Makeshift Society


When Alex is fired by her tech bro boss, she discovers a co-working space of misfit founders, each running their own eccentric business. She decides to embark on an adventure to build her own startup, and make her own rules.




Serena Schuler is the writer, director and series creator of MAKESHIFT SOCIETY.  Her work spotlights diverse, female-led, and BIPOC stories through the lens of comedy. A graduate of Cornell and Columbia, her films have screened in festivals around the world, and won Audience Awards at the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. Her previous series CAKE WALK is streaming on Elizabeth Banks's WhoHaha Network.

Passionate about gender inclusion behind the camera, Serena co-led Dinner with Dames, a dinner series which extends the network for women and gender non-binary individuals in film, with industry leaders such as Blye Faust (Oscar-winning producer of SPOTLIGHT).  Serena uses her platform to inspire young girls and non-binary youth to pursue careers in the arts, in her work with the Noe Valley Girls Film Festival, youth theater, and the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Recovering from a vision condition which temporarily left her unable to work and drive, she is developing a new comedy project about living with a disability irreverently on one's own terms.



Maira Memmi has worked as a production supervisor and coordinator for Netflix, ABC, and Amazon.  Her most recent credits include THE CURSE (Showtime), BLINDSPOTTING (TV Series, Starz), and BLINDSPOTTING (Feature Film, Sundance).   



Siobhan Doherty PLEA (Manhattan Film Festival)
Nardeep Khurmi LAND OF GOLD, (AT&T Untold Stories, Tribeca Film Festival), JANE THE VIRGIN (CW)
E. Ambriz deColosio BLINDSPOTTING (TV Series, Starz), BLINDSPOTTING (Feature Film, Sundance Film Festival)
Carla Lee NICE TAN (SF Sketchfest) 

Editor Jaime Sukonnik  BARBIE (Dir. by Greta Gerwig), DON’T WORRY DARLING (Dir. by Olivia Wilde)

Chief Lighting Technician  Vanessa Woo BEEF (Netflix), BLINDSPOTTING (TV Series, Starz)

Assistant Director Hilton Jamal Day  LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (Sundance Film Festival)

Makeup Dept. Head  Josie Rodriguez  PAINT, THIS IS US (NBC), 13 REASONS WHY (Netflix)

Makeshift Society