VELVET is a comedic and earnest new web series exploring the ups and downs of making new friends in your twenties.


When Demetra, a competitive professional, is forced to reevaluate her social life, she strikes up a friendship with Cymone, her seemingly much cooler coworker. As their worlds collide to form a brand new #squad, these five young Chicagoans begin to reevaluate their own identities as well as their relationships to each other. By weaving together public and private experiences, VELVET comedically explores the joys, vulnerabilities, and everything-in-between of making new friends in your mid-twenties.

// CREW // 
Leo Gilbert - Director/Writer/Producer
Becky Schultz - Writer/Producer
Nathan Salter - Director of Photography
Will Angelico - Assistant Director/Producer
Max Mooney - Editor/Producer
Kristina Blau - Production Designer
Ryan Thiel - Art Director
Drew Blau - Casting Director
Ed Bornstein - Location Sound Engineer
Cody "Coco" Wallace - Location Sound Utility
Mollie Nye - 1st Assistant Camera
Brendan Babinski - Camera Operator
Max Skelton - Gaffer
Jake Joiner - Grip/ Addtl. Gaffer
Ryan Zeller - Grip
Zach Alsen - Grip
Eric Rasthmuson - Addtl. Location Sound

Allie Dunn
Leo Gilbert
Dru Greenwood
Tyla Landry
Sydney Levison
Clifton Lyons
Becky Schultz

// CAST // 
Gail Bean - Demetra
BrittneyLove Smith - Cymone
Alys Dickerson - Ivy
Dru Greenwood - Maxwell
Travis Delgado - Tristan
Tosin Morohunfola - Jason
Aashvi Patel - Sarah
Cory Sutton - Gerald
Jared Chapman - Chris
Maxwell Fitzpatrick - Emcee
Breanna Lind - Becky
Julia Johnston - Jackie
Mackenzie Taylor - Mari
Shannon Noll - Storyteller
Ruth Kaufman - Storyteller