Project Optimism: Eastsiders Webseries

Eastsiders is premiering April 23 on


Check out the preview here.

I would really love it if you could all watch this so we can discuss. I’ve already seen the first three episodes and this show is addictive. It’s sort of like a soap opera but condensed into 10 minutes or like a teen dramedy for adults.

And unlike when I’m watching mainstream TV with my husband*, when I yell “Kiss! Kiss!” they actually do.


but how satisfying would that be, seriously?

This show makes me optimistic for many reasons, including that their webseries got picked up by a network. I don’t expect the same for Amanda’s and my upcoming series, but nice to know good things happen.

Oh, our project is a webseries now. Did I mention that? It’s going to be good.

Anyway, the show’s creators, Kit Williamson and John Halbach, were kind enough to sit down with Super Best Friends Productions last week and advise us.

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I can’t describe all the advice we got from them, since we I started out knowing nothing, like…

What’s a dolly?
What’s a SAG contract?
Wait, we have to feed people?

…but I left the meeting with a feeling like we can actually do this. We have no budget or experience, but we have friends to exploit help us. Sure, we can do this.

Speaking of using our friends, sign up below to make sandwiches, be an extra, and/or lift heavy things. Weekday availability especially needed.

And don’t forget to watch Eastsiders so we can discuss.
Any other good webseries(es) I should know about?

*My husband thinks I’m weird, for the record.

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  1. Kevin Priolo says:

    I want to help! I want to help!

  2. What are the chances you’re filming in and around the Pgh area? ;)
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  3. Kelly B says:

    I def wanna help! I can lift heavy things and make a badass sandwich!

  4. SarahJean says:

    I recently became aware of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and I spent more hours than I should have watching as much as possible in one sitting.

    And if you need help with your Best Friends Productions, let me know ;)

    • Yes! I have seen it but I am way behind. The Eastsiders creators mentioned that Lizzie’s kickstarter blew up too.

      You’re in (if you’re not too busy wedding planning. Yuri can handle it.)

      …that’s three.

  5. Claudia says:

    When you decide to shoot in either Michigan or Venezuela, I’m in. (More realistically: keep me posted on your schedule in June when I’ll be back in NY and I’ll see what I can do)

  6. Maybe I’ll check this out too!
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