A new web series, Guess I'm A Ghost, is making its world premiere on April 13th at DC Webfest, and will debut online April 29th.
The comedy series tells the story of one woman's adventures in the afterlife, and according to the tagline, it isn’t great — “Last night Diane Egan died. Now she's a ghost. It sucks."
Diana was not having a great life when she was alive either. She is killed in a ride-share accident while climbing into the front seat to charge her phone after making a fool of herself at a party. Due to a mix-up in the afterlife, she is sent back to earth to haunt those she mistreated and some who may owe her an apology themselves.
Guess I'm A Ghost, an eight-episode series, explores accepting past mistakes and making amends, all through the lens of modern day social interaction, such as social media. A combination of High Maintenance and The Good Place, the series was created by Chris Sullivan, a playwright, screenwriter, director, and producer. His work has been performed Off-Broadway at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a former member of the Obie-Award winning Youngblood group, as well as The Flea Theatre, Theatre Row, NYU, Death by Audio, Cake Shop, and Silent Barn, among others. The series' original score was written by Leslie Hong of the band Haybaby
Sullivan has received the Hudson Memorial Award and holds an MFA from USC’s John Welles Writing for Screen and Television Division. His play Best Friend was recently awarded an Encore Producers Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. His career, however, began with a starring role as Wilbur in a high school production of Charlotte's Web.
Kelsey Siepser, who plays Diane, is also a producer on the series. An LA-based actress, Siepser hails from the East Coast and has an MFA in acting from USC’s School of Dramatic Arts. She has appeared in numerous films and TV projects, including, Seal Team, West of Her, The American Side and The White Orchid.
Most of Sipeser’s experience as an actress has been in theater, including performances at Dixon Place, The NYC and LA Fringe Festivals, The Vineyard Theater and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. She has also won the Tryon Prize for art and technology with her site-specific video installation, ELUESIS, while at Smith College.
Siepser recently directed a pilot episode for her web series, One Bedroom, and performed her expanded solo piece, Revelation, at the 2016 Solo Performance Festival at Son of Semele. In addition, she has written two feature films and recently finished her first full-length play, Theia Mania, which she developed in a writing workshop at The Echo theater company with Charlotte Miller. Last year, played Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at the 2018 LA Fringe.