Two Kates is a web series written and directed by by Zach Schultz and starring Kate Knappett and Kate Knappett.
A comedic and dramatic look at isolation, depression and anxiety, “Two Kates” follows an agoraphobic woman (Kate) after she has recently had a clone made of herself in order to keep herself company and to be more productive in her online business. Struggling with obstacles both internal and external, the Kates attempt to care for each other as best they can, helping to guide one another through a world that makes them both very, very uncomfortable.
“Two Kates” is a 7-part monthly web series that can be seen for free at TwoKatesShow.com, with each episode also airing on Portland’s local community-access television stations.
I had a chance to talk with the creator and star of Two Kates
Initially I saw a video Zach put up on indiegogo after watching that video I was sold on this project. The show is well produced and obviously Zach, Kate and everyone involved have dedicated a lot of time and energy to make this happen.
Currently the Facebook page for Two Kates has 82 followers as I write this. The show has just been released, I would imagine that number to grow as more episodes follow. It intrigues me to think about how difficult it is to produce anything and to grow a large audience for it. Right now I feel somewhat elite in knowing that this show has just been released. I’m looking forward to following the growth of this show and the audience along with it.
I’m guessing that it won’t be long before Netflix or Hulu comes along and start giving creators like Zach decent budgets to run with.
Don’t forget to check out the first episode and like the Facebook page…
Mykle Hansen has authored several books, is a bike enthusiast, a humorist and all around creative powerhouse. You can learn more about him at Mykle.com. He has an upcoming event with several other talented creatives on November 10th, The CHAD Chats — satirical PowerPoint presentations by some of the finest minds in the fields of Humor, Science, Literature, Entertainment and Middle-Management.
In this three part segment Mykle and I talk a lot about different things including insight on his new book “The Cannibal’s Guide To Ethical Living”, modern architecture, Occupy Portland and more…
After falling behind some on posting videos and getting conversations posted. I’m finally catching up with it. Coming soon some exciting interviews including one with comic artist Jim Woodring, several filmmakers including Rudy Durand who made the 1979 pinball cult classic “Tilt” , Susannah Tantemsapya from Creative Migration, GJ Echternkamp, artists Alex DeSpain, Todd Mandelkern and so many past conversations with amazing and interesting people like…. I look forward to finally rolling out some of these videos and sharing them with you all in the very near future… You might find some videos on my youtube account if you can’t wait for my nice introduction and links and maps and stuff…
A couple weekends ago my mom was in town for the Ceramics Showcase. She produces a lot of work and I’m very amazed that in the little time she’s had her pottery studio she is producing such exquisite work.
For years I’ve seen Alec tabling at various comic and zine shows. He produces a lot of amazing work and over the years has become one of my favorite comic artists, Phase 7 is a well written comic with beautiful art.
A recent project of Alec’s is called Drop Target a comic zine about pinball that he works on with Jon Chad. While the second issue just came out, the first issue features some very real and very sexy characters and I highly recommend you get your hands on it if you are into pinball or comics or other stuff too, it’s a good read.
Here’s a quick shot of one some random panels out of the first Drop Target…
I’ve only flipped through the second issue briefly but, I’m super excited about it…. Jon’s Avatar: the Last Airbender dream table is super amazing and an awesome combo of one of my favorite animated shows paired with one of my favorite games.
Please watch the exciting video as I could spend all night praising Alec and linking to various projects but, I think I’m going to read some of my new treasures from the comics fest and try to get some rest for the Pinbrawl. zzzz