Alfonso&Brielle, First Season…

Our fabulous Director of Photography, Jesús Hidalgo, wrote a great post about our newest web series Alfonso and Brielle. This is our most recent project, so we would love to have you check it out and leave some feedback on our blog posts. Happy 2015!

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My friends Teresa and Germain just released the first season of our three-episode webseries Alfonso&Brielle. “He’s a model. She’s a singer. They’re a hot mess.” In the first episode, Alfonso and Brielle are frustrated because pouring rain spoiled their glamorous plans. In the second episode, they discuss the effects insane success has had in their lives. Finally, in the last episode, they face the consequences of sex, money, and fame.

Visit the series’ webpage to know more about the actors, the characters, and the director of photography (me,) watch the season and Brielle’s music clips -featuring music by Teresa’s mother, Eileen Marie Moore-, and read some interviews for “Fake People Magazine”! We hope the series makes you roar!…

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The 2014 Rome Web Awards

Dear Joe & Nancy Mysteries fans, supporters and friends,

We’re pleased to send out this update about the Rome Web Awards that occurred on April 26, 2014.  The Joe & Nancy Mysteries series had the good fortune of being nominated for the “Best Cast” Award and we couldn’t be prouder!

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The Rome Web Awards official nomination seal

Creator, producer and director, Teresa Moore, was able to go to Rome and was able to document the evening.  She even got interviewed on the Blue Carpet!  She also brought her grandma as her +1.  It was quite the exciting evening to share with her grandma!

Teresa at the Rome Web Awards 2014

Before the official event started Teresa got some photos of inside the theater.

Inside of Teatro Ghione where the Rome Web Awards were held

The Joe & Nancy Mysteries contingent in Rome was given prime seating and everyone was able to watch up close and personal what went on as the awards were handed out.

A behind the scenes shot of filming the live awards show

Even though the Joe & Nancy Mysteries series didn’t win the “Best Cast” award, we couldn’t be happier with the experience.  Rome proved to be a wonderfully beautiful place to celebrate the Joe & Nancy Mysteries series and make friends with other creators of web series.  Thank you Rome Web Awards 2014 — we hope we’ll be back next year!

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The Joe & Nancy Mysteries series is an official selection of the Rome Web Awards!

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that the Joe & Nancy Mysteries web series is an official selection in the 2014 Rome Web Awards held in Rome, Italy on April 26, 2014!!  We announced this information to our Kickstarter backers here.  We are incredibly honored and delighted!

Official SelectionThank you to everyone who helped make this web series fantastic!!!

You can also visit the Rome Web Awards website listing the web series in competition.  If you scroll down you’ll come across Joe & Nancy Mysteries!

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Joe and Nancy’s Kickstarter funded film is here!

Dear Joe and Nancy supporters, enthusiasts and friends,

It is with great pleasure that Germain, Jesús and I release the season finale of the Joe & Nancy Mysteries series!  This film was made possible by our generous Kickstarter backers!  This episode was filmed over the course of one weekend in May, 2013 in Wilmington, NC.  We filmed between thunderstorms, battled intense wind and 50 degree weather to capture the footage presented here.

This episode of the Joe and Nancy Mysteries series picks up with Joe and Nancy as they head to the beach to celebrate passing their MA exams.  The vacation is cut short, however, when two dead bodies are discovered.  Is Ned correct when he thinks Joe and Nancy have been murdered?  Will the detectives’ friends be able to sort everything out?  Will this vacation really end in death?  Find out in Joe & Nancy’s Beach House Murder Mystery.

Starring: Germain ChoffartTeresa MooreJesús Hidalgo, Lauren Czaplicki, Aude Dieudé, Betsy Tremmel and Matteo Gilebbi  Music by: Eileen Marie Moore     Produced by: Teresa Moore & Jesús Hidalgo   Written, Directed & Edited by: Teresa Moore

new poster for Joe & Nancy episode 1

Hey everyone!

As we get ready to roll out the season finale episode of the Joe & Nancy Mysteries series we wanted to share a cool new poster for episode one, Picnic of Death.

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Germain Choffart, Teresa Moore, Betsy Tremmel, Matteo Gilebbi and Jesús Hidalgo star in this first episode of the series. Music is by Eileen Marie Moore.

