COMPLETELY NORMAL ACTIVITY (2011-2012)
Completely Normal Activity is a 9 episode improvised comedic-horror web series directed and produced by Private Portions.
WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE NOTHING HAPPENED
In the tradition of the Paranormal Activity films, Season Two is a prequel, beginning a year and a half before the first season. Josiah (Nick Casalini) enlists filmmaker Relle (Muriel Montgomery) and actress Nico (Ariel Dumas) to help create his avant-mumblecore cinematic masterpiece. Filmed entirely in Nico's house, production is repeatedly interrupted by odd disturbances emanating from the basement.
The first season of Completely Normal Activity follows Richie (Bryan Beckwith), a twenty-something slacker, as he tries desperately to document suspected ‘paranormal activity’ only to unwittingly invite a malevolent force into his apartment.
ABOUT PRIVATE PORTIONS
Private Portions is a sketch-writing collective/production team of graduates from Second City‘s Core Writing Program dedicated to crafting intelligent, sophisticated sketch comedy that makes funny in your tummy pouch. Completely Normal Activity is their first improvised web series project.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
The cast developed their characters through a workshop process (improvised scenework and collaborative writing assignments) based on character sketches and monologues written by Private Portions. The original story outline is crafted by Private Portions based on actor workshops, however each episode is improvised by the cast, with the exception of scripted songs which appear in S1 Episode 9 and S2 Episode 8.
Season One began production February 2011 and wrapped in April 2011 in Chicago, IL.
Season Two began production February 24th, 2012 and wrapped April 1st, 2012, also in Chicago, IL.