Filmmaker, Memoirist

A new web series




PROJECT Selected into 2017-2018 Incubator Lab | FILM INDEPENDENT

This fish-out-of-water dramedy chronicles the semi-autobiographical tale of creator-writer Zoë Smurr’s experiences living in the infamous Cloyne Court Hotel and Casino, historic landmark turned student co-op, while attending UC Berkeley.

Series Premise
After her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a straitlaced college transfer comes of age in the wild chaos of a legendary student commune.

Pilot Logline
Iris's identity wavers when she volunteers as “virgin sacrifice” for her co-op’s black mass party and her “Friend of Christian Camp Past” witnesses.

co-opted Variety Show & Fundraiser

Inspired by Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity, filmmaker Zoë Smurr is throwing a variety show featuring musician Julian Borrego, Lady Bits Improv Troupe, and few stand-up friends for a night of comedy, music and fun to raise awareness about Alzheimer's with the millennial crowd! 

Date: Monday, June 11
Time: 7-9:30pm
Place: El Cid Sunset (Los Angeles, CA)

This event is also a launch party for the  crowdfunding campaign of Zoë's upcoming semi-autobiographical web series Co-opted, about a straitlaced college transfer who comes of age in the wild chaos of a legendary student commune after her father's crushing Alzheimer’s diagnosis. 

20% of the proceeds of this event will be donated to Hilarity for Charity, through which monies raised are directed to help families struggling with Alzheimer’s care, increase support groups nationwide, and fund cutting edge research. The rest will go towards the making of the pilot episode of Co-opted, a web series supported by Film Independent that's aimed at getting #millennials engaged in a conversation about young adult caregiving and #Alzheimers with irreverence and humor.

Zoë dedicates these efforts to her father, John Smurr, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2007.


While you wait ... here's a little playlist of inspiration for the series! (You're welcome.)