Carolyn Bridget Kennedy: The Demure Duchess
Actress, Producer, and Comedy Writer
Written by: Richard J. McRae
Photographs by: Edward Ross
Since we last met with Carolyn, she has released all 6 episodes of Season 1 of her comedy web-series “Danger Pay”. It is about a woman, Michelle Scott, who accepts a job that pays more than usual to work for a bizarre lawyer. She endures his antics so she can afford to pursue her dreams. Her audience is delighting in how Michelle navigates everything that her eccentric boss throws at her.
Carolyn has released “Danger Pay” to its own YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/dangerpayseries. She also has a channel on Funny Or Die, Will Ferrell’s comedy website, www.funnyordie.com/carolynbridgetkennedy where viewers can also watch the episodes and vote “Funny” in order to support them and keep them on the site.
The pilot episode of “Danger Pay” was nominated as 2016 Best Pilot at WebFest Montreal and the series is an Official Selection at both Web Fest New York 2017 and Web Series Festival Global Hollywood 2017. It also has been mentioned as an “under-the-radar series to check out” by TubeFilter, a leading reviewer of online video. Filming of Season 2 has been green-lit to commence in May 2017.
In addition to “Danger Pay”, Carolyn wrote, produced, and starred in her first comedy short film called “Super Speed Dates”. It is about a group of women who attend a speed dating event, but they soon begin to wonder if the men they are meeting have another side to them. It may be a few more months before we can see the finished product online, as this film is still up for consideration in the festival circuit. So far, it has garnered recognition as a Semi-Finalist at Winchester Short Film Festival 2016 in the UK, and has been chosen as an Official Selection at both Super Geek Film Festival 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and at Central Alberta Film Festival 2017. A teaser trailer for this film can be seen at https://youtu.be/CrcP1s9fzqE.
Through Women in Film & Television Alberta, Carolyn attended the Banff World Media Festival in June of 2016. She managed to book a number of meetings through the duration of the Festival. She met and spoke with many industry people including Russell Peters, Ben Mulroney, Jay Roach, the president of HBO, and the creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof. “Danger Pay” has also caught the attention of two networks who have shown interest in developing it as a TV series.
Carolyn has accumulated a loyal following of fans who shower her with encouragement and enjoy sharing their own stories with her. People admire her strength of character and her message about being able to change one’s life by sharing her own personal story about her own 110 pound weight loss nearly 2 decades ago. She is also very active on social media having verified accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope. On Twitter alone she has over 35,000 followers as of February 2017.
Carolyn’s production company, Demure Duchess Pictures, has branched out and is now selling clothing and merchandise with its intertwined “DD” logo and that of “Danger Pay” through the online store Redbubble at www.redbubble.com/people/carolynbkennedy
Carolyn has attracted international attention about her career. She has been featured in online articles, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe, including Canada, USA, Netherlands, Scotland and the UK. Carolyn is living proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.
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