Nancy Opel and Stephanie Gibson Film "Rare Birds" Web Series, About Plus-Sized Fashionistas

News   Nancy Opel and Stephanie Gibson Film "Rare Birds" Web Series, About Plus-Sized Fashionistas
Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel, who currently appears in Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, is among the cast of the new web series "Rare Birds of Fashion," about a plus-size fashionista in New York City.

Written and directed by Lily Hayes Kaufman with co-creator Jackie Schwartz, the comedy follows Brenda (Jackie Zebrowski), an ambitious, stylish, confident and plus-sized woman living in NYC who launches a plus-size fashion line with her best friend Alix (Haley Rawson).

The cast features Jackie Zebrowski as Brenda, Haley Rawson as Alix, Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella) as Boss Lady, Christopher Chwee as Uber, Tony nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown, Honeymoon in Vegas) and Zoe Geltman as Snooty Sales Lady.

According to the web series Indiegogo campaign, "Brenda works for Boss Lady (Stephanie Gibson) and her designer henchman Uber (Christopher Chwee) at a top NYC fashion house, but dreams of running her own plus size high couture fashion brand. Brenda is sick of shopping from Snooty Sales Ladies (Zoe Geltman) who only sell tiny sizes. Brenda is determined to prove Boss Lady wrong, and make her mom (Nancy Opel) proud, by launching her own line of couture for fashionable women of all body types."

The creatives are raising $10,000 to write, produce, film, edit and distribute eight episodes of "Rare Birds of Fashion."

Other members of the creative team include Charlotte Kaufman (director of photography), Pat Kaufman (producer), Jay Kidd (cameraman), Sharon Perlman (editor), Danny Greene (composer), Christina Hribar and Michelle Clark (wardrobe), Brandon Giordano and Jenny Stieren (production designers), Allison Letvak (director of social media), James Parsons (gaffer) and Jeff Kornberg, Alex Tragellis (behind the scenes). For more on the series, visit the Indiegogo campaign here.

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