The Web Series “Doppelgänger” has received two awards nominations at the upcoming Melbourne WebFest.
“Doppelganger” will screen as an official selection and was nominated for “Best Foreign Drama” and “Best Director: Young Man Kang.”
“Web Series” or more familiarly known as “Web Dramas” in Korea have gained in popularity with many Kpop stars appearing in them.
According to Kang, branded web series are very popular in the Korean market along with the Italy.
CL Pacific, a web series production company in Seoul launched “Doppelganger” at Naver TVcast (the biggest Korean portal website), on April 29, 2016.
Melbourne WebFest, Australia’s international web series festival announced the program for its 4th edition to be held from July 1st to July 3rd at Deakin Edge, Federation Square after receiving a record 230 submissions, with a total of 55 web series represented from 15 different countries selected as 2016 Official Selections to screen at the festival.
This year, to reflect the rapid growth of the digital series entertainment, the Official Selections consisted of 55 web series with a total of 23 awards to be given.
Melbourne WebFest is supported by the City of Melbourne, LaTrobe University, ABC iView, and Fed Square.
It will be the first-time Melbourne WebFest has shown Korean web series this year: “Doppelganger” and “Witness” (Directed by Peter Vanilla) which also has 2 nominations in “Best Foreign Drama” and “Best Leading Actress: Su Ryun Baik.”
“Witness” was the grand prize winner from the 2015 KWEB FEST, the Korean WebFest and only webfest in Asia.
The Thriller-Drama, “Doppelganger” is a 5-episode drama with each episode duration about 10-12 minutes long. Total running time is 60 minutes. Written by Hwang Do Kim and Directed by Young Man Kang.
Top star, Min Woo, who is bored with his life, discovers that one day out of nowhere, his doppelganger appears with an offer he couldn't resist. His doppelganger suggests that he can replace Min Woo's boring jobs and so, Min Woo agrees.
Slowly, Min Woo's doppelganger takes his place one by one; even with his love, Yeon Ju. It was then that Min Woo realizes his doppelganger's true intention. Now, Min Woo has to take his life back from the doppelganger's plot to steal his love.
Lead actor is Yoon Hu Ko and lead actress is Sia Lee. Sia Lee has appeared in television series such as the period drama “Maids”, “Signal” and KBS drama, “Unusual Family.”
Director Young Man Kang is an award-winning director, earning 13 awards from various film festivals. His latest web series which received an award in LAWEBFEST 2016 was “AREX Airport Railroad.” Now, he's the founder of KWEB FEST, the only webfest in Asia.