THIS LABOR DAY …GET TO WORK! WATCH EPISODE ONE OF A NEW WEB SERIES “FAILING UPWARDS” CREATED BY MICHELLE C. BONILLA & MATT CRABTREE
LOS ANGELES, CA – The premiere of out-of-work Indie FAILING UPWARDSis (almost) here!
Failing Upwards (aka F.U.) premieres on Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day – cute, huh?) and stars Latina actress Michelle C. Bonilla (E.R.; “Slip Away”), Matt Crabtree (Greek, The Consultants), Deidra Edwards (Disfigured) and Pip Lilly (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers). Thea Gill (Queer as Folk), Stephanie Erb (True Blood) and Gerald McCullouch (CSI, Beverly Hills 90210) will guest.
Created by ALMA Award Winning Actress, Michelle C. Bonilla and out actor Matt Crabtree “Failing Upwards” is a brand new feel good comedy web series about unemployment and the hilarity of finding a job…even if you have to lie to get one! Season one consists of six 5-7 minute webisodes and will air every two weeks to coincide with the due date of most unemployment benefit forms.
With a built-in audience of the idle unemployed and a focus on just four main characters, “Failing Upwards” is not about to fail!
When it’s an election year and the country’s unemployment figures remain an issue, It’s no surprise we not only hear a lot about jobs, but also seeing the topic emerge on our small screens. While all these shows focus on pragmatic tools, teaching us about clipping coupons, storage-locker auctions, furniture restoration, flipping houses, or even about getting back to work during these hard economic times, there is one unique show that offers a more practical approach: laughter!
F.U. invites you to follow a group of four, culturally and socially diverse, “thirty-something” friends, as they find themselves going through the ups and downs of unemployment, TOGETHER! Each of the characters, inept, in their own special way, end up surprising themselves, each other, and the audience with their “not so perfect” ability to get the job done…WHATEVER it may be!
“Failing Upwards” is not just another comedy web series but a timely social series that creates comedy out of heart break, provides a chuckle to those who “pound the pavement” every single day, and also gives back to the job seeking community by supplying online viewers with links to job source sites, discounts, tips, and relevant news topics of the day – www.FailingUpwardsTheSeries.com
This Labor Day get to work, and start Failing Upwards … unemployment has its perks!
EPISODE ONE: “Pilot”
Celena (Michelle C. Bonilla), Charlie (Matt Crabtree), Annabelle (Deidra Edwards) and Pip (pip Lilly) are a group of four, culturally and socially diverse, “thirty-something” friends that find themselves going through the ups and downs of unemployment, TOGETHER!
See how far they go to earn a buck … well, Annabelle anyway.