We hooked you up with a great starter list of web series for, by and about biracial and mixed race characters and people last year, but we have more to add to the mix as we say here at Mixed Remixed! Check out some of these great web series from some really talented folks:
1. Almost Asian, written directed and starring Katie Malia
This is a really fantastic and funny series brought to you by writer/actress Katie Malia. Malia does an excellent job of finding the funny in the Mixed and multiracial experience. Her humorous take on how Hollywood perceives mixed-race folks is so right and so funny, you’ll laugh out loud, but sometimes cringe because you wish it weren’t true. As of this writing, Malia is 9 episodes in. We hope the episodes keep coming!
This is the description from Malia herself: “Almost Asian” is a unique and witty new webseries from actress and writer, Katie Malia, that explores the ethnic dichotomies and racial diversities prevalent in youth culture today.
Each episode polaroids Katie’s personal and professional struggles as she awkwardly attempts to maneuver through life as a half-Asian mix. From stereotypes to expectations to identity and acceptance, “Almost Asian” not only wants to create an open forum and dialogue for other Gen-Y “halfers” but also celebrate their success and strife through tongue-in-cheek humor. The writing is unapologetic and voice, brash, as Katie half-sheds the quiet and submissive Japanese female stereotype and elbows her way to a seat at society’s set table.”
2. Schwarz Rot Gold
“Schwarz Rot Gold” is produced by Jermain Raffington (journalist) und Laurel Raffington (psychologist). The project is motivated by Jermain’s personal experience of growing up as a Black person in Germany as well as Laurel and Jermain’s dream of raising their children in a non-racist, open-minded Germany. The idea to start Schwarz Rot Gold originated in 2012. All portraits were filmed in the summer of 2014. Season 1 was published in April 2015 and season 2 is now in post-production. You can see all of the first season with English subtitles on the filmmakers’ website.
3. The Nive Nulls
The Mixed Remixed Festival’s very own Teri Rogers got a chance to talk with the Nive Nulls who are You Tube stars now as they chronicle their growing multiracial family. Learn more about them here in their exclusive interview with us. And then check them out on You Tube!
Now, it’s your turn! Tell us who we should be following!
—Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder