2Some is an original comedy web series about two stay-at-home dads who become inseparable. Created by Kris Isacsson.
There is a duality to the stay-at-home dad. On the one hand, he’s made peace with his household duties, strives to love and nurture the children, and wants to please his hard working wife who keeps long hours. On the other hand, he’s going insane and tends to drink a lot of alcohol. This is why George and Andrew fall for each other. They are both good men who want to succeed in being full time “domestic engineers”, but are haunted by the fact that they’ve indeed become full time domestic engineers.
When we meet our guys, Andrew laments he can never do the kind of job his mother did in raising kids. George peps him up, but soon realizes Andrew is not living in reality. Desperate to escape being a stay at home dad and revive his dormant career as a comedy writer, he fails to realize he must embrace reality in order to survive it. George helps Andrew settle in to his dad duty through tough love, but inadvertently awakens something in himself. He realizes that abandoning his career in the music business to raise three kids while his wife became a top lawyer was great for the family, but deep down, it stifled his own sense of identity. And now, since meeting Andrew, that identity is rumbling to bust out.
But it is truly their friendship that will keep them evolving, marooned together on the strange planet of domestic engineering.
In the 2000s, I was making good money and fulfilled in my work.
Then one day I woke up and things were vastly different. I wasn’t earning the same kind of money. Phone calls weren’t being returned. Work was scarce. Before I knew it, I was changing diapers while my wife’s career began to take off. I thought I’d rise above it and get back to where I was. It didn’t happen.
When my daughter turned 8, I realized I’d been her caretaker most of her life while my wife supported the family by working long hours and traveling the world. Turns out that for close to 8 years I stood around with the other moms at school events. Packed lunches. Did laundry. Helped with homework. Despite my pride, the journey has been not without enlightenment, humor, and joy. Especially since I’ve met other dads who walk in my same shoes.
So, I thought I’d get back to how I was fulfilling my dreams and making a living: by creating this web series. It’s a show about being a stay-at-home dad, with a bittersweet view of how rewarding and agonizing it can be. How surreal. And how men deal with managing their pride, expectations, and lost dreams while taking care of the kids. — Kris Isacsson
Kris Isacsson – Creator
Kris has worked extensively in film and television, both as a writer and director. Among his directing credits are the Oxygen original movies TEMPTING ADAM, ROMANCING THE BRIDE, and Oxygen’s highest rated original movie, HUSBAND FOR HIRE. He also directed the Miramax motion picture DOWN TO YOU, which opened at number 2 at the box office. Kris won the short film prize at the Sundance Film Festival for directing, producing, and editing MAN ABOUT TOWN, which Godfrey Chesire, the head of the New York Film Critics Society, said was the “Citizen Kane of shorts.”
As for screenwriting, Kris has done assignments for Lionsgate, New Line Cinema, Miramax Films, Oxygen, Lifetime, and Mark Cuban’s 2929.
Tim Perell – Executive Producer
Tim is president of Process Media, and has produced over 25 feature films. Credits include: John Cameron Mitchell’s Cannes sensation Shortbus, Last Chance Harvey starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams, Trust the Man starring David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, and Eva Mendes, and Wolves starring Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.
Process also produces short form digital and branded content for a wide range of brands and platforms. Some notable productions include a series of 5 films for Adidas and ESPN, a short film for Audi starring Claire Danes, a docu series featuring athletes and social issues for The Player’s Tribune and a piece for the New Yorker Presents starring Paul Giammati. Perell was one of Variety’s 10 Producer’s to Watch and the recipient of an Independent Spirit Award for Producing.
Caroline Isacsson – Executive Producer
Paul Isacsson – Executive Producer
Paul is a retired network TV and advertising executive.
John Owen – Producer
John graduated long ago from a prestigious East Coast University, and a dubious California Film School, then spent 20 years in frustrating, anonymous, soul-sucking freelance film production in NY city. He finally looked at himself in the mirror one day and realized he was on an express train to poverty and PTSD and threw in the towel. He is raising his two kids in the suburbs and has never looked back. And then 2Some came along…
Rachel Thoe-Schetcher – Producer
Rachel is a freelance producer and a member of the inaugural class of the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
Ed Herbstman – Principle Cast
Ed grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and after graduating from Northwestern University, he began working at The Second City as a member of their National Touring Company. Also while in Chicago, Ed studied under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic Theater (now iO Chicago) where he was a performer and instructor. Along with his sketch comedy group from Chicago, Bitter Noah, he moved to LA where he helped start the IO West. After following his girlfriend to New York, Ed became a Police Officer for 3 years, assigned to the 70th Precinct in Flatbush Brooklyn where he once arrested a gun-toting drug dealer for kidnapping a prostitute. After that, Ed married his girlfriend, worked as a contributing writer on season two of HBOs Da Ali G Show and in 2005 he co-founded Magnet Theater where he currently performs and teaches improvisation.
