Thank you for taking the time to review our web series. Vanessa’s Story is a spin-off from the beloved web series Out With Dad. Vanessa’s StoryÂ debuted in 2014, released concurrently with Out With Dad season 3.2 and 3.3 episodes.
Below are our Highlight reelsÂ for our cast and crew, for your consideration. For Best Series consideration, we present the second episode “Vanessa Lost”
Best Series Drama
Episode title: “Vanessa Lost”
Vanessa has run away from home. After spending her first day wandering, she’s fallen in with some bad company. At least, she has a place to stay. This second episode of Vanessa’s Story picks up during her first night away from home.
Actor Highlight Reel
Lindsey Middleton is one of the hardest working actors involved in this production. In addition to playing the supporting role of Vanessa, Rose’s former best friend and first love in Out With Dad, she would go one to produce and star in the spin-off series Vanessa’s Story.
DirectorÂ Highlight Reel
Purposefully distinct from Out With Dad, Vanessa’s Story is a gritty: shot with a skeleton crew, entirely handheld, in black & white.
Writer Highlight Reel
Much of third season of Out With Dad wasÂ writtenÂ five years ago, before the character Vanessa was conceived for the first season of that series. When it came time to revise and produce season three – there was no Vanessa in it. This hasÂ inspired Vanessa running away from home and attempting toÂ live on the streets. This story takes such a dark turn, deemed too dark for Out With Dad – so it was decided to write a separate script, away from the events of Out With Dad’s third season.
“In the beginning, I was terribly nervous writing this series. I was notÂ confident that it was my place to tell this story. Yet, all these years later, the audience has been so very kind and accepting. It has been a privilege to tell this story.” ~ Jason Leaver
MusicÂ Highlight Reel
For this spin-off series, Adrian Ellis was forced to abandon all of the themes and style of Out With Dad, to create a much different voice.
This highlight reel is a selection ofÂ some of the director’s personal favourite cues from this season.