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MWF 2014 Official Selection: Blood Brothers

Ahead of Melbourne WebFest 2014 we are profiling all the series in the Official Selection. First up is Blood Brothers, a drama series created by Jamie Nieto.

Ahead of Melbourne WebFest 2014 we are profiling all the series in the Official Selection as well as the “Second Look” series. 

Filmed in San Diego California, Blood Brothers follows an educated young African American, Rube, who is forced to hustle to survive on the streets. Rube is faced with a tough decision when he tries to help someone he loves but is dragged down by someone he looks up to.

Series creator Jamie Nieto says his inspiration for the show came from a dream as well as real life occurrences.

Nieto says there is nothing like Blood Brothers on TV and it gives a fresh new prospective to crime drama. The series asks audiences what they would do for their family.


How do you finance your series? 

We used a crowd sourcing web site called indiegogo. The rest of the money was self-financed.

Is it an ongoing project? If so, can you give us some clues about what comes next? 

Blood Brothers will continue the film fest circuit and if we are not able to sell the series then we will bring the show out next year and fund each episode one at a time.

Why make a web series?

I believe this is where the market is going and most of world will consume their entertainment via the web. We would like to be on the forefront of that movement.

Trivia: please tell us a quirky and/or interesting fact about yourself or team that’s unrelated to your web series.

I’m a two-time Olympian in track and field. I competed at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games in the high jump. Also, there are a few other athletes in the show. The actor that plays Cal is a former American Record Holder in the 110 high hurdles.

Blood Brothers on the web:



Twitter: @bbwebseries 


Keep up to date with Melbourne Web Fest on twitter: @MelbWebFest

La Trobe University is a festival sponsor of Melbourne WebFest. 

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