A new comedy series about the process of getting over a breakup, one stage of grief at a time. Think of it as entertaining therapy!
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LOVE’S A BITCH is a new comedy series about the process of getting over a breakup, one stage of grief at a time.
WES and ALLISON have just broken up, and are trying to get over it. In each episode, they both go through a stage of the grieving process – starting with DENIAL, followed by ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION, and finally ACCEPTANCE. We’ve all been there, but it’s never been this funny.
What follows includes (but is not limited to) uncomfortable karaoke performances, drunken rebounds, spiteful surprise parties, petty larceny, and tearaway tuxedos.
While taking the form of a hilarious, irreverent comedy, we really do want to make this show to examine the feelings people have after break-ups and throughout the grieving process. Break-ups are the worst, so what better way to get through them than with humor. In a way, this show is gonna be like therapy, except so much cheaper.
If you laughed at our video above, we promise you’ll laugh a lot more at the actual series. Our current fundraising goal is for the production of Episode 1 – our PILOT - but we gotta be honest, just reaching that goal will give us the bare-bones minimum to get this going. Your donations will be going towards equipment rentals, transportation, feeding the cast and crew, and making the shoot as smooth, safe and happy as possible. The more we raise over our set goal, the better our pilot is gonna turn out, and the better our chances are of attracting more supporters to help us finish the series.
Our video above is giving you, the glorious public, a taste of what we’ve got, and a chance to get involved in this series from the beginning. If you like what you see, please donate anything you can and spread the word! With your support, you’ll be a part of this project throughout the entire production of the series, just by helping us out with the first episode. We can’t do this without you. In fact, just by making it this far down the page, we already love you, and want to kiss you on the mouth.
EPISODE 1 – DENIAL
After a drunken, messy, simultaneous attempt at breaking up with each other at a karaoke bar, exes Wes and Allison each go through their own form of denial. Wes plans a surprise birthday party for Allison in the attempts of being “a good ex-boyfriend”, while Allison finds out that guys were more attracted to her when she was in a relationship, so she pretends to still be in one. In the end, both plans crash into each other in a disastrous finale you won’t want to miss.
THE DREAM TEAM
The creative team working on Love's a Bitch are all alums of the Film & Television Programs at NYU and Columbia. Together, they’ve already produced a generous amount of accomplished works. Here’s some tasty info on each of ‘em!
Matt Kazman (Director, Co-Writer) - Matt is a filmmaker whose work has been seen in cinemas across North America, online around the globe, and at most of his family functions (his mother is very proud). A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, his Senior Thesis film, FLAGPOLE, was shortlisted as a Finalist for this year's Student Academy Awards. It has also screened at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and St. Louis Film Festival, among many others. Matt is also a super cool guy - handsome too...really athletic...great salsa dancer...not conceited at all. Did I mention that he has the face of an angel? Because he does.
You can check out some of his work at: http://vimeo.com/mattkazman
Eric Goldberg (Co-Writer, "Wes") - Born in Houston, Texas, Eric spent much of his youth working on both coasts as a professional film and television actor. He has received numerous acting and filmmaking awards, including a Young Actors Award for Lead in a Drama Series for his role in the CBS Drama "The Education of Max Bickford" and the Oliver Stone Screenwriting Award for the NYU Class of 2010. He has appeared in the film "Miss Congeniality", "Everwood" on The WB and "Mildred Pierce" on HBO. He currently lives in Brooklyn under a rock.
Anu Valia (Co-Writer, "Allison") Anu is a New York-based, Indiana-bred filmmaker. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, her senior thesis film, FIGS, has screened at the Torino Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival. It was also a semifinalist for the Student Academy Awards, a finalist at NYU’s Wasserman Awards, and a National Board of Review Grant finalist. She currently produces original content for jest.com. While filmmaking is her passion, she likes acting because it makes her feel pretty and loved.
Tim Moran (Co-Writer) - Sentenced to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts at the impressionable age of eighteen, Tim has been exploring his feelings through writing for some time. Occasionally, like when he and fellow co-writer Eric Goldberg were finalists for Nickelodeon's Young Voices Fellowship, he has experienced joy. Otherwise Tim's life has been one of labor and misery, writing and collecting short stories and essays and molding them into cohesive somethings. I guess he'll go to Grad School now.
Greg T. Gordon (Producer) - Greg has produced and directed dozens of web shorts, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. He currently produces original content for collegehumor.com and also directs/produces a series of short documentaries about authors around the country for digital publisher Open Road Media. Greg holds a BFA in Film and Television production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He also probably holds the key to your heart.
Jeff Schwartz (Executive Producer) - is a popcorn connoisseur and graduate of Columbia University's film program, where he founded the first large-scale film production organization for Columbia undergrads and produced the university's largest theatrical event. He has since produced several short films that have been shown at festivals worldwide. Jeff also designs and oversees online marketing campaigns for everything from summer music festivals to globe-touring theatrical events.
We’re making this show for anyone who’s ever been through a breakup, or grief of any kind. All of us have discussed this idea intensely while we’ve written together for months. We’re extremely passionate about this show and what we can do with it. By donating to this project, you’ll have the knowledge that your money is going towards a spectacular project, made by an extremely talented and driven creative team, who are trying to turn something painful into something that’ll make you smile and laugh. We think you’re all gonna love this pilot, and with your support, we’re gonna make it a reality.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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