An original comedy and music show for teens and young adults that teaches crew and actors all aspects of film production.
What is WormCity TV?
WormCity is a funny, irreverent comedy show for teens and young adults that features original humor and music. The cast consists of eight teenage actors and a group of featured players of diverse ethnic backgrounds. In addition to acting, the kids participate in script writing, working on the crew and all aspects of television production.
For Television Broadcast:
If you happen to live in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut or New York City, be sure to tune in for an episode of WormCity TV. You won't want to miss it. WormCity TV is guaranteed to put a smile on your face for at least a half hour...maybe even longer.
The show’s home on the web is www.wormcitytv.com. There you can meet the cast, view the pilot episode and video clips, download the theme song and other show music, contact the creators, learn how you can sponsor the program, apply for a position as part of the cast or crew and get an in-depth look at this new and entertaining broadcast venture called WormCity TV.
How kids benefit
Beyond the pure entertainment value of the program, WormCity TV brings a wealth of value to the community by providing an opportunity for young people to become involved with the broadcast industry on many levels, by producing clean, wholesome entertainment that has broad appeal to the target age group, and by showcasing local artists that otherwise wouldn't have a mass media venue.
The cast of kids and extras (aged 13-18) are learning acting, scripting, audio, lighting, set design and teamwork and so far have created over 32 short films and comedy sketches.
As this show is growing, so is the need for larger and more sophisticated (and more frequently used) studio space and time. The majority of funding for WormCity TV comes from the generous donations of its viewing audience and sponsorship from local art councils. We invite you to become involved as well.
The idea for WormCity TV was formed last year as an evolution of the successful children's program, The Wacky Factory, seen on cable access stations across New England and on the Youth Channel in NYC. The intent was to appeal to an older, teenage audience, but still maintain the "wacky" nature of its predecessor. Stir in live performances by local bands, engaging interviews with special guests, short films and satirical skits that poke fun at anything and everything, and you have a solid recipe for entertainment.
The creators of the WormCity TV show have just announced the release of episode #3!
This third episode contains an off the wall rendition of a classical music piece performed by a human xylophone being conducted by a slap happy maestro, a contest to determine the greatest chef of the Western Hemisphere, three misfit Delta Force members who can’t fight their way out of a bad situation, and an amphibian telemarketer trying to sell condo shares in a fetid swamp. The show is geared to older teens and young adults and contains original comedy skits, animated features, and young musicians performing their own material. It is a hip, irreverent approach to the every day world we live in with a cast of talented teenagers supplemented by a diverse field of featured players.
Where Does the Money Go?
There are many expenses involved with producing an episode of WormCity TV. To name a few... Transportation, Studio Space, Location Rentals, Props, Makeup, Lighting/Equipment, Recording Studio Time, Website Maintenance, Editing and Post Production.
"Producing a 30-minute television show is both demanding and rewarding," says Eric Glass - producer of WormCity TV. "All the pieces have to be in place - scripting, equipment, personnel, and especially the vibe - but when it all comes together as it has with WormCity TV, the satisfaction of knowing we will entertain, educate, and keep the audience in stitches makes all our effort worthwhile."
The end result is the money goes to help educate young people in the art of television and film production.
Development of Future Episodes
We’re starting production on episode #4 and have future episodes planned out and ready with a goal is to produce an episode every month.
Project starts on November 1st, 2012 and we shoot 6 episodes to complete on April 30th, 2013.
We are offering many tiers of reward compensation for your support. Rewards will be delivered in the month of November, 2012.
For additional information contact:
Eric Glass, Producer
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Some of the bigger challenges are:
1. Securing locations for shoots.
2. Booking studio time.
3. Coordinating parents and kid's already busy schedules for shoots.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 1, 2012.
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For a $5 donation you will have our gratitude and the knowledge that you are contributing to a worthy cause: The educating of young people in the art of Television and Film production.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $10 donation we will list your name on our Facebook page as a supporter of WormCity.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $25 donation we will send you a postcard signed by both the creator and the director of WormCity.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $50 donation we will send you a cast signed personalized thank you card.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $100 donation we will give you a credit as a supporter at the end of an episode of WormCity.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $150 donation we send you a DVD of an episode of WormCity signed by the cast.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $250 donation you will receive a DVD of an episode of WormCity signed by the cast and a personalized hand written thank you note from the creator of WormCity, Eric Glass.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $500 donation you will be credited as an “Executive Producer” on an episode of WormCity.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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For a $5,000 (or more) donation you will get a featured role in an episode of WormCity for you or your child. Travel expenses not included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012