CAST & CREW
Created by TODD DONALD
Written & Directed by TODD DONALD
Editing, sound design & original music by TODD DONALD
KELSY ABBOTT .. Katie (Episode 3)
TODD DONALD .. camera guy (Episode 1), self (Episode 2)
KALI FONTECCHIO .. self (Episode 3)
JIM GARRETT .. self (Episode 1)
ABED GHEITH .. self (All Episodes), cab driver (Episode 2)
ALEX KAVUTSKIY .. self (Episode 1)
MIKE MCCAFFERTY .. Todd Donald (Episode 3)
SHARON MCCORMACK .. self (Episode 1)
LARS MIDTHUN .. Todd Donald (Episode 1), self (Episodes 2-3)
CURT NEILL .. Lyle (Episode 3)
CHASE OMARK .. doctor (Episode 3)
ANDREW PARKER .. Todd Donald (Episode 3)
ERIN PEARCE .. self (Episode 2)
KELLY TAYLOR .. twin models (Episode 3)
Making the Frequency is a meta-comedy about facing imposter syndrome as a creative. It goes up and down and in and out of it's own ass, several times, but is ultimately an okay portrayal of anyone trying to make stuff and wrestling with knowing what they want out of it.
Made each month for FREQUENCY 101, see months below...
This is a comedy series I made for FREQUENCY 101, without a parachute, between April and June 2021. I wanted to create a meta story about me after Charles and Chesty was cancelled I guess. It wasn't like nothing that'd ever been done (like on Channel 101 - 'Exposure', 'Channel 101: The Musical'), plus I really had no better idea at the time.. but it lead down an interesting path creatively.. I think! That path also lead me to working with some really talented actors!
FREQUENCY 101 MONTHLY FESTIVAL PLACEMENT
Episode 1 - 4th place (April 2021 screening)
Episode 2 - 1st place (May 2021 screening)
Episode 3 - self-cancel
FREQUE AWARDS 2021 - NOMINATIONS
Best Lead Actor LARS MIDTHUN
Best Supporting Actress KELSY ABBOTT
SONGS USED IN EPISODE 1
"Getting In Tune" by The Who
"Careless Whisper (Kareoke Version)" by SBI Audio Kareoke
"Oh Well (Pt. 1)" by Fleetwood Mac
"The Bookhouse Boys - Instrumental" by Angelo Badalamenti
SONGS USED IN EPISODE 2
"California Love - Original Version" by 2Pac, Roger, Dr. Dre
"Mary Jane" by Rick James
"Dreams" by Van Halen
"Ruins" by Abigail Mead
"Lullaby for a Witch" by aivi & surasshu
SONGS USED IN EPISODE 3
"California Dreamin - Radio Edit" by Freischwimmer
"Champagne" by Salt-N-Pepa
"Where Is My Mind (Instrumental)" by David Chen
"Untitled #6 - E-Bow" by Sigur Rós
In the first episode of a reality show about people who make Frequency 101 shows; Todd Donald's show Charles and Chesty was cancelled in March and now lost in oblivion, he must make a new pilot to redeem himself.
When Todd's meta show 'Making the Frequency' gets voted back, Todd and Lars Midthun must figure out a sensible way to follow it up. Todd travels to L.A. and gets high with Lars & Erin Pearce.
Bewildered by 'Making the Frequency''s continued success, Todd dives deep and deeper within himself, to find a way out.. maybe, self-cancel? It's like the inception of meta audio-only dramedies.