“The Dangers of Online Dating” and “Young & Reckless” are getting some home town love from Vancouver Web Fest!

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Feel like taking a moment to relish in “The Dangers of Online Dating” being nominated in two categories at Vancouver WebFest? Us too. Best Comedy Series, and Best Actor

My shows THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING and YOUNG & RECKLESS are both official selections at the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest and we couldn’t be more excited to show off our show in our home town. There are a number of fantastic Vancouver webseries selected, along with some out of town shows I really enjoy!

“The Dangers of Online Dating” is nominated for BEST ACTOR for Byron Noble‘s performance as ALEXANDRE, Paula’s brutally honest best friend, and for BEST COMEDY.

“Young & Reckless” is nominated for BEST COMEDY, BEST OF BC, and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE by composer Jeff Toyne.

Shout outs to local shows “Inconceivable” from Joel Ashton McCarthy, and “Spiral” from Karen McClellan, and a fantastic Australian show “High Life” from Luke Eve. He’s an asshole by the way. JUST KIDDING! Luke is a gem. As is Joel. I haven’t met Karen yet but I’m sure she’s also a piece of work. A great work of course!

I’m being cheeky. I’ll stop. (For now)

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“The Dangers of Online Dating” is an official selection at the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest.

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If you got into Hollyweb Fest you’d be drooling too! Los Angeles here we come!

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If you got into HollyWeb Fest, you’d be drooling too.

THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING is heading south in April as we’ve been officially selected for the 7th Hollyweb Fest in Hollywood, California! It was a fantastic experience to be officially selected and in attendance last year with YOUNG & RECKLESS (we also picked up best editing for the series!)

“As the world’s premiere destination for digital content, we are consistently screening the best digital series and pilots available online.” – Hollyweb Fest

Both myself and lead actress, Paula Burrows, will be in attendance for the entirety of the festival! See you there!

In case you didn’t know, Paula is also a writer and assistant editor of our companion webseries, “SEX, With Paula“!

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and social media to show us your support – IT REALLY MATTERS! – and leave us a comment on as many videos as you can. Cheers!

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Season 1 & 2 of “The Dangers of Online Dating” are all up online and on Telus Optik VOD

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The cast (and some crew!) at the launch party and screening of “The Dangers of Online Dating” in Vancouver, BC at The Penthouse November 23, 2017. (L to R: Stacy Mahieux, Paula Burrows, Brianne Nord-Stewart (creator/writer/director), Peter New, Byron Noble, Natalie Catherine, Sierra Pitkin)

To whomever is reading this, thank you for taking the time!

Whether you’re here to (fingers crossed) vet me for a job, check out some of my award-winning work (😉), or maybe we’ve gone on or about to go on a date and you’re cyber stalking me (well done, but please stop) thanks a million for hanging out long enough to read this sentence.

The last year was really all about getting my original digital series, THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING, written, produced, edited, delivered, and finally, launched into the ether that is the internet. Wow.

Well, I did it. The show is out (WATCH IT). Ready to be consumed (WATCH IT). It’s done (Did I mention you should WATCH IT). And I have already started releasing the companion sex education series, “SEX, With Paula“. There are 9 episodes of #DOODtheseries (WATCH IT)(use this hashtag!) and soon to be 9 episodes of #SEXwithPaula (this one too!) out as well, AND we’re going to continue releasing new episodes of the latter until we cannot possibly anymore.


There are a few people that I absolutely need to thank.

First to the cast and crew of season one, which we started filming in 2012 (yes, really). To Paula, Stacy, and Byron, thank you so much for coming on board back then, and for still being committed 5 years and 2 provinces later! To our very tiny and committed crew, thank you for your countless (or few) volunteer hours on what was this little idea I had.

And then to Telus Optik and the Storyhive team. There in all likelihood would not be a season 2 without you. And definitely not a season 2 like this. And to Creative BC for that little bit extra. So…THANK YOU FOR ALL THE 💰 💰 💰💰 !

To the season 2 team…Season 2 was achieved with a great many more people, more crew, more cast, more locations – more everything – and all of those logistics were being planned and re-planned by my line producer James Hutchison. He’s the shit. (Don’t even think about poaching him.) To the new cast who came in and have been all about the show, I THANK YOU!

So what am I doing next? The question of the day, month, year, hour, minute, second…

Well, today I did some life stuff and laid on the couch and watched “Julie & Julia” because I needed Nora Ephron’s magic, and was subsequently inspired to write a new blog post (the film is about a writer writing a blog…)

Next up is re-writing a half hour pilot for THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING, re-writing my feature, writing a one-hour original, and pitching other web/series content that that I’ve been developing with other writers. I want to direct my first feature, and then my second. I want to get that first episodic gig, and then my second. And then I’m sailing.

Literally. I’m getting on a boat and sailing around the Cook Islands.

So please, watch the freaking show.

And follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@DOODtheseries)

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“The Dangers of Online Dating” is live and ready for watching! PLUS a new series!

Watch THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING now! And talk about us online using #DOODtheseries! Please?

New episodes every Thursday, along with weekly episodes of “SEX, With Paula” a #DOODtheseries sex education series.

