Falling Uphill: The Short Version – Short-Staffed

With so many people out of town, the Sunday before Memorial Day should’ve been an easy shift at the New York cocktail lounge where this husband and wife team works. It got off to a good start. Then all hell broke loose.

Story told by Laura

Produced by Matt Elzweig


“Birds of Prey” by DarkSunn

“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod, featuring Brett VanDonsel

“Step into Me” by Miami Slice 


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Falling Uphill – Episode 9 – Scratching the Surface

Doesn’t dual citizenship mean more freedom of movement?

Augustus returns. 



You may remember Augustus* from Episode 6. He’s a guy to whom things tend to happen and then some. In this case, a pickpocket in Barcelona, a stolen suitcase, and a minor blemish on his passport set off a series of events that put his citizenship and his identity in question. Moments after arriving in San Francisco to catch his connecting flight to school, Augustus finds himself thinking not about how difficult the new semester will be, but whether he’ll be wasting away in a cell on the first day of classes.

*not his real name

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Story told by Augustus

Illustration by Richard Chance


“Being Reviled, We Bless, Being Persecuted, We Endure”  by Hertz – Metek

“Darkness” by Three Chain Links

“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod

“Lights” by To Eris

“Running from an Evil Force” by Mystified

“Te Quiero” by Mila

“USS Sulaco” by N3rgul


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Falling Uphill: The Short Version – Theater of the Absurd


NEW! Falling Uphill: The Short Version

Theater of the Absurd

To actors trying to get work in New York City or anywhere else, acting and staging plays is a labor of love and insanity where every opportunity that presents itself could be that once in a lifetime break, a complete waste of time, or something in between. When Cherry Lou Sy graduated from theater school, she was willing to take almost any gig, even if she found it on Craig’s List. She was still too green to notice several red flags when she agreed to play the role of Juliet in …some sort of Alice in Wonderland-influenced Shakespeare review. When the writer/producer/director/star still hadn’t shown up as the audience began to file in, she realized she would have to take the reins and try to avert a complete disaster. 

Story told by Cherry Lou Sy 

Produced by Matt Elzweig


“Photo Morgana” Nightingale

“White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane (cover) Donna Cedar 

“White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane (cover) Liz Petty


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“Romeo and Juliet” Full-cast performance featuring Claire Bloom, Albert Finney and others; directed by Howard Sackler

“Hamlet” featuring Richard Burton – directed by John Gielgud; produced by Goddard Lieberson


Falling Uphill – Episode 8 – Blindsided

A straight-A student dreams of career on Broadway. And then her stomach explodes. Yes, you read that right. 


Amy Oestreicher was a gifted high school student who seemed destined for a career on the stage. After what seemed to be a auspicious meeting with a respected mentor to several Broadway stars took a very dark turn, her life began to spiral out of control, culminating in an unheard of medical emergency. She lingered in a coma for months, and when she awoke she was unable to eat or drink. Putting her life back together seemed all but impossible.

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Story told by Amy Oestreicher

Illustration by Richard Chance


“Innamorata” by Glenn Kramer

Uddling” (Piano Makeover) by Garmisch

“Colorless Aura” by Kevin MacLeod 

“Despair and Triumph” by Kevin MacLeod 

“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod

“Exodus (cover)” by Marcus Eaton

“Interlude – In Anxious Shadows” by Kai Engel

“Glorious Food from Oliver Twist

“Ephemeral (As Time Goes By)” by Karmic Interloper



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Falling Uphill: The Short Version – Rash Judgment

The first short episode of Falling Uphill is here!
Dan woke up one morning and didn’t look or feel right. Fortunately, a doctor had sent a postcard to Dan’s house advertising his services not long before.

Story told by Dan 

Produced by Matt Elzweig


“Ambient Pad” Mizayo 
“Photo Morgana” Nightingale
“Panning Wind Is Ending by Dom Dom” CSoul 


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Falling Uphill – Episode 7 – The Third Degree

A writer crosses into a breakaway republic as an unlikely tourist and ends up a prime suspect.

Curiosity can lead in all sorts of directions. John Dennehy’s passions for history and travel led him to a place called Transnistria. This would prove to be a disaster. In between Moldova and Ukraine, it doesn’t officially exist. It reveres the former Soviet Union and runs its institutions accordingly. When John stepped off the train in Tiraspol, its capital city, he was hoping to experience the closest thing to time travel. By the next day, he was in a police station just hoping he wouldn’t be locked up for a murder he didn’t commit.

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Story told by John Dennehy

Illustration by Richard Chance


“CatTerrogation (how they stay so relaxed)” Matt Burnett

“Desert City” Kevin MacLeod

 “Maccary Bay” (ft. Brett VanDonsel) Kevin MacLeod

“Monsoon Circus Dub” Hayvanlar Alemi

“Ruins of Soviets” Technology of Silence

“Under Suspicion” Lee Rosevere

“Walking Blind in New York” A Paranoid Android


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