is an ongoing cult comedy film series that lives online. Comprised of an ensemble of actors and featuring the occasional guest star; PERIODS. is semi-improvised comedy with a unique cinematic approach.
Created by Victor Quinaz and Anna Martemucci and crafted by entire PERIODS. gang.
PERIODS. has been featured in the LA Times, Huffington Post, EW’s Pop Watch, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and, yes, even High Times. Time Out NY rated the series #15 in Funniest Online Series of All Time (before Drunk History but after Between Two Ferns, we’re cool with that!)
PERIODS. was the centerpiece of the opening night gala at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 10th 2012. PERIODS. also played a special showcase at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013 by special request and was honored to be included in the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival 2014 N.O.W. program.
For the last four years PERIODS. Films has cultivated a cult like following with their well produced and hilariously costumed short period films. Released online, the series started with their instantly viral PILGRIMS.
The films are a collection of comedy primarily based on different eras in human history; from the domestic life of vikings to an adaptation of EDITH WHARTON’S ETHAN FROME (Edith Wharton’s estate acknowledges the film as the ultimate adaptation), to a documentary style sit-down with God himself.
Their first feature film, BREAKUP AT A WEDDING, was released from Oscilloscope Labs on June 18th. Produced by Before the Door Pictures (Margin Call) and Anonymous Content (Eternal Sunshine, 50 First Dates).
PERIODS. Films utilizes a stable of actors and crew similar to SNL, that include the director’s brother, Philip Quinaz, Alison Fyhrie, Mary Grill, now a series regular on The Mindy Project and has featured Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Penn Badgley (Easy A, Gossip Girl), Willie Garson (White Collar, Sex in the City) and YouTuber Grace Helbig (Daily Grace).