Streamy Awards: Chicago-made “Brujos” & “the T” Nominated for Best Indie Series

Streamy Awards: Chicago-made “Brujos” & “the T” Nominated for Best Indie Series

Chicago-made series “the T” (Full Spectrum Features and OTV) and “Brujos” (Cinema Libertad, Full Spectrum Features, and OTV) have been nominated for Best Indie Series at the 8th Annual Streamy Awards. The 2018 awards ceremony will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Monday, October 22 at 9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT and will stream live globally and exclusively via YouTube.com/streamys.

The 8th Annual Streamy Awards, produced by dick clark productions and presented by YouTube, honors the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.

“the T” is written and directed by Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri. The series follows Jo (Cordelia), a trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, and Carter (Kyri), a queer Black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, converge from opposite sides of Chicago for a magical New Year's Eve night. As hangovers fade, and the two friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are often portrayed in mainstream media.

“Brujos” is written and directed by Ricardo Gamboa, Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke and Robert Stockwell. The series revolves around Panfilo, Brian, Jonathan, and Edwin, who come into their power with the help of their witch guide La Maestra. Just as they begin to control their magic, the Brujos learn that they are the target of a witch hunt led by a mysterious group known as The Scientists. The magic, mayhem, murder, and mystery levels up, and the Brujos must realize that their greatest strength is each other. They begin to collect more Brujos — likeminded people living on the fringe -- to confront The Scientists in an ultimate showdown.

Full Spectrum Features is is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the media arts by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers.