The Glue Society Unveils Watch With Mother
Sydney, Australia -- It is a sketch show unlike any other – where the format is used to unsettle and scare an audience, rather than simply make it laugh. The idea has been created, written and directed by The Glue Society, one of Australia’s most awarded creative collectives with production by Revolver, widely recognised as Australia’s leading commercial production company.
Watch With Mother is a deliberately dark piece of televisual entertainment which uses a series of regular sketches and characters to take the audience on a journey into various haunting yet comic scenarios. The result is a deliberately unnerving, black humored show which disorients the audience as they go from storyline to storyline. Innocent things become unsettling, uncomfortable things become humorous – and the audience find themselves part of an experiment testing their own sense of right and wrong.
Watch With Mother breaks new ground - not only in its content, but also in the way it is distributed. A new type of App has been developed where the audience can buy the show, and scan from sketch to sketch using the touch-screen. The App allows viewers to watch each episode in a ‘Shuffle’ mode – as well as including behind the scenes material, plus image galleries and character biographies. And the App naturally lets the audience engage and share certain material via social media. Updates including new unseen material, launch of the soundtrack and information about future episodes will also be released.
The six twenty-two minute episodes within the series are made up of ten regular segments/storylines. Each of them features characters or plot circumstances which over time we come to know and love, or perhaps fear. In each case, there is a consistency or thread, which means that the audience are involved in the stories to the extent that they may feel that they know what is going to happen next – though the characters are always capable of throwing a spanner in the works. Ultimately, across each episode – and the whole series - we are aiming to keep the viewer disoriented and surprised. The sketches include...
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Symphony of Agony
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