NYWIFT members Lukia Costello (producer) and Tilke Hill (producer and star) are working on Bliss Out, a project that is currently crowdfunding. Bliss Out, a short-form web series, is an intersectional buddy comedy exploring the ways in which communities and individuals of all ages, ethnicities, gender and sexuality find their joy. The multi-ethnic/multi-generational/multi-dimensional characters move through experiences together, uniting in a quest for connectivity and euphoria; finding their own love for life in friendship and community.The New Hotness, co-founded and run by Tilke Hill and Lukia Costello, believes in the value of every voice. All of their stories are critical to a prosperous and just society that treats people as equals. The power of storytelling offers an opportunity to build understanding and peace between seemingly disparate communities. The video and film production company exemplifies their social mission through the narrative of the projects they develop, inclusive hiring practices, industry mentorship and extensive community engagement.
Bliss Out is a collaborative multi-media project utilizing the talents of local performers, artists, and "createpreneurs." Bliss Out is an in-house production of The New Hotness, Inc., meaning it is driven by a social mission of inclusion. Costello and Hill encourage artists of all mediums to get involved and share their work - understanding that cross-promotion is a key component of connectivity. Filmed and produced in Buffalo, NY., each episode will run between seven and eleven minutes as dictated by the story.
The deadline to donate is September 21, 2017.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Sep. 6, 2017