Love or hate them, we’ve all watched a lot of rom coms. But what about the best friends, the small characters on the sidelines? What are they going through? What do they even do when they're not offering advice to the leads, or being... wacky? While full blown rom com cliché unfolds in the foreground, let's see how that new love affects the friendships in the background.
10 x 10 minute episodes that complete a story arc and act as a series.
A comedy about love and friendship following the two best friends of a new couple being hit hard by the tropes of romantic comedy. Rob and Megan watch from the sidelines, in danger of losing their best friends to love. Megan is pushed by a desire to make Lindsay happy and Rob wants his computer game buddy back.
Could this be a whole other rom com happening in the background?
We love low key no-nonsense naturalism made for online viewing, with a Judd Apatow glaze. Stylised moments of heightened comedy with crash-cuts, freeze frame and characters sitting up into shot; like a grown-up Edgar Wright. We’ll also borrow from the rom com styles we are emulating with a sprinkle of magical realism and pathetic fallacy.
Music is part of the personality of any rom com. As our series is part meta-commentary we are pushing musical choices to the foreground. More often than not, our score will be diegetic so we can play with the audience perception of where emotion is coming from. We have an original score pulling from and spoofing different rom com styles including cutesy ukulele ballads, high-energy rock, 80s & 90s nostalgia pop and indie music.
A recently friend-widowed loner in a failing and somewhat delusional long distance relationship. Tour guide by day and awkward coward by night.
A fiercely loyal friend with a get-it-done cheerleading attitude. Megan is so focussed on pushing best friend Lindsay’s happiness that she sometimes forgets to take care of her own.