BrownTown takes a look at the lives of three 30-somethings who are trying to navigate the choppy waters of life after divorce. It was something that I (Ravi) started thinking about in 2012 when my divorce became final and I was feeling like a fish out of water.
Key People (cast, crew, etc.):
Leanna Adams and I created, wrote and produced BrownTown. Both of us along with Omer Mughal are the leads. We’ve got a great cameo from Jerry Faber and Rafiq Batcha. Our Director is Kristina Adler and our DP is Brock Hanson. Everyone was just incredible to work with!!!
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
It has such a great reputation and it’s been growing over the past few years. We wanted to be a part of that momentum.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Yes, I (Ravi) will be there for as much as I can possibly squeeze in.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your show?
The inspiration for the BrownTown was while in the midst of my divorce I started to learn about a few other friends who had also been through the Big D. It was one of those strange things where nobody thought I’d get a divorce and I thought the same thing of these friends. So, it was a real bonding experience for us. As we were all sharing our experiences, frustrations, etc. it just felt like a story that I’d enjoy telling. And there was all this comedy in the real life experience, too.
What should viewers expect from your show?
We are very big on inclusiveness. We just want people to not feel so isolated and alone in their day-to-day struggles because we are all going through some challenge or another. We all just handle them differently. More than anything, We just hope it makes people laugh. Laughter is so very healing and bonding!
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
We wrote the pilot in late 2012 and then I up and moved to LA in 2013. So, that forced a major break of many months. Leanna and I got back together on it in 2014 (over a year after we wrote it), when I went back to Atlanta to shoot something else. We re-read our pilot and it made us both laugh out loud (I guess I’m supposed to say lol). Then and there we decided that we had to freshen it up and get it done. The most challenging thing was working remotely because I work better in person. But, we had skype sessions and google hangouts (with tons of buffering!) and got it done. I still prefer to work in person, but this has been a great experience because we’ve learned so much.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
Soaking up as much of the amazing creative energy that will be there and meeting as many new people as possible. I’ve only been in LA for a little over 2 years and am still building my community of friends, so I’ll take this as a good opportunity! If there are any Indian women of marriage age, look out…okay, that was creepy. Sorry!
Where can our readers find more information about your show?
We would love to everyone to check out the two episodes on our YouTube Channel – http://s.bl-1.com/h/xGMBMzN?url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFXfYx-LWTqgA84JDcgBQw
Also they can find us on:
Facebook – http://s.bl-1.com/h/xGMBRNQ?url=https://www.facebook.com/browntownshow
Twitter – http://s.bl-1.com/h/xGMBXnS?url=https://twitter.com/BrownTownShow
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