As the view count of WorldWideInterweb’s comedic short film, “Bulimia: The Musical” continues to rise, the comedy site has decided to make moves towards more long-form content creation. Hence their newly launched film production division, which will focus on narrative content that derives inspiration from the “viral video” genre.
“Bulimia: The Musical” marks the platform’s entry into longer narrative content.
The musical stars Kathryn Burns, Matthew Patrick Davis, Jamie Denbo, Jackie Johnson, Kristen Rozanski, Betsy Sodaro, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough. Burns, Davis and Johnson also wrote the short, which explores the title eating disorder through darkly comedic satire.
Running for 15 minutes, the film has gained over 160,000 views over multiple platforms since its release back in May. Posted on YouTube, Funny or Die, and Dailymotion, the film directed by Kristin McCasey has gotten the most views on the first two, between 72,000 and 73,000 each, while generating 12,000 on Dailymotion, according to the site.
McCasey, along with “Bulimia” producer Joe DiSanto, created the musical thanks to inspiration from the “Quick and Funny Musicals” series at the LA Upright Citizens Brigade Theater as a way to test the popularity of a short film on the site.
The test garnered positive results, thus paving the way for WorldWideInterweb’s new film division. You can watch the inspiration for the new division, “Bulimia: The Musical,” here.