Zip Creative features Martha Williams in Fast Forward Friday's

Thanks to Joanne Zippel, manager and Executive Producer at Zip Creative, Williams was featured in September’s Fast Forward Friday’s. Check it out here.

Q: What are you currently working on? Tell us about it.

I’m polishing up the last four scripts for Episodes 4-8 in Season 1 of the  comedy web series Run for Your Life, which is about ridiculous internet dates that make the main characters run for their lives until they figure out what went wrong. I also always have three other projects I want to put creative energy into but decided to take that energy and actually nurture Run for Your Life into the world. This means I’m looking for sponsorship, distribution and/or other funding sources.

Q: What was the inspiration and impetus for doing this project?

Two years after a pretty tragic break-up with my “soulmate,” I thought I was mended enough to start online dating. Wrong! Turns out that tragedy was buried deep in my bones and I was very angry. I’m not alone in using online dating to distract from a break up, which might lead to some good times, but often leads to bad behavior. Not that I was having a ton of success in my mind, but I went out with a lot of men and since online dating says there’s a dating surplus, I treated them like disposable diapers. This means, I also have stories! Like the guy who said God and Joseph Campbell were his writing partners, and the guy who claimed to be a shaman but in person told me he was a warlock with a coven gone wrong.

As comedic as my life seemed, online dating was also troublesome. I asked why is it so terrible? Was it that I was growing older? You know every woman in NYC goes to that question. Was I too prudish or too slutty? Was I too serious or too demanding? Was it me? Yes! It was partially me, I wasn’t ready to open my heart. But simply put, when technology is my matchmaker, I usually want to run for my life. Ultimately, this catch phrase “run for your life” stayed with me until I was ready to actually make it last year.

So, yes, Run for Your Life is a comedy but it’s comedy with heart designed to contribute to the collective conversation around modern romance and the profound question: why does online dating suck so often?

Q: Who are your artistic heroes – who have had an impact on you and your work?

I don’t have art heroes but I do have art angels, people who have called me forward in one way or another. These include Kristin McCardle, Pascal Rekoert, The Broken Rose Portal team, Elke Rindfleisch, Rachel Werbel and Lawrence Crimlins. Each showed up to steer me in the right direction or help me break through a block. It’s these friends and artistic cohorts with whom we are weaving this epic artistic, very nuanced and circuitous journey.

Q: What keeps you motivated and inspired as an artist?

My impetus for making has always been a fascination with the world we live in. I thrive in street culture, which is why living in LA was such a fail for me. I could spend hours watching the way someone moves or listening to the way someone talks or thinking about how it all fits together. I often call myself a culturalist, because it’s big picture culture that fascinates me the most and this started at a very young age. 

Partially culture is fascinating because as a child, we moved every three years to a new town because my dad was a Marine and then retired and became an Episcopal priest. Everywhere we went, North Carolina, Hawaii, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, people were convicted about their beliefs and way of life i.e.  they thought they were right about what was cool, appropriate and right. But what was cool, appropriate and right changed everywhere you went. If everyone thinks they are right, and right is different everywhere you go, what is right? So early on, I started to ask, what is really going on? Why is all of it right and none of it right at the same time? It seemed to me that there was much more to life than meets the eye and that most people embody prescribed narratives and perhaps…a lot of lies.

So to this day, what keeps me motivated is my curiosity about the world around me. What is the story behind someone’s life that creates a beautiful tragedy or a raging success? Why do they move like that? What are they hiding and why? What is truth? How are our bodies maps? Where do body, mind and spirit truly help each other? Are we more human or less human because of technology? What assumptions about power make male/female relations riddled with transgression?

Q: What other projects would you like to tell us about?

In-ter-arch-y noun. a system of society or government in where integration of male and female values are paramount, not hierarchy…and a word I made up for a TV show I’ve been developing called Church of Christy about a female driven near future utopia (interarchy) and the contradictory ambition of Christy Church, one of it’s founders. I always say it’s Terry Gilliam’s Brazil meets Veep  – absurd, comedic and fast talking. I’m looking for a producer, co-writer or agent to hop on board sooner than later.

I also wrote lyrics to a rap called Welcome to the Interarchy and looking for the right musician to collaborate with on it. My dream is to get it in front of Beyonce or Janelle Monae.

