I was working on a new Quibi series called Beauty as the lead filmmaker; the point of the show is to smash existing beauty standards around the world. I was guaranteed 20 weeks of work starting on January 15, 2020 plus an end bonus; everything was cancelled on March 16, 2020 due to the virus (I was paid through March 20, 2020). I went through my savings in 2019 due to bad family circumstances so I really needed this gig. In addition, my health care ended the end of March so I now have an additional $789 COBRA expense every month. I would go without health care but I suffer from extreme dry eye syndrome that requires daily eye drops called Xiidra that cost over $1,000/monthly without insurance.
I need $789 to cover one month of my COBRA payment.