Stage Two

| April 5, 2018

Columbia University / 2017 / English / Color

Stage Two follows a young boy’s experience with his mother’s cancer treatment. He doesn’t want to accept the reality of her condition — he even sells her pills at school. But when she threatens to shave her head, he is forced to face reality.

Appeared in Season 5 | Episode 6 | “Uncharted Waters”

Laura Gallagher

Directed by Laura Jean Gallagher, a writer and director originally from rural Pennsylvania where she was raised on a steady stream of television, polka, processed food, and wooded warfare with her three sisters. Her work focuses on small towns, dysfunctional families, and the kind of humor and relationships that are only possible when everything else is screwed up. Her shorts and music videos have screened at SXSW, Palm Springs Shortfest, Mill Valley, Portland International, DC Shorts, and online via Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others. Lara earned her Directing MFA (with honors!) from Columbia University and was named one of IFP’s 2015 Emerging Storytellers. She is currently living in Portland, Oregon and developing a feature film, CLEMENTINE, with the support of the Venice Biennale College.


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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