Half Life, winner of Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's #GreenlightHer program, the city's first-ever women's TV scriptwriting competition, will premiere on NYC Media May 10. Produced in conjunction with Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Half Life will air every Friday night at 10pm through May 31 with the full episodes streaming on nyc.gov/media.
Half Life is the story of a NYC location scout, wife and mother, "Patty," who decides to pursue her dream of screenwriting mid-life (on the eve of her 39th birthday). The series shines a light on the challenges of working moms, the film industry, and gender inequity through a fun, comedic lens. Starring actress Larisa Oleynik along with Nancy Giles and Finnerty Steeves, the series follows "Patty's" journey to creative freedom and her highly relatable, hliarious struggle, as she juggles her day job, her family and her dreams.
About series creator Patty Carey
Patty Carey's Half Life takes a charming look at the frenzied life of a working mom who leaned out to build her family and decides it's time to lean back in and chase down her dreams, but first she has to pack lunch for the kids.
In addition to writing, Carey has over 20 years of experience as a top location manager and scout in New York City. Her location department credits include the pilot episode of HBO's hit series Succession directed by Oscar-winner Adam McKay, 20th Century Fox's The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, and Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
Carey points out that Half Life is not autobiographical. Her kids eat school lunch.
Learn more about MOME's #GreenlightHer program at nyc.gov/greenlighther.