47 Secrets To A Younger You

"Two of the most amusing moms found lately are on '47 Secrets To A Younger You,'. - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times. 47 Secrets To A Younger You is a comedy about working moms, everyday disasters and middle-aging not so gracefully. In the first season, Julie, a single mom/adjunct professor of poetry/restaurant server sees her mantras backfire as her teenage daughter sabotages her dating life on social media; while married mom Karma , a non-profit administrator, races against a work deadline denying her caffeine addiction and missed chances for spousal romance. Friends and family support, enable, and undermine Julie and Karma's efforts to overcome tricky plumbing, blood-sucking vermin, exploding cookies, and lost reading glasses.

  • Ryan Blackwell
    Director
    The Sonnet Project NYC: Sonnet 128 and Sonnet 130 (short films);The New Neighbors (short Film); Peep Show: Phobia and Peep Show (theatre);The Bard (theatre, Shelter Theatre and The Curate Shakespeare); As You lIke It (theatre - Atlanta)
  • Laura Frenzer
    Writer
  • Rohana Kenin
    Writer
  • Laura Frenzer
    Producer
    A Midsummer's Night Dream (PLG Arts, NYC theatre - 6 seasons); The Neighborhood Show (PLG Arts multimedia live performance event and group art show); Abiyoyopalooza (NYC theatre)
  • Rohana Kenin
    Producer
    New York String Orchestra Carnegie Hall Concerts (classical music performance - 14 years), A Midsummer's Night Dream (PLG Arts, NYC thearte - 6 seasons); The Neighorhood Show (PLG Arts multimedia Live performance event and group art show); Abiyoyopalooza (NYC theatre)
  • Rohana Kenin
    Key Cast
    Mr. Sheep and Sleepy Bear (Nickleodeon animation) Film: Flushed; Theatre: Tony 'N' Tina's Wedding; Othello (NYC theatre); Twelth Night (NYC theatre) Henry IV Part 2 (NYC theatre)
  • Laura Frenzer
    Key Cast
    TV: Unraveled, The Pefect Murder, My Dirty Little Secret, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Theatre: Ronnie Larson's Peep Show (NYC Off Broadway) Macbeth (Chekov Theatre Ensemble, NYC) Oedipus the King (Modern Thetare of Myth - MASZK International Theatre Festival), A Midsummer's Night Dream (PLG Arts NYC - 6 seasons), Elephant Kisses Improv Comedy (NYC)
  • Sean Kenin
    Key Cast
    Film: The Smurfs; The Smurfs 2; The Burning Bride; TV: Family Guy, The Leftovers, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order
  • Garret Hendricks
    Key Cast
    Film: The Burning Bride, The Paragon Cortex, Uncaged TV: Unforgettable, The Americans, White Collar, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order; Theatre: King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Six Degrees of Speration
  • April Armstrong
    Key Cast
    Film: Four One Nine, Love is Deaf; TV: Law and Order
  • Siobhan O'Neill
    Key Cast
    Producer: For The Record
  • Basil Rodericks
    Key Cast
    Film: Nefertitty in Space, Breach, Francis of Brooklyn
  • Paul Walling
    Key Cast
    Film: Hail Cesar, Death's Waiting Room, Once Upon A Time in the East: A Fistful of Bullets; TV: Criminal Minds, Brothers and Sisters, The Vamps Next Door, Victorious,
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    29,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Brooklyn Web Fest
    Brooklyn, NY
    October 10, 2015
    Sole Honorable Mention Made in New York Award; nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble, Made In New York Award, Emerging Voices Award
Director Biography - Ryan Blackwell

Co-writers and Co-producers Laura Frenzer and Rohana Kenin founded Uncommon Wombat Productions, LLC to develop and produce stories that explore the lives of women and working parents in funny, surprising, or absurd ways, while always remaining grounded in reality. 47 Secrets to A Younger You is the company's first episodic comedy. As founder and a board member, respectively, of PLG Arts they produced six seasons of critically-acclaimed Shakespeare performances in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, well-attended music events, and art fairs and group art shows. For this work, they were recognized by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office for cultural contributions to the community. Rohana has 20-years experience producing sold-out concerts presented by Carnegie Hall, as well as decades of theatrical production. She is a SAG-AFTRA-Equity actor who has appeared on stage, screen and voiceover. Laura is a classically trained actor and graduate of UCB who has worked for decades in theater, television, and improv and sketch comedy. She is a master teaching artist specializing in Shakespeare in New York City public schools. www.47secretstoayoungeryou.

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Director Statement

We were inspired to create 47 Secrets To A Younger You to explore the lives of women and working parents in funny, surprising, or absurd ways, while always remaining grounded in reality. Looking around the world of web series and television, we did not see enough stories about real women dealing with aging, careers, parenting and relationships in ways that reflected our reality. We want to show working motherhood in all its messy glory – not a spiffed up version of what parenting looks like only if you have domestic help, a huge home and a comfortable income. Any woman growing up in America has had the shared experience of being marketed to, objectified and made to feel deficient for committing the egregious sin of aging. Stories about young women starting out in life exploring and finding themselves are wonderful, but we believe, 20 years later, these women’s stories are still as relevant, vibrant and interesting as the women who live them. www.47secretstoayoungeryou.com [We have given show-runner info, rather than director, as this is more relevant for a web series]