Philippines’ Dancing Inmates Inspire a Toronto WebSical

Who hasn’t heard of the dancing inmates of Cebu with a 49-million-times-viewed (and counting) video of maximum security prisoners doing the routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

PRISON DANCER is an original interactive musical web series inspired by these inmates.

Featuring a cast of Youtube stars and some of the most exciting Filipino musical talent emerging in North America, Prison Dancer is “Glee meets Miss Saigon” wrapped in a “choose your own” adventure. 

The web series is filmed in mockumentary style over 12 five-to-eight-minute long webisodes.

“We decided to start it as a web series because we want to build an audience for it, and the web is where you do that now, but it really is the perfect property for online because it is inspired by a web video.”

The web series is expected to launch in March. Here’s a teaser.

Go to their website to know more.

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