The Kvetch Set present their latest short film - Game Night!
Featuring Cooper George Amai, Debbie Zukerman, Alana Hicks, Raphael Stephens, Jorjia Gillis and Chris Attrill.
Directed by Penelope Berkemeier
Written by Chris Attrill
Produced by Gita Irwin
Co-Produced by Alana Hicks and Raphael Stephens
Writer / Director / Producer
Writer / Director / Producer
Since founding The Kvetch Set in 2012, Alana and Raph have provided opportunities for development and experience for no fewer than 54 emerging digital media makers, from writers, video editors and composers, to performers and production crew. Raph and Alana are proud to have seen many of the Kvetch contributors go on to get steady work in the arts industry. The Kvetch Set vision is to bring together talented, passionate and dedicated people and allow great writing to manifest into great videos.
Alana suggested to Raph that they should organise a bunch of funny writers and actors to produce an online, sketch comedy series. Raph thought it was a great idea.
They've been doing it ever since.
After gathering a motley crew of collaborators, Alana and Raph settled on the name The Kvetch Set Sketch Collective because it would be very hard to google. The team spent most of 2012 writing thirty or so silly scripts, recording them with whatever cameras they could borrow and then uploading them on to ye olde net.
As with any free-love collective, some people moved on to get real jobs. However they were quickly replaced by new writers, actors and weirdos who were drawn to the darkly seductive world of online sketch comedy videos.
After a hiatus to have an actual baby, Alana and Raph decide to make a talk show-themed digital series starring their offspring.
Being a baby, the poor little guy had absolutely no say in the matter.
At Sydney Fringe Festival in 2015, the team wrote, produced and performed Traffic Street, a live comedy about Sydney being destroyed by Westconnex and all the population being forced to live in their cars. And a talking sourdough loaf for some reason. Blame Penny for that one.
Honestly this year was a bit of a blur. But we did work with a whole bunch of new collaborators and created a heap of new online sketches! At least I think it was us.
At Sydney Comedy Fringe Festival, The Kvetch Set performed a live sketch comedy show, loosely based around the concept of an office continuing to function after the world has ended.
In 2018 the Sydney Comedy Festival hosted The Kvetch Set's "The Office at the End" - an entirely new show of live sketch comedy but with an old name. We are geniuseses.
A short film written by Chris Attrill and directed by Penelope Berkemeier, "Game Night" was Originally performed as part of our 2017 live show. Co-produced by Gita Irwin and the Kvetch Set, the short won a slew of awards which then gave us the opportunity to use the word "slew" on this website. Mission accomplished.
Last Monday is The Kvetch Set's latest web series - an office comedy set immediately after an unspecified climate change catastrophe. We produced this teaser against the appropriately horrifying backdrop of the 2020 Australian bushfires and the first wave of the Coronavirus / COVID19 pandemic. So... grimly topical.