We take a quick look at highlight OTT films, shows, and series scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
AWAKE (film on Netflix; June 9)
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Finn Jones
Direction: Mark Raso
The sci-fi action OTT drama imagines an era when people have lost their ability to sleep and a global tragedy has destroyed all electronic equipment. A former soldier and her daughter look for an urgent solution.
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TRAGIC JUNGLE (film on Netflix; June 9)
Cast: Indira Rubie Adrewin, Gabino Rodriguez, Eligio Melendez, Dale Carley
Direction: Yulene Olaizola
A woman who flees to the Mayan jungle to evade a forced marriage is shocked to learn that she is amid unimaginable dangers, where nature, humans, and the supernatural threaten life.
FRESH, FRIED & CRISPY (docu-series on Netflix; June 9)
Featuring food critic Daym Drops
Food critic Daym Drops goes around checking the best stops for fried delights. From crispy pork chops in Birmingham and deep-fried Oreos in San Diego to lump crab cakes in Baltimore, Drops, whose food reviews on YouTube enjoy over 250 million views, highlights the pick of fried food, from the streets to the high-end eateries.
WISH DRAGON (animation film on Netflix; June 11)
Voice cast: John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Direction: Chris Appelhans
The animation film is a reimagination of the genie-in-bottle fable. Din (voice of Jimmy Wong) is an average teenager and Long (John Cho) is a dragon who can grant wishes. They set out in pursuit of Din’s childhood friend Lina (Natasha Liu Bordizzo).
SKATER GIRL (film on Netflix; June 11)
Cast: Rachel Sanchita Gupta, Shradhha Gaikwad, Amrit Maghera, Waheeda Rehman
Direction: Manjari Makijany
The film is about a tribal teenager in Rajasthan. She discovers skateboarding after a British-Indian girl introduces the sport in her village, and becomes passionate about it.
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ARDHA SHATABDHAM (Telugu film on Aha; June 11)
Cast: Karthik Rathnam, Naveen Chandra, Krishna Priya
Direction: Ravindra Poole
The film is an action thriller set against the backdrop of an inter-cast romance that sparks off a communal riot. Krishna is in love with Pushpa but their story is in for an explosive consequence in their village. (IANS/AD).