Indian web series ImMATURE, a coming-of-age story about the first adventures in a young man's life, has been selected for the first edition of the Cannes International Series Festival. Considering the popularity of web series in various markets globally, the film fest has introduced a CANESERIES and this year will mark the first edition.
The yet-to-be-released web series by The Viral Fever (TVF) follows the life of a 16-year-old, has been created by Sameer Saxena of Permanent Roommates fame and directed by Prem Mistry. "ImMATURE" is the only Indian web series at the CANNESERIES Digital -- a competition dedicated to short formats -- that will compete against series from the US, Canada, South Korea, France and Spain.
We are delighted to be representing Indian creators at CANNESERIES Digital. It's a testament to our work and creativity. To be screened alongside some of the best work for the web around the world is a victory in itself
Saxena, the creator of the show, Chief Creative Officer and Head, TVF Originals, told IANS in an email interview.
"Representatives from the festival reached out to us after the Best Scriptwriting win for 'Tripling' at the Asian TV Awards. We chose among our upcoming series for one that fits the profile for CANNESERIES, and its programme director Jean Michel Albert and team confirmed our selection," said Saxena.
“With digital entertainment taking centrestage, the festival comes at a great time. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the best work this year and meeting the creators to compare notes. It’s an exciting time to be a creator of entertainment for the web, and Canneseries is a big step towards recognising that,” he added.
Truly enough, one cannot deny it’s validity. The show is simply mind-blowing and you got to plan your binge watch this weekend ready up with snacks and cold drinks to take the virtual tour of I’mMature. It is the story of Dhruv, played by Omkar Kulkarni, a 16-year-old boy, navigating his school life with a set of totally crazy friends, a supposed first love, ‘pehla pyaar’ and his interfering parents.
I’mMature has been selected for Cannes already which in itself gives it a compelling reason for everyone to binge-watch the show right away.