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Take One Thing Off

An existential odyssey based on the original music from cabaret singer/bon vivant Scout Durwood’s debut studio album, Take One Thing Off is a twenty-two episode digital series combining music videos and narrative sketch following Scout’s transition from performing in dive bars and supper clubs in NYC to the City of Angels where IRL is IR-relevant forcing her to step onto the biggest, strangest stage she’s encountered so far: The Internet.

TAKE ONE THING OFF received a 2019 Streamy Award nomination for Best Indie Series.

You can download a press kit for the series




"Scout Durwood is an entertainer in every sense of the word:"

Brings Cabaret Style Comedy to a Lesbian-Centric Web Series

"The series opines on various topics, like alcoholism (in a fun way), homophobia (but in a fun way), and the her-storical subjugation of the female body and voice in popular entertainment (but in a super fun way)."

Featured in LA's Most Inspiring - Hollywood


Scout Durwood

Writer, Director, Actor

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Kacy Boccumini


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John Gardiner

Director of Photography

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Bruce Allen


Sammi Cohen


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SCOUT DURWOOD (writer/director/actor)
Scout is a Los Angeles based chanteuse/comedienne who is recently starred in MTV’s scripted comedy series, Mary + Jane. Scout was also one of six starring cast members on Oxygen’s Funny Girls, a docu-series following the lives of six stand up comedians in LA. Scout started her professional life as a cabaret singer, and still identifies professionally as a “drunk girl singing songs in the back of a bar.”


By day, Kacy works as an Executive Director at Sony Pictures overseeing a best-in-class sales strategy and execution team focused on driving distribution innovation for Internet juggernauts iTunes. She holds two degrees in film theory and criticism, one from UC Santa Cruz and one from New York University. Previously featured on Showtime’s The Real L Word, this is Kacy’s first venture behind the scenes.

JOHN GARDINER (director of photography)

Legend tells of a man so spectacular so talented and so charming he once coaxed a the spots off a leopard. A man with a with photographic talents so good that it prompts total strangers to say "What camera did you use?" A man with such stunning facial hair his wife often exclaims "how long is this gonna be a thing?" A man Joss Whedon once called "A god among men" as he sped away in a Prius. He's been called many things, but mostly he's called John. www.johnmgardiner.com

BRUCE ALLEN (director, I’m Cool, Right?, All The Pretty Bottles, No Filter)
Bruce Allen is an award-winning live action and animation director who loves to tell offbeat, heartfelt stories using an unlikely mix of South African workshop theater techniques and precisely executed visual effects. Bruce's other work includes directing horror film promos for Focus Features, designing Sacha Baron Cohen's titular character for The Dictator and creating titles for blockbuster films like The Avengers: Infinity War, Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception, as well as the sleeper arthouse classic Hannah Montana: The Best of Both Worlds 3D Concert Film.

SAMMI COHEN (director, Take One Thing Off, GoGo)
Director, writer, and producer Sammi Cohen has quickly become a favorite to work with in the scripted comedy world. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA she began her career directing digital series, music videos, branded content, and short form scripted comedy for College Humor and Big Breakfast. She has since transitioned into directing long form content and has worked with Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Verizon GO90, NewForm Digital, Pop TV, and Youtube RED. www.sammicohendirects.com