"You're Doing Great!"

The YDG pilot script is
an official selection in
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2020

Semi-Finalist in the
Big Apple Film Festival
Screenplay Competition 2020

Comedy Semi-Finalist in the
Fade In Awards 2020

and finalist for
"Best Comedy Short Screenplay"
in the Austin After Dark
Film Festival Summer 2020




Short Summary

"You're Doing Great!" is a dramatization of the events surrounding the death of Sharon Spell's parents. It evolved from a one-person live show to a fully realized pilot. Sharon and her producing team took the next step by filming pages from the pilot to turn into a sizzle reel for submitting to festivals and pitching to networks and media outlets.

What does "You're Doing Great!" mean?

While Sharon and her siblings faced their parents end of life care, they began to use this catch phrase with one another, "You're doing great!" In reality, they were not doing so great. Saying this was an ironic way to call out their misery, which made them laugh. It was that humor they shared that gave them all comfort during the most challenging of emotional times.

Based on a true story, Sharon Steele moves from NYC back home to Mississippi. She copes with personal loss as well as her own inner demons as current events unfold with the state flag, confederate monuments coming down and more. This multi-season series is flush with storylines that examine the stages of grief, dreams deferred, letting go of the past, moving forward.

It shows that no matter what,
"You're Doing Great!"

Index


PILOT SIZZLE REEL CAST & CREW  
Sharon Steele: Sharon Spell
(Adam Ruins Everything [truTV],
Moth StorySLAM Winner,
Carolines on Broadway, UCB Theatre). @sharonspell
Stuart Steele: Jonathan Gregg
(High Maintenance [HBO],
Ray Donovan [SHOWTIME]). @jgregg_jonathan

Samuel Steele: Brian Faas
(Broad City [Comedy Central],
Best Week Ever [vh1],
UCB Theatre, Page Six).
@brian_faas

Susan Steele: Kendall Ketcham
(Nationally touring comedian,
opener for Darrell Hammond).
@kendallketchum
The Auditioner: Ray Cordova
(Astronomy Club,
UCB Theatre, Sad Mariage).
@rayciist

Toni Brashton: Sandi Marx
(The Moth, RISK!, The Fableist).
@sandimarx

Reece Barr: Garry N. Hannon
(Mysteries at the Museum [Travel Channel], The Real Queens of Kings County, Bears of Comedy).
@garry2rs
Druncan Hinds: Darell J. Hunt
@noontnoont
Amorie Gerald: Tahlia Robinson
(Piccolo Spoleto Festival, NY Comedy
Music Festival, Hidden Fences, All Female Reboot, Dirty Little Secrets Improv NYC, Gas Station Horror Improv).
@tahliasworld
Gerald Gerald: Jed Resnik
(BATSU! No Sleep ’til Madison).
@jedresnik
 

With special appearances by:
Benjamin Jones
Marian Rosin
Garth Schilling

 


Director: Jorja Hudson
(Low Budget Sketch Show, CH2, Funny or Die, Elite Daily, Bustle, Internet Action Force and Jomey Productions).
@jorjasmic

Director of Photography: Andy Zou
(www.andyzou.com). @yoandyzou

Producer: Ashley Sather
(Myrtle & Willoughby, UCB Digital, Gingham).
@ashleysather

Assistant Director: Brittany Tomkin
(Myrtle & Willoughby).
@brittacus

Sound: Keaton Hild, Nico Osborne.

Art Director: Emily Hoffman
(SNL, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Americans, Myrtle & Willoughby, Low Budget Sketch Show).
@emilyhughston

Video Editor: Carina Jollie
(Funny or Die, Mas Major, The Chris Gethard Show, IFC Comedy Crib, UCB Digital).
@cjollie11


Filmed on location at Metropolitan Bar in Williamsburg, FOU Studios in Astoria and Major World Service Department in Astoria.
@metropolitanBK
@foustudios
@majorworld


 
Thanks for Sharon