Staff Picks: Sarah Minnie

Staff Picks: Sarah Minnie

A curated selection of OTV favorites from Head of Artist Development and Production, Sarah Minnie.

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Staff Picks: Sarah Minnie
  • Femme Queen Chronicles

    FEMME QUEEN CHRONICLES follows four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, shade, and trade in the city of Detroit.

  • #OTVLIVE: Beyond the Bias

    Beyond The Bias is an experimental show created by Sal exploring the interrelationship of fashion, art, and culture by examining the creative process and journey of three Chicago-based artists.

  • #OTVLIVE: Sexuality Out Loud - The Dating Edition

    Four classmates find themselves on a deep-dive game show -- equal parts educational and pleasurable for the sake of pleasure. Meanwhile, Kaia gets some life-changing news. Enter an environment where young people have deeper conversations about sex, sexuality, and reproductive justice beyond the “...

  • The Right Swipe

    1 season

    When best friends India and Margo team up to start the Right Swipe, a business fixing men’s dating profiles, they have only three rules:

    One: They must use their powers for good. Two: They charge on a sliding scale. Three: They can’t sleep with their clients. Or date them. Or flirt with them.

    U...

  • VELVET
    1 season

    VELVET

    1 season

    When Demetra, a competitive professional, is forced to reevaluate her social life, she strikes up a friendship with Cymone, her seemingly much cooler coworker. As their worlds collide to form a brand new #squad, these five young Chicagoans begin to reevaluate their own identities as well as their...

  • FOBia
    1 season

    FOBia

    1 season

    An Indian immigrant woman adapts to life in America with her American roommate and Indian neighbor while dealing with cultural misunderstandings and general mayhem in FOBia.

    Written and created by Priya Mohanty.
    Directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke.

  • SEEDS
    1 season

    SEEDS

    1 season

    Centered around the friendship of four college-aged girls, Seeds is a bold and dynamic narrative that explores the conversations between them through a hilariously authentic lens.

  • Brown Girls

    1 season

    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.

  • Arabica
    1 season

    Arabica

    1 season

    An original web series from little Palestine explores a web of first-generation Arab-Americans as they navigate their immigrant community that has had decades of government surveillance shape an already complicated culture.

  • BRUJOS
    2 seasons

    BRUJOS

    2 seasons

    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.

  • For the Love of Monsters

    Movie + 1 extra

    While visiting her American relatives, Chidinma, a soft-spoken Nigerian girl, notices a shadow slinking around the house. She avoids it, spending very little time in her room and not sleeping at night. But she fails and the creature comes for her. Her aunt and uncle refuse to believe that there’s...

  • Sweaty Scales
    Movie + 1 extra

    Sweaty Scales

    Movie + 1 extra

    Sweaty Scales created by Liang Luscombe

    In a world akin to the surreal vignettes of Peewee’s Playhouse, Sweaty Scales takes us through a series of portals to tell the story of a pair of lovers. Asian American advertising art director Lisa meets Oliver at his 30th birthday party in which he seduc...

  • Conspiracy Theorist

    1 season

    Renee Hawthorne is a competitive doctoral candidate in neuropsychology when her life is unexpectedly derailed by a psychotic spell.

    Created by: Rebba Moore
    Co-Director & DP: Kelechi Agwuncha;
    1st Editor: Marcus Aubin;
    2nd Editor: Rebba Amaris;

    1st Cam: Lowell Thomas;
    2nd Cam & Gaffer: Luis T...

  • Drive Slow
    Movie + 1 extra

    Drive Slow

    Movie + 1 extra

    Streaming on-demand on April 10, 2021.

    "Drive Slow", follows a teenager from the South-Side of Chicago attempting to finish his college essays. As he struggles to boil down his complex surroundings in 500 words, his friends' disparate opinions, racist news narratives, and the threat of lingerin...

  • Itchy IOUs
    Movie + 1 extra

    Itchy IOUs

    Movie + 1 extra

    Shot entirely within brightly-coloured constructed sets, Liang Luscombe’s new surreal situational comedy, Itchy IOUs (2020) follows two women, Fran and Sol, as they struggle with the twisted world of personal debt. Set in a parallel universe featuring puppets and giant mouths, Sol can’t stop her ...