Postponed Web Series to Debut Valentine’s Day

No, no, that’s the name of the web series.

It’s a weirdly active month for recent-alumni-doing-sketch-comedy here on Wesleying. Last week we posted about The Skinny Goodmans, an LA-based sketch comedy group founded by Wes comedy hotshots Josh Margolin ’11 and Benjamin Smolen ’10. If you’ve been following for a while, you may have recognized Margolin from his 2009 involvement with “Enrolled,” which—way back when—held the prestigious honor of being Wesleyan’s first web series. (Wannabes, The Internationals, and Laugh Track all followed shortly—as well as the ongoing Wes Pacific last semester. Looks like Wesleyan web series are getting a resurgence after a sizable break.)

Turns out “Enrolled” creator Chris Correa ’10 has his own web series in the works, with help from a generous heaping of ’10 and ’11 alums and one or two current seniors. Filmed on location in Middletown, “Postponed” is set to debut Valentine’s Day. It’s sort of like “Enrolled” (Correa and Robby Hardesty ’12 reprise their roles), except it’s about unemployment instead of college. Well, uh, that’s odd. Scope the “Postponed” promo above (it’s not bad!), and read on for a brief interview with its creators.

Who’s involved with “Postponed”?

We have Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 as directors. Gabe Elder ’11, Brian Velsor, and Ian Park as editors.  Chris Correa and Brian Velsor as writers.  Robby Hardesty ’12 and Chris Correa as actors.  With Wes people and other friends working behind the scenes on the organizational aspects of the production company.

How long have you guys been working on it?

It has been in the works for about ten months now.

Where’s “Postponed” based?

We film on location at Wesleyan, though the school in the series is called Middleton.

How’d this all come about?

The series is from Future House Pictures, which Chris started during his senior year at Wesleyan. Through Future House Pictures, the web series “Enrolled” (Wesleyan’s First Web Series) was produced.

Is this one, um, based on a true story?

The web series came about from personal experiences Robby and Chris have had through their experiences attempting to find employment.

What’s the story?

The series follows the Robby and Chris characters of the “Enrolled” series tw years after they’ve graduated from college.  The series aims to tell the story of the new college graduates who seem to have bleak job prospects after receiving their diplomas.  Robby and Chris hope to make the best out of their unemployment by returning to their alma mater to have a good time.  This narrative will hit home with many from our cadre of recent graduates who are unemployed or who have friends experiencing it.  We believe we are a different generation that needs a different type of entertainment.
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