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Hey old faithfuls,

As the year comes to an end, I thought I'd share the current state of F TO 7TH affairs and revisit the life of the first season -- mostly because I like bulleted lists, but also because I'm grateful we had an amazing year. A lot of that has to do with YOU, so thanks a million times +1.

2014 The Future of America 

What's happening now, you ask? I've been focusing on writing season two, and I've got 7 out of 8 episodes ready to go. Expect the unexpected as "Ingrid" (that slut pictured above) becomes even more internally homophobic and in one episode, tries to convince a child to follow in her flawed footsteps. With this season, I'm exploring more of a through line and character arc, something about three people care about. Bottom line -- shit will be a little different.

2013 Gone But Not Forgotten

And now for the year in review!

  • Several episodes of season one have seen a life beyond the web. We've screened at a bunch of festivals including the Los Angeles Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, NewFest, Friar's Club Comedy Festival, Philly QFest, Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Pittsburg Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Polari Festival in Austin. We were also part of a web series filmmaker series at Videology in Williamsburg.
  • The Guardian selected F TO 7TH as 1 of 10 Best Web Series of 2013. We love Brits!
  • We've gotten more amazing press including mentions in The New Yorker, Time Out NY, Vice, BuzzFeed and IndieWire to name a few. If you're in that mid-afternoon slumber and need a quick fix but don't want to go to your neighbor's cubicle and eat another Twix, check out our Press page.
  • We got invited to the White House for an LGBT Celebration and almost got to touch Obama!
  • We shared our web series experiences on a handful of panels with the likes of DCTV, IFP and will soon grace the DC Independent Film Festival stage in early 2014.

Again, we couldn't have made any of this happen without our backers and followers and friends and press contacts and cast and crew and, finally, Zeke, who was with me for 14 years and was by far the best actor I've even worked with.

Stay glued.

Lovingly, Ingrid

F TO 7TH Wraps

Eight episodes. One of the best directing experiences I've had. Every guest star brought something new and interesting to each episode. And I hope I can always work with this crew - we all seemed to mesh. Maybe they hated me and talked about it during lunch behind my back, but what I don't know won't hurt me.

I'll be updating the site in the next few days with new cast and crew info. Also, for those of you obsessively checking this site, you'll notice we've pushed launch to Jan. 21. IFP is hosting a launch party for us at reRun Theater in DUMBO on Jan. 17. More info to come on the event - which will be free - but mark your calendars for live comedy, a screening of three episodes and Q & A moderated by Michael Showalter.