If the future of video is online, then Craig Brewer is already there. As the writer and director of “Hustle and Flow,” Brewer rode his film into one of the biggest deals in Sundance history, and saw it launch Terrance Howard’s career.
Now Brewer is back, teaming with MTV New Media, to launch a music-flavored webisode series titled $5 Cover. The concept is a novel one: each roughly 8-minute webisode follows a local musician in Memphis, Tennessee. The players are real, but their stories are often fictionalized, and the “characters” will drive in and out of other episodes. There will be 15 webisodes in total, so click here to check out Craig Brewer’s “$5 Cover,” and get the low-down in the video below.