The Acting Bug
Astoria filmmaker Taylor Coriell was
having brunch at The Strand Smokehouse
on Broadway one day with local
writer and actor Jasmine Romero
when they met a table of fellow
brunchers, one of whom was an exterminator.
“Do you know of any girl
exterminators?” Coriell and Romero asked
him. He said no.
And that’s when the idea for the web series
“You’re the Pest” was born.
That’s why it was “only fitting to set the whole
thing in Astoria,” Coriell said of the comedic
web series about two former friends who took
over their parents’ extermination company in
The “You’re the Pest” team shot the pilot
episode of the web series in December
2015 and released it online in September
2016. Now, they’re preparing to shoot the
rest of season 1, which will be six episodes
in total. Their goal is to release the rest of the
episodes starting in April 2018.
On Nov. 15, they surpassed their $5,000
goal in their crowdfunding campaign on
Seed&Spark to make the rest of season 1,
giving their project the green light.
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ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
By KATRINA MEDOFF