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(Eleanor Gaver) #164

Hi there! I’m Eleanor. I’m new to the community. I am a writer/director working with a family of actors to create social satire in the hopes of making people laugh in these dark times. We are a diverse, inclusive group and we do our best to offend everyone equally. Our new web series Tripolar can be found at

Please let me know about your web series. I believe in supporting fellow artists!

(Sherry M Shephard-Massat) #165

Hi, Patrick! My name is Sherry and I live in Atlanta too. I just ran across this site and am totally excited! I’m a professional playwright, have worked in film, studied tv writing, extremely interested in your project and possibly getting involved since you’re right here in town. I love the look of SCALES and would just like to be of service so that I could maybe learn how to do my own web series. It’s certainly a new medium and I’ve got several episodes of a show ready to go, but I don’t make films. I’m at a crossroads, but would really like to maybe be part of your team What say, cat man?

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(Franca Paschen) #166

Hi all! My name is Franca Paschen and I’m an NYC based actor, writer, producer. My first web series Critically Ashamed is currently in post production. Our trailer just dropped which is very exciting since it’s my first dip in the web pool.

Best at: acting, organizing shoots, producing on a small budget
Worst at: live events, anything press related
It’s really cool to see how many of you are putting out dope independent content and shoutout to Stareable for providing this platform to connect and discover each others work!
(Sherry M Shephard-Massat) #167

Man, Franca! That was MONSTER!! I’m not an actor, I’m a writer and the dialogue is crisp; the whole thing gives us so much in, what, three minutes! I’d luv’ to be a background black person (to add some more color, girl!) I’m in New York a lot for work stuff and would enjoy that. This looks like a winner for sho’! Congrats and great work.

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(Franca Paschen) #168

Thank you so much! Definitely we’d love to have you on in the future! We’re @critically_ashamed_show on Instagram. We post casting calls on our page. Would love to link up! :slight_smile:

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(Elaine White) #169

Hi Stareable Community!

Long time listener, first time caller. My name is Elaine and I’m a filmmaker in NYC. I’m currently producing and DPing a series called Big Girl, a socially conscious comedic web series that explores the experience of a plus-size woman living and dating in New York City. I’ve DPed on one other web series (Rent a Friend) and many other short form projects with my small all-female production company called Brazen NYC. I edit full-time for Scary Mommy.

Preferred film roles: writing, directing, editing, and DP
The film thing I’m best at: editing, planning shots, social media marketing design
The film thing I’m worst at: anything that has to do with money

I’m very excited to join this brilliant community!

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(Steven Moity) #170
  1. Name: Steven
  2. Location: New York
  3. Web series in pre-production: Waiter’s Way
  4. Preferred film roles: writer/actor
  5. The film thing you’re best at: Communication (Always!)
  6. The film thing you’re worst at: Resisting Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
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(Trip Collins) #171

Hi, all!
My name is Trip, and
I’m in Rockland County, NY - a (very small … and particularly aerodynamic) stone’s throw north of NYC.
I have not made any web series (yet).
I’ve been an actor for the past 10 years, and I’ve also done various other-side-o’-the-camera things on a set or three. I’ve begun exploring and learning about filmmaking and have made a few micro-films, mostly on my own, and I’m very much wanting to find other people to make films with and learn from. I’m most interested in cinematography and editing … but I find so much more of it really fascinating (even sound, though I feel like sound post-production is probably far from my strength)!
I’m very happy to be here … and excited to meet y’all!

(Brian Padian) #172

hi all,
My name is Brian Padian, a writer/director based in Portland Oregon. My series is called Microaggressions. I’ve made a feature film and some shorts but this is my first venture into web-series. Trailer is here and the series will be available soon.

I look forward to learning. Happy to be here.

(Kris Dyson) #173
  1. Name - Kris Dyson
  2. Location - Currently based in South Florida, but I get around
  3. Web series made (if any) - In pre-production on a SoFla based series right now
  4. Preferred film roles (writer, producer, director, actor, etc) - Writer/producer
  5. The film thing you’re best at - STORY STORY STORY
  6. The film thing you’re worst at - Anything that involves parting with large sums of money induces white hot panic
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(Dan McNamara) #174

Name - Dan McNamara
Location - Astoria, Queens
Web Series Made - My new series ‘Wish Weasel’, ‘The Bear, The Cloud, And God’
Preferred Film Roles - Writer/Animator/Director/VFX Artist
Best Film Things - Pre-Production/Post-Production/Marketing
Worst Film Things - Camera/Production

I also work on youtube shows ‘Hot Ones’, ‘Sneaker Shopping’ and ‘The Burger Show’.

