will be airing in the fall for free. See the video below for details: