"The Littletons" is the next evolution of the web-series, "The Quaranteenies," which began as a creative, coping outlet for Writer/Producer Melissa Samuels and Director/Editor Adam Parker, living with their kids during the lockdown. Using real experiences, found toys, and family voices, the show evolved into an authentic satire resonating with many and earning a cult following online.
In bite-sized episodes, "The Littletons" addresses timely and controversial social issues through relatable characters and crudely animated satire. At the center is Janice Littleton, a no-nonsense matriarch trying to make sense of it all. Using humor, research, messaging, and voter understanding provided by their distribution partner Galvanize USA, "The Littletons" addresses culture war issues, abortion access, immigration, democracy, and more topics in an entertaining and educational manner that will be sure to move audiences on issues and to the polls. The series primarily targets the hearts and minds of white suburban women swing voters, but still entertains and educates all audiences. This project made possible through a generous grant from Pop Culture Collaborative.
As the lead producer from the production team over at Wake Up & Vote/Gutsy Media, Lauren worked closely with Melissa and Adam to bring this season of Littletons to life. This included overseeing the project budget, schedule, deliverables, and coordinating with the crew for script and cut notes, edits, and deliveries, ensuring the project stayed on schedule and on budget.