Amsterdam Ave is a new dramady web-series about two girls, one Dutch and one American, switching places to follow their dreams while living abroad.
Maya is a Dutch Surinamese girl living with her fiancé Jordi in Amsterdam. When Maya receives the news that she's invited to audition for the Manhattan Academy of Dramatic Arts, she's faced with the dilemma of settling down in Amsterdam with Jordi versus following her dreams in NYC.
Kyran is a first generation Indian American girl living in NYC. She aspires to be a DJ but feels pressured by her family's expectations to stay in her day job at a luxury fashion corporation. When she's selected to participate in a DJ competition in Amsterdam she decides to uproot her life and take a leap of faith.
Maya and Kyran end up connecting online and switching places. The girls go on their own adventures to figure out who they are and how to achieve their dreams. The series aims to explore both cities from an expat perspective, and to show what it's like to follow your dreams, take risks and move abroad.
Amsterdam Ave. is created by a strong team of female filmmakers. The series is written by the female filmmaker duo Dionne van den Berg & Pooja Tripathi, who also star in the series as Maya and Kyran. It is directed by Amanda Hanna-Mcleer, an up-and-coming director who's been on Comedy Central's Broad City post-production team for the past 5 seasons. The cinematographer is Eveline Haverlag, an established young filmmaker based in Amsterdam. Music Direction by DJ twins Coco & Breezy, who also make an appearance in the series. Dutch and American talent includes Catherine Curtin, Beau Schneider, Farrieda Smit, Michael de Roos, and Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld.