B.F.A. is a new web series about young theatre artists in Baltimore. B.F.A. stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts, but also many other things, including Baltimore, Friends, and Artists. In B.F.A., four recent college graduates are trying to find their niche in the Baltimore theatre scene when Ryan, a friendly nemesis from school, returns home after a successful stint in “the biz.” As Ryan tries to make himself at home in a place he is unwelcome, his new habits learned while on the road follow, shaking up the lives of his begrudging roommates and old friends. A web of romances, friendships, and business partnerships intertwine as these 20-something artists attempt to navigate through post-college life in Charm City.
B.F.A. is going to change the way people view Baltimore. B.F.A. will not only give jobs to young creative professionals in the Baltimore area, it will promote the arts in Baltimore to a large population of people who are unaware of the exciting emerging independent theatre and art.
Katie Kopajtic - Producer, Director, Writer, Actor
Katie moved to New York shortly after graduating without a job or plan. Since then, she has worked in production with The Amoralists and The 24 Hour Company, in writing with The Pit, in improv with Upright Citizen's Brigade and in performance with the Irondale Ensemble and Knight and Brinegar Productions.
Katie Found - Associate Writer
Katie Found is an Australian-born writer, who has recently moved to New York to study screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. In Australia, Katie wrote (and directed) theatre; her plau 'WAIT' was awarded best play in MudFest, Australia's largest student arts festival. Katie is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, were she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing.
Everett Glovier (kp[mag] Studios) - Director of Photography
Everett wrote, directed, and filmed "The Auctioneer" which earned Best Directing and Best Film at the 2011 Baltimore 48 Hour Film Festival. He has since founded kp[mag] Studios, dedicated to delivering high quality audio, video, photography and design services.
Jeff Otradovec (Future Gun Films) - Producer, Assistant Director
Jeff is a founding member of Future Gun Films, a Baltimore-based short film production company. With Future Gun, he wrote and directed "Hugs" which earned grand prize at the 2011 Stevenson University Online Film Festival and the 2012 MAP Film Festival. He is currently developing his latest film, "Knock", into a graphic novel series.
Kiirstn Pagan - Director of Marketing
Kiirstn Pagan has worked as the Marketing Fellow at CENTERSTAGE theater in Baltimore for the past 2 years since her graduation from UMBC in 2011. This July she will begin working as the Marketing Coordinator at Everyman Theatre in downtown Baltimore.
Cast + Creative Team
Katie Hileman, Katie Kopajtic, Sean McComas, Anderson Wells, Jessie Poole and David Brasington
This cast has a combined total of seven Irene Ryan nominations, four Actors Equity candidacies, four awards for Excellence in Acting from the UMBC department of theatre and two Helen Hayes recommendations. All have earned their B.F.A.s in Acting from the UMBC Department of Theatre.
*The members of the cast and Kiirstn Pagan, in addition to their superb acting and marketing contributions, are additionally Co-Creators and Associate Writers of Epsiodes 2-11 .
My intention as the producer is to pay and feed those who are making this possible, in addition to covering the costs of production. We need to film and additional ten 4-7 minute episodes to have a Season One, and each will take one 10-14 hour day to shoot.
The budget is divided like so:
$1,000 - Equipment @ $100/day
$1,000 - Marketing, Promotional Goods
$1,000 - Catering @ $100/day
$2,000 - Post-Production
$4,300 - Cast and Crew
$700 - Indiegogo
Help us create a full Baltimore original Web Series by contributing to the making of episodes 2 through 11, from pre-production to the editiing room. And network online. We party in all these places:
So party with us!
- Katie Kopajtic, Jeffrey Otradovec, Everett Glovier, Kiirstn Pagan, Katie Hileman, Sean McComas, David Brasington, Anderson Wells, and Katie Found