who did you want to be when you grew up?
WHEN WE GROW UP
AN INTIMATE AND PROGRESSIVE DRAMA SERIES FOLLOWING AN ENSEMBLE CAST OF SIX AMBITIOUS CREATIVES NAVIGATING THEIR THIRTIES IN LOS ANGELES. THIS IS A STORY OF JADED HOPE, FRIENDSHIP, AND THE SEARCH FOR RADICAL AUTHENTICITY.
Aspiring Musician/DJ/Uber Driver
Chris is perhaps the coolest of the group (but don't tell that to the others). She's witty, loyal, and always brings the party. Behind the struggling artist persona is undeniable talent and charisma. Yet, Chris seems to be running from something. Will she ever realize that she's the only thing standing in her way?
Gia, the newest of the group, is a star on the rise. Bubbly, ambitious, and bright she brings NYC energy with her to LA. She found love with Bri, and the couple is certainly on the "up and up." However, Gia's "head in the clouds" tendencies may make her miss what's right in front of her.
For Bri, life is good. She's confident, grounded, and content. She's in tune with her career and her love life. Bri's hard-earned maturity makes her almost the mother of the group... so much so that she may be contemplating a family of her own. What will she have to sacrifice to make this happen?
Married to Ali
Married to Frank
Adored by all, Frank is a natural at practically anything he tries. He's got that southern-boy charm that neither his wife nor his friends can resist. Admittedly, Frank's life has been without much in the way of challenges, thus he's become quite comfortable with the status quo. However, when Ali starts to rock the boat, his entire sense of self is threatened. Will Frank be able to keep the ship from going under?
Ali is wholesome as fuck; she composts, shops at the farmers' markets, and does yoga at the beach. She is talented, kind, and successful by most standards. So why is she in the throes of an identity crisis? Will she figure it out before burning everything down in the process?
None of us understand why Derrick is still single. He is stable, determined, and effortlessly hilarious. Derrick has by all accounts achieved the American dream. However, he would give it all up to start over if he could.
SAM ASGHARI AS ELI
AMIYAH SCOTT AS SKYY
The start of our first season of WHEN WE GROW UP finds the group together for a party where an MDMA-fueled “cuddle puddle” results in a moment of collective vulnerability that serves as a catalyst for each of their transformations throughout the season and the series at large. Our show will address the more obvious challenges of ambition and professional hurdles. However, the heart of our story lies within the personal struggles and in the relationships of the characters. Their conflicts are born from the process of growing at different paces. Our characters face many challenges that are recognizable to anyone trying to “figure it out” in a society that suggests that you should have done so by now. In reality, it’s never too late for change, and the search for radical authenticity is always worth the struggle.
The Pilot Episode
In 2022 we completed the pilot episode of our series to act as a proof-of-concept. The pilot is currently screening at festivals around the country.
July 14th @ 10:40pm
*This is our world premiere
*Dates Coming Soon
Want to learn more?
Take a look at our pitch deck below to learn so much more about our series. Here you will find a season one overview, character descriptions, cast and crew bios (plus social media links), and more. We explain why we want to tell this story now and why we feel we are the team to make it happen.
Or you can download a PDF of the pitch deck here.
If you are in the industry and are interested in learning more about our project, please reach out to us and we can get you a private screening link for the pilot along with our detailed series bible.