Things I Hate

New York City, New York | Series


Molly Anne Coogan

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Getting your bits waxed? Competitive buttheads in yoga? The Buffalo Exchange? There are so many things to hate! This show is about all of them. If you like to laugh out loud and like our first two episodes then come on board to support our project so we can finish season one of THINGS I HATE!!

About The Project

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The Story

Living in New York is full of crazy encounters that can either make you lose your mind or burst out laughing.  This show chronicles Molly, a nice gal who lives in Brooklyn, as she deals with the various insane situations life in the city throws at her.   Each episode centers around one "hateable" thing while exploring the world and characters that surround her.


I spent two years from about 2012-2014 being pretty sick and a lot of my life was sidelined.  Normally someone who rockets around at full speed and works like a maniac, I had no choice but to slow down.  My life became more about observing than acting.  More about learning to listen than talk all the time.  So, I started really paying attention.  To the silly situations I'd find myself in, the wild characters I inevitably encountered living in New York for so many years, the moments when I wanted to yell, "Uh excuse me?!!  Did you just SEE that?!?!" while everyone just kept walking by.  That's New York.  Most importantly I started to see the humor in almost everything, as laughter truly is the best medicine.  I started keeping track of the moments, the people, the ideas, and though I didn't have a lot of juice to do many things one of the things I could do was write.  And so this show was born.


Things I Hate was created out of the desire to have fun.  To make something with the incredible people I know and have worked with over the many years I've been an actor and writer in New York.  But, most importantly, to make people laugh!  I've been a storyteller in various forms for years, as an actor on stage, as a musician, and as a writer of theatre and sketch comedy.  I was ready to go back to the page but this time to create something on film.


Liam Brady and I have known each other since high school.  In 2010 I recorded an EP and had an idea for a music video for one of the songs.  I reached out to Liam, who was finishing his MFA at Tisch in filmmaking, and we whipped up a Kickstarter campaign with him onboard as director.  After it was successfully funded surpassing our fundraising goal we filmed my music video "It Could Be" in one, continuous uncut shot.  I was able to team up with some great talents including Sara Brians (the incredible Broadway choroegrapher), Robert Eggers (The Witch/Sundance), and producer Emily Best (before she was the founder of Seed&Spark!) and we made one of the most fun pieces of art I've ever had the privilege of working on.  So when I wrote Things I Hate, Liam and I were ready to team up and have fun once again.  


I'm committed to producing a show at the highest level across the board.  From crew and gear to art and casting, it's incredibly important to me to deliver quality content.  I'm incredibly proud of our two pilot episdoes and can't wait to deliver four more.


Thank you for your time and we'd love to have you onboard the team for Things I Hate!


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Art Department

Costs $1,000

This covers art purchases and rentals. Art is a huge piece of the puzzle for making each episode look swanky and real.

Camera Equipment Rentals

Costs $1,000

This covers renting the camera and any other gear that goes with it.


Costs $1,600

This feeds everyone on set. A well fed crew is a happy crew, so that means breakfast, snacks, a hot meal, and lots and lots of coffee.


Costs $11,000

Covers our production crew! All the talented people we need to make this whole thing happen behind the camera.


Costs $300

The hard drives are where we store all the footage from each day. They have to be top of the line so we don't lose our work!

Lighting Package

Costs $1,000

Lights make us look good, baby.

Location Location Location

Costs $1,500

The right shoot locations make all the difference (aka quality). This covers location rental fees as well as any permits needed.

Costumes & Make Up

Costs $1,650

We gotta look our best (or worst). This covers hair, make-up, and costumes.

Production Supplies

Costs $300

Once we're up and rolling there are random things we need, like tape, sandbags, apple name it and this covers it.

Post Production Sound

Costs $1,500

This covers a sound mixer/editor and also our original composer. They help make the world of the episode sound real...and real nice.

Color Correcting & Title Cards

Costs $1,500

Color correcting is like arriving in Oz from Kansas - the beautiful colors get amped up. Also covers title cards to thank all of you!


Costs $1,600

This insures all the gear and people we have on set. Always good to be safe!

Toot Toot Beep Beep

Costs $1,200

Gas, van rentals, transporting gear and parking fees (which ain't cheap in NYC).


