Chicago-based “Seeds” among Best at SeriesFest

Kyra Jones in "Seeds"

Kyra Jones in “Seeds”

The “seriously entertaining”
show about four
college-aged black women
is on its way to the
prestigious ​New York
Television Festival

(Chicago — 5 July 2018) Chicago-based web series ​Seeds​ won big at the 4th annual competition of the acclaimed ​SeriesFest​ television festival last week in Denver, CO.

A socially conscious portrayal of the misadventures of four college-aged black women, Seeds was selected as part of the Digital Short Series Competition.

The show’s creators, Deja Harrell and C.J. Thomas, took home Bustle’s “Best Emerging Female Creator” award, which honors and showcases women in TV.

As a sponsor for the Digital Short Series competition, Bustle declared the web series “worth a watch” and complimented its exploration of “​various stages of life that many women will find relatable and seriously entertaining​.”



Seeds​ will also be screening at the 14th Annual ​New York Television Festival​ this month as part of it’s Independent Pilot Competition.

NYTVF, a pioneer of the independent television movement, has featured notable talent including Emmy Award winning writer and Chicago-native, Lena Waithe. The festival runs July 14th to 19th, be sure to catch ​Seeds​ on the big screen or stream the series online at

To watch season one of Seeds, visit

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