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First Trip to the Garden State

July 24, 2018

The first-ever New Jersey Web Festival announced their official selections this week, and Season 4 is among the inaugural event's picks! This will be the fourth Atlantic coast state in which we've been selected by a festival.

The Pantsless Detective Returns to Hamburg

July 14, 2018

Season 4 is an official selection of the 2018 Wendie Webfest Hamburg festival, where Season 3 won Second Place two years ago! This will be the series’ second visit to north Germany, and our second to the country this year alone. Congratulations to all fellow selections, including our friends at The League of STEAM and Hermann Sox!

Season 4 Among International Nominations for Copenhagen Official Selections

July 11, 2018

Scandinavia’s first web film festival, the Copenhagen Web Fest, has included The Pantsless Detective among its nominations for Official Selection status. The festival has a two-stage process in which series are first nominated and then passed to the jury, who decides which nominees become official selections. Good luck to all our fellow nominees, including our friends at Bruce, Mona Lisa Cowboy, Darren Has a Breakdown, Todos queríamos matar al presidente, and High Life!

4-for-4 for the Bilbao Seriesland Festival

July 4, 2018

With Season 4 garnering an Amets Selection and the trailer making the Trailer Selection at the 2018 Bilbao Seriesland festival, The Pantsless Detective has now had a season or trailer in every edition of the Basque Country festival so far. Congratulations to all our fellow Amets selectees and the Official Selections, Short Show Selections, and Euskal Screenings Selections, including our friends at Hotel Romanov, 1 Minute Meal, House Call with Dr. Yvette Lu, Gut Holz, Kynnstlah, and more!

Pantsless Co-creators Honored with Award in Memory of LAWEBFEST Founder Michael Ajakwe, Jr.

July 1, 2018

In a truly amazing and global weekend for The Pantsless Detective, hours after winning a Special Award at the Sicily Web Fest in Italy, at the Melbourne WebFest in Australia, series co-creators Tom Chamberlain and Dipu Bhattacharya were honored with the first-ever Michael Ajakwe Jr. Achievement Award, which honors the late, great Michael Ajakwe, Jr. and recognises pioneering webseries creators. The web series world was saddened to learn of the passing of the LAWEBFEST founder earlier this year. Tom accepted the award with a gracious, moving speech.

The Pantsless Detective Wins a Special Award in Sicily

June 30, 2018

In town of Gibellina, the 2018 Sicily Web Fest honored The Pantsless Detective with a Special Award "for its strong, passionate and continuous contribution to the digital series community with a comedy series that keeps renovating itself each season." Series co-creator Dipu Bhattacharya was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast and crew for all four seasons.

Pantsless Co-creators Return to the Air in Lights Camera Austin Interview

June 28, 2018

Robert Sims of Lights Camera Austin interviewed The Pantsless Detective co-creators Dipu Bhattacharya and Tom Chamberlain for a second time, helping to launch Season 4 as it premiered on Seeka TV. Lights Camera Austin airs weekly from 2-3 pm CST/CDT on 91.7 KOOP radio in Austin, Texas. Listen to the interview here.

Webfest Berlin Picks Season 4 as a Returning Series Selection

June 26, 2018

Another first for The Pantsless Detective! Season 4 was picked as a Returning Series selection for the 2018 Webfest Berlin, our first time to crack the Berlin fest. This now makes three different German festivals we’ve been part of, along with Wendie Webfest Hamburg and die Seriale.

First Excellence Award Win at the Rome Web Awards

June 3, 2018

The Pantsless Detective himself, Tom Chamberlain, won an Excellence Award (3rd Winner) for Best Actor from the 2018 Rome Web Awards for Season 4! It’s the first time the show has won an Excellence Award from this festival. The show also had three other nominations for Excellence Awards, another show record.

Season 4 Wins Best Original Song, Chamberlain Wins Special Mention in Pitch Competition at die Seriale in Gießen, Germany

June 10, 2018

It was a big night for the show and co-creator Tom Chamberlain at the awards for the 2018 edition of die Seriale in Gießen, Germany: "Lonely Avenue," by Jonathan M. Roe and Chamberlain, won Best Original Song, and Chamberlain won a Special Mention in the Pitch Competition! Congratulations all around!

3 Merit Award Wins for Season 4 at the 2018 Rome Web Awards

April 21, 2018

With 12 Merit Award nominations in the Comedy category, Season 4 won three at the 2018 Rome Web Awards! Congratulations to Tom Chamberlain (Merit Award for Best Comedy Actor), David Avila and Rob Wheeler (Merit Award for Best Comedy Cinematography), and the team (Merit Award for Best Comedy Poster)! All three Merit wins automatically become nominees for Excellence Awards; winners will be announced later this year.

