|TWO GAYS & A GIRL|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Director: Christina Raia|
United States, 2016, 20min
Format: Digital (screening) - Canon C100 (shooting)
Festival Year: 2017
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|Cast: ||Lauren A. Kennedy, Hayward Leach, Melody Vargas|
|Crew: ||Producers: Christina Raia, Kelsey Rauber - Screenwriters: Kelsey Rauber
When life gives you roommates, make friends. From the creators of critically acclaimed 'Kelsey,' the webseries, comes a comedy pilot about Timothy, Amy & Denise.
Christina Raia is a New York City based Writer/Director and the Founder of CongestedCat Productions. She focuses on character-driven narrative projects that explore social issues through horror and humor. Her work, consisting of over a dozen short films, a web series, and two feature films, has screened at film festivals around the world and gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns and coverage on press outlets such as Indiewire and BuzzFeed. Through a desire to support other filmmakers, she works for Seed&Spark as the Head of Education, teaching and empowering creators to build their audience and crowdfund their work. She also runs IndieWorks, a monthly screening and community-building series showcasing short films by other New York filmmakers. At the 2019 Queens World Film Festival, she won the Lois Weber Pioneer Award for her leadership in film.
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The idea for this pilot came about one day when I was hanging with my two best friends, one of whom is a lesbian and the other a gay man. We always have such a shenanigan-filled time together and we play off each other in fun & unique ways. At the time, Kelsey Rauber, one of said best friends, the writer of this pilot and my work-wife/main collaborator, and I were coming off the heels of a very successful LGBTQ comedy web series titled "Kelsey," and one of us made a joke that our next series should be about our friendship.
Who actually said the title first is debatable, but "Two Gays & a Girl" came out of someone's mouth and we immediately fell in love with it and the idea of a series about a lesbian, a gay guy, and a straight girl as best friends and roommates. Soon enough Kelsey and I were mapping out the characters, the pilot and where the series could potentially go. We feel it's a fun spin on the typical roommates/friends sitcom subgenre while being more true to life and representative of real contemporary groups of friends, especially living in New York (countering the heteronormative, whitewashed version mainstream media continues to perpetuate).
We hope this pilot will garner enough interest to allow us to reboot it as a web series with a real budget and audience-driven momentum.