At first glance, the web series “Curtain Call” seems like a predictable storyline. An actor shoots an actress onstage, in full view of an audience and a camera. It should be an open and shut case. However, appearances are deceiving and thus we are treated to seventeen episodes over which we’ll get to know characters, motivations, and the fact that everything is not what it seems. In the end, it’s anyone’s guess who will really be at fault for the loss of life.

The series begins with Cassie Sterling giving her all onstage. She’s the favored actress of local theatre and has become well-known for her talent and amazing voice. However, that talent is cut short as Patrick Felton takes the stage, gun in hand, and shoots her down. But what should be a straightforward murder case turns into something much more complicated as Detective Michael Levins and Detective Page Williams interview everyone connected to the situation and uncover a twisted web of intrigue. The question is, when this is all over, who will be found to be pulling the strings?

If I didn’t know beforehand that the budget for this project was a mere $2500 and the actors were not full-time professionals, I wouldn’t have been any the wiser. The quality on this project is much higher than I’m accustomed to in a web series. Everyone involved should be very proud of the work they’ve done to bring this story to film. I know I’ll be anxiously awaiting the outcome. You can check out “Curtain Call” at their website and catch up on all the episodes as we head towards the thrilling conclusion. Any fan of murder-mystery will be well-entertained with this one!