The Whole of The Better Half
The Better Half is a series that follows a lesbian couple through the day to day hurdles that come with making a relationship work. Created by Lindsay Hicks, Amy Jackson Lewis, Christine Ng and Leyla Perez, the series serves up original content and attempts to debunk stereotypes about lesbian relationships.
While it pokes fun at the cliches about lesbians, it strikes a refreshing balance between that comedic lightness and the more poignant things that come with the ups and downs of any relationship.
Lindsay Hicks is an actor/writer currently living in Echo Park. She started out with lofty dreams of a life performing in Lower East Side low-budget basement Shakespeare shows, but soon found this to be an unideal existence.
Since 2009 Lindsay has gone from Texas to New York to Los Angeles. Lindsay has picked up some skills along the way and become a trained improviser/ writer/ documentarian/ ukulele master/ energy healer/dog whisperer/"yes" man/"natural" blonde.
Amy Jackson Lewis
Amy Jackson Lewis is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is an actor, writer, rapper, and Italian wine wunderkind.
In the ten years she’s lived in New York, she’s steadily worked in several independent films and web projects, as well as performed throughout the city with her rap duo, Dorito and Flex.
Christine Ng is a New York based producer and cinematographer, a graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Christine works on commercials, music videos and independent film projects, including feature-length documentaries and narratives.
The first spot she shot for TV broadcast aired during Superbowl XLVI. Her first narrative feature, “The Widowers” premiered at the San Antonio Film Festival. The feature-length documentary titled "Everything Is Copy", a portrait of legendary Nora Ephron premiered on HBO in 2016. She recently shot a documentary series with Morgan Spurlock’s company, Warrior Poets called "What We Teach Girls" which will be featured on Refinery29 soon.
Leyla Perez is a graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from Texas, Leyla co-wrote the Bronze Remi Award winning short film “Seriously?”, which premiered at the Houston Comedy Film Festival. Leyla also co-wrote and produced “Easy Life,” an independent feature film.
Leyla directs music videos, commercials and short films. She is currently writing a feature film script titled "We All Fall Down".
Theodora Dunlap is a New York based film and television producer. Her film credits include ROBOT & FRANK (Sundance 2012), INFINITELY POLAR BEAR (Sundance 2014, Golden Globe nominated 2015), GOD’S POCKET (Sundance 2014), COP CAR (Sundance 2015), and OTHER PEOPLE (Sundance 2016). Dunlap has several properties in development for the screen and web including, THE BETTER HALF series, POWDER ROOMS OF A BIG CITY, MIND YOUR BUSINESS, I LOVE MY SISTER, by Bella Wing-Davey, the literary property THE REAL ALL AMERICANS by Sally Jenkins, and Brooklyn-based comedy OCEAN PARKWAY.