INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indy native and U.S. Marine Corps Combat veteran is up for two Emmy Awards for his web series, “Struggleing.”
Created by and starring Brent Harvey, the comedy series was shot entirely on an iPhone 7 with a cast of 43 actors in 76 different roles.
Harvey grew up on the east of Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central High School. Out of high school, he joined the Marine Corps as a combat photographer, where he traveled the world and served in Iraq in 2003.
Harvey moved to Hollywood after leaving the service to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an actor. He said the road has been tough, but inspiring, which is what he wanted to capture in the series.
“It came at a time when I was going through a tough period with my career and in my personal life and it just all came together,” Harvey said. “I wanted to express those frustrations but also those things I loved about it. It also was a love letter to my family in the Midwest.”
The web series was written in six days, filmed in 14, and is up for consideration for two Emmy's for, "Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series," (Struggleing) and "Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series," (Brent Harvey).
In the series, Harvey offers his views on auditioning, getting an agent, making ends meet and finding love, all while chasing the Hollywood dream.
Harvey said he hopes to inspire actors and other production professionals hoping to make it big.
"We live in a world of infinite possibilities," he said. "If you create your own content, you can pave your own path to success as you see fit. You may not out-talent everyone, but you can, for sure, out-work everyone to the top."
Harvey eventually would like to bring film making back home to the Midwest.
"I want to bring film making back to Indy and use it as a way for generations to tell stories and have voices," he said. "I'm excited to nurture new talent into developing stories we haven't heard before."
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Nomination selection for the 2018 Emmys is open until June 25 and nominees will be announced July 12.
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