By Mike Lown READ MORE: Exclusive: Cast Your Vote for the Next ‘Project Greenlight’ Filmmaker
Back in November, Indiewire announced a new contest from the producers of Project Greenlight entitled the “#GetTheGreenlight Contest.” Filmmakers were asked to send in two-minute pitches for their own digital web series. The public voted on the submissions, with the winner receiving $25,000, as well as distribution for their series. As of today, Indiewire can officially announce the contest winners: Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste for their web series “#Josh.”
“#Josh” follows the title character, a young Haitian-American, as he moves on from the recent death of his mother and into the apartment of his sexually promiscuous cousin in Miami, Florida.
In their pitch video, the filmmaking duo spoke of their desire to combine a universal coming-of-age story in a contemporary atmosphere (the viewer can follow character interaction through various social media…