‘Ragged Isle’ nominated for Indie Soap Awards
New York City — The fourth annual Indie Soap Awards have announced the 2012 nominees for its gala event in February in New York City. The Maine-made dramatic web series “Ragged Isle,” produced by Belfast Area High School alumni Barry and Karen Dodd, has been nominated for seven Indie Soap Awards, a prestigious recognition in the independent online entertainment community.
“Ragged Isle” has been nominated for Best Web Series (Drama); Best Supporting Actor (Drama) — Ian Carlsen; Best Writing (Drama) — Greg Tulonen, Rick Dalton, Karen L. Dodd, Barry Dodd, Jacob Lear; Best Directing — Barry Dodd; Best Soundtrack, Best Editing (all shows) — Barry Dodd; Best Visual/ Special Effects (all shows) — Eric Anderson, Derek Kimball. The full listing of nominees may be seen online at welovesoaps.net.
In 2012, “Ragged Isle” won five major international awards including three Indie Soap Awards — Best Director (Barry Dodd), Best Cinematography and Best Web Series (Drama) — as well as Best Thriller and Best Supporting Actor (Rick Dalton) from the well-established online Indie Intertube awards.
“Ragged Isle” represents a collaboration of Maine artists from all over the state including writers, actors, filmmakers and musicians. It may be seen at raggedisle.com and recently joined the new Entertainment Experiment online network, an internet platform to showcase Maine’s digital talent, where it will launch its final season in 2013. Drawing inspiration from such cult classics as "The X-Files," "Twin Peaks" and the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows," “Ragged Isle” has been crafted with genre fans in mind. Maine native husband-and-wife duo Barry and Karen Dodd are proud to showcase their home on an international platform and are thrilled and humbled by their recent recognition.
“We were one of the new shows on the scene at last years ISA’s and it was such a wonderful time. I look forward to bringing along as many of the hard-working ‘Ragged Isle’ cast and crew members as we can to celebrate this moment together," said director Barry Dodd.
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