37 Problems

Los Angeles, California | Series

Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Lisa Ebersole

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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A single, struggling, 37 year-old screenwriter, is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left. Suddenly she has to find a guy to fertilize the egg, freeze the egg, or do nothing and live a different life than she imagined. (It's a comedy!)

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WANT A SNEAK PEEK?  Check out 37 PROBLEMS / Episode 1

(content disclaimer: there is brief nudity, not suitable for kids or offices)


LATEST NEWS!

37 PROBLEMS Episodes 1, 2, 3 were just accepted to The Austin Film Festival and Brooklyn Web Fest.  We’ve filmed 3 episodes and have 7 more to go. Digital content buyers are reading the script and we want to be able to show them a complete series as soon as possible!  To that end, we’re launching a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for the remaining episodes.  We hope you’ll join our team!

ABOUT THE SERIES!

37 PROBLEMS is a story very close to my heart – a struggling 37 year-old screenwriter who isn’t married and doesn’t have kids, is all about her career, until she finds out she has one egg left. Suddenly she has to find a guy to fertilize the egg, freeze the egg, or do nothing and live a different life than she imagined. (It’s a comedy!)

A couple years ago, a couple of friends froze their eggs and I wondered if I needed to max out my credit card and do that too?  When I asked my gynecologist, she said, “You’re never as young as you are today.” Thanks.  And yet, she’s right.  I always assumed I’d want kids “some day,” but some day is now.  And I’m not doing anything about it.  Except making a web series about it.

I wonder if that means I don’t really want kids? I wonder if I could have one on my own even if I did? I wonder if I’m going to run out of time while I’m wondering all of these things?

I know that if I’m asking these questions, other women are too.  I want to put our story on screen. To make something real, that’s also really funny. I want to help anyone working to figure this stuff out.  To say, you’re not alone, and we can get through this together.  It’s important to have a new point of view on motherhood, fertility, and the decisions around bringing new life into the world.  Be that a baby or a web series.  

When you contribute to 37 PROBLEMS you help bring our "baby" into the world. Thank you.  We can do this!

 

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CREW SALARIES

Costs $10,500

We can't make a web series without our phenomenal CREW! Camera, sound, makeup, wardrobe, art department, catering, production assistants.

ACTOR SALARIES

Costs $4,750

Without these fabulous actors, the web series won't exist!

EQUIPMENT

Costs $4,500

We need lights, camera and sound to record the action!

EDITING AND SOUND MIX

Costs $6,000

This is where the magic happens! Putting the series all together once we've shot.

LOCATION FEES

Costs $5,000

We have a sexy fertility doctor who needs an office and a bunch of characters who need bedrooms!

CATERING

Costs $3,250

Everybody needs to eat on set!

MUSIC

Costs $1,000

It helps to tell the story and sets the tone of the series!

PROPS!

Costs $1,000

Some stuff, like very lifelike fake babies, you just don't have lying around!

Transportation

Costs $1,000

We, and the equipment, have gotta get around!

About This Team

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW!

LISA EBERSOLE (Writer/Director, AMANDA) is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. Her plays have been produced Off Broadway and regionally. They include: BABY (Best of The Fringe Festival) MOTHER (starring Buck Henry and Holland Taylor) BROTHER (published by Samuel French) PEOPLE DIE THAT WAY (Editor’s Choice Time Out New York & Backstage.) Her films include the feature adaptation of BROTHER (Tribeca Cinemas) the short film PUDDIN’ (Palm Springs Film Festival) and the web series 37 PROBLEMS (Official Selection Austin Film Festival, Brooklyn Web Fest.)

PEJ VAHDAT ("DR. DRIMI") is a series regular on the hit TV series: BONES, SHAMELESS and DALLAS.  He appeared in the feature films "A Girl Walks Home at Night" and "Flight 93."

STEPHANIE SANDITZ ("SEPTEMBER") Stephanie Sanditz is an actress and writer from Broken Heart, Missouri, the name of her screenplay, currently in development with Radar Pictures (Spring Breakers, Cocktail).  She just played a lead role in new series COUPLES by Mark Webber, (Green Room, Scott Pilgrim). Other acting credits include DisOrientation, Law & Order, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Young & the Restless, Kate & Leopold and Strangers with Candy, with Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert. She also wrote and starred in the short, Snuggle Bunny, with Zosia Mamet from HBO's Girls. She met Lisa on her play/film BROTHER and is honored to have been her loyal and reckless sidekick ever since.

JOSEPH REITMAN ("GUNNAR") has appeared in over 50 episodes of television including Married with Children, Charmed, Hudson Street and The Shield, and guest starring roles on The Drew Carey Show, The Pretender, CSI Miami, CSI Las Vegas, Sleeper Cell, In Plain Sight, Monk, Supernatural and NCIS; LA. Joe was also a series regular on Townies for ABC, and has acted in over 20 feature films including The Perfect Storm, Clueless, Tomcats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, American Pie 2, Bandidas, M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady In The Water, Gamer, Crank 2 and the upcoming Money Monster.

CATHERINE CARLEN ("DIANE") was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. She always dreamed of acting, and moved to New York City in the 1980s where he studied with Uta Hagen for years and Stella Adler and Susan Batson. She is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, is teaching acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, and is a private coach to many well-known stars in Hollywood.  Catherine has appeared in the series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and THE MINDY PROJECT among others.

JAMES MORRISON ("KEVIN") is a filmmaker, playwright, poet, actor, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher. He began his acting career as a clown and wire walker for the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus. Since then, he has appeared at the McCarter Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, the L.A. Stage Company and The Old Globe with such renowned directors as Emily Mann, Des McAnuff, Jack O'Brien, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jose Quintero and Harry Mastrogeorge, his acting teacher since 1982. James was a series regular on 24 and has appeared on SIX FEET UNDER, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and REVENGE among others.

MIA CHANTEL ("CRANBERRY") is acting for the first time on screen in 37 PROBLEMS.  Yay, Mia!

RUBEN CONTRERAS (Director of Photography) is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Graduate Film and Television Production program where he received the Edward and Mildred Troutner Award for Cinematography. His passion is to create images that support the stories of disadvantaged people from around the world.

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