- Jasmine Simpkins
‘Send Help’ Creators Proud To Showcase Haitian Americans On TV
Fresh-off starring in the popular HBO dramedy Insecure, Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo are serving up their own coming-of-age series with Send Help.
The dark comedy follows a first-generation Haitian American young man struggling to overcome the challenges of “making it” in Hollywood, whilst coming to terms with a recent family tragedy.
Elie and Gauyo told HipHollywood exclusively the show was a labor of love, not only because it highlights their personal experiences living in L.A. but also their Haitian heritage — something rarely seen on TV.
“This is probably the first of it’s kind series where we get to amplify Haitian American voices on television,” said Elie. “Usually they come in as bit parts of bit characters or side characters that we don’t really get to explore. In this series we get to do that.”