Q: What is one instance of knowing you are living in your vision?

Just recently I was hired to conceive and direct a handful of music videos (not yet released) and I had this distorted image that came to mind that didn’t seem relevant right off the bat, but I couldn’t shake it. When I sat down to really work it out with the song, I finally realized that the image made perfect sense for the video. I often have a profound image or word in my head, and then when I follow that, it tells me the story. That’s when I know vision is leading the way.

Q: If there were no barriers to entry, what is one thing you would be doing?

I’d be doing whatever I want and have a lot of people helping me to do it and never once think about money. I’d be following not only film ideas, but public art project ideas, spectacle, fashion and sharing my truth with the masses through speaking and writing.

Q: What has been big your biggest obstacle in achieving your vision?

Often, I make something and then, because of resources, I don’t nurture it into the world. That said, I’m trying a new strategy with Run for Your Life.

But besides resources, I think my barriers have to do with starting “late” and not historically feeling entitled to be an artist, something that can go along with being female i.e. not taking up space, being nice, lack of confidence or just having parents who would prefer you to be a star athlete instead of a ravenous maker of things.

Q: What do you do to stay connected to your creative self?

I dance, touch trees and am helplessly curious about life so I read a lot, take workshops, see movies and most importantly have an ongoing conversation with creative friends and cohorts. And on the more practical side, I also make sure I carve out time every day for writing or dreaming.

Q: If you could let go of something that has held you back, what would it be?

I’m blessed by an avalanche of ideas but sometimes splintered by them too. I think I’d benefit from a very practical dorm mother who told me what to focus on.

Q: What is your favorite piece of art?

I’m not into favorites. Although I do love Bill Viola’s experience d l’infini and anything by Pina Bausch and the Coen brothers.

Q: What person do you most admire, living or dead?

My grandfather. He taught me that life was beautiful and that laughter weaves the ultimate safety net of life. He also heated up coffee like no other, loved ice cream and to drive fast, always had a joke in his pocket and acceptance up his sleeve.

Q: If you could be known and celebrated for one thing, what would it be?

I’d like to be known for making wild films and work that shows the bended truth of reality and contributes to the evolution of the collective mind.

Q: If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be?

My best friend (and magician) has named me “Mountain.” As a 6’4” woman, I think it fits.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?

I love getting my nails done, looking down at my hands to delight in color. It’s guilty cause those nail salon ladies are likely modern day slaves.

Q: If you could sit down with yourself 15 years ago, what would you say?

You are an artist and this is why the world seems strange. Trust that itch, it’s probably right.

Q: Where would you most like to live?

My first memories were in Hawaii, where I learned my first dance: the hula, where we didn’t have to wear shoes in school and where I ran free amongst the banyan trees. Then we lived throughout the south where hammocks and lemonade feast on southern drawls. That said, I’ve always been drawn to hot, humid, natural life and love the feel of islands, like in the Caribbean. I love sublime island beauty mixed with danger of being sand and trees in the oceans belly – pulsing with heat, rain, birds and the possibility of being swept away by a swipe of nature’s hand.

Q: What is your idea of success?

Success is making work that impacts the way we think of the world, that touches a deep seated not-easily known or understood center of the human nature.

On a practical level success looks like I have a strong, loving community of inspired friends and makers while making work in a sustainable way. It also looks like my work is known by the masses, I’m considered to be a thought leader and I’m a sought after creative thinker.

Q: Final Thoughts?

Here are some conversation starters:

What would be a better narrative around power?

How does the erotic heal?

Why do so many little girls like pink?

Who is kale’s press agent? Cause when I was a kid it was a border patrol at the salad bar.

RFYL is screening at the New York TV Festival July 17th

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Run for Your Life is now an official selection for Comedy Pilots in the New York Television Festival July 14-19. We are screening Episode 01 & 02 on TUESDAY JULY 17, 9:30PM at the Helen Mills Theater, 137 West 26th Street.  Here's the link to purchase tickets. 

And check it out, it looks like we will be sharing the theater with a lot of talented folks. 

This is a great festival all about connecting artists with the industry. If you haven't seen Episode 2 or 3, check them out here. the episodes, please check em out here. We luv em and you for watching.  And mostly we love all the people that made this happen...pounding heart.

