Kombucha Catch-Up, Season 2

New York City, New York | Series

Comedy, Satire

Stefanie Flamm

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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In Season 2 of this web series, the lives of three young feminists are turned upside-down in the wake of their college graduation and the 2016 election. Watch them grapple with unresolved tensions, toxic white feminism, and the realization that life will rarely meet your expectations.

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Mission Statement

In addition to being written, directed, and produced exclusively by women, Kombucha Catch-Up also strives to shine light on the toxicity of non-intersectional feminism and offer more voices for people of color and trans/non-binary people in Season 2 and beyond.

The Story

In Season 1, actors and white feminists Holly, Delwyn, and Sarabeth grappled with a rough entrance into the real world as they approached their college grduation. Holly had a complicated sexual encounter with her best friend, Matt. Sarabeth was hiding a double-life as a basic bitch. And Delwyn and her boyfriend, Emerson, got caught in a major dilemma. 

 

In Season 2, we're reintroduced to these same characters (and their toxic white feminism) post-election. What does the world look like now that Trump is President? Have they been able to maintain their friendships after graduation? Is anyone going to call them out for being terrible people?

Help us produce Season 2 to find out!

Kombucha Catch-Up was originally staged live in front of an audience at Reckless Theatre's Fighter Pilot competition in New York City in April 2016. Audiences voted to see Kombucha Catch-Up return for three consecutive episodes before creators Stefanie Flamm and Kelly Webb began filming the series for web distribution. Season 1 premiered on YouTube and Facebook in August 2017 to positive reviews and press.
 
We filmed Season 1 with no budget and very limited resources, and we want to take what we learned and make Season 2 the best it can be. We've already completed writing all five episodes of Season 2, and our cast was excited to revisit these characters during our first read-through. We are chomping at the bit to begin production in Spring 2018, and now all we need is your help.

Our mission in Season 2 is to diversify our team - we want more women on the production team, more characters of color, and more opportunities to feature LGBTQ actors. We've written the second season with this mission in mind, and it is our hope that we can continue to develop these characters to evolve with the climate of the country and speak to non-cis, white, heterosexual voices. 

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Sound Engineer & Equipment Rentals

Costs $2,400

What's great writing and killer acting without an awesome sound setup to make it all sound great?

Camera Crew & Rentals

Costs $4,800

We're building a stellar, all-female camera crew to make our story look great

Sound Mixing

Costs $1,500

To make sure this sounds like its existing in real life, we need to add things like background noise

Locations

Costs $300

Help us rent the studio space we need to film an episode of Season 2!

Craft Services

Costs $1,600

We have a wonderful cast and crew and we need to make sure they're well fed on long shooting days!

Art Department

Costs $900

We need props, costumes, set dressings, and a great lady Art Director to make this show come to life

Transportation

Costs $2,500

We've got a few on-location shoots this season - help us get there in one piece!

About This Team

Stefanie Flamm (Creator/Writer/Actor) - Stefanie is a writer, actor, and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has acted in the web series Kombucha Catch-Up and Gig Gazelles, and performs monthly with her BoogieManja sketch team New Kid. She produces video content for the music distribution company TuneCore, and has worked on production for Myrtle + Willoughby, Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian, and Apple by David Ebert.

 

Kelly Webb (Writer/Director) - Kelly Webb is a director, producer, actor and capital-F Feminist who tries to pursue her life and art with the confidence of a mediocre white man. Kombucha Catch-Up is her first film credit, but previous theater directing credits include Sienna’s Mantram (NY Frigid Festival 2017), Tailspin! (NY Int'l Fringe Festival 2016, Venus/Adonis Festival 2016), Almost Happy (Kraine Theater) and Paraplegic (Manhattan Rep Theatre).

 

Brandon Lescure (Executive Producer) - Brandon is an actor, writer, director, and producer based out of Los Angeles, California and Baltimore, Maryland. He is mostly known for his work on the award-winning short horror-comedy, The Backpage. In 2017 he co-founded his production company, Sympatico, which has gone on to produce the films Howitz, Wireless, Project Cadmus, and the television pilots for Adventure Capital and Short End of the Stick.

 

Kirsten Williams (Line Producer) - Kirsten Williams is a freelance stage manager and theater technician living in NYC. Past credits include ‘Hundred Days’ at New York Theatre Workshop, ‘For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday’ by Sarah Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons, and ‘Airline Highway’ at Manhattan Theatre Club. Currently working on the off-Broadway premiere of ‘A Letter to Harvey Milk’.

 

Adriana Bohmier (Associate Producer/Actor) - Originally from Dallas, Adriana moved to the city to learn the classics and earn a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. ​Recent credits include Antigone at the Planet Connections Theatre Festival, Sick on Arrival at the Tank, and Charmander the Stray at JACK!

 

Sam Evans (Actor) is a NYC based writer, actress and improviser from Philadelphia. Her writing has been produced on Refinery 29 and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Barrow Group, The NOW Collective, UglyRhino, the SHRTWV Play Festival and at Reckless Theatre. www.samantha-evans.com

 

Mike Cabellon (Actor) - Mike Cabellon is a UCB-trained actor and writer. He is a current member of Story Pirates, BoogieManja, and GeeksWhoDrink, and can next be seen in a co-starring role on HBO's new Judd Apatow-produced show Crashing. Say hi at mikecabellon.com

 

Will Cary (Actor) - Will is a New York Based actor and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  He was last seen as Duke Orsino in Shakespeare in the Square's production of Twelfth Night.   Favorite Roles include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom, Dir. Carl Cofield), Red Noses (Grez, Dir. Orlando Pabotoy) and Much Ado about Nothing (Benedick, Shakespeare in the Square). 

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