Web Series About Fictional Professor Launched

“Lucky Jay,” a series of short comedic dramas about a fictional college professor, has been launched online. The web series was featured in the recent ExpressionsLucky Jay Poster4, the School of Communications annual report and magazine.


The “webisodes” range from 8-18 minutes in length and tell the story of a young film professor whose carousing gets him in trouble during his tenure semester.

John Philbin, Associate Professor of Film and Video Production, wrote the scripts for the series as a sabbatical project. The scripts became the subject of the Summer Film Project in 2014, the results of which are now available online.

“This is GVSU’s 20th Annual Summer Film Project, which brings together students, faculty and industry professionals who collaborate on the production of a film,” said Philbin.  “We usually do short films, once did a feature-length film, but this is our first web series.”

The first episode was posted May 1, with the remaining episodes of season one launched each day until May 7. People can watch each day as they are posted or binge watch the full series any time after May 7.

Philbin, who stresses the story is not at all auto-biographical, hopes people get a few laughs and get hooked on the series enough to share it.