West Coast Rachael Sitcom Pilot

When the rest of world thinks about life in Silicon Valley, they picture people like people like Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, or whoever's running Uber at the moment. Or at least think we’re all wealthy like those dudes and own McMansions, or at least all work at fun places like Google. For the majority of us who live here, we know the truth. Rachael McMartin and her family are the poster children for it.

West Coast Rachael is a new sitcom that takes on the side of Silicon Valley nobody wants to talk about. It’s one of the most expensive places on earth. And one of the busiest. How in the world do people who aren’t tech billionaires make it work?

Rachael McMartin is an LA standup comic who returned home to the Bay Area after the death of her father. The whole thing was supposed to be temporary. Flash forward a dozen years and Rachael is married to a struggling contractor, has two neurotic kids and deals with her Jewish mother, a woman trapped somewhere between the Summer of Love and trying to remember where she parked her car. As Rachael turns 40, she realizes she has one last chance to make it big. Between her family, the former Israeli interrogator who is her therapist and her friends and frenemies, she has her work cut out for her.

West Coast Rachael is a comedy about real life being lived in the shadow of Google, Apple and Facebook. Told through the eyes of someone who can barely access Siri.

A Message From Co-Creator and Show Star Rachael Berman
Hey everybody. I wanted to give you a sneak peek at my latest project (co-created with Bay Area writer Jeff Rosenplot ) - and give you the opportunity to become a part of it. We've been secretly putting together a sitcom based on my comedy that's set right here in Silicon Valley and the South Bay. It's called West Coast Rachael, and we're just about to wrap up filming. We have a cast and a crew and frankly the whole thing is so professional I'm wondering why they even want me involved. 

Here's the part where you come in. Making a TV show, no matter how many of us on the are being mensches and doing this out of the goodness of our hearts, it's expensive. We're reaching out to you to give us a hand. We've set up five different donation levels, all of which have really cool thank you gifts included. You could even be part of the pilot episode with a walk-on role. Check out the levels below (look, right down here) give 'til it hurts. But not too much hurt. I don't want anyone to hog WebMD.

West Coast Rachael talks about the side of Silicon Valley that nobody likes to talk about - it's expensive to live here. It's chaotic. But for those of us who have lived here our whole lives, it's home. Our sitcom tackles things like marriage, kids, sex, rivalries, mothers and my favorite part of Jewish life, therapy. We have an amazing cast. Plus we're going to be pitching the show in LA later this fall. 

You can be part of the quintessential Silicon Valley sitcom right from the beginning. As part of our thank you gifts, we also want you to come to the special premier we're having in October. Stay tuned and I'll let you know the date and time.

Anything you can do will be appreciated. Really. I'll call you. I'll make you cookies. I might even give you a kid or two. I mean, some days I know I don't need them anymore.

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  • Meiko Bauchman 
    • $75 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 29 mos
  • Cheryl Melnick 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Jennifer Rose 
    • $1,000 
    • 29 mos
  • Eric and Lauren Carlinsky 
    • $250 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer

Jeff Rosenplot 
Organizer
San Jose, CA
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