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Tough Crowd

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
45 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 14, at 12:00 PM PST
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A down-on-his-luck comedian and his long lost trans sister stumble through a violent criminal odyssey in one long night...

Tough Crowd is a CSUN Senior TV Pilot that follows RAY, a down-on-his-luck stand-up comedian who relies on shock value and offensive humor, and EVIE, Ray's long lost trans sister longing to connect with family. Their encounter together is interrupted by the RUSSIAN MAFIA, who mistake the pair for international assassins and coerce them into violent crimes.

This show will be dark, it will be funny, and it will be tense. It will take you on a ride through the valley and won't let go.

The Team

Lucy Conrad - Showrunner / Editor

Christina Galstjan - Director

Noah Lubell - Producer

Zach Aldas - Producer

Andrea Miller - Director of Photography

Carlos Barboza - Sound

Jacqueline Armenian - Production Designer

Andy Stogsdill - Production Designer


Your contribution and support is greatly appreciated. We cannot do this without you! Donations received will be used to fund the following:

  • Locations
    • A large portion of our budget will go towards locations. This includes securing locations, acquiring insurance, permits, parking, and for location supervisors.
  • Art Department
    • Production design, set decoration, wardrobe, hair and makeup
  • Camera/Lighting
    • Equipment rental for camera, lighting, grip,
    • Truck rental
  • Sound
    • Sound equipment rental
    • Sound cart
  • Catering/Craft Services
  • COVID Safety
    • Supply kit including masks, sanitizer, tests, etc.
  • Post Production
    • Colorist and vfx, etc.

Follow Us!

Check out our Instagram page, @tough.crowd.pilot, for fun updates on the project!

Thanks for supporting this project. We as a team believe in the project and believe in sharing stories about underrepresented communities. Supporting this project means you believe in that too, and that's actually really cool. 

From the Tough Crowd team, thank you!

If you have an questions feel free to contact us!

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Noah Lubell - 

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Personalized Thank You Video

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Signed Script

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Stylized Movie Poster

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Special Thanks

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