Here’s a primer to the comedy collective that has produced over six distinctive web series and three feature films…
“Since the beginning of time, mankind has suffered.”
Through the annals of history men and women have struggled to just get off and get by. Periods. Films chronicles that journey from the big bang to the end of humanity (we chart it at New York in the 1980’s). Periods. Films takes you from the garden of Eden (RE:CREATION) to the domestic life of Vikings (VIKING WIVES), from a quixotic seven foot stuntman (STUNTED) to the greatest wedding nightmare in Long Island’s long nightmarish history (BREAKUP AT A WEDDING) to the small town big feelings of some teenagers hanging out and dry humping for Thanksgiving (HOLLIDAYSBURG), examining some of literature’s tireless classics along the way (EAST OF EDEN, ETHAN FROME) , with some unique opinions from famous people, like God (TALKS WITH GOD).
Periods. Films has been featured in the LA Times, Huffington Post, EW.com, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and, yes, even the High Times.
Time Out Magazine rated PERIODS. #15 in Funniest Web Series.
The PERIODS. series was the centerpiece of the opening night gala at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 10th 2012. PERIODS. also played a special showcase at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013 and was honored to be included in the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival 2014 N.O.W. program.
Periods. Films has featured Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Penn Badgley (Easy A, Gossip Girl), Willie Garson (White Collar, Sex in the City) and YouTuber Grace Helbig (It’s Grace).
Their first feature film, BREAKUP AT A WEDDING, was released from Oscilloscope Labs (This Is a Disaster) on June 18th, 2013. Produced by Before the Door Pictures (Margin Call) and Anonymous Content (Eternal Sunshine, 50 First Dates).
Their next film, HOLLIDAYSBURG, the directorial debut of Periods. Film creator Anna Martemucci comes out Fall 2014 the making of which will be the subject of the Starz’s docu-series THE CHAIR.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT US BEHIND OUR BACKS:
“The Periods. film collective has been specializing in quality, re-interpreted historical comedy films for a few years now, finding viral and critical success online, but recently some more high-profile names have joined their fold.” – Huffington Post
“A really great case study of what modern indie filmmaking is all about today, utilizing the digital and social media tools to get high-quality content to the masses worldwide without having to spend an astronomical amount on overhead and marketing.” – Daniel Sol in the LA Times
“PERIODS. put an exclamation point on the night.” – Examiner.com
“They’re exactly like reading books…” – The Hairpin.com
“We watched it in school! We moved the desks aside, ordered pizza and all lay on the carpet after class one day. Obviously, I went to a weird and small girls’ school.” – Internet user
“Pilgrims! How have I missed these? I feel like I just wasted 2 years not knowing how hot I could be for Ponce de Leon.” – Internet user
“This makes me feel just as uncomfortable and embarrassed-by-proxy as any Bravo reality series (you know, but funny). So, well done!” – Internet user
The Periods. Films ensemble include: Alison Fyhrie, Philip Quinaz, Mary Grill, Chris Manley, Michael Lidondici, Brian Shoaf, Anna Martemucci, Damian Lanigan, Giovanni P. Autran, Lauren Weisstein, Victor Quinaz, Yamin Segal, Sian Heder, Thyra Heder, Helena Lukas, Haj Pintouck, Corey Moosa, Barbara Quinaz, Leah Quinaz, Dasha Martikainen, Scott Robinson, Sean Akers, Mishka Brown, Neal Dodson, with Pablo Schreiber, Ashley Williams, and Zachary Quinto.