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Nov 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Welcome to the Agoraverse: Screening Party
With Maggie Brennan, Annelise Ogaard & Mila Matveeva
352 Onderdonk Ave
UnionDocs is thrilled to join hands with the creators of Agoraphilia, a new animated show on Adult Swim SMALLS about a woman and her terrible job. Brenda (Clare Ruddy) is tasked with accosting strangers on the street, seeking donations for a nonprofit organization called “Youth Troupes” which helps kids. Or something.
Although she’s debilitatingly anxious and ill-suited for pestering people on the street for days on end, with the help of her #hustlemindset manager Blake (Derek Gaetan Tüller), and her chaos god roommate Viki (Chingy Nea), Brenda just might make it.
Agoraphilia is a workplace comedy for the gig economy, a sitcom about post-internet public life–and a rallying cry for everybody who has been made fun of for eating a nasty sandwich at work.
In addition to the first three episodes of the show, Welcome to the Agoraverse features a diverse selection of work by collaborators, and inspiration for the show.
The screening will be followed by a set by DJ Blurry.
Hope to see you there!
Watch the conversation between Presenter1, Presenter2 and Presenter 3 on the UnionDocs’ Membership hub.
Maggie Brennan (Creator)
Maggie is an animator / musician / writer / etc. based in Queens, New York. She wrote, directed, animated, and scored the short, “Our Bed Is Green,” which premiered at SXSW and went on to play numerous festivals worldwide, winning “Best Animation” at the Tacoma Film Festival. Most recently, she began writing, animating, and voicing a short-form series for A Studio Digital.
Annelise Ogaard (Writer)
Annelise is a writer, filmmaker, and programmer in New York City. Her work has been shown at The Yale Film Colloquium, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Porn Film Festival Berlin. She can do ten push-ups, sometimes more if she doesn’t psych herself out first.
Mila Matveeva (Producer)
Mila is a New York-based producer. Her previous works include STEP INTO THE MATTRESS (dir. Erin Vassilopoulos), WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR (dir. Jane Schoenbrun), and season 2 of THE EYESLICER–a variety showcase of the boldest new American filmmakers. In addition to producing, Mila is a title designer and graphic artist for films including the forthcoming I SAW THE TV GLOW (A24) and GIRL INTERNET SHOW: A KATI KELLI MIXTAPE.
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