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Web Series ‘Alexandra the Great’ Examines a Life Coach Who’s Her Own Biggest Client

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Alexandra the Great

Logline: An experienced life coach struggles to find her balance in the aftermath of a broken relationship.

Elevator Pitch:
This web series is a contemporary drama about a complex woman in trouble. Questions about sex, BDSM, identity, passion, and solitude are explored in beautifully shot locations. The cast is diverse and the material is deep and specific yet common and accessible. The tone and narrative approach are greatly inspired by groundbreaking feminist filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman, Lucrecia Martel, Lynne Ramsay, and Andrea Arnold.

Production Team:

Joseph Pedi – Co-creator, co-writer, co-editor, director
Emilie Sabath – Co-creator, co-writer, lead actress
Matt Warren – Co-creator, co-writer, co-editor
Natalie Metzger – Producer
Nicholas Matthews – Cinematographer

About the Film:
The conception for this series sprang from our desire to create an immersive character study in a short-form medium. We wanted to tell a story with a strong, complex female protagonist who was capable of exploring strengths and insecurities in a nuanced way. While there’s been an explosion of female-centric web-based comedy recently, we asked ourselves what it would be like to tell a dramatic story through this medium, about someone who can be so strong and inspirational to those around her, but at the same time be navigating her own intense inner turmoil.

Current Status: Pilot completed, fundraising for remaining five episodes.

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