P's in a Pod

New York City, New York | Series


Alex Pires

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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This campaign raised $12,372 for production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

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Our series delivers fresh and relevant content with an old sitcom flare. We're creating a relatable show that also highlights real world issues. Through impressions, parody, homages, and physical comedy, we'll have you laughing out loud while touching your heart (with consent of course).

About The Project

  • The Story
  • Wishlist
  • Updates
  • The Team
  • Community

Mission Statement

In addition to our show starring a Black man and a Jewish woman, it's incredibly important to us to hire underrepresented groups in front of and behind the camera. Not only to increase representation in our industry but to get different perspectives and fresh stories.

The Story

Before reading any further, watch our pilot HERE . We made it just for you! 


The year was 2016. Alex Pires had recently moved to the NYC area. In fact he sat in his Jersey City apartment watching sitcom after sitcom, without a laugh to be heard. Was he broken? Did he lack a sense of humor? Was he going to be stuck like this FOREVER?! "Not today!" thought Alex as he rose from his un-made bed and stepped over to his desk. It was there that Alex Pires decided he was going to create a comedy that was all encompassing: Over-the-top and down-to-earth, original and parodying, serious and silly! The comedy that would save laughless boys and girls from around the world. The greatest sitcom EVER MADE.


Ok so maybe that's a liiiiitttle over dramatic. The truth is, Alex decided to write a series made up of the type of comedy that he himself enjoyed. He wrote a few episodes with the help of some friends but had trouble getting it off the ground. It was in 2018 that he met Stephanie Windland in an acting class and thought "That girl is a mess like me. She's perfect". And thus P's in a Pod was born!

(A picture of us in acting class. We weren't kidding about the mess)


We believe that the best comedy derives from the truth, and in today's world, we are in dire need of some truth telling. However, we are also in need of a good laugh. With our show, we want to start conversations about important subject matters, but we want to laugh while doing it. The perfect response to our show would be "Wow I think about this all the time, I've just never said it out loud". Life's hard and also hilarious. Both are important!


As humans, we're always searching for people and situations to relate with. We want to make your search easier. By bringing on different directors each episode, and gathering a cast and crew of various backgrounds, we want to create relatable content for all types of people. There are so many stories and perspectives that need to be heard and we're here to give them to you.


We shot the pilot completely out of pocket, so if you liked that, imagine what we could do with a real budget. We're determined to bring you a series with quality and content. By joining us on this journey you're not only gifting yourselves a full season of Pete and Polly's shenanigans, but you're helping out a team of independent artists make their dreams a reality.


Your support is the best currency out there. However, it won't help feed our cast and crew. By raising $15,000, we'll be able to pay our incredible crew, to provide quality footage and sound, and an editor to bring it all together. We'll also be able to pay for shooting locations (so you're not getting an entire series that takes place in a living room), festival submissions so that our series can be seen by some pretty big people, and of course food for our cast and crew. So you can help us by pledging as much as you're willing and able to and by sharing the campaign on social media as well as with your family and friends. We're excited to have you join us on this journey and we guarantee you a funny and relatable show in return. 


Love your new best friends,

Pete and Polly


Along with sending you updates on Seed and Spark, we'll also be updating our website with big news, fun behind the scenes footage, and more episodes as we continue to create our series. Join in on the advenutre HERE!


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Costs $7,000

This will cover the rate for our DP/Sound team for the next 8 episodes.


Costs $2,500

This will cover the rate of our Editor for the next 8 episodes.

Craft Services

Costs $1,000

This will cover the cost of feeding our cast and crew. Because nothing is worse than a hungry Actor.


Costs $2,000

This will cover the transportation for our cast and crew.

Hair and Make Up

Costs $400

This will cover the cost of the hair and make up person.


Costs $600

This will help us get our series in front of audiences and industry professionals around the world.

Permits and Insurance

Costs $1,000

This will make sure we're legally covered to shoot our series throughout NYC.


Costs $200

This will cover the costs for sound effects and original music.

Cash Pledge

Costs $0


Costs $300

This will help bring the world of the show to life

About This Team



Alex J. Pires is a New York City based SAG/AFTRA Actor represented by Stefanie Field Entertainment and Paradigm. He has completed the two year acting program with Anthony Abeson. Recent credits include: The Marvel/Netflix series The Punisher. Film Credits include Altered Hours, Filling In and Texture, all available on Amazon, and a nationwide Capitol One commercial. In addition, Alex has hosting expereince working with companies such as Xfinity, Samsung, Intel, Culturelle and more.  AlexJPires.com


Stephanie Windland is a born and raised New Yorker and she doesn't let you forget it. She is currently represented by Peggy Becker at Parkside Talent Management. This is her first time producing a series and she could not be more excited about the people she gets to do that with. Recent credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at La Comedia Dinner Theater, My Mother, My Sister, and Me (originated the Role of Robin) at The Bickford, Dead and Buried (Perdue) at Dreamcatcher Rep, and Henry's Law (Annie) with Playwrights Theater of NJ. She currently studies Improv at UCB, acting with Anthony Abeson, and voice with Amy M. Stewart. You may have seen her performing around NYC with her comedy troupe The Flying Luango Brothers.  Stephaniewindland.com


Sean T. McGrath is a New York based Producer, Writer, and Actor. As the Co-Artistic Director of The NOW Collective he has written for and produced In The Pipeline and Apartment Complex, two plays written collaboratively as well as a number of readings including Matt McLachlan's The Murder Play with Jack and Melissa, Terilyn Elise Eisenhauer's Lovelocked, Dana Brooke's In Between the Hours, and Lucky, which he also wrote. With thew company he will be producing the upcoming world premiere of Alex Riad's The Wild Parrots of Campbell, which will run at The Cherry Lane studio theater in the winter of 2019. He is also the Producer of the upcoming short film, Mi Único, written by Adrian Burke and directed by Ron Phippen.

 Assistant Director

Alexandra Faye Sadeghian is an Assistant Director and an Actor from New York, NY. New York Film Academy Alumni, Alexandra began working with Troma Entertainment fresh out of school where she would later cast and act in their Feature Film, “Shakespeare’s Shitstorm”. She is currently working on multiple projects, both in front of and behind the camera as well as being an employee of award-winning production company, Legacy Pictures. You can reach her at [email protected] or Instagram handle @alexandrafaye16.

Director of Photography

Marc is a self-shooting Producer/Editor/DP and Editorial Photographer based out of Bushwick. He grew up in the Midwest but was fortunate to travel a lot from an early age and always knew he needed something bigger. New York has been a place where being behind the camera has allowed him to connect with people from an amazingly diverse set of backgrounds and he doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon. marcparroquin.com 

Production Sound Mixer

Artur is a represented Actor, Director, Producer and Singer/Musician based out of Harlem in New York City. He also works behind the camera as a Sound Mixer/Recordist and has coached on-camera acting/movement with talent from various backgrounds and levels of experience. 



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