Beck & Clem is a comedic web series about friendship, time travel and the conviction that the Past was Not That Great. Created by Abbey Fenbert. Starring Abbey Fenbert and Emily Harpe. Produced by Three Lyons Creative.
Abbey Fenbert and Emily Harpe
Emily and Abbey first started acting together at Mercy High School, an all-girls Catholic institute where they discovered a shared interest in moral inquiry, religious skepticism and sex jokes. Beck & Clem is the culmination of years of friendship and artistic collaboration. It was also an elaborate excuse to hang out and drink a lot of wine.
ABBEY FENBERT — Writer/Creator
plays BECK: “Nothing these men have to say is of any value.”
Abbey Fenbert is a playwright from Detroit, MI. She values empathy, honesty and resisting fascist regimes. Plus, jokes! Her award-winning comedy INTENTIONS premiered at Matrix Theatre Company (co-starring Emily Harpe) in February 2017 and her all-female historical drama SICKLE was a Finalist for the 2016 National Playwrights Conference. Her writing can also be found online at The Toast, McSweeney’s, HowlRound, The Offing and American Theatre Magazine. She holds a BA from NYU and an MFA from Boston University, and is currently based in Los Angeles.
plays CLEM: “Pleasure! Where I come from it is not a concept, only another name for the devil.”
Emily Harpe grew up in metro Detroit and has performed and created theatre throughout the midwest. She recently worked with Matrix Theatre Company and A Host of People in Detroit, and previously performed improv comedy for several years in Chicago at iO and CIC. Emily is a proud graduate of Kalamazoo College and holds an MFA in Acting from Indiana University. She lives in New York.
Produced by Three Lyons Creative
Lucia, a partner of Three Lyons Creative, is a Mercy High School alumna and long-time fan of Abbey and Emily's outrageous, humorous, and heartwarming work. Tony and Lucia met with Emily in November 2016 to discuss possible collaboration on Beck & Clem. Three Lyons Creative took on the project enthusiastically, finding the series to match their mission to produce creative projects alongside client work.
Three Lyons Creative (3LC) is a multi-media production company based in Detroit, specializing in video, audio, graphic design, and illustration. Through community groups, artists, nonprofits, and businesses both large and small, 3LC strives to tell honest and people-focused stories with pride. 3LC produced the short film Thick Air in 2015, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign. It was reviewed favorably in the Detroit Free Press and shown at the NYC Independent Film Festival. With a love for social humor, the 3LC team could not be happier to bring Abbey and Emily's hilarious vision to life.
Cinematography and Editing by Tony Eggert
Sound and Music by Daniel Wylie-Eggert
Art Direction and Motion Graphics by Mike Williams
Co-Produced by Lucia Wylie-Eggert
Assistant Editing by Taylor Lutz
The production of Beck & Clem Season 1 was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign. Thank you to all of our contributors!