What would you do if—as a friendly
get-in-shape nudge—a friend signed you up for a smooth, refreshing colonic?
you’re anything like Neil, hero of Anna McNiven’s new comedy Guru Neil, this moment of discomfort is
where all the magic starts. From this unlikely beginning, Neil embarks on the
path of New Age discovery to become Guru Neil, a modern-day holy man whose
duties range from marketing for fast food companies to leading his blog
followers on a mission to better the world’s health, spread consciousness, and
conquer anything that gets in the way of enlightened living. Not an easy task
for a 9-5 office drone with a hot wife and a mortgage to pay.
after a series of awkward, sometimes humiliating wake-up calls, Neil has the veil
lifted from his eyes, quits his job, and dedicates his life whole-heartedly to
his blog. His wife may not have complete faith in his new found spiritual
mission—especially as far as that mortgage is concerned—but his homespun wisdom
and flair for the ridiculous catches on like wildfire. Suddenly, Guru Neil’s got
a few “disciples” on his doorstep ready to change the world one juice cleanse, Ayahuasca ceremony, and conspiracy theory at a time. With these true believers
depending on him, Neil has to step up and lead his flock to Nirvana while
figuring out his own spiritual path. He may be the guru, but he’s still pretty
much winging it.
the way, Guru Neil touches on some of
today’s hot-button topics: spirituality, marriage equality, health and holistic
healing, conspiracy theories, and all of the little battles everyone faces
while seeking out an authentic, fulfilling life. Guru Neil is the
brainchild of AnnaMcNiven, an Australian actress, writer and
director living in Los Angeles.Anna
conceived the idea in her home country in 2013, before moving to LA, where she
got straight to casting, directing and producing the series. Helping her bring Guru Neil to life are brothers Antonio
and Karl White of Glendale production house Oak House Pictures, who have
previously worked with clients such as Snoop Dogg, BET Television, and MTV.
Rosinsky plays Neil with a dedication and energy that will have you rolling in
your seat. McNiven co-stars in a hilarious role as the receptionist at the Colonic
Center, while Sarah Randall Hunt has a spectacular turn as Neil’s wife. The
rest of the series is just as packed with memorable characters, including dreaded Acupuncturist Dr Chong (Chayce Lee), and Justin Andrews and Ryan Dietz as the
friendly gay couple next-door.
series is currently in production and slated for release by mid-2015.
your popcorn ready, align your chakras, and look out for Guru Neil premiering next year.