Director: Ishai Setton

Writer: Jim Beggarly

Stars: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg and Dreama Walker


In this ensemble comedy set entirely inside a kitchen in Silverlake, a birthday party is about to start.

The party belongs to that of Jennifer (Laura Prepon), who’s about to turn 30. But she is in no mood to party today. She has just left her job, as well as her cheating boyfriend, Paul (Bryan Greenberg). Her sardonic little sister Penny (Dreama Walker) has shown up pregnant and with a life-changing decision to make. And she is pretty sure she is too old to still be living with her creepy roommate.

But her friend Stan (Matt Bush) has put a lot of work into making this party the perfect tribute to her milestone birthday, and she is trying her best to at least have some fun. However, what starts out as a well-intentioned day of celebration quickly spirals into an ill-fated farce, from a misspelled birthday cake to dueling backyard bands and a manic-depressive party photographer. And it is amidst all this chaos that Jennifer is trying to figure out what it means to turn 30 and how to start the next chapter of her life.

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Episode 18: Meet a Director - Ishai Setton

Hello neighbors! In this episode, you meet Director Ishai Setton. Ishai moved to LA by way of Allentown, PA. Peep Ishai's IMDB page and you’ll find some big works including editing Thirty Seconds To Mars’ documentary Artifact (now at SXSW) and currently assistant editing on this one TV show you maybe have heard of called Glee.

Ishai has also directed three feature films. His first- The Big Bad Swim, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. We talk of experience behind the lens, his upcoming theatrical feature The Kitchen, and what Ishai’s real true passion is. Find out and tune in!

(We also have a quick appearance by The Kitchen actor Alex Anfanger too.)

The Kitchen premieres this Thursday, March 14th  in L.A. at North Hollywood’s Laemmle.  Watch the trailer HERE. Get tickets HERE.

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