The Maine-made YouTube show “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” has won a Gotham Independent Film Award for best short-form breakthrough series.

The show was created by College of the Atlantic film professor Nancy Andrews and was filmed in 2013 on Mount Desert Island with residents, local landmarks and scenes from the Bar Harbor Fourth of July parade, according to a news release from the college.

Andrews received the award Monday at the Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards ceremony in New York City, where other winners included the film “Call Me By Your Name,” which won best feature, and the horror film “Get Out,” which won screenplay, breakthrough director and the Audience Award.

The Gotham Awards are considered early indicators of films that are expected to be successful in the awards season.

Adapted from a 2015 feature-length film of the same name that was edited into an eight-episode web series, “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” is about Dr. Sheri Myes, played by Michole Briana White, “as she attempts to expand her perceptions through mad scientist-like experimentation,” the news release said.

The series incorporates animation, live action, comedy, drama and musical numbers.

“The underlying message in ‘Strange Eyes’ is that everything is connected in ways we might not perceive, and we have to work harder to broaden and deepen our consciousness of that,” Andrews said in a written statement. “If we could see beyond our own personal perspectives of what is true, we might understand that there are other truths that are just as valid – and if we could see those maybe we wouldn’t be as dogmatic, and dangerous, in our beliefs.”

In an interview with the Press Herald in January, Andrews said she hoped to “move from the web … to something like Netflix, Amazon or HBO with a lot more support, where they help you produce the work you want to do.”

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