Best Comedy, Best Actress, and Best Editing at the Web Series International Trophy Competition

April 16, 2018

Huge wins for Season 4 at the Web Series International Trophy - Web Series Collection - Spring/Summer 2018! Congratulations to Rebecca Robinson (Best Actress) and Dipu Bhattacharya (Best Editing), as well as the entire team for the Best Comedy win!

4 Nominations at die Seriale in Gießen

April 4, 2018

In addition to a Best Series nomination, Season 4 has been honored with three more noms at the 2018 die Seriale Digital Series Festival: Best Original Score (Jonathan M. Roe), Best Production Design, and Best Original Song (Jonathan M. Roe, Tom Chamberlain). Congratulations all around!

International Online Web Festival Selects Season 4

March 30, 2018

Season 4 is an official selection of the 2018 International Online Web Festival.

14 Merit Award Nominations at the 2018 Rome Web Awards

March 25, 2018

Season 4 was nominated for 12 Merit Awards in the Comedy category, one Technical Award, and one Special Award at the 2018 Rome Web Awards. Wow! Best Comedy, Best Trailer, Best Poster, Best Cast, Best Actor/Best Directing/Best Screenplay (Tom Chamberlain), Best Supporting Actor/Best Editing (Dipu Bhattacharya), Best Supporting Actress (Amy Lewis), Best Actress (Rebecca Robinson), Best Cinematography (David Vox Avila/Rob Wheeler) in the Comedy category, Best Creative Idea in the Special category, and Best Original Score (Jonathan M. Roe) in the Technical category. Again ... wow!

Panceliss and Smitty Meet Batman at Dick’s Classic Garage Comic Con

March 11, 2018

Pow! Zonk! I hate that I just wrote that! Det. Panceliss and Smitty lent a helping trenchcoat to add period atmosphere to the 2018 Dick's Classic Garage Comic Con in San Marcos. It was a fundraising event for Dick's Classic Car Museum. Season 3 also screened in the vendor areas. Big thanks to Batman himself, Greg Burrow, for including us in the fun!

Webdance Film Festival Honors Season 4 with the 2018 Comedy Award

March 11, 2018

Season 4, "Play It Again, Dick" just received the Comedy Award from Webdance Film Festival. Our first award for the new season!

Return to Gießen: Season 4 Selected for the 2018 die Seriale Festival

March 1, 2018

For the second year in a row, The Pantsless Detective is heading to Gießen, Germany! Season 4 is an official selection of the 2018 die Seriale Digital Series Festival. This is also the second year that the festival has included international series. The early June event will be a nice kickoff to the summer season.

Season 4 Nominated for Best Production Design at the 9th Indie Series Awards

Jan. 31, 2018

The Pantsless Detective Season 4 has been nominated for Best Production Design at the 9th Indie Series Awards in LA! We are among more than 40 nominated series, and this is our second year in a row to break into the ISAs. The awards ceremony will be held April 4, 2018 at the Colony Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations to all our fellow nominees, including our friends at L.A. Macabre, Out With Dad, Here We Wait, and The Amazing Hoolister Park!

Happy Holidays from the Cast and Crew of The Pantsless Detective

Dec. 25, 2017

Please enjoy our little holiday ditty as we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a pantsless new year!

Web Series Festival Global Selects Season 4

Dec. 22, 2017

The 4th Web Series Festival Global has, appropriately enough, made Season 4 an official selection for 2018! Stayed tuned for information on when you can watch the brand-new season in the new year for yourself...

First Official Selection for Upcoming Season 4

Dec. 3, 2017

Next year's festivals are ramping up, and Season 4 — yes, that's right, a brand-new season of The Pantsless Detective — has its first official selection: The 2018 Rome Web Awards! Season 3, "Framed by the Past!" has wrapped up its 2-year festival run, and now it’s time for the new kid on the block, "Play It Again, Dick!". When can you see Season 4 for yourself? Stay tuned for details as we prepare to launch brand-new episodes in 2018!

Our Latest Laurels

Nov. 13, 2017

Bilbao Seriesland sent us our latest laurels — the Trailer Audience Award, which we won in a tie with Basque series Encontrados for our Seasons 1-3 series trailer.

Series Trailer Wins the Audience Award in a Tie at Bilbao Seriesland

Oct. 24, 2017

For the third year in a row, we came back with hardware from Bilbao Seriesland (née Bilbao Web Fest) in the heart of Basque Country in Spain. The Pantsless Detective tied for the Trailer Audience Award with Encontrados. Our winning trailer was our series trailer, which features clips from Seasons 1 to 3. It’s always a pleasure to return to Bilbao, and this is the icing on the cake.

