OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
Darren is new to this neighborhood. So is Jack. As they begin to settle into their respective apartments and lives, they quickly develop a flirtatious connection despite only communicating non-verbally through their windows.
Full series: https://watch.weareo.tv/bornandraised
Carlos and Deisy's neighborhood-spanning search to reconnect to each other and to the transforming community causes them to explore the fault lines of class mobility, authenticity, and cultural appropriation.
Open TV founder and head of development Aymar Jean Christian and head of marketing Elijah McKinnon chat about the conception of Open TV, claiming space and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a fresh avocado salad and witchy libations.
Futurewomen is an alternate reality series about the creation of black superheroines!
The first episode, Origins, introduces viewers to Honey Pot Performance with footage from the rehearsal and first performance of Ma(s)king Her at REVIVAL, held at Chicago's Pritzker Pavilion in January 2015.
Brown Girls is an intimate story of the friendship between two women of color. While Leila and Patricia come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.
BRUJOS is a supernatural series about gay, Latino doctoral students who are also witches trying to survive the semester and a witch hunt led by a secret society of the straight, wealthy, white male descendants of the first New World colonizers.
Physicists of the quantum mechanic variety, not the Einstein variety - get with the program -
posit that where there is time, there is heat. Per this way of thinking, if you were to film the
moon traveling around the earth and then play it in reverse, both versions would appear to adhere
Chicago comedy duo Aasia and Dewayne go to extravagant lengths to reach their goals of international stardom and complete world domination. A show about being young, gifted, and black in a world that praises straight, white, and wack.
Created by and starring Dewayne Perkins and Aasia Bullock