New Web Series ACTING DEAD to Premiere at Lawebfest
Acting Dead, a new web series created by Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt, has been chosen to screen at LAWEBFEST at the Radisson LAX Hotel, taking place March 26-30. Acting Dead is the semi-dark tale of the world of Hollywood Zombies in which actors Tate and Alex, trying to get cast in any number of ever-growing zombie-based TV shows and movies, actually become ... zombies.
Beacock and Bernhardt are both LAWEBFEST veterans, having had their work McCracken Live! (Beacock) and Miss Behave (Bernhardt) screened in earlier festivals. Acting Dead, a 'Zom-Com' shot in the style of Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation, will feature Beacock, Jillian Clare (Alien Abduction, releasing April 4), Chris Galya (Disney's Jessie), Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro, and John Yelvington. There are guest appearances by (in alphabetical order) Lori Alan, Cocoa Brown, Debbie Gibson, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, Christine Lakin, Eric Martsolf, Mitch Silpa, and John J. York.
Brian Beacock is an actor, musician, writer and producer. He has voiced more than 30 animated series and video games, appeared on television and in feature films, and his work as a composer was featured on the UK hit musical reality program Playing It Straight. With writing partner John Yelvington, he wrote and produced McCracken Live!, a 2011 LAWEBFEST winner. Susan Bernhardt is an entrepreneur, producer, writer, and event producer whose web series credits include Miss Behave (which earned global recognition and over 40 awards), and Clutch. She is also the producer of By God's Grace, a feature scheduled for release later in 2014.
Sometimes referred to as the ComicCon of web series, the Los Angeles Web Series Festival (better known as LAWEBFEST) is the oldest and largest festival of its type in the world. It was established in 2010 by Emmy and five-time NAACP Image Award-winner producer and playwright Michael Ajakwe Jr. and has gone from screening 50 web series in 2010 to 262 last year.
Brian Beacock is executive producer of Acting Dead, Paul Nygro is co-executive producer, and Susan Bernhardt is producer. For more information, visit www.actingdead.com, and to purchase tickets for screenings at the Festival go to www.lawebfest.com. The Radisson LAX Hotel is located at 6225 W. Century Boulevard in Los Angeles, 90045.