Here’s the episode itself so you can refresh your memory about the series.  In this particular episode Joe and Nancy are called to the Sarah Duke Gardens to solve a murder.  Celeste, a girl in Nancy and Joe’s department, has been killed on the red bridge.  Joe and Nancy try to solve the case while Bess and Dave wait on the bridge for the police to arrive.  After a series of interviews with passersby Joe and Nancy think they spot the culprit.  There’s a murder, a mystery, incomprehensible interviews, a chase scene, a fight and two love stories that are intertwined.  

“Sometimes death is a dish best served for lunch.”

An MA exam, a “murder” and a major misunderstanding – episode #6: Death in the Shadows

We wanted to meditate for a second on the main themes found in this particular Joe & Nancy episode that resonate with the entirety of the season.  This is especially important since the season finale will be released later this month and this penultimate episode brings several threads together pointing the characters towards some major changes.  First, we have the exam that Joe and Nancy are taking in their mystery subject.  Second, we have the recurring theme of violence that’s been present ever since the very first episode.  And lastly, we have continued misunderstandings which was a theme made most explicit in episode five, Papermasked Silence (the Halloween episode).

Starting with the exam it becomes obvious that whatever Joe and Nancy study it’s a discipline where writing is important.  Our subliminal positioning of these characters is somewhere in the humanities.   They don’t study Romance languages like French or Italian because these two are the most common languages that appear in the season and they didn’t understand any of the interactions.  Also, the format of the exam is important: it’s a comprehensive exam of some sort where the detectives answer a series of prompts.  The idea is that they have to bring together large amounts of information from a reading list…  Of course, as always, the subjects covered in the reading list or lists remain unstated.  In any case, it’s clear that Nancy is particularly stressed by the fact that Ned doesn’t show up in time to wish her luck in person before the exam.

The violence in the Joe and Nancy Mysteries episodes starts right from the beginning of Picnic of Death Bess finds a dead body in that episode and it is the first example of violence in the series.   This is followed by a kidnapping in episode two, The Chapel Rescue.  By the time we get to episodes three, (The Book with Flaps), and four, (The Stolen Dissertation), the violence level has diminished — first a stolen book and then a stolen laptop with a dissertation on it.  Episode five, the Halloween special Papermasked Silence, brings violence back to the forefront putting Joe and Nancy in a situation where their lives are threatened after having had a “fake” murder at their party.  The sixth (and penultimate) episode, finds the detectives facing violence in an explicit and implicit manner.  This is the first and only episode that shows the violent act as it occurs.

The misunderstandings with the various languages have taken place since the very first episode.  Over the course of the season Joe and Nancy have been unable to understand: French, Italian, Spanish and some other languages.  The interviews of witnesses normally show Joe and Nancy with their friends clueless as the stranger recounts exactly what happened.  Some humor in the series comes from the audience knowing something the main characters don’t.  This theme is adapted slightly in Death in the Shadows since Callie’s French is immediately translated into English by Ned who acts as her interpreter.  This hyper-compatability between Ned and Callie spells trouble for Nancy.  Nancy, however, is unaware of these startling and troubling developments as she takes her exam.  What will happen next??  Find out later this month in Joe and Nancy’s Beach House Murder Mystery!

The Halloween Joe & Nancy episode is here!

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Greetings to all Joe and Nancy enthusiasts!

We’re so pleased to release the Halloween special episode we edited at long last!  We hope you enjoy watching Joe and Nancy as they entertain their party guests and try to solve the most dangerous mystery they’ve encountered so far.  It’s entirely possible that they may not make it through the night…  Or maybe with a little help from their friends Joe and Nancy will once again bring their most perplexing case to a close.  One thing is certain — we’d like to thank our friends and supporters!

Without the help of our friends we never would have been able to throw our own Halloween filming party!  So we’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone who dressed up, came to the party and helped make this Joe and Nancy episode a success.  We are so grateful to our friends for their patience and generosity with their time and energy.  And now we have a fabulous Joe and Nancy episode to watch because of the commitment and kindness of all those involved!

From the editing desk and music studio we thank you all for tuning in!  We’ll keep you posted on the next episode that will come out soon: Joe & Nancy Mysteries episode #6: Death in the Shadows