Scene from Chuchi and Adaliz | Courtesy of Ernie Prieto
Chuchi And Adaliz made their world premiere at SXSW. A series that has the stars wearing multiple hats to make it possible. Ashley Soto Paniagua and Dani Adaliz take part as showrunners and co-writer of this comedic series.
Set in the Bay area, buddy comedy CHUCHI & ADALIZ is a five episode single-camera digital series that follows childhood besties who, despite having a shared racial and ethnic identity as AfroPuerto Ricans, couldn’t be more different than each other as adults. When Adaliz (Ashley Soto Paniagua) loses her high powered corporate job in San Francisco and moves in with Chuchi (Dani Adaliz) in Oakland, the audience watches avatars of San Francisco (Adaliz) and Oakland (Chuchi) and how their socioeconomic differences shape behavior, as San Francisco is 54.4% more expensive to live in than Oakland. They’re in for a rude awakening when they realize that what brought them together as kids isn’t enough to keep them together as adults.
Before becoming an actress Ashley Soto Paniagua was an elementary school teacher. In Mississippi. Among her other talents, screenwriting and has been involved in some projects like The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder, Starz Vida and Netflix’s Fast and Furious: Spy Racers. One of her recent projects was released last month, Michelle Rojas Is Not Okay in which she worked as a director.
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Most of Dani Adaliz work has been seen in web video and various live stages as an actress, comedian. As of late she has been focusing on producing and writing. Some of her work has been seen on Buzzfeed, in the short Piña Colada and Celeste.
Days after the release of Chuchi And Adaliz I was connected withAshley Soto Paniagua and Dani Adaliz from SXSW to talk about their release. They had nothing but excitement to be able to share their project and the writing process in putting it together. In addition, to what advice they would give to that unemployed friend and more!
Chuchi and Adaliz is composed of five episodes and is coming soon with a release date.
Source: LRMExclusive, SXSW 2023