|Viola's Videos (2014 - )|
|Created by:||Douglas Harvey |
|Starring:||Douglas Harvey |
|Composed by:||Douglas Harvey|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|No. of seasons:||1|
|No. of episodes:||8|
|Produced by:||Douglas Harvey |
|Edited by:||Douglas Harvey|
|Cinematography by:||Douglas Harvey |
|Production company(s):||Harvey Studios |
|Original Channel:||Harvey Studios|
|Original run:||January 5 2014 - Present|
|External Links:||Official Website|
Viola's Videos is a 2014 American comedy webseries created by Douglas Harvey and Andrew Shaul. It is produced jointly by Harvey Studios and Sharvey Productions, being distributed by the former. The series is broadcast on YouTube on the Harvey Studios channel.
Viola's Videos tells the story of the hard-drinking, under appreciated mother Viola Indigo (played by co-creator Douglas Harvey) and her desperate run from the mafia. Escaping her ordinary life to break free of a debt incurred from a defaulted Frank Sinatra CD collection, Viola's adventures take her down many paths of life that help strengthen her as a person. These lessons are then imparted onto those she loves, to varying degrees of success.
The first two episodes were created as graded projects for co-creator Andrew Shaul's video production class. When the character and her comedic adventures became a hit with the students and professor of the class, the character and her universe was expanded into a full web series with the core creative group remaining.
The episodes are written as thin "shells" which include the message Viola will learn and vague details about the events that will happen within the timeframe of the story. From that basic framework, each episode is produced entirely by improvisation - both in the cinematography, dialogue/actions, and the performances of the actors. The episodes are conceived and prepared by co-creators Harvey and Shaul together; and each episode is then directed and filmed by Shaul, and edited and produced by Harvey.
View each season's page for more detail.
Season 1 - In Season One, Viola's past comes back to haunt her as the mafia returns to collect a debt. Fearing for her life and the safety of her family, Viola sets forth on a journey of redemption, starting with teaching her ungrateful son independence. When failure abounds, Viola can only do one thing: flee the country, no matter what the cost.
List of EpisodesEdit
|1.01||Viola's Crossroads||January 5th, 2014|
|1.02||Viola's America||February 2nd, 2014|
|1.00.1||Viola: The Prequel - Episode 1: The Phantom Menthe||November 14, 2014|
|1.00.2||Viola: The Prequel - Episode 2: Attack of the Moans||November 21, 2014|
|1.00.3||Viola: The Prequel - Episode 3: Revenge of the Shit||November 28, 2014|
|1.03||Viola's Family||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.04||Viola's Birthing||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.05||Viola's Troubles||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.06||Viola's Neighbor||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.07||Viola's Dilemma||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.08||Viola's Revenge||(TBA, 2015)|
|1.00.S||Viola's Christmas Carol||(TBA, 2015)|