‘Whatever this is.’ Episode 1 Has Arrived!

We are huge fans of web show The Outs here at Spindle, and while we were devastated that the hugely talented team behind the show decided not to produce more episodes, we were thrilled to hear that they were working on a brand new project.

Whatever this is. has a simple premise, and one we at Spindle can certainly relate to: how long do you have to hate what you do before you get to do what you love?

Whatever this is. follows Sam (Hunter Canning) and Ari (Dylan Marron), two production assistants in New York, and Lisa (Madeline Wise), Sam’s girlfriend.

Sam and Ari are barely making a living as production assistants on a Real Housewives-style show that drains their souls and doesn’t fill their bank accounts; making rent is a constant worry and they barely have time to work toward their personal goals and personal lives in their off-hours.

Lisa is a teacher and therefore unemployed for the summer. A chance encounter puts her on the road to a possible summer job, but she’s not sure where it could lead – or if she’s even qualified.

Whatever this is. asks a tough question: how long are you expected to do work that you hate, for pennies, until it becomes something that you love that pays the rent? Is it even possible?

The budget for the show is coming, once again, from crowd funding, and to help things along the very first episode ‘Reality’ has been released online – and it promises to be a moving, funny and relatable show, beautifully written, performed and produced. Take a look at ‘Reality’ below, and if you can, make a donation to their Kickstarter campaign!

You can also check out our interview with The Outs director Adam Goldman too.