What’s Next?  (2020)

A female-lead anthology series exclusively created for a social media platform (Instagram)


What’s Next? is a female-lead anthology series exclusively created for a social media platform (Instagram) This series explores and applies the new rules of audiovisual content creation for Mobile-First audiences. We experiment with the possibilities of mobile-first content and we seek to produce depictions that represent women through empowering narratives.


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“What’s Next” (2020)
Anthology Series for Instagram
University of Utah, Also Sisters




The Narrative


What’s Next‘s episodes are purposely cliched and predictable.  It’s in that predictibality where there essence resides. The goal is to challenge the audience by giving them something expected but at the same time showing an empowering narrative in which women always push forward. In other words, we:  ︎︎︎ Ask the audience to think about what comes next? Whether that is regarding the character’s especial ability to notice the world around her or the simple structure of a predictable plot. 
︎︎︎ Show how the women in these stories are trying to go about their days, yet they keep being interrupted by the so-called “Inciting Incident”.

With that in mind, all episodes are prefaced with a header, listed in the post’s description. This ante-tilte makes a reference to the woman’s goals in each episode. For instance, in the episode titled “The Cinephagus”, the protagonist’s goal is to watch a film, unfortunately, she is interrupted by loud moviegoers: “All she wanted was... to watch the damn film in peace”. 


The Episodes


The Cinephagus

All she wanted was to watch the damn film in peace

The Night Owl

All she wanted was to study for an A

The Ground’s Keeper

All she  wanted was to kill some bad weeds


The Foley Artist

All she wanted was to walk on leaves

The Film Editor

All she wanted was to tell a tale

The Detective

All she wanted was a full body work out day


The Evacuation

All she wanted was a fucking break

The Opinionated One

All she wanted was to be fair
 

The Night Shift

All she wanted was a boring shift 

The All-Seeing Eye

All she wanted was to see what she wanted

 The Termination

All she wanted was to forget the day

The Tongue-Twister

All she wanted was a quiet wait