Hopefully International Academy of Web Television and ITV will also like.

 

Run for Your Life is Looking for an Associate or Co-Producer & a Social Media Intern

 

We're looking for TALENT!

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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER or CO-PRODUCER (depending on experience and ability): Run for Your Life, a (newly) award-winning comedy web series about dates that make you want to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, is looking for creative ways to market the series, get press, get more views, partner with platforms, tackle distribution, possibly find sponsorship and generally find funding so we can make the next 5 episodes. This is a great opportunity for someone who is a creative, go-getter and looking to grow into a bigger producer role. Unpaid for now. 8-12 hours a week.

SUMMER SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN.: Run for Your Life is looking for a social media intern to help inject life into our social media outreach so we can build partnerships, build our audience and get more press! This is a growth opportunity for the right (fun) person to work with a solid series with a lot of potential. Unpaid. 5-10 hour per week.

Snobby Rob Captures the "Why?" of Run for Your Life

We are thrilled to receive our first bit of press after the release of 4 episodes of Run for Your Life.  Chris Hadley of Snobby Robot wanted to know everything, so we told him most of it!  Check it out for a sneak peak at the "Why?" of Run for Your Life.

While many people have successfully begun loving relationships through dating, not all first dates live up to the storybook fantasies of hopeful romantics. Then again, neither do many first daters who meet other first daters on their first dates.

Though “playing the field” isn’t always a winning game for the single crowd, every season of the comedy miniseries RUN FOR YOUR LIFE features a different set of characters who hail from different backgrounds and places. Combined, they – and their stories –  represent the remarkable diversity of American society. Produced by BugHouse Media, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is now showing on the studio’s web site and YouTube channel (see additional links below).

In all nine episodes of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE’s first season, two lovelorn New Yorkers – Celine, played by Mia Darrow; Richard, played by Zack Gold (GRIDLOCKED, 2015’s THE UNRAVELING) – learn that their search for love is often filled with some less-than-promising duds. Professionally, Richard works as a graphic designer while developing his own graphic novel, while Celine creates visual art from cut paper. Neither of them have made much of a dent in their careers, and, as series creator Martha Williams reveals, they’re just as unlucky in their romantic pursuits.

Mia Darrow co-stars as Celine, a visual artist in search of love in the Big Apple in season 1 of the comedy miniseries RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

“In the love department, men are big shadows that try to control her (Celine). Despite her complexity, she appears unsure; an easy target. (Richard) landed in relationships with driven New York women who knew what they wanted. These women were all ultimately materialistic, superficial, status-seeking and wanted Richard to be the same. When his last girlfriend dumped him because she didn’t want someone who ‘drew cartoons,’ he decided it was time to hit online dating again.”

Richard and Celine try to rectify their misfortune in the dating game by hitting the open Web to find potential new love interests. In episode 1, Richard gets caught in a weird one night stand with Sarah (Tamara Michelle Shepard), whose amorous behavior towards men is conducted before the astonished eyes of her once boyfriend/current living companion Huck (Nick Jordan). Episode 3 finds Richard dating a “freelance” CEO (Kendra, played by Mandy Schmieder, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER), who seems to deal in dead mules.

Episodes 2 and 4, respectively, focus on Celine’s equally bizarre dates: the green beans-obsessed chef Dan (Nicholas Feitel, HBO’s DIVORCE and THE DEUCE) and narcissistic pervert Paul (Michael Aurelio, MURDER IN THE FIRST). Driven to escape from their nightmarish dating experiences, Celine and Richard race to find the love they’ve been looking for in New York City – but could that love be closer than either of them think?

E-dating sites like eHarmony, OKCupid, Match.com, Tinder and Grindr make the Internet a rich, but not always reliable source of potential mates for single men and women. When virtual world-based connections fall spectacularly short of expectations in the real world, the memories of such disappointing meetings can be painful.

Zack Gold co-stars as Richard, a fledgling graphic designer trying – and frequently failing – to find some romantic security in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

One embarrassingly awkward date stands out in Williams’ memory. “I went out with (a guy named) ‘Ray-Ban Man,’ who refused to take his sunglasses off for the entire date,” she remembers. “In fact, the third time I asked him, he said, ‘the more you ask, they more it won’t happen.’ Uh-hem, power struggle?”

