urban:eve – lifestyle blog, 2008-onwards
Hungary’s leading women’s lifestyle blog urban:eve is not only one of the country’s biggest blogs, but a community of 100,000 women — and it is run single-handedly by Cabbit Supreme founder Livia Farkas. urban:eve has received several accolades, including the Cosmopolitan Digital Divas Web Design Award in 2014, Best Lifestyle Blog in the 2011 GoldenBlog awards, and a nomination for 2014 Glamour Women of the Year in the Blogger of the Year category. Currently, Livia uses her experience gathered while building urban:eve from the ground up to help other bloggers and entrepreneurs grow and stand out in the crowd. Interested in Livia’s insights? Visit urban:eve’s English edition here!
dobayadam.hu – pop culture analysis blog, 2014-onwards
Why can a movie profoundly change how you view your life? How can you mix six thousand year-old story tropes with modern elements to capture the attention of millions? And why is it that the Japanese do this the best in the world? Adam Dobay’s pop culture analysis blog delves deep into the questions of how culture shapes identity, what mythological and storytelling principles make Japanese anime one of the biggest subcultures in the West, and provides keys to understand how the strongest stories in your life form how you think about the world and yourself. You can already sign up to be notified when the blog, Moon Rabbit Revolution launches in English.
We were honored to be tasked with bringing director Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) to a Hungarian audience. Adam worked together with Japanese-Hungarian translator Edina Csalló to produce the official Hungarian subtitles for the film, which opened to packed theatres in July. We also aided the film’s marketing efforts with a three-part Youtube webseries behind-the-scenes on the translation, and a special commentary screening with Adam’s live analysis.
The first in-house Cabbit Supreme production is a micro-budget webseries in the sketch show genre, created in response to the fading local film industry. Featuring a soap opera’s drama-filled writer’s room, a duo of renegade air conditioner repairmen, and a children’s storybook paraphrasing fairy tales to cover the newest EU regulations, the comedy project runs 6 episodes per season on our Hungarian Youtube channel. Season 2 is currently in post-production.
Animecon Budapest 2013 – convention, 2013
For its ten-year anniversary, the Hungarian Anime Society organized a celebratory convention in Budapest. As long-time collaborators with the Society, Team Cabbit was called in to handle many of the convention’s programs as well as consult in their online presence in our first foray into live events. We created video content, conceived and handled a live game show segment as well as on-site documentation for the anniversary, with Adam hosting the event’s grand stage which was attended by almost 2,000 people.
With two months of intensive work and further months of consults, we took this retro-futuristic, hybrid-animated project out of the development hell it had been in. After identifying structural anomalies that kept the development from continuing, we created the project’s format bible from scratch, proceeding to create the story for the feature film which is now being developed into a script.
TorinoFilmLab Writer’s Room – project development workshop, 2012
In early 2012, Adam was selected to work with a team of international cross-platform developers where he worked closely with Adam Sigel on his project ‘Sequence‘. He was in charge of developing story worlds, mechanics and mythologies, with a grand reveal of the project at the Torino Film Festival.
Gimi – web series, TV2, 2011-2012
In 2011, the production of teen web series Gimi was struggling as series creators left the project with some of the lead actors, grinding the production to a halt. There were no written story or character arcs, episode scripts or overall vision for the remaining 19 episodes of the season, three weeks before shooting was scheduled to continue.
In a week, Adam and long-time writing collaborator Nora Selmeczi assembled a writing team, created a series bible based on the material already aired, and led the creation of the remaining episodes as lead writers, authoring ten scripts as well as creating Android apps as in-show props. Ádám stayed on set during the production as a dramaturge, coaching actors and providing creative solutions to issues raised during the shoot. When shooting wrapped, we shifted roles to supervise some of the editing, and took charge of website, blog and Facebook content, introducing some cross-platform elements to aid the marketing of the show.
The new episodes of Gimi gave the series a reboot, brought in new viewers, and the series wrapped up as scheduled, gaining recognition from TV2 and the show’s main sponsor, the T-Com group.