Known as an actor on MTV’s Hey Girl, Community, and How I Met Your Mother, and as a performer for Upright Citizens Brigade, Wendy McColm’s diverse talents are on full display in her range of online short form work, written, directed by, and starring herself. While she cites inspirations like Paul Thomas Anderson, Godard, and Woody Allen, McColm's surrealist, darkly comic sensibility seems so much her own that it's no surprise the primary source of material for her short films is herself. Originally putting her early work online blindly as the only outlet available to a developing filmmaker, McColm eventually found the web to be a great space for connecting with like minds and developing into a stronger storyteller. McColm is currently writing her first feature, THE FILM OF JAMES AND MAE, which she aims to shoot in 2014 and describes as more personal and darker than her previous work. With a distinctive style that melds quirky humor, feminine sensibility, and just a pinch of strangeness, all wrapped up in an of-the-moment indie patina, this multi-hyphenate writer-director-performer’s funny and delightful persona jumps out of her surprising and always entertaining pieces.