Female Friendly: L.A. Screening and Bonus Episodes Out April 30
Comedic Web Series, Female Friendly is back with bonus episodes from Season 1, to be premiered at a live event in Los Angeles on April 30th at The Three Clubs. The series has been welcomed at film festivals coast-to-coast and is releasing bonus materials by popular demand.
Created by Chelsea Alana Rivera and Taylor C. Baker, Female Friendly is about women finding their voice in a male dominated field that everyone should be enjoying: porn of course! After wild child Alex gets broken up with and good girl Catherine gets fired, these polar opposite best friends decide to start a female-friendly porn production company. Laugh as you watch these lovable characters navigate the ins and outs (and in again) of founding a start up in an industry that has left women wanting for more since the dawn of the internet.
Chelsea Alana Rivera (co-creator/producer/actor)
From a young age, this NYC born / Texas raised actress had a burning desire to do one thing and one thing only: perform Ricky Martin on Karaoke (seriously, go see her at Brass Monkey sometime). Unfortunately, she soon found that she couldn't survive on the applause alone and decided to head west and check out a different coast. After graduating from The University of Texas with a degree in Television & Film, Chelsea embraced her inner show pony and moved to L.A in 2014. Since her move, Chelsea has had the pleasure of performing in multiple films, television shows, web series, and even as a stand up at the famed Hollywood Improv. Her love of powerhouse women (looking at you Issa Rae) and eternal annoyance at the lack of honest, on-screen female characters inspired Chelsea to create the bad ass, female-driven comedy that is "Female Friendly". Chelsea loves coffee, her dog, and numbers that are multiples of 10. See more of Chelsea livin' la vida loca on Instagram: @chelsxalanaxrivera or her website which she should really update: www.chelsea-alana.com.
Taylor C. Baker (co-creator/producer/actor)
Taylor C. Baker is a proud native Texan and is currently learning how to roller-skate whilst looking carefree. With a degree in Film & TV from The University of Texas and a silver Kia named “Roxanne” packed to the brim, Taylor made the move west to Los Angeles in late 2013. After some amazing experiences working at the likes of Paramount Pictures and The Discovery Channel, Taylor decided to throw caution to the wind and pursue a more stable path - acting. Since 2015, Taylor has the pleasure of bring her on-stage singing comedienne persona “Trixie Treble” to life in the award-winning cabaret burlesque troupe “Cherry Poppins”. On the small screen, Taylor is incredibly proud the be the creator & star of the popular web series “Female Friendly”. In other news, Taylor has appeared numerous times on television - most recently “Lucifer” on Fox as well as several short films such as “Serial Dater”. You will often find her singing improvised songs about her day (usually involving cats). She loves potatoes in any form or fashion (can I get an amen for sweet potato fries?!) and she tends to run into door frames more than the average person. Enjoy more TCB shenanigans on Instagram @taylorcbaker.
Frankie Ingrassia is the incredible director/producer behind "Female Friendly". She recently wrapped production on her feature directorial debut, Vampire Dad, starring Jackson Hurst and Grace Fulton produced by One Two Twenty Productions set to release in the fall of 2018. She has been reoccurring as the snarky bartender on Amazon’s, Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton as well as a reoccurring voice on Tyler The Creator’s cartoon “The Jellie’s” on Cartoon Network. An LA native, Frankie started her career playing Holly Hunter’s daughter in the HBO original “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader -Murdering Mom”. That was then followed by her role as the iconic experimentalist in Alexander Payne’s “Election.”
Leah Anova is a Los Angeles-based Director of Photography, who received her Masters of Fine Arts in Cinematography from The American Film Institute Conservatory. In 2013, Leah was selected to participate in Film Independent’s Project Involve. This fellowship afforded her the opportunity to shoot two short films - 7 Day Gig, directed by Kate Marks, and Baby Steps, directed by Jackie Stone - along with the honor of being mentored by esteemed cinematographer, Michael Gols, ASC. In 2014, Leah was awarded a coveted place in the American Society of Cinematographers’ Master Class Workshop - an invaluable experience that was documented in the October issue of ASC Magazine.