Pair of Normals

New York City, New York | Series

Comedy, Music

Sophie Jade Hood

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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Iris is an anxious, divorced Youtube psychic, fresh out of a mental hospital and dealing with the death of her grandmother. Betty is a destitute, maybe-homeless college dropout with rap dreams and an ASMR portfolio. Together, they find rock bottom to be a solid foundation as they take on New York.

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The Story


This comedy series takes place in a slightly surreal, neon-tinted version of New York City and focuses on the roommates Iris and Betty. After her release from a mental hospital and the death of her grandmother, Iris, an anxious, divorced Youtube psychic takes in a new roommate Betty, a disheveled, possibly homeless college dropout whose creative outlet is ASMR videos, as the two of them try to make their way up from rock bottom.


Iris acts on her grandmother’s wishes to see the world, take risks and meet new people. She expands her psychic horizons and reluctantly reconnects with her ex-husband, now known as C-Biz, the founder of a popular new genre of EDM with digital horse noises called #horsecore. To her annoyance, he constantly wears a rubber horse mask as part of his persona (or rather, his entire persona). She also has two consecutive romantic flings, one with the much younger Wes, a geeky and enthusiastic friend of Betty's, and one with Jeanette, a vintage-loving eccentric mental patient.


Meanwhile, Betty tries her hardest to find a job, but gets sidetracked when an old college acquaintance Xööüëë drags her along on an adventure and somehow ropes her into forming a rap duo. This lands them in some unexpected hot water when they accidentally infringe on a copyright and find themselves in a spot where they need to quickly unload a lot of merch.  The season finale is the night of the make-or-break show where they open for C-Biz, who had more or less become their musical mentor. 


The thing about rock bottom? It’s a solid foundation. This series is about starting over after the worst has already happened, putting your life back together, and finding your place in the world when you feel like a total weirdo. New York is the place where people go when they don’t fit in anywhere else, and the thing about the internet is that it’s the place where you can be just about anyone. This series takes place in both worlds, where the two of them interact quite a bit, and the characters struggle to navigate both. It asks the questions about who you are on the internet vs. who you are in the Real World. The series will be ten 8-minute episodes. The amount raised in this campaign will cover the first four episodes.


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Location fees

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Specifically we're going to need a 2-bedroom apartment, a diner, and an event space/music venue!


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Makeup and Wardrobe

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Each character has a very distinct style, and we need to show it!

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About This Team

Writer & Director Jason Hood found inspiration to write Pair of Normals from a series of previous necessity-driven living situations and an all-night binge of especially surreal ASMR videos. He previously directed the dramedy web series Life After Fat (NYC Web Fest 2014, Toronto Web Fest 2015) and several music videos including Agent Ribbons' Jamaica and the Wishing Shrine (Coney Island Film Festival 2013).


Producer Stacey Maltin’s first feature film “The Other Side” was selected by the screenwriting website THE BLACK LIST as a Top 10 Finalist in the Hasty Pudding Fellowship for a screenwriter focusing on satire and social commentary.  That script was further selected to be a part of the Black List Table Reads series and was produced as a podcast starring Darren Criss, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jerry Adler. She also wrote the short film “Museum” (Audience Choice Award Winner 48H FF) as well as the short film “The Next Two Nights” currently in post-production. She has produced feature films (Landing Up, Born Guilty), short films, web series, commercials, and music videos.


Producer Victoria Negri is a Brooklyn-based writer/director/producer/actress currently releasing her debut feature film GOLD STARGold Star stars Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn, as well as Orange is the New Black's Catherine Curtin and is presented in association with Big Vision Creative. It will see its World Premiere Opening Night of the Buffalo International Film Festival on October 7th, 2016. The film was selected as one of Big Vision Empty Wallet's Inaugural Kickstart Diversity Films and participated in their Distribution Lab. Victoria has also produced, acted in, and written numerous award-winning short films, music videos, and webseries featured at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, Tribeca, and more. She is a proud member of the Film Fatales, NYWIFT and is a co-leader of the New York City film collective, The FilmShop.


Producer Marzy Hart is a Russian vixen with a heart of gold. She is a wearer of many hats, including actress, producer, writer, sci-fi enthusiast and dog stalker. You can catch her filling some of these roles in her series Slice (Brooklyn Web Fest, NYC Web Fest, Vancouver Web Fest, Knoxville Film Fest, NewFilmmakers NY), her new series Working on It (Winner of Best Web Series at Los Angeles Film Awards, screening soon in NY as part of IndieWorks and Brooklyn Web Fest), in the the Section II original series For Ex Lovers Only, which recently premiered at OutFestLA in partnership with Project GreenLight and in the feature length film Landing Up set to hit festivals in 2017. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, NYWIFT, The Filmshop and a mentor at Mythic Bridge. Marzy is excited to bring her mad producing skills to this series.


Costume Designer Keriann Correia has been working in fashion since graduating from New York City's FIT. She started her own line, House Of Correia, making clothing & accessories for the daring young starlets of the world. Her love of collaboration and building characters has led her into the world of costum design/styling in the entertainment industry. Recent projects include Made to Penetrate and Working on It. 


Lucy Cottrell (Iris) is a comedian, writer and actor.  Her work has been featured in venues across the country including Solocom (2015), Funny Women Festival (2015), NYC Porn Film Festival (2015), Andy Kaufman Awards (2014), Northside Festival (2014), Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1(The Beauty of Friends Coming Together), as well as in online venues like Jezebel and Reductress, among others.  She's also acted in plays at Ensemble Studio Theater, NYC Fringe Festival and Theater for The New City, as well as acting in various short films and the CBS TV show Unforgettable. She performs weekly at The People's Improv Theater in New York.


Megan Reilly (Betty) is an actor, rapper, comedian out of NYC. You can find her touring the country with Broadway's Next Hit Musical and LMAO Improv. She can also be seen every Monday night as a part of On The Spot! at the Broadway Comedy Club. If you wish to catch her raunchy rapper side subscribe to her Youtube Channel and follow her around the Big Apple, telling stories and spitting bars. 


Connie Saltzman (Xööüëë) is an actress, song-writer and painter in New York. She has worked on numerous independent film projects, the most recent being the supernatural thriller Honeybee (2015). She loves Xööüëë and this world that Jason has created and can't wait to share it with you! 


Imran Sheikh (Wes) is an actor. He performs in things. Things like the Boob-Tube, the Pictures (Talkies, mostly), and even on creaky Stages. He likes a good cheeseburger and can draw well. Oh, and he recently guest-starred on Blue Bloods (CBS), Priceless (a short film screened at Cannes), and he's a series regular on Guy Code (MTV). He trained in improv at Upright Citizens Brigade. If you find yourself on the world wide web, you can (digitally) socialize with him on Instagram and/ or Twitter @ImranSheikhInfo. Isn't that neat? 


Jonathan Rentler (C-Biz) is a performer-writer hailing from the cornfields of Pennsylvania. He trained at Maggie Flanigan's two-year Conservatory program. You can catch him in ''Getting Off'' currently doing the festival circuit. He's costarring and wrapping up shooting the season finale for the Fashion Haus V-files' first scripted show, ''Invader Kim."  Right now he's preparing for the relaunch of this Summer's sold out run of ''Men in Towels'' at the Duo Theatre this Autumn and making smoke signals in Dream Up Festival's production of ''Camp BoHoGro." He's insanely excited to slip into latex and transform into the mysterious reverse centaur DJ C-Biz!!! 


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