I Friggin Love you
LOVE Some search for it all of their lives. Some have it and take it for granted. But most agree Love is a power that can move or destroy the world. Each episode will explore a different facet of Love.
Keep it Colorful
Inclusion StatementThe entire team in front and behind the camera is either a person of color or a woman. Our goal is to celebrate diversity and celebrate Love through the eyes of underrepresented groups.
About The Project
I Friggin Love You will be a series of vignettes that explore stories of love. Some take the love they have for granted, some search for it all of their lives, and in these times of swiping right and swiping left LOVE has become either a game or an unattainable. We want to get back to LOVE.
Our series will showcase authentic relationships and bring the conversation back to what's important: The love we have and The love we share.
We will take a look at not only romantic love, but love between parent and child, friendships, cyber love, family, and much more.
The impact of this project is an important one. With this series, we hope to transform the conversation of love and relationships in all forms. We want to give everyone hope that meaningful relationships are possible in the modern world, and your contributions can help us get there.
JUST AS IMPORTANT is our mission to create a show that will showcase the talents of actors, writers, and directors, of under-represented groups like minorities, women, and LGBTQ.
What We Need
These are unique and diverse stories need to be told; however, we can't do it without your help.
Film and TV serve as powerful platforms because of their ability to reach a widespread audience.
Unfortunately, it's also an expensive platform. In order to bring our vision to life, we will need to pay for things such as costumes, sets, post production, camera equipment, editing software, permits for locations -- the list goes on and on.
What You Get
Every little bit counts, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for your contributions. When you support this campaign you have the opportunity to receive a wide variety of perks, to show our sincere appreciation. Some of the perks include: a personal shout out on the series' Facebook page, a private link to view the series as soon as it is released, or even an executive producer credit on the series!
Other Ways to Help
In order to reach our goal for this series, we will need help from as many of you as possible. In addition to donating to the campaign, sharing the link to the campaign via social media will help to spread the word about this important story.
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About This Team
Elizabeth De Razzo
Raised in Los Angeles, CA, and Laredo, Texas, the oldest of three girls. After graduating high school in Laredo, she immediately relocated back to LA and began pursuing her acting career in earnest. She appeared on stage as Estella in "Real Women Have Curves: The Musical," and had featured roles on "The West Wing" and "Six Feet Under." Her first big break was a guest starring role in a 2005 episode of "Cold Case." Elizabeth continued to guest star on television for the next few years, and in 2010 became a recurring guest star on HBO's "Eastbound & Down," playing the beloved role of Maria until the series concluded in late 2013. Elizabeth stayed busy in 2014, traveling to South America to shoot "The 33," a star-studded feature about the Chilean mine collapse in Copiapó, then in 2015 reunited with "Eastbound & Down" co-star Jillian Bell in the Comedy Central series "Idiotsitter”, from 2015 thru 2017 Elizabeth also starred in a string of films including the cult hit, “Greasy Strangler, and this year Elizabeth was a part of STARZ new acclaimed series “Vida.” In addition to her busy acting schedule, Elizabeth is also a writer/producer, singer/songwriter, and an avid philanthropist.
He began his career as an actor 20 years ago, on stage. He has since been a part of the development of several world premiere plays. Hugo has also worked on renowned theatre companies such as California Shakespeare Theatre, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Arizona Theatre Company, TeatroVision, Shotgun Players, Alter Theater Ensemble, Marin Theatre Company, and Su Teatro. Currently residing in Los Angeles further developing his TV/Film acting experience. Television credits include Goliath, Chance, and Scandal. He is the recipient of the XicanIndie Film Festival award for best performance for his work in the short film, Lifeline, by Afterwork Films.
An American actor and Texas native. He is of Mexican and Salvadoran descent. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Radio-Television-Film school. During his time at the film school, he acted in his own short films which heavily influenced his career path. He has trained at the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, has continued to act in various student projects, and has had small roles in the independent features, Grim Weaver and Around The Bed.
A California born actor. Alicia was cast as a series regular on Brad Pitt’s Plan B 2016 Pilot for TNT, “Monsters of God,” she’s a former series regular on HULU’s Emmy nominated original series “East Los High,” recurred for three seasons on Freeform’s Emmy nominated series, “The Fosters,” and cast as series regular on Macro’s original series, “Gente-Fied”. Alicia has been drawn to projects that aren't simply created to entertain, but to teach and create awareness on topics not widely known or talked about. She advocates to promote positive images, especially for the misunderstood, misrepresented, and unrepresented in Hollywood.
