When one of Stacie Capone’s friends told her about an odd job she once worked trying to set up hapless single guys for success on the bar scene, it was a set of facts that, to Capone, seemed well worth exploring further in fiction. The result is “The Pick Up Chicks,” a romantic comedy web series that follows three female friends as they juggle some less-than-typical small business obstacles: falling in love with clients, being hired by ex-boyfriends and getting accused of running a brothel out of their Brooklyn apartment. For Capone, an actress and producer whose work spans everything from feature-length films and web series to theatre appearances and interative soap operas, there are few more unique settings than New York City nightlife venues, where eccentric, quirky and larger-than-life characters abound.
Brought to the screen collaboratively with co-creator, business partner and award-winning writer Jason Nunes of storytelling studio Small Media Extra Large, Capone’s “The Pick Up Chicks” follows roomies Darcy, Emma, and Jane as they embark on a light-hearted journey through launching their unconventional startup, coping with its comedic up and downs and navigating the unexpected consequences of startup success. Capone thinks “The Pick Up Chicks” is a story that both audiences and advertisers can fall in love with. For viewers, the series’ savvy writing, memorable personalities, evolving character relationships and easily-relatable singles-scene settings are sure to deliver a highly enjoyable viewing experience in the spirit of popular digital series “Dating Rules From My Future Self.” At the same time, Capone sees the show as a great match for brands and advertisers, more accessible and less off-beat than HBO’s Girls with plenty of opportunities to feature clothing, accessories and consumer products for the coveted young female and male urban lifestyle demographics.
A trailer for web series “Exit Strategy,” produced by Stacie and Small Media Extra Large.
Eager audiences should get started by liking “The Pick Up Chicks'” soon-to-be Facebook home (bear with us for a few days if it’s a little minimalist, Stacy and Co. just made it through Hurricane Sandy and have a fair bit on their proverbial plate). Fan faithful can also learn more about Stacie and her work at StacieCapone.com and on twitter by following @stacie_capone. You can also keep up with her production team at Small Media Extra Large, a transmedia studio that has produced content for film, television, the web, and mobile for clients like Viacom, Reuters, and Allstate. You can follow SMXL on twitter at @SMiXeL