Big Smoke - Episode 1

Things aren’t going according to plan for Leah, a thirty-something unemployed screenwriter who finds herself back home in suburban Melbourne after a whirlwind New York romance ends in heartbreak. Given her fragile mental state, Leah should probably see a therapist. Instead, she’s wrangled six US network executives to listen to her tragic tale via Skype in the hope of transforming her misfortune into a hit TV show.

‘Big Smoke’ is a six-part comedy web series that explores the depths a desperate writer will plunge to as she sacrifices her self-respect, artistic integrity and personal hygiene for a shot at fame and fortune.

This web series was shot over skype simultaneously between NYC and Melbourne, Australia.

  • Charlotte George
    Director
  • Laura E. Bray
    Writer
  • Miriam Glaser
    Writer
  • Miriam Glaser
    Producer
  • Laura E. Bray
    Producer
  • Miriam Glaser
    Key Cast
    "“Leah”"
  • Annie Henk
    Key Cast
    ""Liz""
  • Edward O'Blenis
    Key Cast
    ""Kenny""
  • Lynne Mare Rosenberg
    Key Cast
    ""Jules""
  • Gillian Alexy
    Key Cast
    ""Zoe""
  • Jason Babinsky
    Key Cast
    ""Greg""
  • Pun Bandhu
    Key Cast
    ""David""
  • Julie Asriyan
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 5 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Miami Web Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    May 15, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Charlotte George

Charlotte George is an Australian director and writer who has recently returned to Melbourne after living in the UK. She has written and directed more than 100 short films, many of which have screened at film festivals and won awards around the world. In 2016, she was one of two directors selected for the Channel 4/Director’s UK Women’s Directing Scheme. She was the online director for Series 3 of EastEnders: E20 (BBC3), as well as writing and directing a new online drama series aimed at teenage fathers, Me and My Dad. Other work includes directing the EPK’s and other supporting materials for BBC dramas Happy Valley and The Honourable Woman, Russell T. Davies’ Banana for E4, and Paul Abbott’s No Offence. www.charlottefilms.co.uk

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