Can't wait for the debut of LUCKBOXES. The poker world has gotten way too serious these days, which is why it's refreshing to hear about the new project from the creator of Bet, Raise, Fold. Director Ryan Firpo wrote and directed a scripted comedy series loosely based on his online poker boom documentary Bet, Raise, Fold. This new series, titled LUCKBOXES, details the odd and crazy lives of online poker players. The trailer for LUCKBOCKES dropped the other day. According to the tagline, “LUCKBOXES is original scripted comedy series about two brothers who turn to online poker to save their childhood home from foreclosure. Inspired by true events, LUCKBOXES is a 30-minute, scripted comedy series about the bittersweet experience of becoming an adult.”
In 2013, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ryan Firpo directed BET RAISE FOLD, a feature-length documentary about the rise and fall of the online poker industry. He was exposed to an eccentric subculture of former athletes and computer nerds who won and lost millions of dollars on a weekly basis playing online poker - all before their 21st birthdays. Upon completion, he began developing a scripted comedy series inspired by the bizarre characters and wild stories he experienced along the way. LUCKBOXES is a fictitious re-telling of the 'online poker story' filled with fortune, fame, humor and heart.
LUCKBOXES is being developed as a 30-minute comedy series for streaming/cable. The pilot was completed in September, 2016 (total run-time: 28 min).