|Best Thing You'll Ever Do premiered at the recent Brooklyn Web Fest.|
“For me and I think so many other women, our mid to late 30s is a time when our careers are reaching the place we always dreamed of and we’re finally open to meeting or committing to our partner in life. It feels like the moment life is finally coming together, but we’re laying awake at night worrying about whether to disrupt the whole thing to have a baby before it’s too late,” says West.
Best Thing You'll Ever Do follows the story of hard-working but struggling Mae Murrai who finds herself juggling two dead-end jobs in Brooklyn. Desperate to shake up her unsatisfactory routine, Mae hops a flight to San Francisco Bay Area — and her life changes forever. In a whirlwind, Mae meets her fiancé, Sam, played by Bhavesh Patel (The Good Wife) and puts into motion her dream for a start-up business (based on the real-life linen company Parachute Home and it starts to take off. Mae can’t help but wonder if her life is finally coming together, when suddenly her future husband utters: I can’t wait to have kids with you.
Sam’s baby declaration lands hard on Mae and sets the series into motion as she encounters strangers’ and loved ones’ unsolicited advice about having a baby (or not), freezing eggs, and more panic-inducing questions. Bombarded from all angles, Best Thing You'll Ever Do captures the humorous characters and situations Mae encounters and the emotional struggle she experiences within herself as she searches for the answer to the biggest decision of her life.
Monica West and Director Catherine Fordham (Consommé, coming soon to AMC’s Shudder.tv) are Executive Producers. The series is filmed in San Francisco Bay Area and New York City and produced with Fordham’s production company, Top Salt (of which West is a member), Little Moving Pictures and Cyprian Films NY. Lance Kaplan (Consommé, Butterflies of Bill Baker) is the Director of Photography. Music by Tiffany Topol (Youth in a Roman Field, Once National Tour). Featured song “I Can’t Help But Wonder” by Natalie Grace Alford is available on Bandcamp.
Best Thing You'll Ever Do premiered at the Brooklyn Web Festival earlier this month and was awarded the The New Hollywood Emerging Voices Award.
The series, which was fully funded on Kickstarter within three days of its campaign launch, stars Monica West (Chicago Fire), Bhavesh Patel (The Good Wife), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead 2016 Emmy Nomination), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Atlanta, GIRLS), Liam Vincent (Nash Bridges).
The first four episodes of Best Thing You'll Ever Do is now available for binge viewing on Vimeo.
Watch the premiere below.