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Writer/Director/Producer Katie Shannon of Thompson Films Launches New Comedy Webseries – K&A

12 Apr 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous


K&A is a comedic new web series from Thompson Films which follows two female leads, Karly and Alex, best friends since college, whose dysfunctional, co-dependent, drinking and drug-taking relationship impedes them from ever finding someone special in their lives besides each other. Katie Shannon, the creator of the series, will be producing K&A with Mike Madden and Audrey Claire Johnson, who also work on Shannon’s popular web series, 617. Audrey will play the lead of Karly and newcomer Ashley Elmi will play Alex. Haley Rose Public Relations is also on board with the series.

“I created the series K&A because I wanted to make another comedic web series, but this time I wanted two female leads for the project. 617 is the first comedic web series that I have created. There is definitely a different feeling on set than there is for a drama. It’s nice to be able to go to work and laugh all day. One of the female leads is played by Audrey Claire Johnson, who I have worked with in 617. I knew when I was writing the character of Karly that I wanted her to play it. Sex In The City was the first series of it’s kind and paved the way for many of today’s shows. The way Sex In The City pushed the envelope inspired me to take female comedy further with 617 and K&A. I also love the film scene in Boston. I have found no shortage of great and talented people to work with here. I have worked with the same core crew for many of my projects and we have become like family. It’s nice to know you have people you can count on and who will make a good quality project every time. I think that is what film in Boston is all about. I’m happy to be a member of WIFVNE and I’m excited to see the film scene in Boston continue to grow.”

Katie Shannon

The show is hoping to raise some funds to shoot five episodes for the first season in and around the Boston area. The event takes place April 18th from 6-9 at Naga in Cambridge. Enjoy a night of cocktails, comedy from Kylie Alexander and Kate Ghiloni, and more with some of the craziest cast members and female comedians the city has seen. Enter to win incredible door prizes, including a tour of Bully Boy Distillers for up to 15 people, a two-week unlimited pass to Boston’s only dedicated indoor spin studio, Recycle Studio, and tickets to Improv Asylum, among others.

Guests can also enjoy a complimentary cocktail created by Naga’s Bar Manager and cocktail guru, Noon Inthasuwan, as well as delicious passed appetizers from Moksa.

 Tickets are $20 (or $25 cash at the door). See you there!


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