Osmosis Series, DubWebFest Award Winner, Picked by Netflix

26th Jun 2017 Awards, News, Web Series

Exclusive interview with the creators of 'Osmosis' series recently picked up by Netflix for full series production!

Interview done by Mikael Thiery (@MikShouting) via Twitter. Participants are the creators @BadTasteBros  and producer Anne Santa Maria (@asm7575).

Hello @BadTasteBros how r u? Osmosis picked by @netflix are u ready for an interview 2.0 ? Your answers should not exceed 140 characters.

Hi @MikShouting sure we are! Let’s do this “mise en abyme” interview 😉

Bonjour @MikeShouting how is it going in amazing #Dublin?

@BadTasteBros could u introduce yourself? Could u also tell us the osmosis genesis pls?

We’re 3 bros and we work together throughout the creative process (screenplay, music, art direction, filmaking, post production...)

We don’t just write and shoot a story, we try to create a complete universe. #neurosis 😉

We’ve created the webseries #Osmosis. We started working on this concept 5 years ago.

The 1st idea was to imagine a world were technologies would think instead of men and choose for us.

And what is more characteristic of our humanity than love? So here it comes the concept of a revolutionary app called #Osmosis

We’ve meet an amazing producer @asm7575 which helped us to make this project come true.

@asm7575 : I am Anne Santa Maria with over 20 years' experience in scripted format in broadcasting and producing prime time TV films, series and digital content.

5 years ago I created and managed a talent incubator and organised an online video contest on the #bestcliffhangerontheweb challenge : no less than that J.. Out of 44 uploaded videos, I chose Osmosis for the winner for their true potential. Turns out to be not one super talented director winning but three of them ! @BadTasteBros !

After two years of development I could get Arte Creative to commission the show for their first serialised #webseries, the concept of an overall app dictating your life choices was then matching their editorial line up: the data world.


@BadTasteBros science fiction in France is quite niche...What would be your references ? Book? Films? TV series?

Sure and it’s a problem! French creators refrain themselves because few producers will take the risk of making genre in France.

That’s why most of our references are international except from #EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind @MichelGondry

We also <3 #Her @SpikeJonze & all the work @PhilipKDick such as #MinorityReport or #BladeRunner & great directors like @StanleyKubrick @DavidFincher @ParkChanWook

#osmsosis is a #softSciFi series anticipating on how much free will we still use or not use as part of the humankind. Ref : #Blackmirror #Her


#osmosis 2.0 is an online dating website. Have u done some research about soul mates? Online dating websites? Love in the XXI century ?

Of course, and it turns out that almost all of these apps are designed to fail and therefore encourage users to continue using them. #cheat

<3 in the XXI century will be the same. It’s just necessary to pay attention not to withdraw too much human from these new forms of expression under cover of more humanity.

#recommendation is not always the response or your own thruth is it?


After the success of #osmosis within the webfest circuit and now #osmosis being picked by @netflix have u got any other projects ?

What an adventure right?! Thanks to amazing webfests such as @Dubwebfest which awarded us first, we have succeeded in showing that there is a pool of new talents working on short forms.

Now we’re working on another genre series: a new mystery-thriller about our relationship to information in modern societies. We're also working on a feature film.

@asm7575 Proud to confirm the heavy lifting power of precursor talent incubator I created and managed, encountering today’s trend market !

#Osmosis is given the worldwide powerful visibility it deserves. More than ever my motto I was already pushing for #osmosis : #shortincubateslongform, is finally part of the market landscape when the contents and format connect globally. #thebestisyettocome

Today I am monitoring and piloting creators and production companies’ international online content development, production and sales strategy for TV Broadcasters and OTT platforms. @7emefilms


@BadTasteBros here is the last question... Is #osmosis 2.0 going live soon? #lol #soulmate

It depends on our ability to consider love as a consumer product.

But technically it will be possible to propose us a theoretical soulmate sooner than expected. #matchoffersforthebuyofnewsneakers

#immersivet #technology is changing our lives so maybe also our destinies if will let go….


Thanks a lot @BadTasteBros you rock.

Thanks a lot @MikShouting and thank you very much for all you are doing for emerging talents #shortform #digitaltakeover

Thanks @Mikshouting for organising the fab event @DubWebFest and paying great tribute to the #digitalseries #digitalshortfoms #onlinecontent #creativetalents’ true professionalism, offering light to creative formats, producers and the expanding OTT market: #futureisnow #incubator #scouting #sourcing #innovation #trends.

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