Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Developer Remedy has their in-house writer Sam Lake introduce the deep, atmospheric backstory of writer's block-heavy protagonist ...
Grab video code:
Sam Lake: I’m here today to proudly introduce you to a good friend of mine, a colleague, the best selling writer, someone whom I worked together with on a project for a long time, his name is Alan Wake.
He has a problem, he hasn’t to manage to write anything in over two years. Now his wife, Alice, takes him on a vacation to the idyllic small town of Bright Falls to recover his creative flow. When she vanishes without a trace, Wake finds himself trapped in a nightmare. His latest work, a thriller he cannot even remember writing is coming true before his eyes.
The story has a strong pulp culture feel and follows the style and phasing of a modern day TV series.
In the following episode Wake is with his neurotic literary agent Barry Wheeler. Wake believes that Alice has been kidnapped and his missing manuscript is the ransom the kidnappers want. Barry is Wake’s friend and a bit of a comic relief in the story, an example of our supporting cast of characters around Wake himself.
Here we are in Elderwood National Park, the weather and day and night cycle are all part of our simulation, we the control the time of day to get as much drama out of the situation as possible.
The page is of Wake’s lost thriller novel are at the heart of the mystery, they talk about a dark presence that has been unleashed. Wake is trying to find the lost pages to make sense of what has happened. The scene found in the pages has a disturbing habit of coming true. Alice is gone, is she dead? Worst, is he to blame? Is this really happening or has he gone mad? Has he come to a place where fiction turns to reality? Or if so, can he bring her back with his right?
Among Wake’s enemies are the locals taken over by a dark presence. Wake shadowy enemies seem invincible under the cover of darkness. In the game, a light source such as a flashlight is always more important to the player than a firearm. Light reveals things as they truly are, it’s a safe haven in the night, and a combat tool for the player. We also have a few fight weapons such as the flare gun. Alan Wake fights the forces of darkness with light
Light is a key gameplay element but so is darkness. As Wake’s world slides further into a nightmare, darkness becomes the thing to avoid, darkness equals terror and danger.
Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller, it’s a story driven experience. We want to guarantee the player best possible rollercoaster ride through the game, and the thriller story is our way of doing it. To us a thriller means strong atmosphere, mood, and a smart story to give a reason for all the scares.