“Sunday Brunch The Series” Creators Talked With Us and You Are Going To Love Them
Three ladies sit down for brunch and order bottomless mimosas. For some, like myself, this is just Sunday morning (and Saturday too, on those lucky weekends). For Nicola Graham, Sara Lohman and Kelsey Law, this is the base of their recently funded, future hit web series, “Sunday Brunch The Series.” Last week we named “Sunday Brunch” as one of the Kickstarter web-series we are dying to see. Since publishing that post, “Sunday Brunch The Series” has superseded their funding goal and the series is underway. “Sunday Brunch The Series” brings a fun, comedic look into the lives of 30 something’s figuring out this whole life thing one mistake at a time. I would imagine Mindy Kaling, pre-fame, back in her Matt Damon days, being a part of this brunch crew. The ladies behind the series chatted with us via Twitter this morning and my enthusiasm to see this series into fruition now rivals the giddy eagerness with which I usual hold only for my own Sunday Brunch plans. The Idea Many have good ideas, but it’s those who act on them that see results. Nicola Graham and Kelsey would sit together with drinks in hand coming up show ideas and drew inspiration about their character from their own lives. “We also talked how ppl (sic) back home always say where we ‘should’ be in our lives. [Sara Lohman] had the great idea to do [it] over Sunday brunch,” says Nicola Graham. The ladies then pulled their ideas together, into brunch cocktails and gossip.
@Nicola_Graham @CableTV yeah, it feels like in your 30s you gotta have it figured it out, but we’re so far from it! haha — Sara Lohman (@Lohmsey) February 10, 2014
@CableTV exactly! internally & externally. all 3 characters, Ryan, Ashley, & Cameron deal with that in their own ways. — Nicola Graham (@Nicola_Graham) February 10, 2014In talking with Graham, Lohman and Law, it’s clear these women are friends beyond their web series, giving this show a realistic, down to earth feel. When asked about their relationships with one another, all ladies had nothing but kind words to say about each other.
@CableTV we found it hard finding good girl friends who have your back in LA so when we found it working w each other, we wanted to write it — Nicola Graham (@Nicola_Graham) February 10, 2014
Sara, Nicki and myself also have very distinct voices as we’ve collaborated on the project and it makes it so much fun! @CableTV — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014
We don’t always agree…thank goodness because that’s where we find the truth of the characters. @CableTV — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014
@CableTV definitely! We all agreed that no one person was ever bigger than the project and the lack of egos gives us the freedom to create! — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014When talking about dream guest stars they want to have on “Sunday Brunch,” the overall consensus was Mindy Kaling, but each of them had some additional solid choices.
@CableTV I would love to dream big and see @TheEllenShow on our show. She is the queen of comedy and runs an empire while making it look fun — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014
.@CableTV i have a comedy crush on @iamgreenfield fr #NewGirl He’s a comic god & i think he’d be a great love interest for my character Ryan — Nicola Graham (@Nicola_Graham) February 10, 2014
@Lohmsey Yes! I love @mindykaling and she represents so much of what is important to us as women in this industry! @CableTV — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014It felt only right to use Twitter as the platform to chat with the “Sunday Brunch” crew, as social media has played an integral role in their funding success. When asked about just how important social media has been, the ladies talked less about the networks and more about how using social has reconnected them with old friends who jumped on board and enthusiastically supported the project.
@CableTV for me, that was the case. a girl i went to middle school with donated to the project! i haven’t seen her in 15 yrs — Sara Lohman (@Lohmsey) February 10, 2014
@CableTV It’s really humbling! It’s easy to get in the grind of LA and forget that people really are supportive and loving without strings. — Kelsey Law (@Kelseylaw8) February 10, 2014
@CableTV it’s amazing. i told my friends, all married w kids back in TX, that it was my registry. time to buy me a “plate set.” they did! — Nicola Graham (@Nicola_Graham) February 10, 2014The enthusiasm the “Sunday Brunch” creators have when talking about their series is overwhelming enough that it may seem as though creating a web series is but a walk in the park. However, when posed with answering what they find difficult about creating a web series, their main concern was being able to provide enough character depth and show quality within budget.
@CableTV @SBTheSeries we’re still on a really tight budget so that’s been challenging to figure out. — Sara Lohman (@Lohmsey) February 10, 2014
.@CableTV the hardest part for me as the writer is cutting things out. we created such rich char’s & have to keep it shorter than i’d like — Nicola Graham (@Nicola_Graham) February 10, 2014Season one of “Sunday Brunch” will start shooting in a month and the creators will be taking it from there. You still have time to pitch in and help the series on their Kickstarter page. Find Emiah on Google+