Scarlet Sheppard, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Acting, is the writer, director, and co-star of Karmic, a new Web series debuting on Youtube Wednesday, July 29. This new comedy “about learning to live in the present . . . with roommates” concerns two young women who offer up their couch to an eccentric, newly homeless yoga instructor (played by Sheppard) until she can get her life back together.
Other Columbia Theatre alumni involved in the project are supporting cast members Grayson Gilbert (a graduate of the BFA in Musical Theatre Performance program) and Dana Fares (a graduate of the BA Program in Acting), costume designer McKenna Duffy (a graduate of the BA Program in Musical Theatre), and production assistant Alec Schiff (an Interdisciplinary Theatre/Film & Video graduate). Several alumni of Columbia’s film and video program are also involved on the production team, including Danny Agama, Heath Rumble, and Sarah McDowell.
Karmic has been shooting in Glendale and Pasadena, California. New episodes premiere the last Wednesday of every month, starting July 29. A trailer for the series was released on July 15. To subscribe to the series, click here.