1ST PLACE - $10,000
TENDER TOUCHES - "MANIAC"
Tender Touches is a comedic Short-Form Web Series following certified animal healer Phrannie (yes, that's "Franny" with a "Ph”) in her everyday work helping animals that struggle with various spiritual and mental health challenges. Owners travel from far and wide with their beloved pets for Phrannie’s signature “Musical Treatments,” which consist of her passionately lip syncing meaningful and appropriate parodies of top 40 hits to the suffering animals. In Episode #2 "Maniac," repeat customer Leslie returns with her despondent parakeet, Portia De Rossi. Phrannie aptly diagnoses Portia de Rossi with Avian bi-polar and through song helps her own her mania and find inner peace.
Directed & Produced by Sarah Smith
Written & Produced by Phillip Guttmann
Starring: Frances Chewning as Phrannie & Paula Lauzon as Leslie