I'm Poppy

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I'm Poppy
I'm Poppy.png
Promotional poster
Genre
Created byTitanic Sinclair
Written byTitanic Sinclair
Directed byTitanic Sinclair
Starring
Composer(s)Titanic Sinclair
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jennifer Goodridge
  • Nick Groff
Producer(s)
  • Jennifer Goodridge
  • Bay Dariz
CinematographyBryant Jansen
Editor(s)Oliver Thompson
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)Beyond Ideas
Release
Original networkYouTube Red
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseJanuary 25, 2018 (2018-01-25) –
present (present)

I'm Poppy is a surreal comedy web television series starring American actress, singer, and YouTube personality Poppy. The series premiered its pilot episode at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018, and it is available exclusively on YouTube Premium.[2][3][4] The series has only produced a pilot as of January 2019, but the producers intend on making more episodes of the show.[5]

Premise[edit]

The official Sundance Institute synopsis for the first episode states, "Join internet sensation Poppy as she enters the real world for the very first time and quickly realizes that fame and fortune come at a price, with secret societies, dangerous fanatics, and a very envious mannequin named Charlotte."[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Guest[edit]

  • Brian Dare as Benton
  • Paige Annette as Crew Member #1
  • Sierra Santana as Crew Member #2
  • Dan Fleming as Crew Member #3
  • Israel Wright as Cult Member
  • Irena Murphy as Reporter

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On December 4, 2017, director and writer of the series, Titanic Sinclair, officially announced the show on his Twitter account for the first time, describing it as "easily the most ambitious and exciting thing I’ve ever been a part of".[7] This was followed by an announcement of the dates it would be airing through during the festival: January 23, 24, and 26.[8][9][10] On January 16, 2018, tickets to the show at the festival went on sale to the public. The series premiered on YouTube Red on January 25, 2018.[11][12][13]

Poppy has described the series as being "based on real experiences" and that the producers are "just telling what it’s like to be in Hollywood."[14]

Marketing[edit]

On January 22, 2018, a trailer for the series was uploaded to Poppy's YouTube account.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"I'm Poppy"Titanic SinclairTitanic SinclairJanuary 25, 2018 (2018-01-25)

Reception[edit]

The Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg said he found the pilot episode "inspired and distinctive", but couldn't imagine the series "holding up for another episode".[21] The Verge's Adi Robertson said it didn't have the same hypnotic and ambiguous simplicity that many of the Poppy's videos do and that the episode was not "weird enough".[22] Julia Alexander from Polygon said it was the proof that YouTube Red could be great, characterizing the series as "enjoyable" and "authentically YouTube".[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Allison P. (February 6, 2018). "Poppy Just Might Be the Warhol of the Youtube Era". New York Magazine - The Cut. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Connor, Casey (February 23, 2018). "YouTube Reportedly Plans to Spend 'Hundreds of Millions' on Originals". PopCulture. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Bell, Josh (February 9, 2018). "Poppy jumps from computer to live stage - Las Vegas Magazine". Las Vegas Magazine. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Stokel-Walker, Chris (January 25, 2018). "Who is Poppy? Meet the YouTube pop star who may not exist". The Telegraph. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Jackson, Dan (January 29, 2018). "Poppy Is the Internet's Realest, Weirdest Fake Pop Star". Thrillist. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "I'm Poppy". Sundance Institute. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Titanic Sinclair Twitter". Twitter. December 4, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (January 23, 2018). "She's Poppy — and she's coming to Sundance with her new YouTube Red series about a jealous mannequin and a deal with the devil". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Kay, Jeremy (January 16, 2018). "What next for YouTube Red?". Screen Daily. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Sarah (February 10, 2018). "This mysterious young artist who refuses to reveal her age is being called the 'Andy Warhol of YouTube' with 250 million views — and there are multiple conspiracy theories about her". Business Insider. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Sokol, Tony (January 26, 2018). "I'm Poppy Series Debuts on YouTube Red". Den of Geek. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Poppy's Long-Awaited TV Pilot 'I'm Poppy' Available Now on YouTube Red". Broadway World. January 26, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "The First Episode of 'I'm Poppy' Is Here | Glitter Magazine". Glitter Magazine. January 26, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Lindsay, Kathryn (January 30, 2018). "Poppy Is Not In A Cult — But If She Were, It Would Probably Be About Tom Hanks". Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "I'm Poppy - Trailer". YouTube. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  16. ^ Sahota, Shalimar (January 22, 2018). "I'm Poppy YouTube Red series gets its first trailer". MyMBuzz. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Weiss, Geoff (January 22, 2018). "Digital Performance Artist Poppy Shares Trailer For YouTube Red Series - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  18. ^ Mendez, Michele (January 24, 2018). "Trailer Released for YouTube Red's 'I'm Poppy'". CelebMix. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  19. ^ Wasylak, Victoria (January 23, 2018). "Let's Make A Video: Poppy unveils teaser for new YouTube Red show". Vanyaland. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  20. ^ Joest, Mick (January 22, 2018). "Watch The Trailer For The Incredibly Bizarre YouTube Red Series I'M POPPY". GeekTyrant. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  21. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 25, 2018). "'I'm Poppy' and 'The Passage': TV Review - Sundance 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  22. ^ Robertson, Adi (January 24, 2018). "YouTube series I'm Poppy is as weird as its namesake star". The Verge. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  23. ^ Alexander, Julia (February 18, 2018). "'I'm Poppy' is proof that YouTube Red can be great". Polygon. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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