Back to IndieWire

Web Series ‘Spring Street’ Sets a Musical Thriller Against a Diverse NYC Backdrop

"We are embracing the element that makes this city so resilient and alluring: diversity."

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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

Spring Street

Logline: Set in the grit of New York City, a private piano teacher’s small life explodes with the arrival of his pregnant, heroin addicted sister and a mysterious piano novice named Ricardo.

Elevator Pitch:

“Spring Street” is an acrid New York tale of lapsed artists who trust too easily, love too quickly, and ultimately end up disillusioned, abandoned, or….In this biting psychological thriller, characters earnestly depend upon one another for survival, but this naive faith in humanity is certainly met with betrayal. Despite this bleak inevitability, these dreamers find much repose in music in this multi-cultural city rife with addiction, economic disparity, and heartbreak. But if music has the potential to heal the soul at its darkest hour, and if temporary solace can be found in a stranger, is all human trust truly futile?

Production Team:

Creator, Writer, and Co-Director: David Beck
Cinematographer and Co-Director: Natalia Bougadellis
Producer: Iorgo Papoutsas
Editor: Susan Hunt

About the Film:

“Spring Street” is the first project under the non-profit The Great Griffon, which aims to breakdown gender and LGBTQ stereotypes. We do not tell LGBTQ stories; we tell human stories. New York City is truly a main character in the series, and we are embracing the element that makes this city so resilient and alluring: diversity. We are thrilled to be able to give minorities, women, and LGBTQ characters authentic voices, rather than a Hollywood-version of one.

Current Status: Fundraising and pre-production.

Got a project that you’d like to be featured? Submit to Project of the Day!

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Toolkit and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox