In a nutshell: Basically tellofilms.com produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web-series with a lesbian focus.
Why lesbian stories? Because, frankly, there just aren't enough of them. Sure, sometimes lesbians are thrown in as side characters or show up on 'very special episodes' of your favorite shows, but lesbians and lesbian-specific issues are rarely at the center of mainstream television shows, movies, and web series. We are tired of seeing ourselves as side characters who might kiss or brush fingertips during sweeps week. We’re equally tired of being portrayed as drunken, overdramatic louts with fake jobs and bad haircuts. While tello isn't ready to take over Hollywood (yet), we are ready to create great new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy, a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist.
The best thing about tellofilms.com? We exist because of YOU, the fans of our programming, our fellow creatives. Mainstream television simply won’t support the amount of lesbian-focused programming that the lesbian community needs because there aren’t enough of us to sway the ratings. But there are enough of us to support hubs of content on the web. When you subscribe to tello, you are saying yes to quality lesbian programming.
How can I get involved? Great question. There are so many ways to contribute and participate in storytelling on the web. Here are just some of the ways that we’d love for YOU to be a part of tello:
- You’re a FAN. Subscribe. Watch. Comment. Tell us what made you laugh. Tell us what broke your heart. Write fan fiction. Tell us what other kinds of shows you wish existed. Play with us on FaceBook and Twitter: we heart our fans and we heart our social media.
- You’re a FILMMAKER/PRODUCER. You’ve got a webseries that you know will knock everyone’s socks off, but you’re tired of trying to capture your audience's attention on YouTube. Afterall, we can’t all compete with bunnies lounging in teacups and dogs dancing in tutus. We’ve got the audience for your show right here, and they are hungry for diverse, quality storytelling.
- You’re a WRITER. You’ve got a great idea, maybe a script even, and you need some help producing it. Well, guess what? Unlike the big studios in Hollywood, who most likely wouldn’t find your lesbian storyline marketable anyway, we take PITCHES.