Running Local

a web series

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Bruce Potansky is running for city council in Brooklyn district #40. He’s pretty dumb. Emily just lost her job a the major’s office and is willing to do anything to get back into local government, even run a city council campaign for a dumb guy. She’s pretty desperate. Yair needs a job and a way to express his creativity. But mostly, he wants to smoke weed. Hannah wants to hook-up with Yair. Martin just wants to feel included. Teddy has a camera and nothing better to do.


~ NEWS ~

  • 9-27-17: AMAZON PRIME!

    Running Local was picked up for distribution by ENV and is going to be streaming on Amazon Prime starting Nov. 11! Stay tuned for more updates...

  • 8-25-17: ITVFEST

    Running Local was selected for a development meeting at ITVFest! We'll be heading to Vermont in October! Find out more about the festival here!

  • 8-2-17: STAREABLE

    Running Local is now on the independent web series platform Stareable! Check it out here.

  • 7-23-17: FUNNY OR DIE

    Running Local is now on Funny or Die! You can catch all 5 episodes here. Vote 'funny' and show us some love!

  • 6-30-17: EPISODE 5 IS HERE!

    Watch Episode 5 of Running Local on youtube now!

  • 6-23-17: EPISODE 4 IS HERE!

    Watch Episode 4 of Running Local on youtube now!

  • 6-16-17: EPISODE 3 IS HERE!

    Watch Episode 3 of Running Local on youtube now!

  • 6-9-17: EPISODE 2 IS HERE!

    Watch Episode 2 of Running Local on youtube now!

  • 6-3-17: EPISODE 1 IS HERE!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came to our viewing party last night! You can catch the first episode of Running Local on youtube now!

  • 5-12-17: VIEWING PARTY!

    Running Local is having a FREE viewing party! Here are the deets:

    June 2 6-8pm

    Professor Thom's

    219 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10003

  • 4-15-17: TEASER

    Check out our teaser trailer on youtube!


    Running Local is coming soon! But for now, check out our fancy new poster and website.


Rebecca Behrens

REBECCA BEHRENS - Creator, Writer, Producer, Director, ‘Emily’

Rebecca is an actor and writer based in New York City. She grew up in Phoenix, AZ and went to school at Hamilton College in upstate New York, where she got a B.A. in neuroscience. After having a life crisis, she decided to become an actor. She has trained at A.C.T in San Francisco, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and the Manhattan Film Institute. Running Local is her first web series. For credits and more info:

Yair Ben-Dor

YAIR BEN-DOR - Producer, Director, 'Yair'

Yair is an Israel-American actor. Moving to New York in 2011, Yair enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute and completed a two-year conservatory. Focusing now on creating original material, be sure to look out for upcoming new short films, stories and plays.Theater credits include 'Three Sisters', 'Uncle Vanya', Julius Caesar, King John, ERIK and more. Television credits - Quantico, Blue bloods. Other than acting, Yair partakes in writing scripts and composing original music. For more information please visit

Caterina Nonis

CATERINA NONIS - Producer, Director, 'Hannah'

Caterina Nonis is a New York based, Italian born actor. She trained at NYU Tisch, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Recent New York theatre credits are 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' by Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, 'Henry VI' and 'Julius Caesar' by Modern Shakespeare Project. Film includes “The Hyperglot”, directed by Michael Urie, and VoiceOver credits are 'My Little Pony – Meet the Ponies' and YouTube channel 'Hey Irshad'

Sebastian Lasaosa Rogers

SEBASTIAN LASAOSA ROGERS - Director of Photography

Sebastian is a freelance cinematographer and filmmaker based in New York City. He grew up in Concord, MA, and graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Film Studies and Anthropology. While living in Nashville, Sebastian grew to love the South, where he first became involved with social justice activism and film production. He has shot music videos, web series, fiction shorts and documentary projects including directing films for the Southern Environmental Law Center, Dignidad Obrera, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Fight for $15 campaign. To see his work, look here:

Bill Saunders


Bill Saunders is a freelance editor based out of Brooklyn. He has edited short films (Girl Night Stand), web series (Water With Lemon, Parker + Maggie, and Running Local), commercials for major brands including Motorola, Samsung, Budweiser, AT+T, P+G and Macy’s, music vidoes for Vita Chambers and The Ambassadors, and documentary shorts for Vice, The New York Times Style Magazine, and Slate Magazine. When he isn’t working, he spends most of his time ignoring his cat, because his cat is a jerk. His work can be seen at

Michael Menta


Michael was once the office manager in Glengarry Glen Ross.

Michael Benzinger


Raised on Long Island but born in Korea, Michael returned there after college to work as a commercial actor and model, appearing in ads for such major brands as LG, Baskin Robbins and Pizza Hut. His ultimate goal, however, was to pursue acting in the U.S., so he returned to New York and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the People’s Improv Theater. The short films he has appeared in have gone on to screen at the Asian American International Film Festival and the Asians on Film Festival. Michael majored in TV and video production at Hofstra University, speaks fluent Korean, and is certified in unarmed stage combat.

Hillary Jo Good


My bio is that my name is Hillary Jo Good and I live in New York, New York. I edit and animate and play with clay, which is a funny way to make a living. I work with nice people and my movies have screened at nice places like the Nashville Film Festival. Instagram: @hillarybad. Vimeo:

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