Salty Pirate

A comedy where creative designers start a company. Their misadventures pin them between learning the hustle of business while staying true to their creative principles.

Director/Writer

Charles Haine

Producer

Brian Petersen

Cinematographer

Sarah Cawley

Editor

Na'Imah Pope, Megan Clement, Kaitlyn Cortes, Siyao Cheng

Motion Graphics

Ali Vil

Production Design

Krittin Patkuldilok

Director/Writer

Charles Haine

Producer

Brian Petersen

Cinematographer

Sarah Cawley

Editor

Na'Imah Pope, Megan Clement, Kaitlyn Cortes, Siyao Cheng

Motion Graphics

Ali Vil

Production Design

Krittin Patkuldilok

Episodes

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Salty Pirate

Zach and Calum have a dream: to launch an independent type design foundry that lets them be creative and design the future of typefaces. With no business experience between them, they have to learn together the realities of running and growing a small business while trying to stay true to their original artistic principles and not lose their minds. Between finding and maintaining clients, growing a staff, and making sure payroll clears, their friendship and partnership is put through the test as they face the constant battle of explaining the difference between a typeface and a font.

After launch, they quickly acquire two new hires, the “holding the ship together” head of accounts, Elaine, and eventually, once success comes, the CEO Lou. While the comedy from the series comes from the occasionally ridiculous nature of the typeface industry and it’s clients, the drama from the show comes from the tension between the leadership team as they navigate the trickiest times for a company, success.

This all happens in the world of creative class Brooklyn, with it’s own set of contradictions and tensions driving comedy. With an array of strivers hungry to succeed and trust fund dilettantes who want to be creative but will survive no matter what, our four heroes set out to build an actual, respectable business.

One of the driving underlying sensations of the whole show is a feeling of needing to prove yourself in the city: Zach and Elaine from the midwest and Calum from Scotland all came to New York for an opportunity, and find surviving late state capitalism to be difficult. Lou, a Westchester native, veteran of other companies, feels ta home in New York in a way they don’t, and that continues to drive the narrative.

Cast Info:

Zach – Michael Neil Palmer
Calum – Jean-Luc McMurtry
Lou – Daniel Robert Sullivan
Elaine – Kendra Holloway
Adam – Martin Ewens
Popsicle – Monica Howe

Crew Info:

Director/Writer – Charles Haine
Producer – Brian Petersen
Cinematographer – Sarah Cawley
Editor – Na’Imah Pope, Megan Clement, Kaitlyn Cortes, Siyao Cheng
Motion Graphics – Ali Vil
Production Design – Monica Howe
Sound Design – Travis Devin
Colorist – Claribel Tejeda
Music Supervisor – Jonathan Zalben
Music Editor – Marina Havrilak
Catering – Ru Tuohy

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