Tonnette Stanford

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Love Bytes series 2

Love Bytes is the web series about 3 housemates and their dating misadventures

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Jade, Michael and Stacey are the Neapolitan ice cream of sexuality. Young, sexy and single, they search for love and excitement in Sydney’s dating scene only to find humiliation and hilarious misadventure.

In September 2013, we released two pilot episodes made under Metro Screen’s ‘Story to Screen’ initiative and we are working on the scripts for Love Bytes series 2. To do this we need to raise funds to bring this next chapter from the script to the screen.

Despite the leaps forward we are making, there are very few interesting and relatable queer characters and story-lines on screen. This was one of the sparks that inspired the birth of Love Bytes and it is currently one of the only lesbian and gay sitcoms that exist.

This is a web-series that celebrates diversity and sexuality through the universal experience of searching for love. It’s a funny, entertaining show for a queer audience that we hope will be embraced by the wider community at large. It’s a show that promotes tolerance and acceptance and gives audiences around the world an opportunity to have a good laugh at the awkward absurdity of dating that we have all been through.

By pledging today, you are supporting a fresh and exciting new show and supporting locally made content.

Our goal is to complete the scripts for season 2 of Love Bytes!

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Tonnette Stanford

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NSW

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Tonnette is a Sydney based writer, director. She is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Her films have won numerous awards and have screened at over 200 festivals internationally and nationally, including Oscar recognised festivals. Her film, Holding Hands, is a multi-award winning feature documentary that is distributed by CFMDC Distribution in Canada. Her AFTRS film, Slut – The Musical is distributed by Ouat Media Inc. in Canada and has recently has been sold to Canal +France and Canal +Spain and has reached #1 on iTunes as part of the compilation, Fab Five, in the Short Film section in Canada and Ireland.

The Vicious and the Delicious and Frontbum Dancin‘ are distributed by Frameline across North America and have been released on DVD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through Salzgeber & Co. Home Entertainment.

Tonnette is currently working on Love Bytes – a comedy LGBT web series about 3 housemates and their dating misadventures. With over 9.4 million views, season one can be viewed on YouTube here. She is also developing an ’80s musical feature film called, ‘Lust – The Musical’.

Additionally, Tonnette works as a freelance video editor with clients such as Channel Seven, The University of Technology, Sydney, MEAA, One80 Digital Post, ABC Asia Pacific, and the University of Sydney.