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'Interested In' Web Series Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

by: Michael Witkes, Press Release
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- 'Interested In' Web Series has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Best Shorts Film Competition. Interested In is a coming of age story about recently out college student, Parker, (Michael Witkes). We follow his journey through hook up culture, in Philadelphia, as he begins to find himself after "the closet."

I thought that I would immediately accept myself after I came out, but boy was I wrong! I still had so much shame about my sexual identity. As a young theater kid, I turned to plays and movies for guidance. But all of the narratives about young gay men at the time ended with the main character coming out or committing suicide. I was sick of watching gay characters die or hide their identities. So I wrote "Interested In" to explore what happens to the young LGBT folk that live through their shame. Interested In explores that confusing after the closet when you are finally able to freely express your sexuality.

Michael Witkes, writer/producer/actor

The Interested In team is honored to win recognition from the Best Shorts Competition. Best Shorts recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning a Best Shorts Award, Interested In joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Disney Interactive for Vinlymation: A Love Story and Oscar winning production Mr. Hublot from Laurent Witz from Luxembourg.

Interested In is starting its run at the festival circuit before releasing the series publicly. To see where you can catch its festival premiere, be sure to like Interested In on Facebook and follow their Instagram. For more information visit Interested Ins website.

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