The Sandwich Generation

The series follows the life of Marty, a middle-aged web designer. He lives and works out of his elderly mother's house so he can care for her while in her declining mental state. Marty's teenage son, Daniel, also lives there. Daniel is a preppy stoner who aspires to be a rapper. He presents as many challenges for Marty as does his mother, Judy. Once Marty joins an online support group for caregivers who post videos of their lives, he begins to chronicle his journey on his phone. Basically, the series is about parents parenting their kids and kids parenting their parents.

Based upon the personal experiences of writer/director Marty Pollio, this web series combines scenes that are funny, touching and bittersweet without feeling "written" or exaggerated. Marty's description of the project is, "I think of it as an upscale video diary ...with actors." At the end of most episodes, there is actual footage from Marty's real-life experience.

The Sandwich Generation not only intends to entertain but hopes to serve as a form of support for people who are caught in this challenging lifestyle.

  • Marty Pollio
    Director
    How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Bob Braun Show, The Hippodrome Show
  • Marty Pollio
    Writer
    How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Bob Braun Show, The Hippodrome Show
  • Marty Pollio
    Producer
    How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Bob Braun Show, The Hippodrome Show
  • Alex Haydon
    Producer
    The Vanished, All the Bright Places, The Art of Self-Defense
  • Marty Pollio
    Key Cast
    "Marty"
    How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Bob Braun Show, The Hippodrome Show
  • Judy Crippin
    Key Cast
    "Judy"
  • Alex Haydon
    Key Cast
    "Daniel"
    The Vanished, All the Bright Places, The Art of Self-Defense
  • Nicole Hayden
    Key Cast
    "Gail"
  • Melissa Doran
    Key Cast
    "Lisa"
  • Cameron Murphy
    Key Cast
    "Jake"
    The Art of Self Defense, The Sorcerer, They're Not Going to Find Him
  • Tim Northern
    Key Cast
    "Tim (Furtniture Mover)"
    Last Comic Standing, Star Search, A Letter From Death Row
  • David Herman
    Key Cast
    "David"
  • James Wolford Hardin
    Key Cast
    "Jim (Older Man) "
    The Ultimate Legacy, Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood, Pilgrim Song
  • Jacob Ragains
    Key Cast
    "Jacob (Furniture Mover) "
  • Heidi Harian
    Key Cast
    "Deb"
    Brick Madness, Victory by Submission, Streets of Hope
  • Rita Hight
    Key Cast
    "Edie"
    Roman Citizen, Bullitt County, Nothing Without You
  • Karen Knowles
    Key Cast
    "Karen (Cemetary Employee) "
  • Katie Stottlemire
    Key Cast
    "Emily"
    My Friend Dahmer, Tragedy Girls, The Street Where We Live
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family, Semi-autobiographical
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Marty Pollio