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‘Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story’ Wins Big at 2022 Indie Series Awards

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 9, 2022

Photo courtesy of ‘Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story’

The popular audio drama “Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story” took home a big prize at the 2022 Indie Series Awards, which took place on Thursday, April 7 at the Colony Theater in Burbank, Calif.

“Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story” is a love story set in Al Capone’s Chicago. It is inspired by the true story of Louise Rolfe and Jack McGurn. Both were involved in the famous trial after the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929.

The story is set in the Prohobitin Beer Wars in 1920s Chicago, where Lisa Kudrow (alumnus of “Friends”) plays Louise Rolfe, the “Blonde Alibi” who gets Jack (Leigh Joel Scott) acquitted of the massacre of the Valentine (1929), which he directed.

It is based on a story by John Watson and the original music was composed by David Myles Lewis. It was later produced by Yeon Jin Lee and Mehmet Gungoren, with sound supervised by Audrey Gu and Cabba Cai.

Audio dramas have seen a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story” received two 2022 Indie Series Awards.

It won the coveted “Best Audio Fiction Series” award and lead actor Leigh Joel Scott took home the “Best Actor – Audio Fiction” award.

Additionally, Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) was nominated for “Best Actress – Audio Fiction” for playing Lou, and the series also earned nominations for “Best Ensemble – Audio Fiction”.

For a full list of this year’s winners, check out the Indie Series Awards website.

To find out more about “Jack and Lou: A Gangster Love Story”, visit its official website and discover the episodes on Spotify. Follow the audio drama on Instagram and Twitter.