Costs $850

We gotta get these episodes edited so they make sense!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team

MOLLY ANNE COOGAN (Writer, Creator, Producer, Actor): is a maker of all things.  As an actor she's worked with Ars Nova, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The O'Neill Theatre Center, The Civilians, TheatreWorks California, CBS, TBS and more.  She is one half of the comedy duo, Moll&Rell, known for their hit viral video "Nickelblock" which was featured on of Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Billboard,, Bustle, Hello Giggles, Thrillist and more, which she also co-wrote and directed.  As a writer, her work has been produced or developed by The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, The 52nd Street Project, SPACE On Ryder Farm and the award-winning webseries, Hot Mess.  Her music video, "It Could Be" (directed by Liam Brady) was shot in one continuous uncut shot and was funded by a successful crowdfunding campaign. Her original webseries, Things I Hate, premieres February 2016, starring folks from shows like Girls, The Knick, Nurse Jackie, and Orange is the New Black.


LIAM BRADY (Director, Co-Producer): is an award-winning filmmaker from San Francisco, CA.

His current film Fog City received grants from The Spike Lee Production Fund and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It has screened at festivals across the U.S. and served as his thesis to complete an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.  Beginning in 2012, he helped to develop and lead SEED&SPARK, the innovative funding and distribution platform for independent film.  In 2010, Liam received The Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award for his work at NYU. He also holds an MA in English and a BA in English/creative writing, both from Leland Stanford Junior University.  In addition to writing, directing and producing commercial & narrative motion pictures, Liam has worked as an actor, wilderness guide, and carpenter.


EDNA LUISE BIESOLD (Director of Photography):  Edna Luise Biesold is a New York based cinematographer who grew up in Leipzig, former East Germany.
  While studying Literature and Linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin, she discovered her passion for filmmaking.

  After shooting films in Berlin and London, Edna joined New York University's filmmaking program. Her collaborations with fellow student Directors have screened at festivals such as Abu Dhabi Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. 
Edna was a recipient of the Dean's fellowship and graduated with an MFA in May 2015.

  In 2015 she shot her first feature film, "Viral Beauty" (currently in Post Production).   
She also co-directed "The Color of Time", a film starring James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Henry Hopper. The film premiered at the Rome International Film Festival and was released in 2014. 


ZUZANNA SZADKOWSKI (Actor): Zuzanna Szadkowski played “Dorota” in the CW’s hit drama series Gossip Girl and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Reasons to Watch TV.” Currently she can be seen as “Nurse Pell” on the Cinemax series from Steven Soderbergh, The Knick. She appeared on the fourth season of HBO’s GIRLS as “Priya". Other television credits include Elementary, Guiding Light, The Sopranos, Law and Order, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Film credits include Growing up and Other Lies, Loserville and Butterflies of Bill Baker. Theater credits include The Comedy of Errors as part of the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore Off Broadway and on tour, Olly’s Prison at A.R.T. directed by Robert Woodruff, Benno Blimpie at A.R.T. Institute, and Spring Awakening in Moscow. She received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard. 


STEPHEN O'REILLY (Actor): has appeared on TV on shows such as Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy SchumerBlue Bloods, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Girls, Nurse Jackie, and more.  He can be seen in the upcoming films "Drunk Parents" with Salma Hayek and Joe Manganiello.  MFA NYU Tisch.


DYLAN DAWSON (Actor): is a performer and playwright whose recent acting credits include Please Continue (EST), Juliana Francis Kelly’sThe Reenactors (Abrons Arts Center) and Chiara Atik’s twice-extended Five Times in One Night (EST). He's performed on stage all over New York, including at Ars Nova, Naked Angels, The Women's Project, and The 52nd Street Project.  Also a playwright, Dylan’s work has been produced or developed at Ars Nova (“Movie Geek”; “Cinemediocracy”), Naked Angels (“Naked Radio Live”), The Woodshed Collective (“The Tenant”), Studio 42 (“Tall [A Tale]”), and the Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other places. He is a proud alumnus of EST’s Youngblood, the Ars Nova Playgroup, and a founding member of the Naked Angels podcast Naked Radio. He is also a co-founder of the three-man web video collective Portal Party, whose shorts have been featured on The Huffington Post, High Times, Funny or Die, and Buzzfeed. More at


CHRIS BANNOW (Actor): Chris has been seen on Broadway and London's West End in The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper as well as in several independent films.  MFA Yale School of Drama.

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