Jean Elie Dives Into 'Send Help'
On Aug. 11, Send Help debuts on AllBlk, bringing to the AMC Network streaming service for Black television and film an all-new show from actor Jean Elie (Insecure, Colin in Black and White) and writer Mike Gauyo (Insecure, Ginny & Georgia).
Send Help dives into the life of Fritz Jean-Baptiste (Elie), a first-generation Hatian-American who just landed a starring role on a hit TV show. He feels on top of the world. That is until he gets the news that his show has been canceled. As Fritz works to conquer Hollywood (and a bit of imposter syndrome), he also must navigate his family’s recent tragedy and life’s other numerous obstacles.
Ahead of the series premiere, Elie spoke with LA Confidential about bringing his labor of love to life for TV and how his early-years L.A. home in Van Nuys evolved into his production company, Bassett House Pictures.