With the release of three new episodes last week, High Maintenance went from the one web series you need to be watching to the one web series you still need to be watching. Long-trumpeted by critics of both traditional and new media as the pinnacle of what creators are accomplishing online, High Maintenance returned with three new episodes fully-financed by Vimeo and released under their new original content outfit, Vimeo On Demand.
And what they released was more of the same: character-driven, New York-quirky, sad/funny, length-agnostic short films drawn together by their cross-river view of Manhattan and “The Guy”, co-creator Ben Sinclair’s drug dealing vagabond who waltzes in and out [...]
Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's hit web series High Maintenance about a New York weed delivery guy is getting six more episodes and funding by Vimeo in the site's first push toward original programming. According to Variety, Vimeo has funded an undisclosed amount for the new episodes to launch on their Vimeo On Demand service later this year.
"We’re elated to be working directly with Vimeo to make our series with the creative control a television network would never afford us. They are a platform that truly celebrates filmmaking," Blichfeld and Sinclair said in a statement. If you haven't yet checked out High Maintenance, do yourself [...]
The excellent web series High Maintenance, which we profiled earlier this year, is back with three new episodes that premiered over the weekend. Created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, High Maintenance follows a weed delivery guy (Sinclair) dropping off marijuana for a different New Yorker each week (each episode stands on its own, so no need to start from the beginning). Here's the first new episode, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress. The rest are available here.