Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mockumentary Web Series ‘Get a Life Coach' Explores Making It In The Cutthroat World of Self Help

Monica Hammond stars in Get a Life Coach.
Actress and writer Monica Hammond has teamed up with award winning comedian Jenn Dodd, and filmmaker Brendan Mcloughlin to release her new comedy web series Get a Life Coach. The series is about a clueless life coach struggling to make it in the cutthroat world of self-help. Get a Life Coach was an official selection of the inaugural year of the NYC Web Fest, as well as the Brainfarts Film Festival. The first a 7-episode season premiered on Monday, January 5th.

Life Coach blogger Tim Brownson of A Daring Adventure says, “Monica Hammond who has pretty much done everything related to Get A Life Coach including taking the leading role, is awesome….I laughed my ass off.” However, many life coaches feel the series will tarnish and already skeptical perception about life coaching.

Inspired by Ms. Hammond’s one-woman show "Funemployment," the series examines what it means to be twenty something and having to reinvent yourself…again. Get a Life Coach features an eclectic array of New Yorkers, ranging from a thrifty weed dealer repelled by Monica’s misguided e-blast in episode “Dealing with Dealing”, to a wacky and chronically single philanthropist who agrees to befriend a burrito in episode “Burrito Therapy”.

Monica Hammond is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with training in improv and sketch comedy writing from the Uprights Citizens Brigade. Ms. Hammond has appeared on networks such as NBC (TODAY Show), ABC opposite Tim Gunn (The Revolution), The Travel Channel (Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations), A&E (Celebrity Ghost Stories as Carrie Fisher), HBO (Traditions), and MTV. Her one-woman show "Funemployment" debuted at Dixon Place in 2013.

The series features actress Jenn Dodd, an Andy Kaufman Award finalist who was recently featured on True TV's Friends of the People. She is a cast member of the off-Broadway hit, "The Gong Show LIVE," and voices original for The Final Edition Radio Hour on the Progressive Voices Network. Get a Life Coach is directed by Brendan Mcloughlin, a filmmaker whose work has been screened at The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, The 48 Hour Film Challenge (Finalist), and The NYTVF. His videos have been featured on Bestweekever.tv, Comediva.com, Comedysmack.com, Comedyrants.com, CMDY.com, Collegehumor.com, Wemakethefunny.com, and Americablog.com.

The music for the series is by the interactive dance party duo, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, who has toured the country with Frank Turner, Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats and Yo Gabba Gabba.



Get a Life Coach on the web:
Official Site: getalifecoachseries.com
Twitter: @GetALifeSeries
Facebook: facebook.com/getalifecoachseries

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