“WarnerMedia’s Artist Studio Where Content Innovation Happens” Slate Includes 2021 Oscar-Nominated Short “White Eye” and 40 Additional Projects
LOS ANGELES – WarnerMedia OneFifty, WarnerMedia’s content innovation hub, today announced the launch of its redesigned platform onefifty.com, content acquisitions and project slate. Inspired by the nearly 100-year tradition of innovation at the company, WarnerMedia OneFifty endeavors to revolutionize the content development process, while serving as a natural complement to the industry-leading work of WarnerMedia and its premier entertainment brands.
WarnerMedia OneFifty invests in bold, poignant, and innovative storytelling, as well as artists with unique voices and powerful perspectives. The hub leverages the company’s arts and culture portfolio, social impact partners, labs and incubation programs as natural connection points. It also seeks to uncover ideas and stories using new access points for creativity. Thecreators’ boundaries are challenged in all forms of media, including features, series, digital, animation, documentary, interactive, VR/AR, music, transmedia, experimental, immersive, and beyond.
“WarnerMedia OneFifty discovers nontraditional content sourcesby leaning into the surrounding cultural landscape and collaborating with a collection of curated storytellers to shape projects highlighting what’s next in creativity and innovation, said Axel Caballero, Head of WarnerMedia OneFifty. “Stories are developed differently by taking smart, daring creative risks and making small, astute investments in original projects with the goal of elevating great content within all of WarnerMedia and across the industry.”
Some key features of the relaunched platform and website onefifty.com include an audio account of the “150 Origin Story,” an inspirational “Culture” section, a list of “Co-Conspirators” who serve as key sources for content and artists, and the “Content” section where projects, stories, and artists are showcased.
As a brief overview of the scope of content innovation within WarnerMedia OneFifty, below are some of the current highlighted artists and their projects:
White Eye by Tomer Shushan
2021 Oscar nominee for “Best Live-Action Short Film”,to premiere on HBO Max later this month,about a man who accuses a kitchen worker of stealing his bike and unwittingly sets off a chain of events that force him to evaluate the prejudiced lens through which he views the world. This thought-provoking drama won “Best Short” at SXSW, “Best Narrative Short” at Urbanworld, and showcased at many other festivals.
Darween by Jordan Hendrickson
Darween is a fun adult buddy cop series set in the crime- and drug-infested streets of Florida in the late 1980s. Produced by Daryl Sledge and starring Jeremy Sisto, this animated series is inspired by “odd couple-type” pairings seen in the television shows Miami Viceand Invader Zim.
Something in The Trees by Alfonso Johnson
A short documentary that examines the circumstances surrounding the death of Dominique Alexander, a 27-year-old Bronx native who was found hanging from a tree in the summer of 2020.
Unsent by Brittany Ballard and Hanna Bowens
A ground-breaking anthology TV series based on real unsent messages, letters, texts, and emails shared on stage at the Unsentlive storytelling show.
Girl Townby Haroula Rose
Inspired by the graphic novel of the same name, this series explores robot lovers, lonely carnivals, longings to be astronauts, and other tales of young adulthood, and the search for connection.
The Extra-Ordinaries by Diego Salazar Castro
An animated comedy series for kids featuring an out-of-the-box retelling of the migrant story.
The Readings by Patricia McGregor
As an innovative way to engage theater lovers, Hollywood and Broadway actors gather on a digital stage to ‘read’ masterpieces.
KODI the CoderbyJR Allen and Mattox Gardner
An animated adventure series that introduces the audience to computer programming and S.T.E.M. concepts through storytelling and innovative connectivity.
And Crown Thy Good by Hannah Park
After a man who believes in nothing — least of all himself — gets in a near-fatal car accident that puts his young daughter in a coma, his family’s ongoing unraveling is complete.
Gema by Kenrick Prince
A comical dinner between two generations leads to a tense, emotional rollercoaster.
Godspeed by Celia C. Peters
In the year 2040, a mathematical Black genius creates an algorithm that could change the course of humanity, which leads her to question whether she is even human.
gATES byLetitia Guillory
Music, art and skateboarding will factor heavily in this half-hour dramedy series, along with the supernatural qualities that will be used to transport a young Brooklyn boy between this world and the next.
The Other Names by Muta’Ali
A single-to-camera testimonial given by the parents of a victim of deadly police brutality provides the plot of each short in this series. Artwork serves as connective tissue across various accounts and recollections.
The Right Recipe by Tracey Baker-Simmons
People looking to form new relationships showcase their culinary skills during their initial encounter, while introducing audiences to new cuisine, cultures and ways to connect.
In addition to the projects above, there is a remaining slate of creativity that will be showcased throughout the year. These include WarnerMedia OneFifty partnerships with production companies such as Color Farm Media, led by Erika Alexander and Ben Arnon; podcasts such as Latino Rebels; and arts and culture organizations such as MoCADA, The Moth, Blackstar and New Orleans Film Society. Announcements about these additional projects will follow in the coming weeks.
About WarnerMedia OneFifty
WarnerMedia OneFifty represents the natural complement to the industry-leading work of WarnerMedia and its divisions HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. Inspired by the nearly 100-year tradition of innovation at our company, WarnerMedia OneFifty serves as the content innovation hub for WarnerMedia, as an artist studio where content innovation happens, seeking to bring the best, most compelling untold and artist-forward stories to audiences.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).