In 2013, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ryan Firpo directed BET RAISE FOLD, a feature-length documentary about the rise and fall of the online poker industry. He was exposed to an eccentric subculture of former athletes and computer nerds who won and lost millions of dollars on a weekly basis playing online poker - all before their 21st birthdays. Upon completion, he began developing a scripted comedy series inspired by the bizarre characters and wild stories he experienced along the way. LUCKBOXES is a fictitious re-telling of the 'online poker story' filled with fortune, fame, humor and heart.
LUCKBOXES is being developed as a 30-minute comedy series for streaming/cable. The pilot was completed in September, 2016 (total run-time: 28 min).