What have Olivia and Kari been up to on their web series, “Friday I’m in Love,” since we last left you with the teaser? The 12-episode season is more than half way through, gearing towards a special season finale. Will Olivia and Kari get a career-boosting callback or land the acting role of their dreams? Will an expiring lease force them to finally leave their apartment? No spoilers here, you’ll have to watch to see. (See the latest episode, above.)What I will reveal is how the level of creativity and work invested in these productions rises professionally above impromptu moments caught on shaky camera.
I loved The Cure growing up — and still do — so I’m always thrilled when young people today respect the 80’s and 90’s. Imagine my excitement when I learned that Olivia Dushane, an aspiring film actor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, has created a webisode set to and named after Cure hit, “Friday I’m in Love.”
Olivia Dushane is a 2008 graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts. If some of you are scratching your heads trying to remember this classmate (she also attended Roland Park Country School), it’s because agents advised Olivia that her last name, “Ercolano”, would be too difficult to remember and spell. Olivia and her family climbed their family tree branches to find a catchier, yet still familial, stage name.
“Olivia” and and her NYU roommate “Kari” write, edit, produce and star in the web series that premieres this Friday, February 10. You can watch a teaser now before the first webisode launches. The preview opens with an empty bottle of wine and tipped-over glasses. What happens next is not what you’d expect. For the moms and dads who might be concerned right now, the twist relates more to Olivia’s and Kari’s humor about social networking than it does to a night of college girls going wild.
Thursday I can watch the walls instead, but it’s Friday I’m watching this video blog. We’ll have the first episode on the BFB video landing too.