Official Trailer – The Verge: An Original Web Series, Premiering Spring 2014
Artists on the rise. Relationships on the edge. All for The Dream.
Chasing The Dream is never easy… THE VERGE is an original web series about an ambitious young actor walking the line between his career and loved ones. The web series premieres Spring 2014. For the official release date and all the latest news, Follow us at facebook.com/VergeSeries and Subscribe to youtube.com/VergeSeries.
Both talented musicians, Kent and Amy are always finishing each other’s lyrics and have a song ready for all occasions. Chase and Kent are best buds, but no one knows much about this “mystery girl” just yet…
Special thanks to Roger Omeus Jr. (creator of Finding Me) for his photography.
Melissa – A Creative Force
Melissa (played by Tali Custer) does a little bit of everything: writing, painting, photography, and people-watching, to name a few. Her focus always returns to characters and story-telling, usually behind a writer’s desk, but she’s no stranger to field research. Chase and Melissa are frequent collaborators.
In our second photoshoot for The Verge, Mark St. Cyr and Tali Custer teamed up with our talented photographer, Reeves Watson, to explore another side of the story: the overlap between creativity and career. Success isn’t always measured in artistry, more often it’s measured in reactions. What kind will this creative force provoke?
Building a Relationship in Pictures
The Verge covers a lot of ground, but its focus is relationships. How they begin, how they change over time, what decides their importance (or lack), and where the fractures appear when opportunity arises. Chase and Jessica (played by Mark St. Cyr and Chelsea Watts) are both dedicated artists, but they have differing outlooks.
In our first photoshoot for The Verge, Mark, Chelsea and our talented photographer, Reeves Watson, began building a relationship in pictures. You wouldn’t believe it, but this was the first time all three had met. They captured these moments of chemistry and dissonance in just two, golden hours.
Having never before cast a film or television series, we posted our casting breakdown to BackStage, ActorsAccess, and NY Castings with trepidation. Would anyone even submit? This was the make or break, but the only thing broken was our expectations: within the first 24hrs, we had more than 1,000 submissions. Within the week: 4,000. The truly mind-boggling part? We were only casting 7 roles.
Perhaps it was beginner’s luck, or maybe the timing was right and it was just a relatable story? Whatever the reasons, what an affirmation to see The Verge listed on Backstage print and online as one of their top weekly castings! Not bad at all, especially considering we were featured in the same column as Sting’s Broadway debut.
I remember exactly where I was when Mark St. Cyr first mentioned The Verge. It was March 2013, Mark was in Los Angeles for a national talent search, and I was driving him to his callback. “I’ve got this idea for a web series,” he said, “About artists struggling with success and their relationships.” I had no idea Mark was a writer , and I would have laughed if he’d told me I’d be directing and co-producing this project with him only a few months later.
We both graduated from Elon University’s theatre arts program, had performed on stage together, and were pursuing our acting careers in LA and NYC. We’d never taken on a project of this magnitude, but good writing has a habit of drawing creative artists and I was the first person Mark got hooked on The Verge…