Hollywood Dreams: Behind the Scenes of OR DIE TRYING

Many of you have asked about updates on OR DIE TYRING, the new indie series I'm working on as Wardrobe Consultant.  With the Oscars this evening I thought it would be fun to share a peek behind the scenes of this drama about four millennial women giving their all to make it in Hollywood.  

Come take a look on set through the lens of photographer Caroline J. Phillips.

BEHIND THE LENS: Co-Producer / Actor Jenny Austin plays Amelia, a woman who sacrificed career for love, only to learn the hard way that you can't rely on someone else to fulfill you.

BEHIND THE LENS: Co-Producer / Actor Jenny Austin plays Amelia, a woman who sacrificed career for love, only to learn the hard way that you can't rely on someone else to fulfill you.

As Wardrobe Consultant, my role was to seek out clothing and accessory lines that help bring to life four very different characters.  In addition, I sought out companies whose founders are giving their all to build their brands and make their own dreams come true.  Most of these young brands are female-owned, in line with OR DIE TRYING's underlying mission of cracking that work ceiling -- whether it be glass or celluloid.

ON SET: Scripts and sunglasses from wardrobe brand partner SUNSKI.

ON SET: Scripts and sunglasses from wardrobe brand partner SUNSKI.

Executive Producer /Writer / Showrunner / Actress Myah Hollis (center). In the series Myah plays Raegan, a TV writer who has her hot career under control. The rest of her life? Not so much. (Sunglasses: Sunski.  Handbag: Kristina George.)

Executive Producer /Writer / Showrunner / Actress Myah Hollis (center). In the series Myah plays Raegan, a TV writer who has her hot career under control. The rest of her life? Not so much. (Sunglasses: Sunski.  Handbag: Kristina George.)

OR DIE TRYING's first season of 8 approximately nine-minute episodes was shot in Los Angeles last fall.  The project is now in post-production, with another amazing partner, Hot Pixel Inc., whose credits include a little movie you may have heard of -- Star Wars: Rogue One.

Executive Producer /Actor Sarah Marie Hawkins plays Ellie, an indie actor in it for the art -- an outlook out of sync with her family's expectations. Handbag: Kristina George 

Executive Producer /Actor Sarah Marie Hawkins plays Ellie, an indie actor in it for the art -- an outlook out of sync with her family's expectations. Handbag: Kristina George 

Next step:  pitching to distributors, to determine where OR DIE TRYING will be broadcast.  (As part of a successful Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign, the project is guaranteed distribution, but the producers are also exploring additional options.)

Director Camila Martins with Co-Producer/Actor Chelsea London Lloyd.  Chelsea plays Ellie, a comedian who knows who she is and what she wants.  Her mother, however, has other ideas.

Director Camila Martins with Co-Producer/Actor Chelsea London Lloyd.  Chelsea plays Ellie, a comedian who knows who she is and what she wants.  Her mother, however, has other ideas.

Stay tuned for more updates as this post-production phase unfolds.

Oh! and if you happen to be surfing the movie website IMDb, look for me.  A fun and unexpected moment that arose from working on this project is that I now have  my own listing on IMDb.  After years of referencing this site for all things Hollywood, it's a kick to be featured on it!

IMDb photo of Doreen Creede by Floyd Dean

IMDb photo of Doreen Creede by Floyd Dean

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Hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes peek!  Look for exclusive offers from OR DIE TRYING wardrobe brands plus a new trailer and video clips from Season 1 in upcoming posts on Style Maniac.

"Use the good china for breakfast."
XOXO