9-1-1, Buck Actually (Season 2, Ep. 8)

Varda Bar-Kar
Executive Producers
Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodhall
Ryan Murphy's Director Mentorship Program

Varda was selected to participate in Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation Director Mentorship Program. Varda shadowed director Brad Buecker and Gwyneth Horder-Payton on the hit FOX TV show, 9-1-1, then directed, “Buck, Actually”. This was an enormous production shot mostly on location with 30+ speaking roles and multiple storylines exploring themes of love including a woman who shuts down a freeway in order to get her husbands attention, a mini-mart robbery, the life story of a gay couple who met during the LGBTQ rights protests in San Francisco, and a bride and groom’s almost fatal car crash. The episode drew over 5 million viewers.