“Pithuahua” new original web series brought to you by film students at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts — in their off time.

LOS ANGELES, USA, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Network/ — “Pithuahua” [Pit-wa-wa] is a new original web series brought to you by a handful of talented film students at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts — in their off time.

What do USC film students do with their summers? Some take classes, some continue film production, but more and more of them are taking advantage of YouTube and Vimeo as a platform for public exhibition.

Katherine Sweetman, Jay DasGupta, Mercedes San Roman and AB Troen are just a few who have launched a hilarious and bizarre new series, premiering on YouTube (July 4th, 2016). The show, Pithuahua (pronounced Pit-wa-wa as in “Pit” Bull and Chi-“hua-hua”), is about an internet celebrity-dog and his owner (played by USC drama school alum, Deane Sullivan).

The set up is this: Imagine that you are the owner of a famous internet dog. Through public appearances, sponsorships, and online shout-outs, the dog affords you a life of absolute luxury. Until one day when, on a live-streamed doggie meet-n-greet, your dog “rapes” another famous internet dog. The absurd downward spiral begins here, and this is where we meet the protagonist, Chase, as he’s being evicted from his loft and forced to move in with his mother, Karen (played by the always entertaining Dian Van Patten), who is also obsessed with her own online profile.

“The series deals with many aspects of online life including fleeting internet-fame, the idea of the on- and off-line persona, and the world of online dating,” says Katherine Sweetman, Director of the first episode and the show’s creator.

The series is unique in that each week a new individual both writes and directs the show. The only criteria for being a writer/director is that you must be a graduate student from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts graduate program.

The series of 6-minute episodes begins July 4th and will continue to air each Monday – until the students get side tracked or have to go back to school.

See the first episode streamed from YouTube at pithuahua.com, July 4th at noon.

Press inquires can be directed to the show’s creator, Katherine Sweetman, ksweetma@usc.edu, Official website: http://pithuahua.com Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for the dog and the show can be found at @thepithuahua.com

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