Below is a press release for the new comedic web series Friendly Confines:
Los Angeles (December 18, 2012) – Three funny ladies launch “Friendly Confines,” a comedic web series about the ups and downs of friendship, finding love, and chasing dreams. The show stars Puja Mohindra (CSI: Miami, Ghost Whisperer), Jamila Webb (Nurse Jackie, The Office), and Meagan Prahl (Random Creepy Guy, It’s Not You, It’s Me), and premieres Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Mohindra, Webb, and Prahl, are three All-American girls. They just happen to be Indian-American, African- American, and Halfrican-American. They didn’t see their stories being told on their TV screens, so they decided to tell it themselves by way of the web.
“Friendly Confines” is a mockumentary-style comedy about three close friends living together in Los Angeles while going through the ups and downs of their professional and personal lives, while wackiness ensues. Puj is the world’s smartest airhead recovering from a traumatic breakup; Jam is an unemployed but crafty writer who’s happily single; and Mo is an uptight attorney waiting for her man to put a ring on it. The three find themselves in the confined and precarious circumstances of living together in a two-bedroom apartment. These three personalities clash while sharing a confined space, but their friendship always prevails. It’s a female “Three’s Company” meets “Arrested Development.” The show premieres on their Youtube Channel, Pujamo Productions, at 6AM PST/ 9AM EST on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
“I would go in on auditions and read for submissive, shy Indian brides or nerdy tech girls,” said Mohindra. “I wanted to create something that was more true to life, more human — a girl who is feisty and fun, heartbroken over her breakup, quotes Oprah, and stays loyal and committed to her girlfriends. She’s going through what every girl goes through; she just happens to be Indian-American.” "The idea to write and produce our own work was sparked by a trip to Sundance,” said Webb. “We saw a lot of great films, and met filmmakers who did it themselves. I wanted to show what I could do, and it wasn't being a basketball wife or an obese sassy sidekick. There's nothing wrong with either character, but can we have more options, please?" "When I got to Los Angeles, I knew I wanted to create my own work,” said Prahl. “There just wasn't anyone out there telling mixed kids’ stories, creating characters that look like me.
This project became an opportunity for all three of us to have a part to sink our teeth into, an ensemble piece where we can all really shine." The three actor-writer-producers are all Midwesterners who currently live in Los Angeles. Mohindra is a Chicago native, Webb is a St. Louis native, and Prahl is a Cleveland native. For updates on the show, you can:
*Follow us: @frndlyconfines on Twitter * Like us: facebook.com/friendlyconfines *Subscribe to us: youtube.com/pujamoproductions *You can also follow the show creators at: @pujamohindra, @webbofcomedy, & @meaganprahl