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TV. Korean-American Drama ‘According To My Mother’ And Trans Series ‘Her Story’ Win At New York Television Fest.

By Brandin LaKee Tolliver

Independently produced pilots from a trio of writers from Queens and a comedy writer from Los Angeles have taken top prizes at the 12th annual New York Television Festival.

according-to-my-motherAccording to My Mother,” created by Daniel K. Isaac, Cathy Y. Yan, and Devin Landin of Queens, won for Best Drama Pilot. The series revolves around a gay Korean-American man in New York whose life changes when his devout Christian mother moves in with him. Isaac also took the fest’s award for Best Actor, drama.


The Emmy Award nominated web series “Her Story” created by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, a modern relationship drama follows Violet and Paige, two transgender women in Los Angeles, who have given up on love when chance encounters suddenly give them hope, also won for Best Short-Form Drama Series. Check out episode one below. Enjoy!



WATCH THAT. Valentine Road.


Valentine Road

Nominated for two News and Documentary Emmys this year, the pro-tolerance documentary Valentine Road, by Director and Producer Marta Cunningham, recounts the story that shocked the nation in 2008, when 8th grader Brandon McInerney shot his classmate in Lawrence “Larry” King twice in the back of the head.

Valentine Road chronicles the story of the two victims, the deceased and the murderer. Cunningham takes a compelling object view presenting both Larry and Brandon’s troubled lives; both from broken homes, both physically abused.

Valentine Road is available on HBO GO, iTunes and Amazon.