Having happened during a difficult time in Williams’ life, the incident revealed how big of a struggle she’d face in her search for love. Luckily, Williams knew that the peaks and valleys of that search weren’t unique to her only. “When the ‘Ray-Ban’ debacle happened, I was 2 years out of a painful break-up and just turned 40. I was angry, entitled and not that fun to date, so I was attracting drama. Regardless, I wasn’t alone.”

Williams was no stranger to dating disasters. Neither were her friends, and neither were members of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE’s cast. While those stories inspired her to make RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the realities of technology’s presence in love and sexuality are a major theme in the series.

“I knew plenty of people having the same wacked-out experiences I did. I asked, what is it (about dating)? For me, partially, it was the bitterness of betrayal that made me a live wire, but also, it was the way I thought I could just go out and ‘get someone’ – anyone – these dates were angry distractions and technology said there were so many men!” 

Williams knows well how dating platforms (like those mentioned above) can occasionally be too influential in the decisions we make about potential love interests. “When I went on these dates, I treated people not always as people, but rather as strangers. I was quick to judge and defensive, so a lot of the same came back at me. Additionally, I overlooked red flags. I said, ‘eh, he’s good enough’. I don’t think I would have had the same sort of angry purge had technology not been involved.”

It takes two to build a relationship, but sometimes one person can exert an unfair amount of dominance over another. That, and its relation to technology circa 2018, is prominently covered in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. “…Power is a huge player in the game of romance,” Williams says. “As I become more powerful in my own skin, I didn’t know how to play the ‘I’m a sweet girl’ game anymore and not that I would necessarily want to. I think in some ways online technology apps highlight the ingrained assumptions we have about gender roles.”

Technology’s role in our changing perceptions of romance is also explored in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. “Now, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can anonymously engage in kink, porn, alternative sex with people across the globe,” replies Williams. “What used to be hidden, taboo, just plain unacceptable by the dominant mono-culture is now more widely acceptable. This means there are very few central ideas organizing how we should live and love. That said, the new normal is anything goes!”

Michael Aurelio guest stars as a creepy first date for Celine (Mia Darrow) in the fourth episode of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

The human part of love, though, is a key pillar of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE’s stories. “I am primarily working with archetypes that accentuate power & gender + roles & assumptions that drive online dating,” Williams says.

“Plus, I’m exploring what happens when strangers collide with their own set of assumptions, hidden agendas and ideas about gender and romance. The thing is, we are shedding a mono-culture that used to say ‘get married and have kids.’ Mono-culture is being replaced by a growing poly-culture which has grown out of the internet.”

If you’ve ever been on a date from hell, or even if you’ve met such people through friends, you’ve probably come into contact with some interesting – if not exactly savory – personalities. As it is in real life, so it goes for RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, and chances are you’ll recognize the following personas in upcoming episodes:

“You’ve got the polyamorous couple, the wet-noodle non-committal dude, the nervous gamer, the over-texter, the ethically non-monogamous person, super-masculine finance guy, the domme, the sub, the erotic explorer, the person trying to get pregnant, the efficient no-nonsense on a mission dater, the sales guy, the feminine yogi dude, the witch, the warlock. You name it! We’ve got it! When you put all these strangers and their ideas of what’s right and wrong in a room, it’s pure comedy and pure pain. Bottom line,” Williams remarks.

Unlike just about every traditional rom-com, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE doesn’t look at love from only one gender’s POV. “I think a lot of comedies about dating today are often from purely just the female or just the male perspective and more often than not, just the female perspective,” explains Williams. “The world is saying it’s ‘hard for women’ to date.  In this first season, I’m exploring what it’s like for both Celine and Richard. Like I’ve said many times before, I’m interested in bridging divides.”

Fittingly for a series called RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the spectacular escapes from nightmare dates by its two main characters are stacked with symbolism. “…I think the running itself is a cathartic release from the ridiculousness of each episode,” comments Williams, describing the humorously epic runs that conclude each story.

“It is the poem that pinpoints a feeling we’ve all had, where we’ve wanted to run for our lives. It says something’s wrong, I want out, I want something different, something has to change. This is (a) visceral, non-analytical, human moment and something you don’t see often. In fact, we’ve gotten some really wonderful reactions (from viewers) to the running.”

