Indie TV Catch 30 aims for autumn release

Michelle Clancy | 09-10-2013

An indie, New York-based TV drama is hoping for release this autumn: Catch 30 delves into the lives of seven NYC friends reaching a pivotal turning point in their lives: the big 3-0. The producers are looking for funding to launch the show to the market.

According to its tagline, 'There are no easy choices'; the storyline is "full of sex, polyamory, soul-searching and betrayal," according to its creator Tanya Rojas.

"Catch-30 is a show about seven New York City friends at a turning point in their lives," she said. "Like most people, they have spent their 20s looking for all the answers; the perfect partner, career and lifestyle, all the while pushing the boundaries of their dreams, fantasies, and sexuality. Now as they approach 30, they are beginning to question the choices they've made up to this point and in turn also begin to challenge the societal norms they have grown up believing in. Does turning 30 really mean it's time to settle down? Do we have to choose one partner to spend the rest of our lives with? Have they explored all of their options? There really are no easy choices."

California native Rojas moved to New York for school and learned her craft at the Daniel Paul studio and the Maria Riboli Acting Studio. She enlisted Maria Riboli as a director for the project, as well as her co-producer and co-star, Rachel Barrier.

Rojas not only writes and executive produces Catch-30, she is also one of its stars. She plays one of the show's female protagonists, Hayley, who ends up embroiled in a complicated love triangle with two of her friends when they agree to an open relationship. When more members of the group of friends decide that polyamory might be the way to add some spark into their love lives, they all begin jumping into bed with each other, and for some it ends in tears.

The show is now in its final stages of production.