We started Lucy & James in February 2011. The idea was to make some comedy about our situation we found ourselves in back in 2010 (both out of work on the same day). We had a couple of great actors and went for it with no budget and a crew of 2 and amazingly produced three 15 minute episodes.
We wrote each episode in a couple of days, filmed in a couple of days (using our flat as a location) and editing took a lot longer! We planned to make 6 but ran out of steam and time as we all had to go back to work! We set out to make a realistic comedy, with believable characters and a believable (yet incredible!) situation. I think we succeeded on all those counts! What do you think?
We’ve had great feedback from a lot of people, many favourable comparisons to other series out there. Everything from Spaced to Him and Her. And some people even saying it was funnier than the latter!
Episdoe 1 – Bloody Mondays is about a particularly bad start to the week, a bad journey to work, followed by a crap job and ending in no beer and being forced to watch Titanic, AGAIN!
Episode 2 – The Hangover. After having the worst Monday ever, Lucy & James decide that getting drunk will make everything better. It doesn’t.
Episode 3 – SKINT! The third and (currently) final episode of our sitcom mini series sees Lucy and James realise after 2 days of unemployment that they are utterly skint. The startling revalations of their appalling spending come to light when they have a visit from a less than friendly man carrying out a lifestyle survey.
Lucy & James was shot, written and directed by me Ewan Thomas. Starring James Alper and Lucy Leigh as the titular couple, and produced by Nell Garfath-Cox.