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    Shakespeare Republic nominated for Best Ensemble Drama at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in USA!

    We are thrilled to share that Shakespeare Republic has been announced as an official nominee for the 2022 International Academy of Web Television Awards (IAWTV Awards) in the Best Ensemble Drama category! Congratulations to the 24-strong cast for the current season of the show, who are based in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, New York and Melbourne on this wonderful recognition of their work! This is the second time that the series has received a Best Ensemble Drama nomination at the IAWTV Awards – the last time was for our 13-strong Season Two cast in 2017. Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) (Season Three) was created, adapted, edited and directed by Incognita’s Sally…

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    Shakespeare Republic Season Three screening at SeriesFest – update from creator/director, Sally McLean

    It has been a wonderful week of virtually attending SeriesFest in the USA, where my digital series Shakespeare Republic is screening at the moment as an Official Selection. As much as the pandemic has wreaked havoc, there have been some silver linings in respect to opening up the ability to virtually attend these events for those of us based outside of the UK and US, who might not usually be able to take part. Despite the VERY early mornings (most workshops have been taking place at 3am Melbourne time), I have found myself leaping out of bed to get onto the video conferencing calls, anxious that I don’t miss any of the fascinating and…

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    Shakespeare Republic Season Three is announced as Most Awarded Anthology series in the world!

    We are SO THRILLED to share that Shakespeare Republic was announced overnight as the 6th most awarded web series of 2021 in the world, putting us in the Top 10 web series globally, and the Most Awarded Anthology series on the international stage, as ranked by the Web Series World Cup!!! We are also the #2 web series in Australia, which is amazing!! We are so grateful to all the festivals on the circuit who selected and awarded the show this year, who made this achievement possible. Huge thanks also to the Web Series World Cup, who tracked the 800+ series on the international circuit in 2021 to record these…

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    Sally McLean Named As Finalist In The Scenesaver Birthday Honours Awards In The UK!

    Republic Creator/Director, Sally McLean, was honoured and thrilled to be announced as a Best Director Finalist at the 2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards in the UK last weekend! Her four fellow nominees are all brilliant UK directing talent, many award-winning with professional credits in theatre, television and radio, including the BBC and Royal Shakespeare Company. The winner of the award was UK Director Nicholas Renton, whose previous directing credits include Silent Witness, Inspector George Gently, Inspector Lewis, The Musketeers, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Jericho and the BAFTA-nominated Wives and Daughters for UK television. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Awards, including our favourite Zoom Shakespeare company, The Show Must Go Online for their 4…

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    Shakespeare Republic #AllTheWebsAStage wins three more awards!

    It has been a rollercoaster ride for the latest season of Shakespeare Republic over the past six months. The new season, filmed entirely in lockdown in 2020 using a combination of internet technologies, smartphones and the innovation of our director, cast and crew has been having an amazing run on the international film festival circuit since November 2020, most recently winning three awards at the Unrestricted View Film Festival in the UK – Best Web Series (Special Mention), Best Actor in a Web Series (Mark McMinn) and Best Actress in a Web Series (Sally McLean). The season also received a Best Actor in a Web Series nomination for Frank Collison…

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    Three more awards for Shakespeare Republic & we screened at Cannes!

    June already?! This year is moving FAST! There are a few things that have been going on in the Republic camp that we’d like to share, including our recent French Premiere in Cannes, the amazing new trophies we get to add to our mantelpiece from London & Cannes and another official selection for the series on the international festival circuit! So let’s get on with it! OUR FRENCH PREMIERE! SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC SCREENED AS A FINALIST AT THE COTE D’AZUR WEBFEST IN CANNES! Shakespeare Republic (Season Two) had it’s French Premiere as a Finalist at the Côte d’Azur WebFest which took place during the 72nd Festival de Cannes as part of…

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    It takes a village – latest news from the Shakespeare Republic trenches and appreciation post for the web series community #Shakespeare #webseries #filmmaking

    Happy December! It’s been an extraordinary year and we’d like to thank everyone for continuing to support the Republic as beautifully as you have. Knowing such support is out there for the work keeps our energy levels up and the engines firing for the next leg of the project and we are very grateful to all of you. Today, we are in a rather reflective mood and filled to the brim with affection and appreciation for the community we are so proud to be a part of. We have so much news to share, that we’ve decided to do a series of updates this week to fill you all in…

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    Two more official selections for Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard! #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    So absolutely delighted to announce that Season Two has been officially selected for the Portugal International Film Festival in their Web Series Category! Huge thanks to Jose and the Jury for including us! The Bard now heads to Portugal in September! Dziękuję Portugalię! Niech żyje Bard! We are delighted to announce that Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) has also been officially selected for the 2017 International Online Web Fest! Long Live The Bard! And finally, we have released a taste of our behind the scenes footage from Season Two of Shakespeare Republic, soon to be released as a full documentary. Interviews with cast and crew will be shot in the coming months…

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    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard Season Two festival run has begun with a bang! #shakespeare #webseries

    In case you haven’t been following our social media profiles, we thought we should post here on the site that we are absolutely delighted to share with you the exciting news of these official film festival and webfest selections for Shakespeare Republic Season Two! To date, we have been selected for Austin WebFest, Sicily WebFest and Melbourne Web Fest, where we have also been nominated for Best Australian Drama!  We were also selected as part of the Academy Award Qualifying (for short film), festival – St Kilda Film Festival – as part of their “Australia’s Favourite Web Series” showcase, where we screened on May 21 alongside 9 other web series from…

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    Season Two filming complete and more festival official selections for Season One!

    What a month it has been! Exciting news is that we have finished filming for Season Two!!  After our initial 2 day shoot in August, we went on to complete a gruelling 8 day shoot in September, but it was totally worth it!  We have some amazing images from the shoot that we are so excited to share with you later this year and have a long list of people to thank for making the filming possible. First thank you goes to our amazing location sponsors – The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne, Lord Somers Camp, Somers, St Catherines School, Toorak and Toorak College, Mt Eliza.  We cannot thank these generous…