Inspired by true events, Sitting in Bars with Cake follows best friends Jane (Yara Shahidi) and Corinne (Odessa A’zion) navigating life in Los Angeles in their twenties. Corinne, the ultimate extrovert, convinces her shy-but-extremely-talented home baker best friend Jane to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars with the goal of meeting people and developing confidence – also known as “cakebarring.” During their year of “cakebarring,” Corinne receives a life-altering diagnosis, and the pair face a challenge unlike anything they’ve experienced before.
Sitting in Bars with Cake isn’t only a madcap joyride through some of L.A.’s most colorful watering holes, it’s a moving celebration of female friendship, forging identity, and finding joy in the most unexpected places.
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Producers are Susan Cartsonis (What Women Want, Where the Heart Is), Suzanne Farwell (The Intern, Carrie Pilby), Brent Emery (The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Road Within) and Nick Moceri (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, Strange Negotiations), with Yara Shahidi and Teri Simpson serving as executive producers and Clément Bauer (True Spirit, Audrey’s Children) as co-producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Matthew Clark (“30 Rock,” Set It Up), production designer Tracy Dishman (Black Bear, Other People), costume designer Ciara Whaley (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), editor Lauren Connelly (“Gaslit,” “Masters of Sex”) and culinary producer/food stylist Megan Potthoff (“MasterChef”).
Starring: Yara Shahidi, Odessa A’zion, with Ron Livingston, Bette Midler, and Martha Kelly
Directed By Trish Sie
Produced By Susan Cartsonis, p.g.a., Brent Emery, p.g.a., Suzanne Farwell, p.g.a., Nick Moceri, p.g.a.
Executive Produced By Yara Shahidi, Janet Knutsen, Teri Simpson