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THE PLAZA - a TV sitcom pilot

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THE PLAZA follows a diverse group of friends and families that work at a small shopping plaza in a blue-collar Boston suburb. This is our IndieGoGo fundraiser video to raise money to shoot the pilot. Please click here to donate. Please like and share! Every click helps - and we really appreciate your help. OUR STORY Kyle Morrison and Maxwell R. Kessler met their freshman year at Emerson College in Boston where they shared a filthy dorm-room bathroom. Despite such a harrowing experience, they quickly became good friends, not only living together for the next decade, but also, becoming longtime creative collaborators. They shot their first sitcom pilot, THE MARLBOROUGH WAY, for Emerson’s TV station, and they have worked on countless projects since, including a comedic viral music video “Remarkable Vagina” for musician Taryn Southern and a twenty-five episode webseries called WINGMAN PURGATORY starring internet sensation King Bach. They created THE PLAZA at the encouragement of their friend (and PLAZA producer) Jolene Bolinger. She loved the idea of basing the show around the people and places in Kyle’s hometown of Taunton, Massachusetts. And although Max didn’t grow up on the east coast, his family has owned a small business for his entire life, and he worked as a cook at a locally owned pizza shop—an experience they directly drew on while writing THE PLAZA. Kyle and Max don’t just want to make a goofy TV show; they feel a personal connection to THE PLAZA. Growing up, they watched shows like CHEERS and ROSEANNE and felt as if they were watching their own friends and families on TV. These were shows about the problems people had with their families or the problems they had at work. Seeing these characters struggle with the same issues as the people in their own lives helped them make sense of their world and accept people for who they are. At the moment, they feel like that there isn’t a sitcom on TV that really does this. They want THE PLAZA to fill that role and provide and comedic outlet for all those out there who grew up and live as they have.