(Mika Marcovitz) #175

Maybe we should do some collaborations :wink:

I’m really good with production (especially when there’s barely any funds) but need help with post production. Let me know if you’re interested in talking. I’m in Williamsburg so very close to Astoria.

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(Erick Szot) #176

HI there STAREable community! I’m Erick Szot from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Creator, Producer, Director Show runner and Star of Gym Shorts comedy series.

This is my first time interacting with this thread.
I’m an actor for first, but have had a great time working on Gym Shorts.
I think I am best at looking at the big picture and being able to brainstorm creative ideas and solutions.
I think I’m the worst at listening to others ideas and thinking they are better then mine… cause they’re not …LOL

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(Dan McNamara) #177

I’ll be screening Wish Weasel at Channel 101 in Williamsburg next month. It’s at Spectacle Theater. You can submit any show under 5 minutes and if it’s get picked by the panel you screen it and the audience votes for their favorite show. It’s a lot fun and it’s been around for a long time, it’s a much bigger deal in LA. The NYC is smaller but it’s a nice community.

(Christopher Hernandez) #179
  1. Name - Christopher Hernandez
  2. Location - North Hollywood
  3. Web series made (if any) - Moved In (First two episodes on YouTube! :grin: )
  4. Preferred film roles - Writer
  5. The film thing you’re best at - Writing/Story structure, also directing actors
  6. The film thing you’re worst at - Having a vision for the actual camerawork

Here’s the first episode to our show!

The main thing I’m learning is promotion/marketing, and getting the overall word out there. My roommate and I have a YouTube channel together that’s primarily dedicated to web series and shorts, and we’ve just started uploading.
Hoping to have some insightful discussions on here! :slight_smile:
(Tony Chaslas) #180

Hi everyone. My name is Tony. I’m a french independent director, screenwriter and producer.
I started making videos 3 years ago. I made 2 short films and now, I’m actually working on my first webseries and I’ll be glad to show some of my work before its release.

I also made a music video, you can watch it below. The song is in french but you don’t need to understand the lyrics to understand the story. The title “si tu m’avais dit” means “if you had told me”.

I live in Paris and I’ll be in New York in two weeks. Holla at me if you want to talk about movies, tv shows, Paris or anything else.

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(Jon Massey) #181

Hello Stareable community,

My name is Jon Massey and I am in Los Angeles.
I’ve been on the site for just a short while as I’ve embarked on creating a web series and found this site invaluable. Thank you to the site owners and community. Some really great stuff on here.

My current series is in post production. I’ve created a preliminary website as I get the real one up and running. As they say, you can never start marketing soon enough.

Here is the site:
Frank James series

My preferred role is as writer / director. I’ve done enough producing in my time to know how to do it but it’s not my goal.

I’ve been working in the film / tv industry for quite some time so I’ve done a little bit of everything. Currently I work in visual effects so am comfortable in post and I used to work as a camera assistant so am comfortable in production.

Marketing, branding, social media and shameless self promotion are all the things I’m not great at. But I’m learning.

Nothing teaches you like jumping in and doing it yourself.

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(John Helde) #182

Hey, I’m John Helde, I’m a filmmaker now based in Seattle, started my career in NYC. I directed a new series called CUDDLE we’re releasing soon: a quirky, young cuddle therapist sets out to change the world with the power of touch, but the hardest person to hug might just be herself.

Really happy with how the show’s turned out and it’s been fun collaborating with a team that includes our creator/writer Adeline Colangelo, producer Constanze Villines, and lead/co-producer Hope Shanthi.

We met a number of you when the CUDDLE pilot played Stareable Fest 2018. The fest was fantastic - great work and insightful presenters! This past month we screened at the Seattle International Film Festival and met other series creators there, including the folks from Short Term Rental.

We expect to have the show out end of this month. You can find CUDDLE on Facebook, and on the web.

More on my other filmmaking endeavors, including features and documentaries at

Thanks to Stareable for creating this amazing community. Looking forward to getting to know all your shows.

(Jonathan Kaplan) #183

Yo this is Jonathan from Killing it! We had a great time meeting you last Stareable fest. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series!

(Samuel W. Reed) #184

Hey Film Fam! Like most of you, I was online searching for great ways to promote my new webseries when Stareable popped up. Didn’t take long to sign up! I’m a writer/director/producer looking for great networking opportunities in the Los Angeles area, and to share great stories with one another! I hope you’ll check out my series below, and if you like it, keep in touch! ~Samuel W. Reed

  1. Name: Samuel W. Reed
  2. Location: Los Angeles
  3. Web series made: Current Between Us (, Previous The Human Condition (
  4. Preferred film roles: Writer/Director/Producer
  5. The film thing you’re best at: Writing/Development/Story/Visualization
  6. The film thing you’re worst at: What’s that thingamajigger do? (tech, post production, & marketing)
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