Filmed in Cleveland, “The Coroner’s Assistant” is a dark comedy that follows the misadventures of James Rigby, a medical student who finds himself entangled in Victorian London’s cadaver trade.
Written and directed by Cleveland-based filmmaker Angeline Walsh, the original series has received two nominations; one directly for Walsh as a contender for Best Writing in a Streaming Comedy Series and the other, a Creative Arts Nomination for Best Period Costumes.
The Team Behind The Series
Led by an all-female creative team, Walsh’s “The Coroner’s Assistant” could not be complete without Director of Photography Dagna Griffin (Dagna Griffin Creative) and Executive Producer Giorgiana Lascu (Old Coal Pictures), all of whom are graduates of the Cuyahoga Community College Media Arts program.
The praised costumes were constructed by Canton-based designer Aimee Morgan, who owns the clothing alteration and costume design shop Morgan’s in North Canton.
Starring in the series is Columbus native Cedric Gegel (“Cadia: The World Within”). Acting alongside him are Jeremy Gladen (“I See You”), Robert Branch, Giorgiana Lascu and Meg Martinez.
Info To Know
“The Coroner’s Assistant” is the only independent series to be nominated by the Hollywood Critics Association and is the only contender selected from YouTube’s pool.
Hulu’s “The Bear” and Netflix’s “Wednesday” and “The Crown” are also nominees for the August 12 ceremony, which airs at 8 p.m. on YouTube.
“We began making this show when I was 22,” Walsh says of the project in a recent news release. “In the five years it took to make it, so many people said that we wouldn’t be able to successfully make a period piece on a shoestring budget, or that there was no audience for it. But we did it anyway, and we’re proud to be recognized by the HCA among such high-profile shows.”
“The Coroner’s Assistant,” filmed in Cleveland, premiered last September at Capitol Theater. The four-episode season began streaming on YouTube on Jan. 28. Full episodes are available to stream on YouTube and can be found here.
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