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It’s almost THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING launch day

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Honestly, so much press talk. Not sure where to start with this other than THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING launch day is tomorrow!

If you’re reading this on or before November 23rd, 2017, you can get your tickets to the Vancouver launch & screening by clicking HERE.

It it’s after November 23rd *tear* you can start checking out the weekly release of episodes on the brand spanking new YouTube channel by clicking HERE. Remember to click SUBSCRIBE!

Press links will come soon, but in the meantime here is THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING on the Vancouver Sun cover, and a picture of me with host Cory Price at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 earlier this afternoon. We closed out the interview by playing “Little Death” by the local Vancouver band, IMUR. Take a listen to that track and the whole album!.

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Brianne Nord-Stewart & host Cory Price at Roundhouse Radio 98.3, Vancouver, BC

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Cover page of The Vancouver Sun, November 16, 2017

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YOUNG & RECKLESS has made our dreams come true ’cause Austin Film Festival here we come!

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That’s right. I’m that excited.

Austin Film Festival, 2017

We took the leap and we made it! Austin Film Festival here we come!


The 24th Annual Austin Film Festival which runs October 26-November 2, 2017, is known as “the writer’s film festival”:

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, Young Filmmakers Program, a TV show, Radio show, Podcast and more!

Austin Film Festival is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. And it’s fun.”

– Ron Howard, 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award Recipient

Screening 110/29/2017, 6:00 PM @ Hideout Theatre 

Screening 2: 11/1/2017, 1:00 PM @ Alamo Drafthouse Village

Young & Reckless will be featured in their program Original Series 1 and will be in competition, which means they going to be presenting it to their jurors!

Writer and co-creator Andrea Shawcross and I will both be in attendance. STOKED.

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is heading to the desert for the 1st annual Filmchella!

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The 1st annual Filmchella (like Coachella but for films) is happening this weekend in the desert and BEAT AROUND THE BUSH plays September 29th, 2017 around 7:30pm at the Drive in. So far the best info is on their Facebook page but there website is also flashy! www.filmchella.com

From their lips:


Random fact: The actor Tom Sizemore stalked us on Twitter to get us to submit. “Heart & Souls” is one of my favourite movies!

TICKETS: www.filmfreeway.com/festival/filmchella/tickets

WHERE: Twentynine Palms, California

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BEAT AROUND THE BUSH to play at the 18th Kerry Film Fest as part of the Nickel Film Festival’s 2017 curated short program

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Brianne Nord-Stewart getting way to close to the damn edge of the Cliffs of Mohr

Earlier this year, my short BEAT AROUND THE BUSH played at the Nickel Film Festival in St. John’s Newfoundland, and I’m excited that they have selected the film to showcase at the Kerry Film Festival in Ireland.

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Somewhere in Ireland in 2011

Kerry Film Festival is an internationally recognized Irish Short Film Festival. The festival takes place in the picturesque town of Killarney, Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland from the 19th-22nd of October 2017.

Highlights of the Kerry Film Festival include an international short film competition, a curated programme of features films, a showcase of Kerry talent, live film music events and niche film events in unique venues. Through our annual Film Festival and year-round programme of events including our Summer Open Air Cinema, our goal is to create new and exciting film experiences, create a hub of film creativity and appreciation in Kerry, champion the work of local and national emerging filmmakers and promote the county as a major filmmaking destination.

While I won’t be in attendance, I do love Ireland a wee bit. Or a big wee bit. Pictures included from my last (and only) visit.

The Kerry Film Festival runs October 19th-2nd, 2017.

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Before there were cellphone selfies, there were point and shoot timers. Every solo traveller used them!

YOUNG & RECKLESS receives 3 nominations from the International Academy of Web Television

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Andrea Shawcross (Co-creator & Writer), Devon Ferguson (Co-creator & Lead Actor), and Brianne Nord-Stewart (Director, Producer, Co-Editor) are stoked for the IAWTV nominations! Congrats to our cast!

I’m having a very proud mama moment as the entire cast of YOUNG & RECKLESS has received a nomination for their work the webseries YOUNG & RECKLESS that I directed.

The recognized categories include: BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY, Sierra Pitkin, IAWTV Awards 2017, BEST MALE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY, Devon Ferguson, BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY.

Congrats. To. All. And big ups to Andrea Shawcross and Devon Ferguson for creating the show, and Andrea for writing such a great script that we all got to be a part of!

The awards are in LA October 4th, 2017
Buy tickets: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/IAWTVAwards/tickets

Early bird tickets for $35 END TONIGHT (they only emailed me today)

For a complete list of awards head to www.iawtv.org

Follow us at @YnRtheSeries and head to  www.YnRtheSeries.com

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“Beat Around the Bush” WINS the Broad Humor Film Festival with Best Short!

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BEAT AROUND THE BUSH won Best Short at the 12th Broad Humor Film Festival in Venice, California!

I think it can now be an official fact that whenever I am unable to attend a festival, we win an award. Basically, I should never travel and we’ll do really well!

Thank you to the festival for giving our film the recognition! And to all the below winners, congrats!


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