New dramedy depicting struggles of Black, Latinx in NYC

19 . Sep . 2017
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A new dramedy titled Giving Me Life: In the Land of the Deadass will showcase the lives of six Black and Latinx (gender neutral term for Latinos) in New York City. The series will premiere on YouTube on November 6.

It is created, written, directed and executive produced by – Dafina Roberts of So NYC Productions. The show stars Lori Laing as feisty Nala, Natalie Jacobs (from the Emmy-Nominated Digital Series ‘Tough Love’) as tightly-wound Leah, Mark St. Cyr as religious-minded Travis, Sly Maldonado as free-spirited Cam, Nathaly Lopez as rebellious Jess and Jarvis Tomdio as geek-chic Gil. The character Travis stems from Dafina’s mother’s experience as a Queer Christian.

A new episode of the show will drop weekly focusing on the life of a particular character’s love, work, and play. The series is produced by Sophia Clark of Sophia Estelle Productions. It is an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Television Festival scheduled on October 23-38.

Watch the trailer of here: