About Us


LOCAL FRIENDS is a creative endeavor created by Benjamin Piascik, Ivan Carlson, and Ryan McCarthy in 2015, with the goal of producing original content across a variety of platforms. From Spring 2016 – 2017, Local Friends created their first major piece – a comedic television pilot, BuyTown, featuring the employees of a small Connecticut grocery store. Local Friends continues to create smaller content regularly, while also working on several major concepts, including a feature-length film concerning the tobacco industry’s attempts to prevent the legalization of marijuana across the United States titled Through the Eyes of an Owl.