He has recently appeared in the films ”The Big Sick” and “Ode to Joy”, and he lives in New York with his wife and kids
Joey Slotnick – Principle Cast
Joey Slotnick has been acting in film, television, and theater for over 25 years. Some of his credits include:
Broadway: Junk (upcoming at Lincoln Center Theatre) The Front Page, The Big Knife. Off-Broadway; Happy Hour, Offices, Almost an Evening, The New York Idea, 10×25, The Altruists. Joey is an ensemblem of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company . Credits include Our Town, Great Men of Science Nos .21&22, Arabian Nights, Up Against It, The Master and Margarita, Wants and Needs, Hard Time, Third Voyage. Regional: Chapter Two (Buck’s County Playhouse) Animal Crackers at The Williamstown Theater Festival, Animal Crackers (The Goodman Theatre, Jeff nomination.), Romance (Bay Street Theatre). Film: “Humor Me” “The Cobbler”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “Too Big to Fail”, “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”, “Hollow Man”, “Blast from the Past”, “Twister”, “Judas Kiss”, “Dinner and Driving”, “Since You’ve Been Gone”. TV: “Unforgettable”, “Growing Up Fisher”, “Psych”, “The Office”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Pirates of the Silicon Valley”, “The Single Guy”, “Boston Public”, “Family Guy”.
Quincy Dunn-Baker – Supporting Cast
Quincy recently completed production on acclaimed director Brett Haley’s feature film Hearts Beat Loud which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include: Cigarette Soup, Draft Day, Two Little Bitches, The Word, The Big Wedding, Hannah Has A Ho Phase, Teleglobal Dreamin’ (SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Short), and Sister. Television credits include: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Blindspot”, “Elementary”, “Deadbeat”, “Chicago Med”, “The Blacklist”, “The Following”, “Blue Bloods”, “A Gifted Man”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: CI”, “Nurse Jackie”, “CSI:NY”, “As The World Turns”, “One Life To Live”, “Guiding Light”. Theatre credits include: Jack (59E59), The End of Longing (playwright Matthew Perry, MCC Theater), The Layover (Second Stage), The Bachelors (Rattlestick), By The Water (MTC), The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature, Drama Desk Award), Trust (Second Stage), Wildflower (2ST Uptown), The Forest (Classic Stage Company), The Good Negro (The Public), The First Breeze of Summer (Signature), Romeo and Juliet (The Public/NYSF) and Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout). BFA, The North Carolina School of the Arts.
Alexis Bronkovic – Supporting Cast
Alexis recently completed a critically acclaimed run in MRT ‘s production of SILENT SKY, for which she was nominated for an IRNE Award for Best Actress in a Play. Television credits include: “Younger”, “Rainbow Ruthie”, “The Affair”, “Royal Pains”, and “Blue Bloods”. Film credits include Oleander and Julia. Other theater credits include: The Big Broadcast on 53rd Street (Off-Broadway, Barrow Group Theatre), Born Yesterday (“Billie Dawn”-Guthrie), Tiny Geniuses (Fringe NYC, HERE) Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter), I Capture The Castle (Signature Theatre) and the Humana Festival productions of Post Wave Spectacular and Heist! Alexis is a proud alum of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Program and Marymount Manhattan College.
Tessa Hersh – Supporting Cast
Tessa is an actress, comedian, and singer who frequently performs at many theaters in New York including UCB. She was in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway improvised musical comedy Blank! The musical and was featured on the Travel Channel’s comedic travel hybrid “Friendliest Town”, you can see her on IFC, TV Land , TBS, RIOT, and Netflix. She likes kids, dogs, ice cream, rainbows, sparkles, hugs, and the darkness that lurks within…
Giovanni Alfonzetti – Director of Cinematography
Giovanni is a filmmaker from Westchester, NY. He is currently earning his MFA in Cinematography from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. He has also worked as a director, editor, and writer on short films, features, and music videos.
Sam Retzer – Music
Brooklyn based composer Sam Retzer grew up a preacher’s kid and death metal freak on the mean streets of Waynesboro, Virginia. A somewhat proud UVA grad, he has scored everything from #1 box office smash Stomp The Yard to cult favorite A Band Called Death. In addition to creating the warm melancholic score for 2Some, he also writes songs for children’s brand Mossylist. When not staring at Pro Tools he can be found podcasting about wrestling with his 2 daughters.
Christopher Smyk – Costume Designer
Christopher Smyk, aka Immaculate Styles, is a celebrity stylist and menswear designer based in Venice CA. His work can be seen at christophersmyk.com.
Kim Guzman – Casting Director
Kim Guzman is a Casting Associate with Laura Rosenthal Casting. Kim has been working in casting for over 7 years, and has had the privilege to work with some incredible directors. Recent credits include the upcoming Starz series SWEETBITTER, and feature film DIANE. Past credits include WONDERSTRUCK, Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, THE DINNER, NORMAN, CAROL, LOUDER THAN BOMBS, TIME OUT OF MIND, ST. VINCENT.