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The 27th Webby Awards Honor Michael Alan Herman



The 2023 Webby Awards Honor Alan Herman

The 27th Annual Webby Awards celebrated the extraordinary achievements of Michael Alan Herman, honoring him with the award for Best Scripted Podcast Series. Herman, known for his gripping creation,”The Call of the Void (Podcast Series 2020–2022) – IMDb,” added this prestigious accolade to his array of accomplishments.

The New York Times has often referred to The Webby Awards as the “Internet’s highest honor,” and the award ceremony was hosted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), an esteemed organization that recognizes excellence on the Internet.

Michael Alan Herman, born May 26, 1992, in St. Joseph, Michigan, has carved out an impressive career in the world of arts and media. An award-winning writer and actor, he first gained attention in 2016 when he co-wrote the historical horror film – THE MAD WHALE.

This chilling adaptation of Herman Melville’s iconic “Moby Dick” stars James Franco and Camilla Belle. It introduces a plot twist that explores the grim tale of female inmates forced to perform therapy in a Victorian insane asylum.

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His work for Spotify as a staff writer in 2017 further cemented his reputation in the field. Herman wrote on non-fiction podcasts such as CULTS, SERIAL KILLERS, GONE, and UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES, with each show examining the psyche of murderers and cultists, bringing the darkest parts of the human mind to the forefront.

Following his stint in Spotify, he published his first poetry collection, PENTIMENTO, in 2020, via American Griffin. The collection further testified to his diverse creative prowess.

Herman’s latest recognition came from The Webby Awards, one of the most prestigious stages of the internet. His fiction podcast, THE CALL OF THE VOID, has become a global sensation with over 985,000 downloads across 150 countries.

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This compelling podcast series, co-created by Herman and his wife, Josie Eli Herman, narrates the intriguing tale of a tour guide and a palm-reading outcast based in contemporary New Orleans. Their adventures ensue as they confront a mysterious entity eager to plunge the world into a state of perfect stillness.

Herman’s artistic talents extend to the field of acting as well. A member of AGVA owing to his tenure at Universal Studios, Herman has performed for leading platforms such as Netflix and Hulu and has worked with acclaimed personalities such as James Franco, James Corden, and Max Greenfield. Currently, he is represented by Activity LA.

Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards, stated, “Honorees like Michael Alan Herman are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet. Being selected among the best from nearly 14,000 entries received this year is an incredible achievement.” This statement is a testament to Herman’s unique talent and the profound impact of his creative contributions.

His innovative and imaginative work continues to set a high benchmark in digital content creation, inspiring a generation of creative minds across the globe. As Herman steps into his next chapter, fans and admirers alike are eager to see where his creativity leads him next.

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