Mandy Schmieder (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER) plays a controlling “freelance” CEO who wreaks havoc on Richard (Zack Gold) during another nightmare date in episode 3 of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE’s anthology format is built to examine today’s romantic trends, and how the pitfalls of modern-day dating affects people from many diverse backgrounds.

“I want this format to have a palpable effect that makes us come together laughing at how we are all at least partly searching for the same thing(s): love, connection, family (found or made),” Williams says. “As seasons progress, we hope to collect fans that want to watch the search for love in places they’ve never been to.”

Williams decided to produce RUN FOR YOUR LIFE as an anthology not just for its flexible storytelling possibilities, but also as a means of focusing on human experiences not often covered in most romantic comedies. “…I want to hear the stories of people different than me,” she explains. “Why? Because as an idealist, I want to bring people together and one way to do that is to help us understand that, in some ways, we are the same. Meaning, it’s hard to think of your neighbor as ‘other,’ when your neighbor has the same struggle online dating struggle as you.”

Given the turbulent times we all live in these days, the universal themes of love and heartbreak portrayed in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE are bound to unite viewers of all kinds. “In an increasingly divided America and world, the hope of bringing people together through the shared pain and comedy of online dating, makes me giddy,” Williams adds. “What if we were all rooting for each other – blue/red, black/white, gay/straight, rich/poor – to find meaningful connection and to overcome whatever’s in the way of that?”

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE producer Ashley George  searched extensively through New York’s acting community to find the best players for the series, and Williams’ casting decisions were informed by how well each actor could play to their respective strengths as performers. “It was each actor’s particular weight, perspective and sensibility that drew me to cast them for the role and really helped me to flesh out the work,” Williams says. “All of them made strong choices that surprised me and helped to shape the work in ways I hadn’t yet imagined.”

During auditions for RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, two actors would perfectly match Williams’ expectations for their characters. “Nicholas Feitel (Dan in episode 2) was 100% creepy in his interpretation and, at the same time, lovable and endearing,” Williams remembers. “I had originally thought of his character as debonair and sophisticated. Wrong! Nick Jordan (‘Huck’ in ‘Bozo’) brought a very succinct, smart, sense of improv, meaning the ‘peanut butter’ was all him. Fun fact: ironically, both leads are married, so maybe they brought the hopefulness that each of their characters embodied.”

Would you eat green beans cooked by this man? Not if it’s from an obnoxious chef named Dan (Nicholas Feitel), who serves up trouble for Celine in episode 2 of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

The cast’s memories of their individual brushes with dating humiliation were especially influential in their preparation for co-starring in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

“Those who were active in the dating scene definitely had stories of their own. Why? Because it’s inevitable,” Williams explains. “In fact, when we had the pre-launch event (for the series), Tamara Shepard told an online dating horror story as part of the presentation.”

Though the time it took to shoot RUN FOR YOUR LIFE wasn’t as fast as its characters’ speedy runs in downtown New York City, the filming schedule for each episode had its own frenzied pace. “…Production was definitely intense,” explains George. “We were literally running for our lives to various locations to make our days. Episodes went from 4 pages to around 6 pages each, so we were filming a ton of content in a super tight time frame. We had a budget for 4 days, and that was that. So, we were hustling.” 

Though there wasn’t much time to get RUN FOR YOUR LIFE captured on camera, Williams and George were fortunate to work with a cast and crew that helped them to get their project done in an efficient and effective manner. “We had a lovely AD (assistant director) super couple duo in Molly Johnson and Jennifer Parkhill, and I’m floored by what they gave to the production,” says George.

“Production was intense and full of obstacles and opportunities,” remembers Williams, who recounts the night that one of Gold’s bad date breakouts was chronicled for RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. “One of my favorite moments was capturing Zack Gold in Times Square. We had a shoulder rig, a tiny car with a very expensive camera (that we got for cheap) and the DP (Lucky Cheung, director of photography) sort of hanging out of the hatchback. We placed ourselves on 6th Avenue and 57th St. and went for it!”

When a promising first date turns into a dud, don’t just walk away from trouble…RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Season 1 of the romantic comedy miniseries is now streaming on YouTube.

Good audio can make an even stronger impact on a web series, and Williams’ work with RUN FOR YOUR LIFE sound designer/score composer/longtime creative partner Norm Scott on the show’s first season serves as proof of that impact.

