After raising twin boys with autism, Guzin Kurun wanted to create an element of “normalcy” around parenting of children with the condition.
And she wanted to do it through comedy.
After earning a degree in video and journalism and working as a freelancer at CNN-NY, Guzin decided to use her skills to create a scripted show, based on her and her family’s “real life” scenarios related to autism.
“‘Surprisingly Complicated’ is based on raising my twin boys with autism. … It’s a lighthearted comedy based on true experiences with autism,” said Kurun, whose sons, Adem and Eren are now 15 and attend the Richard H. Hungerford School, a special education school incorporating eight sites throughout Staten Island.
“I write it, direct it, and produce it. All episodes will be shot on Staten Island. The actors portraying my boys also have autism,” said Kurun.
The series is currently available on YouTubeVimeo and through Amazon Prime.