Campy Lesbian Horror Creator Stacie Ponder Brings Her New Series To tello Films
October 20, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsOctober 20, 2016 - tellofilms is partnering with horror film writer and director Stacie Ponder for her latest campy series, Buyer Beware. Ponder, known for her critically acclaimed AfterEllen series Ghostella's Haunted Tomb and award-winning blog Final Girl, will debut the first of five episodes on Sunday, October 30, just in time for Halloween.
Each episode of the series features a cursed object purchased from a suspicious yard sale vendor and reveals how the objects disrupt the lives of unlucky customers. Filmed entirely with dolls, Buyer Beware will feature the voices of Ghostella alums Ponder, Bridget McManus, Karman Kregloe, Amanda Deibert and additional surprise guests.
Distributed by tellofilms.com, "Buyer Beware" is executive produced by VP of Development Bridget McManus. Known for "Nikki & Nora" and "Skirtchasers," this new web series will be joining an astounding list of other well-known series on the tello Films website.
"I have been a fan of Stacie's since watching Ghostella on Afterellen. I am so excited she is bringing her brand of campy horror to tello." said Christin Baker, Co-founder and CEO of tellofilms.com.
Stacie Ponder said, "tellofilms provides an essential platform for lesbian/queer stories and all manner of community voices, and I'm thrilled that Buyer Beware will count among them. I couldn't ask for a better producing partner than Bridget McManus, who has long championed–and gleefully participated in–my particular brand of gay-horror-flavored absurdity. We aim to make this Halloween season spookier, stranger, and gayer than it's ever been!"
Vice President and Executive Producer Bridget McManus said, "For me, filmmaker Stacie Ponder is the lesbian John Waters. Nearly a decade ago, I worked with Stacie on her hilarious B-horror series Ghostella's Haunted Tomb. It was a demented (and gay) take on the bad scary movies that play at 2 am on cable TV. The world needs more insane lesbian horror films, and that's why I'm so excited that tello will have exclusive access to Stacie's latest series Buyer Beware."
"Buyer Beware" is slated to have its first episode on tello on October 30th with subsequent episodes in December and exclusively on tellofilms.com.
About tello Films
tello Films produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web series with a lesbian focus. We believe in telling authentic stories about people whose lives are often ignored or marginalized. tello creates web series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. Meaning that lesbian/queer characters are front and center. We love lesbians and we don't feel that there are enough stories about us. At tello, we create new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy. Providing a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist.