BE HERE NOWISH
Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite
Independent writers and filmmakers Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite first met at a party and became fast friends after bonding over their shared Brazilian heritage. Not wanting to wait to make a feature film, they turned to the online space, pulling from their community of actors, comedians, musicians, and crew for both inspiration and production support to create BE HERE NOWISH, a funny and sexy story of two friends who flee New York to find themselves in Los Angeles. Fundamentally a story of friendship, their series also aims to represent a community they felt was lacking in the media—that is, people looking for spirituality and integrating it into their daily life in the busy city, or as Roxo and Leite said, "party and meditate in the morning." Freed from the financial constraints and bureaucratic approvals of a traditional TV format, Roxo and Leite connected immediately with their audience and funded their project through Kickstarter, and now hope to expand the project into an episodic TV show. Featuring biting wit and distinctive characters, and set at the collision between the queer-alternative and new age milieus, Be Here Nowish stands out among its webseries compatriots for its fresh, fearless, and current voice.