A few months back, some friends went to Vermont to see Eric Sheffer Stevens in the Vermont Shakespeare Company production of Much Ado About Nothing. While there, they met many of the other actors in the show, including one Parrish Hurley.
Parrish is on Facebook. Parrish is a swell guy. Parrish has a talent for coming up with excellent nicknames. Parrish has a great TV pilot that he's shopping around to cable networks right now, called 'the (718)'. It's funny, profane, wince-inducingly honest, and secretly a little sweet. (Don't tell him I said that, though. I'll lose all my street cred.) It's won a number of awards at film festivals around the globe.
Here's what it's about:
With humility and heartbreaking hilarity, 'the(718)' presents the misadventures of beer-drinking, football-watching, awkward homosexual Stephen and his two straight best friends (as well as his beat poet conscience) as they navigate life and love in New York City's County of Kings. With a little less shoe talk than 'Sex & The City' (but a lot more testosterone), it's a clever and sexy portrait of Brooklyn's three most (in)eligible bachelors brimming with all of the insecurity, bravado and dependency that they would prefer to keep secret.
Here's the trailer:
Want to see the whole thing? If you follow this link, and type in the password brooklyn, you can watch it in its entirety! Warning, though - it is DEFINITELY NSFW. Seriously. Do not say I didn't warn you.
I really enjoyed the pilot, and hope it gets picked up by a cable channel soon. I'm also fascinated by the creative process, in whatever art form, so I asked Parrish to answer a few questions about how this pilot came to be. The two-part interview will be up on the blog Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Want to know more about the (718)? Visit the facebook page. Follow the twitter account. Check out IMDB. Or take a peek at the official website. And be sure to come back later in the week for the interview!
(also, I'm extending my contest through the end of this week, so be sure to comment early and often! LOL)