WAY DOWN, A Music Web Series

New York City, New York | Series

LGBTQ, Drama

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1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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Alex is a struggling non binary photographer in a struggling band in New York City. It's about to go down.

About The Project

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  • The Team
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Mission Statement

wild project is a home for diverse performance artists that transcends the traditional definition of theatre venue. A home for a close community of creators, expressing new ideas & honoring the fundamental histories the East Village carries as a neighborhood for innovative theatre & social change.

The Story

The series was born as a collaboration between the creator/writer Grant James Varjas & the wild project theatre as a way to stay creative & employ artists of all kinds during the pandemic.The show was shot in the East Village, whose resilient artistic community inspired the stories & characters.

WAY DOWN wrapped filming in August of 2021, will then hit the festival circuit and will be released soon after. Filming adhered to all New York State Media Covid, SAG & CDC guidelines. 

ALEX is a struggling non binary photographer and the bass player for an even more struggling band in New York City’s East Village, where they live with their girlfriend/bandmate TYLER. The band is constantly on the verge of imploding, mostly due to the drunken exploits of GRAY, the lead singer, as well as the dysfunctional Fleetwood Mac-like relationships between the bandmates.  

Also complicating things is ALEX’S continued relationships with their ex-girlfriend SHERRIE, who has resurfaced a year after the couple’s acrimonious breakup. ALEX is questioning everything: their relationship, the band, their job, their life. Something’s gotta give.

The action takes place in various Lower East Side locations: rehearsal spaces, a theater, bars, restaurants, and the art gallery where ALEX works for AUDREY.

The show is queer, showcasing a varied cast of all genders and ages, much like the East Village itself.

Creator & Writer Grant James Varjas 

Director & Editor Ellie Gravitte

Produced by wild project/Ana Mari de Quesada

Cast: Ezra Menas, Aury Krebs, Alexis Floyd, Jake Austin Robertson, Deon'te Goodman & Monique Vukovic.

Music written by: Nini Camps, Stephen Kellogg, Deon'te Goodman & Kent Coleman





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Camera Equipment

Costs $5,000

Why is it so expensive? It’s just a magic box that captures reality

Crew Wages

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We got art to make but also bills to pay

Actor Wages

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They’re so talented. We should pay them.

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Meals for cast & crew

Post-Production Picture

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Help us make it look great! Editing is a long and tedious job.

About This Team

Ezra Menas as ALEX
Aury Krebs as TYLER
Alexis Floyd as SHERRIE
Jake Austin Robertson as GRAY
Deon'te Goodman as BRI
Monique Vukovic as AUDREY

Creator & Writer:  Grant James Varjas

Director & Editor: Ellie Gravitte

Producer: wild project

Executive Producer: Ana Mari de Quesada

Director of Photography: Alex Petersen

Assistant Director: Kia Rogers

Production Designer: Hutch Hutchinson

Costume Designer: Gina Ruiz

Music written by: Nini Camps, Stephen Kellogg, Deon'te Goodman & Kent Coleman

Current Team