MILLENNIAL PARENTS is a creative collaboration between filmmakers Natalie Irby and Jake Greene. The weekly web series is inspired by Jake’s life as a defenseless new father.
Jake Greene (Co-Director, Writer) has two boys under three years old. When he’s not pounding coffee or trying to keep his kids out of the street, he writes and develops television and web projects. Jake is also a Millennial author and keynote speaker. His first book, “Whoa, My Boss is Naked” was an irreverent career guide for entry-level Millennial employees. Now, as an entry-level Millennial parent, Jake doesn’t have time to write silly books so he makes silly videos instead.
Natalie Irby (Co-Director, Director of Photography, Editor) is an award-winning filmmaker and an introverted rock band back-up vocalist. Through her production company, Corner to Corner Productions, Natalie seeks to direct and produce captivating dramatic content such as, “Almost Perfect” (director), an official selection of the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, and also inspire progressive dialogue with films such as the documentary, “Will to Change” (executive producer), a collaboration with Blue Magnolia Films, which won the “Most Transformative Film” award at the 2014 Crossroads Film Festival. She enjoys writing screenplays and original scenes for actors as well. She is learning to “lighten up” through her involvement with comedic content, even engaging in laughter from time to time.
Natalie and Jake’s previous collaboration, “Hot and Bothered” won the “Best Short Film” award at the 2013 Twin Cities Film Festival and was the only comedy to screen at both the 2013 New York Television Festival and the 2013 Independent Television Festival.
Laura Eichhorn (“Annie”) A Portland native, Laura currently performs around Los Angeles with her two-person improv group, “Virginia Slims.” Recently, Laura co-wrote and starred in “Ronnie and Lorraine’s Last Reunion” at Second City Hollywood. Her past TV credits include “Bones,” “Medium” and “Eli Stone” and she has written and starred in several CollegeHumor Original shorts.
Lea Coco (“Kurt”) Lea Coco is thrilled to be working with such a great team on “Millennial Parents”. A Former Blue Man (in “Blue Man Group”), Lea’s notable past projects include the independent movie favorite “Dorian Blues”, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar”. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a native of Jackson MS.