Just as one missing girl is found, another Disappears.
The Girl Deep Down Below (T.G.D.D.B) is a horror dramedy web series that follows a group of Muslim girls searching for the missing members of their Chicago community, while facing off against a supernatural threat with an almost human prejudice.
The horrors of being brown in America are made corporeal in this seven-episode series.
T.G.D.D.B is produced by the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, a project of the Voqal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers.
ANNOUNCeMENTS & PRESS
Check out hooligan mag's "Conversation with Ali Abbas, Creator of the New Supernatural Web-Series The Girl Deep Down Below"
"There is so much to unpack in this gem of a web series created by Ali Abbas. The Girl Deep Down Below uses sci-fi and fantasy tropes like time travel and witchcraft to delve into societal issues facing Muslim women, and women of color in general." - Black NERD PROBLEMs
Check out our review and coverage in The Chicago Reader
(in print May 2)
"The series has plenty of light and funny moments, but the overall tone is unnerving. It's meant to give viewers a sense of what Muslims in America feel every day."
CHICAGO CULUTRAL CENTER & MUSEUM SCREENING
Join the cast and crew of The Girl Deep Down Below at the Chicago Cultural Center for a screening of select episodes, followed by a Q&A with series writer and director Ali Abbas.
Food and drink reception begins at 5:30 pm.
Doors close and screening begins in the Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd floor north) at 6:30 pm.
JOIN US AT THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL Museum for a screening and Q&A
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
JOIN THE GIRL DEEP DOWN BELOW and the cast of NBC's CHICAGO FIRE at the CHICAGO FILMMAKERS new firehouse for the ribbon cutting on their brand new theater
Check us out at POP Sugar
"YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW..."
saturday, April 28th
Check out the wonderful write-up about our show and casting practices written by the radical folks at ColorLines
Join us at CFM's new Firehouse theater
MARCH 31st tickets available on Eventbrite March, 1.
Join T.G.D.D.B series creator Ali Abbas as he leads a workshop for "unconventional directing," followed by a viewing of T.G.D.D.B and a Q&A.
Brown and Fancy af release party
FEBRUARY 28th, tickets available through Eventbrite.
Celebrate the first season release of The Girl Deep Down Below with pizza, cupcakes, and fancy cars.
DNA INFO CHICAGO
Check out our grant announcement in DNA INFO Chicago (R.I.P)
T.G.D.D.B series creator Ali Abbas discusses the importance of Muslim representation in television, and the complete lack of informed Muslim characters.
CAST & CREW
The cast & crew of The Girl Deep Down Below is comprised entirely of women, LGBTQ people, and people of color. All costuming, sets, and talent were provided by the business owners and members of the Chicago Muslim community.
Ali Abbas is a writer living and working between New York City and Chicago. He is currently the diversity fellow for the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City and a grantee for the Chicago Filmmakers Film fund. Abbas is the series creator and director of The Girl Deep Down Below.