You went to a liberal arts college. You majored in English or Sociology or Art History. You have a mountain of debt and no marketable skills. You took your graduation money and moved to New York City with only your dreams of grandeur, your parents' HBOGo password, and your two best friends. Now what?
That's exactly what Sarah, Jessica, and Parker are trying to figure out. No one quite prepares you for life as a twenty-something. The best you can do is hold on for dear life, keep a bottle of wine handy, and enjoy brunch every Sunday.
Who are we?
Hi there! We are Jen Flanagan, Callie Rose Hanau, and Stephanie Linas, the co-founders of Sketch and the City Productions. We are so excited to be producing, Twenty-Something, our first project together!
We met a year ago when we were all cast in a sketch comedy show in midtown Manhattan that was kind of scammy and very un-funny. This experience not only gave us some great stories to tell in the future when we are famous, but also made us realize that we have some pretty funny ideas of our own. We decided to get together to generate work we would be proud of and Twenty-Something was born!
We are excited and passionate about creating original comedic content of professional quality. We intend to use Twenty-Something to submit to tv/film festivals and online comedy forums, as well as to showcase our acting and writing talents to agents and casting directors. We anticipate producing further seasons of the show in the near future.
Where will your money go?
Although we are an extremely low budget show produced by three very frugal ladies, there are still a lot of costs to cover production. We have set our eyes on the very minimum amount of funding we need to accomplish the project. Your donation will help us pay for the very basics of production, including:
- Equipment rental: camera, lights, lenses, etc.
- Props and costumes
- Basic food and drink for the cast and crew
- Marketing and publicity
- And much, much more!
Help us achieve our dreams! We are incredibly proud of the work we have done and are humbled to be able to involve so many generous and talented people in our project. We need your help to move forward! In addition to the warm, fuzzy feeling you'll get from donating, you will also receive our fun perks, listed on this page.
How else can you help?
We appreciate any form of help you can give! Instead of, or in addition to, participating financially, you can:
- Tell everyone you know about Twenty-Something! Word of mouth is the strongest endorsement you can give.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vimeo.
- Bake us cookies! Or bring any food or beverage to our shoots.
- Do you have a connection to a restaurant, bar, store, or any other location we could potentially use? Please let us know!
- Keep visiting our page throughout the course of this month for more exciting updates and video sketches!
Meet the team!Jen Flanagan - Parker
Born at a very young age, Jen Flanagan was bit by the acting bug early on in life. After graduating Bates College Cum Laude, she moved to NYC to pursue acting as a career. Her recent NYC stage credits include playing the sassy maid Dorine in Tartuffe at the Fringe Festival and being nominated for Best Actress in Chip Bolcik's The Blizzard, which won Best Play at the Riant Theater's Strawberry One-Act Festival. When she is not performing, she dabbles in writing, yoga-ing, and working the odd job circuit to support a life in the arts. For more information and videos clips, visit www.ItsFlanagan.com
Callie Rose Hanau- Sarah
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Callie moved to NYC in the summer of 2012 and quickly set her sights on establishing herself as an actor. She has studied with the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre School, the Improvisation News team, and has performed with various theatre companies throughout the city. In her free time, Callie enjoys making music, saying "yes" to adventures, and sharing her horrendous dating stories with anyone who will listen. Visit www.callierosehanau.com for more information!
Stephanie Linas- Jessica
A Virginia native, Stephanie moved to NYC after graduating with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Go Tarheels!) Since moving to NYC to pursue her acting career, she has studied at the Freeman Studio, Primary Stages, and Upright Citizens Brigade. Stephanie has performed in NYC with companies such as Ground Up Productions, Perchance to Dream Theatre, and N.E.W. Musicals. Other activities include eating cookies, running to compensate for said cookies, singing, reading, yoga, cooking, and pun-making. Follow on twitter and instagram @slinas1 or visit www.stephanielinas.com.
Nick Minas- Director
Nick has an extensive background in all aspects of the theatre, and is excited to extend his abilities from the stage to the screen. He works best when caffeinated. His favorite movie is Singing in the Rain.
Devin Cremer- Director of Photography
Devin Cremer graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a degree in Film and Video. He now lives in Brooklyn NY and works on TV shows, films and related projects as a camera operator, gaffer and overall technical problem-solver. Devin enjoys cheap coffee and 24-hour diners, asking people bizarre questions on Tinder and organizing his extensive pencil collection from shortest to longest. He is not a good cook and can oftentimes be found crying on the L train while listening to John Denver. He is not available to shoot your wedding.