Amsterdam Ave.(2018) - 30 minute TV Series Pilot
Director Dionne van den Berg & Pooja Tripathi
Director of Photography Eveline Haverlag
Starring Dionne van den Berg & Pooja Tripathi
Amsterdam Ave. tells the story of two young women, Dutch Surinamese Maya and Indian American Kyran, who break from societal and cultural norms and forge their own paths in New York City.
Maya, who’s ethnically ambiguous and feels she doesn’t fit Dutch societal standards, moves impulsively to NYC. There she meets her childhood friend Kyran, who’s stuck in the corporate world and decides to drastically change her life. Together they mingle with Kyran's international friend group who come from Israel, China, Australia, and the US, and give Maya a taste of what life is like in New York.
The pilot was shot in both Holland and New York City and aims to emphasize cultural similarities and differences between the two paradigms Maya & Kyran come from, and ultimately show NYC from an international perspective, inclusive of the many cultures that make the city so vibrant.