Hey, I'm NalsandTess!

Los Angeles, California

Nals and Tess are a female comedy duo that perform nationwide. They work with high energy, high stakes, grounded characters that come together in a complete theatrical piece. They were finalists at The 13th Annual Improv Festival sponsored by The Chris Farley Foundation, audience favorites both years at The Funny Women Festival and have sold out shows at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Nerdist, and iOWest.

 

Their provocative one-hour comedy act, A Funny Thing Happened On Our Way To India had an over-sold out run at Second City Hollywood and has been garnering attention at various festivals including NYC Sketch Fest, LA Diversity Fest, iO Comedy Fest and more!

 

Their recently penned web series, Birdie and Blanche, was a finalist in the Sundance YouTube New Voices Lab 2016 and is currently being developed as a feature. 

 

Their first short film, GARBAGE, is currently in post-production. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Killer Whales

Los Angeles Feature
Satire, Thriller

When a desperate L.A. realtor finds the corpse of a former tenant at an open house, he must hide it from two ferociously competitive guests.

101%

This project got the green light!

КРАСОТА ГОРИТ (Things of Beauty Burn)

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Teen

A Black Russian teenager must make a life or death decision after having his first sexual encounter with a white Russian pastor’s daughter.

109%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

"That Thing I Had That One Time"

New York Short
Drama

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Sadie makes a hard decision regarding her unborn child.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ashley's Story

Watsonville Short
Documentary, Teen

Set in the strawberry farming community of Watsonville, CA, Ashley Solis–Mexican-American teenager, strawberry picker, and

80%

This project got the green light!

CRSHD

New York Feature
Comedy, Teen

Three college freshman best friends chase their crushes the last night of school before summer break.

117%

This project got the green light!

We Be the Same

Baltimore Short
Drama, Family

When two very different sisters clash after the death of their mother, it's a teenage couch-crasher that unknowingly brings them together.

86%

This project got the green light!

Express

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman is forced to face the ghosts of her past when she finds herself trapped alone in a broken elevator

92%

This project got the green light!

Wolf

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A girl who lost the love of her life to schizophrenia goes on a journey to win him back in this haunting, funny, sensual tale

107%

This project got the green light!

Reflection

Los Angeles Short
Drama

When the murders of unarmed African American men seem never-ending, the women in their community must search for strength.

100%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

The Countries We Love

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Foreign Film

Brazilian immigrants failing and succeeding on their American Dream journey

90%

This project got the green light!

A Song to Pass the Time

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A grieving woman retreats to a cabin in the hopes of seclusion, but finds it interrupted by entering an affair with a sincere young man.

103%

This project got the green light!

Human Telegraphs (Post-Production!)

New York Series
Comedy

Three women form a human-messenger business in NYC and get tangled in the intimate, unexpected and hilarious lives of strangers in the city.

96%

This project got the green light!

Mira: Seeking A Presidential Pardon

Milwaukee Feature
Documentary

A Korean Adoptee seeks a presidential pardon for his biological mother, who committed crimes in pursuit of the American Dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

No Man's Land

New York Series
Documentary

The series will tell the stories of women-led communities around the world, supporting and empowering women in front of and behind the lens.

107%

This project got the green light!

Spot: A True Period Piece

New York Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Spot is a short film about a group of women who are fed up with being shamed for their periods and fight back for change in their law firm!

103%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Melons

Chicago Short
Drama, Family

Sophia, a line cook must confront her bitter past, in order to overcome self-doubt and cook a staff meal that heals broken hearts.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

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