Claudia de Vasco
A native of Houston, TX and a first generation Mexican American, has been performing since the age of 4. Singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments led her to study at the renown Houston School for the Performing & Visual Arts, and then on to earn her BFA in Acting from the prestigious Guthrie Theatre/ U of MN Actor Training Program. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and represented the College of Liberal Arts as Valedictorian. Since graduating Claudia has worked as a performer in Minneapolis and all over California. She has worked with companies such as The MixedBlood, San Diego Repertory, Independent Shakespeare Co., Shock Pulse, Shakespeare Center LA. Claudia was a member of Theatre of NOTE, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. She also produces with Chalk Repertory as part of their Artististic Circle. In 2015, She co-founded Shock Pulse, a theater and performance production company. She has also had many appearances on television and film, having worked with NBC, Amazon, Netflix/WB, and The CW. She has studied at The Antaeus Classical Theatre Co. & The Groundlings.
Born in Wisconsin to a family with a hard to pronounce last name (Check-house-key), Stephanie realized she wanted to be an actor the moment she saw her first episode of “The Brady Bunch”, and insisted her mom write the TV station to ask how that might be possible.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she further honed her skills at Playwright’s Horizon and Steppenwolf Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has appeared on numerous television series including “Bones”,”Gray’s Anatomy”,“Criminal Minds”, “Rizzoli & Isles”, “Scandal”, “NCIS LA”, “How To Get Away with Murder”, as well as Showtime’s “Shameless” and “Jane the Virgin”. On the feature film side, you can see her in the upcoming Fox film “Breakthrough” and the Canadian indie “Sorry For Your Loss.”
Oscar Torre’s approach to each character is richly imagined and finely textured, inevitably rendering the beauty and personality of human experience in all of its flaws, foibles, and triumphs.
Torre is best known to television audiences for his breakout role as “Santo Gutierrez” in the critically acclaimed CBS TV series CANE starring Jimmy Smits and Rita Moreno. Other television credits include guest-starring roles on CSI:MIAMI (CBS), NCIS (CBS), DOLLHOUSE (FOX), THE MENTALIST (CBS). Most recently he was seen in the Lifetime movie, “NIGHTCLUB SECRETS” and as the
main villain in the YouTube Red's/ Bloomhouse's new series, “12 DEADLY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and as "El Contador in the USA series "QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Torre is currently being seen recurring as Italian mob boss Vinny Malone in Season 5 of Tyler Perry's hit series, "THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS" on OWN ( Oprah Winfrey Network.) He will next be seen starring in the films "LOST
SOULS" and "MYRA," which will be released in 2018.
On film, Torre is widely recognized as Miguelito – a Cuban out-of-work actor recruited to be a con-man in Lionsgate’s theatrically released films LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON and the sequel LADRONES, both directed by Joe Menendez. The New York Times hailed his
performance as “brilliantly funny.” More recent film credits include THE HANGOVER III featuring an all-star cast, including Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, John Goodman, and Melissa McCarthy. Additionally, Torre has starred alongside Danny Trejo in Lionsgate’s
boxing drama Counterpunch and in the political drama, LIBERTAD, in which he received rave reviews for his performance as a Cuban political prisoner.
Torre can be seen in the indie thriller THE BOATMAN, recently released on Amazon. He plays the title role in which Project-Nerd in its Tallgrass Film Festival Review described his performance as: "(Torre) is flat out unbelievable...worth watching just for the privilege of getting to see his performance". Gary Goldstein in his Los Angeles Times review said, “It's all capped by Torre's powerful, darkly
charismatic presence as the single-minded Miguel.“ Oscar's performance received best actor awards in numerous film festivals and a nomination in the best actor category for the prestigious IMAGEN FOUNDATION AWARD.
Torre made his directorial debut with the indie feature PRETTY ROSEBUD, the story of a woman whose unorthodox choices threaten her tidy world. The film has gone on to win numerous awards at the film festival circuit, including Best Director for Torre and Best Film and in 2015 the film was theatrically released in LA.
Delpaneaux (pronounced Del-pan-o) is a U.S. citizen of African and Latin descent. He was raised in Sierra Leone, West Coast Africa. Delpaneaux's mother is from Sierra Leone and his father is of Afro-Cuban descent from the United States. When he returned to the United States as a teenager he fell in love with football, medicine, and acting. He played football at San Diego State University and Whittier College as a wide receiver. While at Whittier College, he was involved in theater program. He had plans to follow in his father's footsteps as a doctor, but had to give it up for his love of acting. Since moving to Los Angeles, Delpaneaux has become an active presence in theater, television, and film. In 2008 , Delpaneaux joined the Ruskin Theater Group. In 2009, Delpaneaux was Seneca Keflezi an African track star in the Lifetime Original Film "Chasing a Dream". Delpaneaux has also appeared on T.V in "Las Vegas", "Criminal Minds", "N.C.I.S., and "Code Black", "American Crime Story : The Assassination of Gianni Versace". His film work includes a lead role in the Lionsgate's "Darktown", the Sci-fi film "Sand Sharks", the faith-based film "Do You Believe?" and the psychological thriller "Bad Samaritan".