Third Wheel Web Series
In Third Wheel, best friends and roommates Lu (Sarah duRivage-Jacobs) and Kate (Stephanie Iscovitz) go their separate ways after Kate moves in with her fiancé, Geoff (Joe Minchik). But when Lu’s new roommate falls through at the last minute, she’s forced to crash with the happy couple. In one misstep after the next, the self-indulgent writer pushes her boundaries with uptight Geoff, inviting a potential love interest with a rage problem into their home, turning the apartment into an Etsy factory and getting kicked out of a library. With Kate stuck in the middle, the trio quickly realizes three’s a crowd. 'Third Wheel' is an original comedy series about learning how to share your best friend with their better half.
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Sarah duRivage-Jacobs is an actor, writer, and improviser based in New York City. She was born and raised in a small liberal town right outside of DC, known as the "Berkeley of the East." After spending her pre-college years performing in musicals, she studied acting at Towson University, and continued her acting training at T. Schreiber Studio in New York City. This past April, she finished the improv program at the Peoples Improv Theater. Sarah is featured in castmate Stephanie's short film "Ladies Night," which is now on the festival circuit. Sarah's first comedic short, "The Cat Lady Support Group," originated as a one act which won the Short Play Lab (Midtown International Theatre Festival).
Stephanie Iscovitz is a New York-based actor, writer and producer. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, she is a graduate of the One Year Acting Conservatory at the legendary T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre and the improv training program at The People's Improv Theater. Many of her personal projects have screened at film festivals all over New York: New York Independent Film Festival, Newfilmmakers New York Film Fest and Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas alongside Jerry Stiller. Stephanie spends much of her time immersed in any number of independent theater and film projects. She is currently working on a narrative feature with Third Wheel composer Andi Kristins.
Joe Minchik is a New York City based actor, writer, and improviser. He received a BA in Theater/Broadcasting from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and has studied at the The Second City Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade, the PIT, and The Annoyance, having performed on house teams at the former Queens Secret Improv Club. He recently wrote, produced, and starred in his first short play, With This Ring, selected out of hundreds to be one of six finalists in the 2015 New York New Works Festival. Since 2008, Joe has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry, producing promos for IFC and MTV Networks, interning for the head writers of The Late Show with David Letterman, and recording numerous voiceover projects. Outside of the entertainment industry Joe works as a licensed NYC tour guide.
Lauren Boston got her first typewriter when she was 7. The rest, as they say, is history—and a lot of horribly written early stuff. Born and bred in Maryland, she’s now a much-improved, Washington, D.C.-based writer. Lauren authors the blog “At Least It’s a Good Story,” studies improv at Washington Improv Theater (WIT) and has an inaugural stand-up set under her belt. She’s been published in The Washingtonian and The Huffington Post, and was a cast member of the 2013 Listen To Your Mother DC ensemble, where she performed her original essay, “Crazy In Love.” Her work has been recognized by Association of Media & Publishing, Hermes Creative Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists. ‘Third Wheel’ is Lauren’s first webseries.
Darin Quan grew up in Salinas, California. Credits as a director include a series of Vines produced for HP's "Faster than..." campaign, the short film "Cat Lady Support Group," written by Sarah duRivage-Jacobs, and "Changing Girl," an original short. Music videos include "Escape" by Neon Faith and "Say You Love Me Like You Mean It" by Sky-Pony. Documentaries include "The Problem With Green" about renewable energy in Vermont, and "A Country in Seven Days" about a duo of young filmmakers hitting the road.
Credits as a cinematographer include the feature film "Diverge" currently in post production, the short film "Killing Baldacci" directed by Dean Peterson, as well as the web series "Lofty Dreams" produced by Sunshine Tears.
Darin also works as a film composer, recently completing scores for two short films from director Laura Greenwood, "Laid Bare" and "These Passing Ships" as well as contributions to the short film "Guiltless" from director Luis Quintero.
Central to his process are improvisation and a sense of play.
Jennifer Sciarra is a creative producer at Different Duck Films and FoxDog Films. She has produced and coordinated two feature films, three original series', and eight short films. She is getting her MFA in Film with a concentration in creative producing at Columbia University.