Monday, March 23, 2015

Allan Brocka Signs on to Direct Upcoming ‘People you Know' Episodes

Allan Brocka
Orchard Winfield Productions is thrilled to announce that Q. Allan Brocka has signed on to direct Season One, Part Two of the new gay dramedy People you Know. Created by Baltimore Russell and John Dylan DeLaTorre, People you Know is a provocative series where the seven deadly sins corrupt a group of thirty-something urbanites, threatening their chance for happiness and love, as they strive to achieve their dreams while surviving the drama. At every turn, these friends get pushed to the limit and run the risk of losing all they hold dear.

Allan Brocka is best known as the creator of the award winning stop-motion animated series Rick &amp: Steve The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World which aired two seasons on MTV's Logo Network and in 20 other countries. He is also the writer and director of the award-winning feature films Boy Culture and Eating Out. Allan brings a deft directorial style that allows him to play with the prime-time elements of the series.

“I’m excited to be a part of People you Know. I love the serialized aspect of the show and can’t wait to get on set with all the actors and really amp up the drama,” Allan says about joining the series. “The character’s storylines are seamlessly interwoven with each other allowing me the opportunity to really play up the dramatic tension throughout the series.”

“We are excited to have Allan come on board. We know that he will be able to create a cohesive, strong vision for the series,” says John Dylan DeLaTorre, series co-creator. “He knows exactly how to achieve the look and feel we are aiming for and will give the audience exactly what they want!”

People you Know is a new television series that exposes the ambitions and relationships of a tight-knit group of friends in the city that never sleeps. Season 1, Part 1 is available now, and filming will begin in June for seven new episodes. Season 1, Part 2 is slated for release Winter 2015.

Connect with People you Know on the following social media platforms: TwitterFacebookVimeoInstagram and the PyK website.

People you Know is a half hour, open-ended drama series that presents a multilayered story with direct consequences for each character. It is a provocative primetime drama set in the fast-paced world of New York City. It tells the story about a circle of friends, family and ex-lovers, gay & straight. The plots center on sex, love, betrayal, and greed, any of which can lead to a character’s undoing. Far more than just a soap, the series challenges stereotypes and breaks new ground. The show weaves throughout its story lines larger, universal themes about the human condition, the nature of cultural identity and gender norms.

Orchard Winfield Productions, founded in 2011 by John Dylan DeLaTorre and Baltimore Russell, is committed to creating new media work that reflects our changing society and provides the resources for up and coming filmmakers to bring a vision to reality. OW Productions aims to promote new media that engages and challenges an audience to evaluate their own beliefs. By exploring the underlying human condition with a fresh perspective, we are able to open new insights into our common humanity.

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