From the Episode: Aspirations


| August 23, 2016


Columbia University / 2015 / 11 minutes / English / Color

“Sit down, George. There’s something I need to tell you.”

Aspiring actress Léa struggles to make a name for herself in New York City while working a dead-end day job at a Queens bowling alley. Despite the death of her fish, the cold shoulder from her boyfriend, an embarrassing encounter with an old acquaintance, and a boss who thinks her performances are less than convincing, she’s convinced that today’s audition will make or break her career. When she finally gets in front of the director, will Léa choke? Or will she land the part of a lifetime?

Directed by Connor Simpson. Principal Cast: Dominique Johnson, Eric Reis, Lawrence Frank, David Gibson, and Joseph Midyett.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer