The New Web Series From Clean It Up Productions
A comedy web-series for, by and about the internet, Found Viral follows the misadventures of two bickering best friends who set out to make rent money by staging viral videos.
In the series premiere, Stu (Steve Hobbs) and Anthony (Oliver Georgiou) are stuck in a dead-end job. Stu's real passion of watching funny YouTube videos, inspires the boys to make a parody viral video of a large breasted internet celebrity. But can the boys trick their attractive neighbor into helping them while avoiding the ire of her menacing husband?
After deciding that the internet loves drug videos, the boys decide to intoxicate someone for their next viral hit. What could possibly go wrong when they lure their old friend with alcoholic tendencies into appearing in their drunken exploitation video?
The stakes are raised when the boys realize that they don’t have the money to pay their rent. Stu decides the real money is in slapstick comedy and goes about making a painful compilation video at the expense of Anthony’s job hunt, and well-being.
The boys’ landlord, Mort Hozen (Deejay Dayton), comes seeking payment of their late rent. Finally, Anthony gets a serious job interview, but when Stu sees the opportunity to film a candid camera prank video, Anthony loses his cool.
With Stu busy at his new job, the boys decide they need to get an intern, Arthur (Brandon Hackett). When their newest video attempts to cash in on the internet’s love for cats and other cute animals, the animal orgy gets them into hot water with their landlord, as well as their neighbours, Rich and Linda.
The boys find a new intern in the beautiful and mysterious So Young (Jessie Yang). To film some singing “fails” they hold an audition for a fake musical based on their misadventures with their old friend, Jerry.
Desperate to keep their apartment, the boys try to use their landlord’s attraction to So-Young against him. But how far are they willing to go? And what would So-Young do for Found Viral?
After watching an exploitive internet news show called Missing Links, the boys decide to make their own version. But they may have crossed the line when they decide to portray So Young as a missing, drug addled, child prostitute. If they hadn't gone far enough, the guys also blackmail their landlord.
The landlord give into the boys’ demands, but their troubles aren’t over. After further alienating their neighbours, Anthony is at the end of his rope, and what starts as improvised fun in the park results in disaster.
The boys receive an ominous video about the whereabouts of So Young. The stakes are raised when internet reporter Cheryl Grace of Missing Links knocks on their door.
The boys close in on finding So Young. As they head north to Gravenhurst, So Young’s future, and the future of Found Viral, lies in the balance.