Title: Series Premiere: “First Days Suck”
Story: Tom Kellerman’s first day as a teacher at Be Yes is one he’d like to forget. However, when an attractive new teacher arrives at the school six months later, he has a bad case of deja vu.
Looking to leave Kansas for a change of pace and to explore life, Tom Kellerman makes the same move as thousands of others, and travels abroad to teach English in Japan. Once there, he signs a one-year contract at the Be Yes! School of English. As an inexperienced teacher, the job of teaching English as a second language to his students is an arduous one, compounded by his love life and the struggling eikawa. Tom wants to provide quality lessons to his students, but in the end it may be the school that provides lessons in life for him.
English Teachers is the first of its kind: a humorous and insightful episodic web series based in Japan. This is a show that will strike a chord not only with the thousands of foreign teachers who live and work abroad, but also with anyone who is interested in what life can be like as an EFL-instructing expat.
Created/Directed by Anthony Gilmore
Produced/Edited by Ryan Seale
Production Design by David Mazzucchi
Written by Ryan Smith, Brandon Kennison, Cameron Smith and Kelly Quinn
Cinematography by Yoshinobu Hayano