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August 15, 2013 9:59 AM
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Project of the Day: A Web Series about a Newlywed Couple Dealing with Being Broke

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Newlywed and Broke"

Tweetable Logline: 

A comedy about a financially challenged newlywed couple who must find any and every ridiculous way to make ends meet!

Elevator Pitch:

After newlyweds Stan and Mia Miguelles find themselves in the armpit of a post-recession economy, they must work together to make and save money to keep a roof over their heads. It's a modern day "I Love Lucy". Where "I Love Lucy" pulled the curtain back on a couple working in show business, "Newlywed and Broke" pulls the curtain back on a couple dealing with today's trying times and financial hardships... through comedy!! It's guaranteed to be a hilarious, rib-tickling, gut-busting, chuckle-licous, life-saving new show!

Production Team:

Kat Castaneda - Co-Creator, Head Writer, Co-Star (landed fellowship with HBO/Nalip for her writing, and numerous acting credits)
Reko Moreno - Co-Creator, Producer, Co-Star (Produced many small films under Bootstrap Entertainment and just came out in Carl Franklin's "Bless Me Ultima")
Benito Martinez - Actor (Was one of the leading roles in "The Sheild" and now in "Sons of Anarchy")
Kico Velarde - Director (Nominated for an Emmy for work on "Jay Leno's Garage" and nominated for an Imagen Award for his short film "Shooting Star Salesman")

About the Production:

This is a passion project. My Fiance and I are struggling in this economy (like most others in the world) and I've always found, in the midst of hardships, you have to laugh. It's what gets you through those tough days. We wanted to give others, struggling like ourselves, a show that can act as that release. And allow them the opportunity to have their own broke stories or tips shared by asking them to send us an e-mail, leave it in the comments section, or even pitch us an webisode idea and get story-by credit! Let's laugh together!" -- Kat Castaneda

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Series Website

Indiegogo Campaign


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5 Comments

  • Marco | August 16, 2013 1:50 AMReply

    This is awesome! can't wait to see the episodes!

  • Kat Castaneda | August 16, 2013 1:21 PM

    Thanks everyone! We can't wait to bring you the show!!

  • Mike | August 15, 2013 10:54 PMReply

    Heck ya! MUCHO FUNNY! Cant wait!

  • william webb | August 15, 2013 10:51 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this production!

  • reko | August 15, 2013 10:43 PMReply

    This is a great idea, the Video is HILARIOUS!