About the Series:
Jane Singer is a single actress of a certain age who believes her dreams are still worth fighting for. Whether it's navigating auditions, ageism, cocktail parties, crazy day jobs or strange suitors, Jane proves that fortitude is victory by holding fast to her Midwestern values and not letting the nutballs or the cynics win. Yes, Jane overcomes daunting obstacles daily. Hourly. Including herself. Jane Singer: too nice to succeed; too tenacious to give up.
The Origins of Jane:
The Calamities of Jane began as an acting class project, at The Richard Lawson Studio, where Rebecca Klingler was asked to turn the camera on herself and film a short project. With the aid of fellow Midwesterners Gayla Goehl and Nancy Beverly, Rebecca’s alter ego Jane Singer was born. In the quirky short, Jane valiantly showcases her broad-ranging acting skills with great enthusiasm for a famed casting director, who (in hopes of avoiding a messy law suit) has consented to an audition after clipping Jane with her car. Quite a dance of agendas on both sides.
The threesome realized they were onto something. They had created a character who had the soul of an artist, an innate vitality to pursue her dreams, and a Midwestern propensity for being nice.
With the support of seasoned producer Sheldon Silverstein and the insightful skills of cinematographer/director, Seo Mutarevic, the little short became a polished half-hour sitcom pilot, featuring a stellar theme song by Jason Karaban and an original score by Sam Sine.
The project’s heartfelt essence attracted fellow University of Evansville alum Neil Wilson, who came on board to co-write (along with Nancy Beverly) and direct. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign Rebecca and company turned to the internet to further showcase Jane’s adventures.
A big Midwestern Thank You for all those supporters who helped us realize our dream.
Producers: Rebecca Klingler
Associate Producer: Nancy Beverly
Director: Neil Wilson
Writers: Nancy Beverly, Rebecca Klingler, Neil Wilson
Director of Photography: Jake Elsas
Editors: Ryan Lutz
Camera: Scot Carlisle
Sound: Chris Moscatiello
Prouction Assistant: Cameron Comstock
Hair/Make-up: Daniela Martinez
Hair/Make-up: Yoko Kagaya
Music: Aaron Douberteen
Theme Song: Jason Karaban
Richard Tanner as Thomas Freudenstein,"gracious" party host
Sarah Kronisch, front desk yogini
Andrea Lockhart, woman who spots the spots
Pagan George as himself
Sheila Grenham as bag lady
Richard Lawson & Richard Lawson Studios
East Meets West Holistic Center
Time, Talent, Energy
Louis Jacob Elsas II
Charles & Susie Klingler
Sara & Todd Alcott