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Dark Comedy Web Series ‘Ms. Guidance’ Contends With Fame

Dark Comedy Web Series 'Ms. Guidance' Contends With Fame

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Ms. Guidance

Logline: “Ms. Guidance” is an irreverent and absurd dark comedy about trying to give up the dream that won’t give up on you.

Elevator Pitch: After a mental breakdown on the New York stage, struggling actress Jenny Bump returns to the performing arts boarding school she attended in her youth to act as a guidance counselor. However, listening to the dreams of her students only stokes the dying embers of her own, and soon Jenny is back to her old tricks, scheming for fame and ruining lives — potentially her own — in the process.
Production Team: 
Van Hansis (Producer, Co-Director, Co-Creator): Three-time Daytime Emmy nominee for “As The World Turns.”
James Ryan Caldwell (Producer, Co-Creator)
Melodie Sisk (Producer, Co-Director): Producer on such films as Oner Turkel’s “Summer of Blood,” (Tribeca 2014), “Applesauce,” (Tribeca 2015) and Zach Clark’s “White Reindeer” among others.
Tyler Hanes (Producer): Broadway credits include “A Chorus Line,” “Hairspray” and “The Boy From Oz” among others.
Daryl Pittman (Cinematographer): Shot Zach Clark’s “Vacation!” and “White Reindeer” among others.
Zach Clark (Editor): Director of such films as “Modern Love is Automatic,” “Vacation!” and “White Reindeer.”

About the Film: “Ms. Guidance” is a show about theater. It’s a show about actors and the people who love them. As a kid, every young actor holds up their bottle of shampoo in front of the bathroom mirror, pretending it’s an Oscar and gives a speech. But what happens as you grow up and realize that your dreams, everything you have worked so hard for, may have always just been that — just dreams. “Ms. Guidance” tackles what happens when an artist’s fantasy life smashes face first into reality. How do you pick up the pieces and build yourself a new dream?

Current Status: We have shot three 20 minute episodes of a planned six episode season and have launched a Kickstarter to raise funding to complete it.

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