Vimeo Launches Original Programming with High Maintenance Web Series
Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon et al., Vimeo has boarded the original programming train with its acquisition of 25 New Faces’ Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s wonderful web series High Maintenance. Sinclair and Blichfeld began posting episodes of the serial, which stars Sinclair as a pot dealer who services a rotating ensemble, on Vimeo last year.
In an email, Blichfeld said the following of their decision to join forces with Vimeo, “We have full creative control (writing, casting, etc.) of our work, which is unique. The episodes can vary in length as well. Basically we get to do High Maintenance the way we’ve been doing it, though now we don’t have to pay out of pocket…and the profit sharing aspect of Vimeo on Demand is quite attractive with a 90/10 split.”
Vimeo will fund six episodes of High Maintenance which you can expect later this year. In the meantime, feel free to get acquainted with their work.