Appleby: We worked together a ton on and she was one of my favorite directors.She’s really great because I like to try a million different things.During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Shiri Appleby () talked about how this web series came about, how she ended up signing on for her first gig as producer, how she can’t wait to try her hand at directing, assembling such an amazing cast (including Taylor Kinney, Bryce Johnson, Mircea Monroe and Martin Starr), and shooting the entire series in 10 days, with exactly the same approach as a regular TV show. Shiri Appleyby: I think the show is really about the moment when a girl starts listening to the voice in her head, and listens to her subconscious to make decisions.

As an actor, you’re just brought on to fill one role, so it’s nice to see what the entire journey is like. I brought on everybody that I’d been working with [on TV]. P., Jas Shelton, works with the Duplass brothers on all of their films.

The quality of people that we were working with were television and film level, and we were shooting on Alexa cameras. It was the exact same process as making a television show or a film.

My character, Lucy, is this 27-year-old app designer who is about to marry the wrong guy, and starts getting text messages from herself, 10 years in the future, telling her not to do it. It’s the show that I’ve always wanted to make, in a way.

It’s really a story about friendship – she’s got her girlfriends there – and listening to yourself, figuring out who the right person is to settle down with, and creating the life that you want to be living in 10 years, so you don’t have so much regret about the person that you’ve become. We got really lucky because Sallie Patrick was one of the writers on , and she came on and rewrote this entire script for us.

The trouble is, deep down, she knows he’s not the one.

So, with her future self using an app to send her helpful little texts, Lucy could finally be headed towards the future of her dreams.She really is a perfectionist, and I really respond to that. I love the feeling of, “Oh my god, I have to keep trying. When she agreed to come on and do it, I knew I had a shot. Getting the first person to let me direct will also be a huge accomplishment.Once I do, I’d love to be a huge television director. I could imagine me going more and more into that, as I age.It was the exact same thing as making a television show. We even had a table read at my house, and everyone was taking notes. a ton of images about the look and feel, and I went with him and picked out the right lenses and filters.It was a really, really collaborative experience, from start to finish. We really established a look of how we wanted the house to look. We had a really strong color palette that we were working with.We really wanted it to speak to girls and be honest about it.