- Heidi Vanderlee
37 PROBLEMS: A RAUNCHY NEW COMEDY SERIES ABOUT FERTILITY AND GROWING UP
LOS ANGELES - From director, creator and star Lisa Ebersole, 37 Problems (an official selection of the Austin Film Festival), is a new series about fertility, growth, and finally getting your s**t together. The series also features Pej Vahdat (Sneaky Pete, Shameless), Stephanie Sanditz (Snuggle Bunny w/Zosia Mamet, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Joseph Reitman (Townies on ABC, The Drew Carey Show), Catherine Carlen (How To Get Away with Murder), James Morrison (Six Feet Under, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and many other notables.
Amanda (Ebersole) is a struggling 37 year-old screenwriter who's all about her career, finds out she has one egg left. Suddenly she has to get a guy to fertilize the egg, freeze the egg, or do nothing and live a different life than she imagined. (It's a comedy, we promise.)
37 Problems is a series about fertility, ambivalence around motherhood, career, and what it’s like to be a single woman in a world where biology still has its clock on you when you desperately wish it didn’t. It’s also a series about what it takes to be happy. Viewers watch as Amanda looks for happiness in work, friends, love, relationships, and the idea of a baby. She’s searching for completion and the series challenges her to find it.
Episode 1 (NSFW version) – “Reality Check” – https://vimeo.com/201981418 Episode 1 (SFW version) – “Reality Check” - https://vimeo.com/201983164 Amanda needs money to finish her web series. Mom has other plans.
Episode 2 - "Shame" - https://vimeo.com/199577832
Amanda loses something valuable. September helps her find it.
Episode 3 - "Dreamy" - https://vimeo.com/199582078
Amanda visits a fertility doctor for the first time.
Episode 4 - "Land of the Dead" - https://vimeo.com/199594228
Amanda dreams of her dead Dad and revisits the past.
Episode 5 - "Golden Egg" - https://vimeo.com/199595494
Amanda has her eggs counted.
Episode 6 - "Twins" - https://vimeo.com/199597348
Amanda and September attend a baby shower.
Episode 7 - "Stayin' Alive" - https://vimeo.com/199601091
Amanda babysits a kid who pushes all her buttons.
Episode 8 - "Special" - https://vimeo.com/199604005
Amanda plans to freeze her eggs.
Episode 9 - "Plus One" - https://vimeo.com/199604896
Amanda contemplates life-changing news.
ABOUT CREATOR LISA EBERSOLE:
An award-winning playwright and filmmaker, Lisa's plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally. They include: BABY (Best of The Fringe Festival) MOTHER (starring Buck Henry and Holland Taylor) BROTHER (published by Samuel French) PEOPLE DIE THAT WAY (Editor’s Choice Time Out New York & Backstage.) Her films include the feature adaptation of BROTHER (Tribeca Cinemas) the short film PUDDIN’ (Palm Springs Film Festival) and the web series 37 PROBLEMS (Austin Film Festival, Brooklyn Web Fest, Hollyweb Festival.)
@lisaebersole on Twitter