SHOWGIRLS

SHOWGIRLS, a kooky slice of reel life.

Set in a cinema, this mad cap web series centres around the capers of two girls and their eccentric boss. With never a dull moment and more film references than you can shoot a Nerf gun at, this is hilarity at it's best.

  • Ben Legg
    Director
  • Alex Casey
    Writer
  • Summer Gribble
    Writer
  • Lisa Sorensen
    Writer
  • Ben Legg
    Producer
  • Lisa Sorensen
    Producer
  • Summer Gribble
    Key Cast
  • Lisa Sorensen
    Key Cast
    Frozen Moments
  • Brian Gibb
    Key Cast
    King Kong, Lord of the Rings
  • Sia Trokenheim
    Key Cast
    Everything We Loved, The Dark Horse , Beyond the Known World
  • Colleen Davis
    Key Cast
    Spartacus, The Almighty Johnsons, The Brokenwood Mysteries
  • Michael Morris
    Key Cast
    Friends with Benefits, Yogi Bear
  • Ben Van Lier
    Key Cast
    The Water Horse, The Almighty Johnsons
  • Thomas Sainsbury
    Key Cast
    Alien Addiction, The Adventures of Suzy Boon, Stake Out
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Web-series
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ben Legg

Brought up in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, 34 year old Ben Legg says storytelling is everything. "You've got to think of your audience first. How do you want them to feel?"

Legg is particularly excited about how 21st century technology has disrupted traditional distribution models - "Anyone can share their stories now...its incredible! The beauty of web series' is that as a concept, it's uncharted territory. Online is a medium that turns it's back on old viewing formats - now you can literally make whatever you want. I don't think the screen industry has had that freedom since the the turn of the 20th century...it really feels like a new frontier."

He cites Edgar Wright, Terry Gilliam, Peter Jackson, Graham Linehan, and Stanley Kubrick as his biggest role models. "They all did something different. Unusual. Colourful. Each of them looked at what other people were making, and then went off in a different direction entirely. Hit or miss, everything they make is worth the watch."

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Director Statement

SHOWGIRLS, first and foremost, is about joy. It sings a love song to cinema, it shouts girl power at the top of it's lungs, and it's optimism is utterly infectious. SHOWGIRLS can't help but make you smile.