Weight wins a 2016 Writers Guild Award for Original Short-Form New Media!
Created and written by Writers Guild Award Winner Daryn Strauss
"Razor sharp... Great premise." Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
"Weighty... painfully funny." Michael Logan, TV Insider
Weight is a Writers Guild Award winning comedy from the mind of 2016 Writers Guild Award winner Daryn Strauss which picks up as Claire (three-time Emmy winner Martha Byrne), a middle class mom, returns home from a reality weight loss competition 100 pounds lighter but finds she’s gained some extra baggage due to the complicated reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends. The smart comedy combines America’s obsession with weight loss and reality television for a look at how weight can bring together and also divide people.
The web series pilot was written and created by Daryn Strauss and directed by network television veteran director/ producer Frederick King Keller (24, Blue Bloods, New York Undercover).
The cast includes: Allison Smith (The West Wing, Kate & Allie), Bradley White (Mad About You, House Rules), Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music Live!), Kate West, Dee Freeman, Trent Dawson, and Maitely Weismann.
Shot primarily on the Sony F55 with the Canon 5D as B Cam