middlemarch: The series

a literary web series


Middlemarch: The Series is a 70-episode web series that reimagines George Eliot's Victorian novel Middlemarch at a modern liberal arts college, in video-blog format. The series was written, directed, produced, shot and edited by Rebecca Shoptaw as an independent study over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. The series aired on YouTube from March 15th to December 1st, 2017.

The series follows a group of students at Lowick College in the fictional town of Middlemarch, Connecticut, who are all just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want.

Logo by Ana Marta


Dot Brooke - Mia Fowler

Fred Vincy - Oliver Shoulson

Billie Ladislaw - C.B.G.

Celia Arroyo - Sofía Campoamor

Jamie Chettam - Lola Hourihane

Max Garth - Kai Nugent

Rosamond Vincy - Eliot S.

Thomas Lydgate - Carlos Guanche

Edward Casaubon - Zak Rosen

Adele Naumann - Ariel Lowrey

Screenings & Awards

Over 215,000 views on YouTube

Official Selection - Melbourne Web Fest (2018)

Official Selection - ClexaCon Film Festival (2018)

Official Selection - Carballo Interplay (2018)

Winner - Award of Recognition - Best Shorts Film Festival (2017)

Official Selection - Miami Independent Film Festival (2017)

Official Selection - Blackbird Film Festival (2018)

Official Selection - Minnesota Web Fest (2017)

Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest (2017)

Semi-Finalist - Miami Movie Fest (2017)

Official Selection - Worldwide Women’s Film Festival (2018)

Official Selection - Direct Short Online Film Festival (2017)