A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian walk into a bar… and write a podcast dramedy about a woman Messiah.
This one’s a new one for me. It’s actually a scripted podcast written with my good friends and frequent co-conspirators – I mean collaborators – Misha Euceph and Rachel Callman. We never thought much about each other’s background because our commonalities transcended religion. But together, we wondered what would happen if one of the most powerful religious roles reserved in history was bestowed upon a flawed, confused millennial woman like any one of us. We dove into our own religious experiences, the history, and the cannon, exploring how gender politics, religious wars, the prevalence of social media and the self-care culture would impact the second coming. And how a 28 year-old “spiritual but not religious” Echo Park resident’s normal friends and normal problems could become the moral compass of the modern world.
Imagine Entertainment, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, the people behind Friday Night Lights, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Restless… heard of ’em? Imagine has an incubator program called Imagine Impact where the o.g.s mentioned above take new(ish) writers and creators under their wings and impart all their decades of storytelling knowledge onto the spongey brains of the noobs.
I get to take all my hopes and fears and thoughts and dreams and curiosity and empathy and imagination and love for my little pilot The Cropper Sisters and the characters in it and spin a yard or two to producers I’ve followed for years. Click below to read a small excerpt of the pilot.