“Norm brings another dimension to the work that always blows me away,” Williams says. “First of all, he completely gets what I want and always takes it to levels I hadn’t imagined.”

“RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is a web series that captures the absurd, comedic, surreal yet very real ‘I can’t believe this is happening’ feeling that so many of us have experienced in online dating,” responds Williams. “It’s an honest relief from the push/pull, love/hate feeling that technology has inspired in modern times, balanced with the timeless search for love.” 

With Williams primed to create more intriguing new stories and interesting characters for the show’s second cycle, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE captures comedy that transcends both the intricacies of current technology and societal changes, and the differences of people who’ve yet to be struck by Cupid’s bow. “We hope the format, the comedy, the universal theme around the search for love can bring varying kinds of people together to root for each other. And ultimately, we hope people find love.”

At last! Run for Your Life Launches Valentine's Day! Pre-launch Event Feb 7

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Prelude to a Kiss, Pre-Launch Event February 7 at KGB Bar Red Room

Join the cast of Run for Your Life, Singleling, and other special guests for a night of live stories, a sneak preview of one episode of web series Run For Your Life and LOVE panel; all focusing on dating and love during the modern digital age.

New York, New York, Run For Your Life and Singleling are proud to announce, Prelude to a Kiss, a Pre-launch Event for Run for Your Life, a brand new dark-comedy web series by BugHouse Media about dealing with the trials and tribulations that online dating brings that can make anybody RUN FOR THEIR LIFE!

Prelude to a Kiss, Pre-launch Event will be in New York at KGB Bar’s Red Room on February 7th, 2018 from 6PM-9PM with doors opening at 6PM and the show beginning at 7PM, starting with live stories, a sneak preview of one episode of Run For Your Life and panel with special guests discussing modern romance, technology and the role of fantasy.

About the Venue

KGB Bar is located at 85 E 4th Street, New York, New York 10003.

No cover, but KGB Bar does have a two drink minimum.

About the Event

Prelude to a Kiss will be a pre-launch event for Run for Your Life in partnership with Singleling, where those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet storytellers, thinkers, makers and the cast & team behind Run for Your Life as well as figures in the world of digital dating.

The event will have many special guests including live storytellers: Carolyn Castigila (Comedy Central, VH1), Tamara Shephard (RFYL cast member), Tarik Daniels, and Vanessa Valerio (founder of Singleling).  Followed by the LOVE Panel discussing dating in the digital age, moderated by Martha Williams (Founder of BugHouse Media and creator of Run for Your Life), which includes Mark Pagán (Other Men Need Help), Rachel Hills (The Sex Myth), Vana Koutsomitis (Date Play), and Hunt Ethridge (Hunt for Advice).

The featured event of the night is a sneak preview of one episode of Run For Your Life.  In Run for Your Life, our two main characters, Richard (Zack Gold, Best Comedy Actor nominee for the International Academy Of Web Television (Stockholm)) and Celine (Mia Darrow), encounter one ridiculous date after another. After imagining how the relationship could go even more terribly wrong, they RUN FOR THEIR LIVES….all over town.  

The 4-episode web series created by Martha Williams (founder - Bughouse Media) will launch on YouTube with the hope for love in the air, February 14. The series is an honest relief from the push/pull, love/hate feeling technology has inspired in modern times, balanced with the timeless search for “the one,” and capturing the “I can’t believe this is happening” feeling that so many of us have experienced in online dating.

The team comprises of creator/writer/director Martha Williams, a wild and winsome former choreographer turned filmmaker; along with the Gemini firecracker producer, Ashley George and the natural, truthful flow of Lucky Cheung’s cinematography.   

The creators are taking on an anthology format, where each season will follow a diverse set of characters set in different worlds, for example: Gay actors in LA, working class Ohio, progressive Seattle, Georgia farmers, transgender in San Francisco, workaholics in NY.

It’s a fictional show motivated by the director’s quest to understand both the absurdity and complexity behind the search for love in modern technological times; blending surreal comedy and life, revealing raw heart.

Currently, launch is planned for YouTube and the team is searching out other distribution opportunities funding for future episodes and seasons.

Selected clips from the series can be screened for journalists. The series creator & selected cast members are available for interviews about “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.”