A single-camera scripted comedy about the anguish and absurdity of working in a restaurant. "Welcome to Hell. You're Tables-Waiting."
This single-camera scripted comedy tells the untold stories of the agony and absurdity of working in a restaurant. Partly based on real events and partly born from the twisted minds of real servers, the darkly comedic and irreverent bi-weekly episodes follow six mismatched coworkers as they descend into their own personal hell of impossible patrons and peevish middle management while confronting their shattered hopes, failed dreams and incompetence.
You know these stories. Many of you have done your hard time serving patrons with a smile while they slowly chip away at your dignity table by table, shift by shift. Others of you have lost loved ones to the industry — may their souls rest in peace — as those once-good people awoke one day to find themselves dead inside, bereft of any sense of self-worth, and resigned to a life of servitude and shame while they rest their ability to pay their bills on the generosity of ill-mannered cretins.
"Servitude: The Series" is a truly unique brand of web-based entertainment because it has the potential to engage, empower and give voice to an entire online community. The goal is to create a series built around an online community — the series website serves as a "call to arms" for all current and recovering servers, or laborers in indentured SERVITUDE, to share their personal stories from the front, contribute ideas to the show and share in its progress and development.
"Servitude" represents the inaugural project of Six-Top Productions — established in 2009 by six Los Angeles-based actor/writer/producers with a mission to produce untold or underrepresented stories while creating opportunity for the best and brightest of up-and-coming television/new media artists.
The funding earned via Kickstarter will finance principal photography (scheduled to begin in September 2010) of the pilot and first four episodes, the design of the series website, and the securing of additional funds from outside investors.
Confirmed to Executive Produce: Rosemary Marks
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