SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 07, 2019
NEW YORK, NY Dec 1, 2019 – GOODLY ROTTEN APPLE PRODUCTIONS LLC (GRAP) and PAINTED SAINT ENTERTAINMENT (PSE) announce the Bay Area premiere of the upcoming short form comedy series, TECH BETTYS starring Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee and real-life tech worker Mary McGloin (The Luring) and Annie Hartkemeyer (Looking for the Jackalope).
TECH BETTYS is an Official Selection in the Silicon Valley International Film Festival and will Bay Area Premiere the first 3 episodes on Saturday, Dec 14 in Film Block #4 at 6:30pm at AMC Metreon 16, 135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Watch and share the series trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVTX6dSnFbo
TECH BETTYS is the brainchild of Mary McGloin and Amanda Van Nostrand and their collective experience working in male dominated tech startups IRL. Inspired by actual events and people of parallel wackiness; you’ll see everything you've heard about startup culture is likely true. McGloin serves as series lead, showrunner, and executive producer. She is joined by an all female crew, including award winning director Kathleen Davison (Primrose Lane, Effloresce) and producer Tracy Martin (Get Him to the Greek, New Year’s Eve).
Set in New York City's "Silicon Alley," fiery-feminist QA-Engineer Cass (McGloin) and millenial Office Manager Bailey (Hartkemeyer) form an alliance to survive stealth mode startup, VD-ME.com, where rampant waste and oblivious sexism are the norm for the company’s first female employees.
Produced by GRAP and PSE, TECH BETTYS also stars David Fierro (another Bay Area ex-pat - The Knick, Maniac), Tom Ashton (God Friended Me), Stephen James Anthony (Billions, Gotham), Ben Fine (Fucking Adults), Carson Lee (The Blacklist), Andrew Hsu (Bull), and Kevin Hurley (Dead North).
The Bay Area Premiere is a homecoming for creator and star, Mary McGloin, who grew up in Petaluma and lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area theatre scene for many years before moving to New York City. She says, “Tech Bettys is near and dear to my heart. In addition to being an actress/writer/producer, I have worked many years in tech as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I have worked in many startups, often being the only woman and sometimes the only QA. I have worked in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and New York and I am quite familiar with startup culture. The characters are all fragments of and collages of different people Amanda and I have worked with over the years and the situations are based on real experiences. While this story is about the women, focusing on the experiences of Cass (the QA Engineer) and Bailey (the Office Manager), all of the characters come across as real people over stereotypes. Where Cass serves as our lead, and tech woman, Bailey is our window into the world for people who aren’t in tech. While you don’t see all the characters in these first few episodes, it will leave you wanting more. It is my sincere hope that we can shoot the whole web series, as so much fun lies ahead.”
McGloin is currently seeking funding for future episodes and seasons of TECH BETTYS. She is pitching to potential investors at the Silicon Valley International Film Festival and is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign early next year. Her production company, GOODLY ROTTEN APPLE PRODUCTIONS LLC is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
For tickets to the Bay Area Premiere, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/SiliconValleyInternationalFilmFestival/tickets
For more information about the series, including its festivals and awards, or how you can help make more episodes, go to: http://www.techbettys.com
GOODLY ROTTEN APPLE PRODUCTIONS LLC is a critically acclaimed theatre and film production company; a place for artists to collaborate and do what we're meant to do- follow our higher calling: Art.
PAINTED SAINT ENTERTAINMENT is an award-winning (Primrose Lane, Effloresce) production company dedicated to fearlessly pushing the bounds of media to inspire positive change and equality, honoring the motto: ENDEAVOR. EMPOWER. ENLIGHTEN. ENDURE.
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