Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Check Out ‘VC' The Comedy Web Series About Venture Capital

VC premiered in May.  Five episodes have been released to date.
Filmed at a Chicago tech location, VC - The Web Series follows the exploits of Ed and Steve, two venture capitalists on the search for the next big thing. Part sketch comedy and part improv, VC features professional actors alongside actual Chicagoland entrepreneurs including Genevieve Thiers. The eight scripted episodes and six pitches give a hilarious peak into the world of high risk ventures.

The cast features Brad Armacost, Luke Renn, Genevieve Thiers, Norm Lee, Allie Gatz and Max Stewart. Entrepreneurs include: Angela Wong, Matthew Knippen, Corey Hubbard, Laura Lane, Justin McNally, Bob Girolamo.

The crew includes Kurt Naebig (Director), Erik Bjella (Director of Photography), Eric Campbell (Camera Operator), Andrew Littlefield (Assistant Director), Conor McCaffery (Sound), Drew Fields (Grip), Derek Langham (Composer), Bella Constanzo and Nini Jenkins (Make up & Hair).

Watch the first episode of VC below:

Luke Renn (Writer/Actor) Luke wrote VC - The Web Series in the Fall of 2014. Other writing credits include the screenplay FLOTSAM & JETSAM. As an actor, Luke’s Chicago stage credits include WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Jeff Award for Best Production – Circle Theatre), THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (Circle Theatre), TORONTO MISSISSIPPI (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company), THE HIDING PLACE, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (Provision Theater), and THE NERD (Metropolis Performing Arts). Luke has also performed with Bailiwick, Apple Tree TYA, Northlight Theatre, About Face, Victory Gardens and American Theater Company.

Kurt Naebig (Director) - Kurt has directed countless plays in addition to working as an actor, teacher and coach. Kurt is a graduate of The Juilliard School who trained in Russia at The Moscow School of the Arts. On camera, Kurt has appeared in such films as Public Enemies, Road to Perdition, The Express, Witless Protection, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Dillinger, and TV episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Chicago Code, Detroit 1-8-7, ER and Prison Break. He has also been on stage at Steppenwolf Theatre, National Jewish Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare and A Red Orchid. Kurt recently Co-directed the web series Humane Resources which can be found at www.humaneresources.tv.

Brad Armacost (Actor) - Brad received the Joseph Jefferson Award for the role of Teddy in Brian Friel’s "Faith Healer" at Steppenwolf Studio/TurnAround Theatre. He appeared in Synge’s "Playboy of the Western World" (Directed by Doug Hughes) and "The Seafarer" with John Mahoney, also at Steppenwolf. Other credits include "A Tough of the Poet" at the Goodman Theatre with Brian Dennehy, "Waiting for Godot" with Remy Bumppo and at Northlight Theatre (again with Mr. Mahoney) in "A Life." He has appeared numerous times at the Goodman Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, including the Jeff Award winning Best Production of "The Madness of King George III." His television credits include Empire, Mind Games, Chicago Fire, Missing Person, Angel Street, The Untouchables and Early Edition. Film credits include Warren, Robert Altman’s The Company, Barbershop 2, Repetition, Eight Men Out and Backwoods.

Genevieve Thiers (Actor/Consultant) - Genevieve’s acting experience includes work with Lookingglass Theater ("North China Lover," 2013,) Fury Theater, James Downing Theater/Mayne Stage, Theater D, On the Spot Theater and many more. Genevieve has appeared in the feature film The View from the Tall and commercials for Honda, Sittercity, Chia Lifeline and more. Genevieve has sung locally with American Chamber Opera, OperaModa, Redmoon, Elgin Opera, Chicago Chamber Opera, Fury Theater and Fulcrum Point. Genevieve founded Sittercity.com, America’s first company to take caregiving services online.

For more on VC and to catch up on the first five episodes, visit http://vcseries.com.

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