Vice announces its first slate of short, scripted videos

Vice Media is transferring into scripted video programming, due to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills.

Until now, Vice’s films (whether or not or not on-line and on its daily news show for HBO), have been news- or documentary-focused. These new reveals, nevertheless, embody packages like Playground, created by Fifth Part and The Expert director Luc Besson. It’s just a few teenage girl who joins a school for assassins, so it’s squarely in Besson’s wheelhouse, nevertheless not exactly the kind of issue you’d have anticipated to see on Vice.

Upcoming reveals embody work from Broken English director Zoe Cassavetes and X-Males director Bryan Singer. And manufacturing studio Pulse Motion pictures (the place Vice has a majority stake) may additionally be producing two reveals.

All of this content material materials is likely to be produced with cell viewing in ideas, and is likely to be distributed solely by Vice’s online video channel.

“As we continue to expand and take our content worldwide we have been increasingly experimenting with new video formats,” acknowledged Tom Punch, Vice’s chief enterprise and inventive officer, in a press launch. “So when blackpills approached us with scripted series that are shot and optimized for small screen viewing, we were immediately hooked. We hope this new channel will plunge users deep into mobile k-holes.”