Pantsless Up for Best Visual Effects at the IAWTV Awards

Oct. 4, 2017

For the first time, The Pantsless Detective is competing at the International Academy of Web Television awards tonight with a nomination for Best Visual Effects. We couldn't be there in person, but we're definitely there in spirit, and we’re thrilled to be part of this event with yet another laurel under Season 3's belt. If this season had a belt, if this weren't Pantsless.

First Screening in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Sept. 30, 2017

It was our festival first trip to the Midwest for the show ... the inaugural Minnesota WebFest! Hosted at the IPR Studios, Edina, Minnesota, the festival screened more than 40 shows from around the globe.

Minnesota WebFest Nominates Season 3 for Best Comedy

Aug. 30, 2017

One more honor for our third season ... a Best Comedy nomination at the Minnesota WebFest! We’re humbled to be mentioned in the same company as our fellow nominees, including our friend Atsushi Ogata’s Yukata Cowboy.

Season 3 Wins in Italy Again: Best Production Design at Tuscany Web Fest

July 31, 2017

We didn’t get to attend in person, but we learned that Season 3 won Best Production Design at the inaugural Tuscany Web Fest! This is our second production design win for Season 3 alongside two other production design nominations, so we must be doing something right in that department. Thank you, Tuscany!

Heading North: Inaugural Minnesota WebFest Selects Season 3

July 31, 2017

Season 3's festival life is close to an end, but it's still not quite done! We're an Official Selection in the first-ever Minnesota Web Fest! We're looking forward to flying to the Twin Cities for our first Midwest festival appearance.

Miami Web Fest Also Selects Our New Series Trailer for 2017

July 23, 2017

Our new series trailer has its second Official Selection, this time at the Miami Web Fest! Each of our seasons has been an Official Selection during the first three years of the festival, and we're so happy to be a part of the fest's fourth edition.

New Series Trailer Is a Contender at Bilbao Seriesland

July 17, 2017

Our fourth season is still in post-production, so we're having to sit out many of the fests we were in last year. But not all! We have a brand-new series trailer encompassing our first three seasons, and it's been selected for the Trailer Section of Bilbao Seriesland (formerly Bilbao Web Fest)! We're thrilled to be part of this great fest for a third year in a row.

Season 3 Is Tuscany-Bound

June 24, 2017

Our third season is winding down its festival run, but there's still one more stop to come ... the Tuscany Web Fest in Italy! We're honored to be a selection for this festival's inaugural year.

Having a Blast at die Seriale in Gießen, Germany

June 15, 2017

We had an amazing time at the 3rd edition of die Seriale in Germany. The worst part was having to say goodbye to everyone at the end. This group shot was taken at the end of the screenings in front of the theater. Hop on over to their website for more pictures of the festival.

Flat Tom and Flat Dipu Attend the 2017 DC Web Fest

April 6, 2017

While we were on the opposite coast in preparation for the Indie Series Awards in California, the DC Web Fest was honoring many of our friends and bestowing an Honorable Mention on us. We asked our friends Csongor Dobrotka and Sandra Tauro of the great series Number of Silence to represent us in DC. And boy, did they!

First Appearance at the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards with 3 Nominations

April 6, 2017

We made our first-ever appearance at the Indie Series Awards in Burbank, CA in early April 2017. With nominations for Virginia Hemstreet (Best Costume Design), Dipu Bhattacharya (Best Special/Visual Effects), and Jonathan M. Roe (Best Original Score), it was a great opportunity for us to network with independent creators from around the world.

4 Nominations at die Seriale in Germany

March 29, 2017

The Pantsless Detective Season 3 garnered four nominations in the upcoming Gießen, Germany-based festival die Seriale: Best Series, Best Actor (Tom Chamberlain), Best Production Design, and Best Screenplay (Dipu Bhattacharya).

The Pantsless Detective Is Now on Seeka TV

March 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are among the first shows to launch on the innovative new streaming platform Seeka TV. Click the link to check out the site as well as all the other great shows available on this new platform.

5 Wins at WWA Filmfest

March 4, 2017

Amy Lewis nabbed her first win as Temperance Friday, taking home the Best Actress Noir award at the WWA Web Series & Short Film Competition. Tom Chamberlain also won for Best Noir Actor, Dipu Bhattacharya won his first directing award (Best Noir Directing) as well as Best Noir Screenplay, and the show won Best Noir.

Season 3 Returning to Germany

March 1, 2017

The Pantsless Detective Season 3 is an official selection of die Seriale. The Gießen-based festival is Germany's oldest festival dedicated to series. This is Season 3's second German festival, following 2016's inaugural Wendie Webfest Hamburg.

Best Production Design Winners in Rio de Janeiro

Dec. 4, 2016

Our last festival trip of 2016 took us back to the Southern Hemisphere for the second Rio Web Fest, and we returned home with the Best Production Design trophy! We also had two other nominations, for Tom Chamberlain (Best Male Performance in a Comedy) and Best International Series.