Pilot X lets you be the producers, film crew, actors AND audience members - all at once! Join us, on a NYC sound stage -- Nov 19!
To reserve seats to the PILOT X PREMIERE, make a pledge using the 'BACK THIS PROJECT' button to the right of the video. Please read the pledge level descriptions for details (The following pledge levels reserve seats: Crowds, Promoters, Costume Designers, Writers, Associate Producers, Executive Producers, Creators).
The Premiere will be held November 19th at Cine Magic SOHO Studios (210 Elizabeth St, NYC).
The Pilot X cast now includes Darren Capozzi!
QUESTIONS? Send us a message or refer to the FAQ's at the bottom of this page.
Set on a fully functional studio sound stage in the heart of New York City, Pilot X is a live event where the studio audience plays all the roles - producers, cast, and crew. The result? A TV show that you create and film! It's your chance to participate in live, real-time TV production, with all of its surprises and comedic moments.
With your support and participation, we will hold an invite-only premiere weekend for Pilot X on November 19th at Cine Magic SOHO Studios, in Manhattan. The premieres will be adults only (21+).
The Audience at Work
Like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, Pilot X puts the audience in the driver's seat.
Throughout the course of the evening, the audience will use their mobile devices to steer and sway what happens on stage. Bring your iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, iPad, or iPod Touch - whatever it is that you can't put down! We'll hook you into our wifi network, and the adventure will begin...
And for those who are willing to forsake their seats and brave the stage, there's plenty of other ways to make an impact. Willing audience members will also be tapped to serve as cast and crew. In short: this TV show will be your creation!
What's your vision? Do you want to hold the camera, or step up and see your name in lights? Maybe you like to play dress up - could costume designer be your destiny? Or are you the executive producer type - holding the megaphone, calling the shots? Whatever role you play, Pilot X is a fast-paced thrill ride through the world of television production.
Here's the best part: you don't need to know a thing about television production to participate! Leave the nitty gritty to us - the focus of you, as the audience, will be on having fun.
"QUIET ON THE SET!"
Pilot X will make its first run in Manhattan, at Cine Magic SOHO Studios, on Saturday, November 19th, at 2pm and 8pm. We need your help to deliver a top-quality television production experience for the 100+ 'producers, cast & crew' who will participate in each show. This premiere weekend will generate excitement for Pilot X, and -- hopefully! -- lead to a longer run.
Your involvement will allow us to debut with: An authentic setting -- access to one of the best and largest film stages in Manhattan; groundbreaking technical delivery -- the latest in audience-interaction response systems, along with real-time video editing, HD cameras and projectors; great looking scenes -- a wide assortment of fun stage sets, props, and costumes to accomodate your wit and whimsy; and a fun-loving audience -- because YOU, our kickstarter funders, will be in the premiere crowd! (see pledge levels for details)
The shows will be held at Cine Magic SOHO Studios on Saturday November 19th at 2pm, and 8pm. The address of Cine Magic Stages SOHO is 210 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan. We'll hold a 'wrap party' later that evening (location tbd). If we exceed our target funding, we'll add additional shows on Sunday, November 20th.. so stay tuned.
Invitations to PIlot X shows during the premiere weekend will be paperless and transferable. So, if you cannot join us that weekend for any reason, you can gift your invite to another.
Details, Details, Details
"CAMERA 2, TIGHTEN UP!"
We don't want to ruin the surprise... but here's what we can tell you:
The audience of 100-150 at Cine Magic Studios will all be seated, encircling the film set. All audience members will use their handheld/web-enabled devices to respond to live questions, determining the show's content. Then, 20 volunteer participants will be selected to try out or audition for the "live parts" of cast and & crew for the pilot episode. (Don't worry: you can tell us in advance if you don't want an onstage part!)
Participants will then be whisked through nine steps: 1. Getting to know each other; 2. Deciding the type of show you want to create; 3. Selecting your crew, including Assistant Director, Production Assistants, Camera, Costume, and Sound; 4. Auditioning your Lead and Supporting Actors; 5. Finalizing scripts, stage setup, and product placement; 6. Rehearsing the scene; 7. Making pre-shoot adjustments; 8. Filming your scene; and, 9. Watching your creation in all its edited glory! (Note: we will provide online access to your video creations so you can share with friends and family!)
"THAT'S A WRAP FOLKS!"
Do you like to laugh? Have you ever dvr'd a television show, voted in an online poll, played Charades, read a choose-your-own-adventure story, sung karaoke, rocked out on Guitar Hero, tried to beatbox, or dressed up for Halloween after the age of 12? Then Pilot X is for you!
We can't wait to see what you decide to do at Pilot X in November!
You reserve a seat by pledging support. Pledge $55 to reserve a single seat at the premiere, $100 to reserve two seats. You can reserve more than two seats for an additional $50 per seat (Please see the 'Costume Designers' and 'Writers' Pledge Levels for further details)
WE ALSO HAVE 2 SPECIAL PROMOTIONS:
CROWDS - If your group is 6 or more people, the 'Crowds' Pledge Level allows you to reserve seats to the premiere for $30 apiece
PROMOTERS - If you tell 20 fun-loving friends about the premiere in an email, you can reserve a seat for only $20! See 'Promoters' Pledge Level for details.
We will be in touch within the first week of November to ask which show you would like to attend (once Kickstarter funding has ended). We hope to accomodate everyone's preference. If necessary, priority will be given in the order in which you reserved your seats.
That's fine! In the beginning of the show, we have a discreet way for people to identify whether they are are willing to participate onstage. Only those who say yes will be selected.
It will help us build Kickstarter momentum early!
You will receive behind-the-scenes updates as we prepare for Nov 19th!
We're planning a little something special for those who reserve the first 150 seats! (which we can't reveal....)
You will save us some heartburn nearer to the Oct 31 deadline!
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Sep 21, 2011 - Nov 1, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
(NEW! 'CROWDS' REWARD FOR $30 PER PERSON!) RECEIVE OFFICIAL INVITES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PREMIERE FOR ONLY $30 APIECE, WHEN YOU COME IN A GROUP OF 6 OR MORE! (Note: Pledge $180 for 6 official invites, $210 for 7 invites, $240 for 8 invites, and so on).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $1 or more
(NEW! 'PROMOTERS' REWARD FOR $20!) RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL INVITE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PREMIERE FOR ONLY $20 WHEN YOU SEND AN EMAIL TO 20 OR MORE OF YOUR FUN-LOVING FRIENDS - SHARING A LINK TO OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE AND WELCOMING THEM TO JOIN YOU! (Simply cc or bcc firstname.lastname@example.org on your email. We won't request to view, count, or collect the email addresses of your friends - we trust you).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $5 or more
EXTRAS are rewarded with a thank you in the credits, and your name proudly displayed on our facebook page!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
CAMERA OPERATORS are rewarded with the above, PLUS your very own Pilot X promotional postcard, signed by the show's creators!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $55 or more
COSTUME DESIGNERS are rewarded with the above, PLUS an official invite to participate in a Pilot X premiere show Nov 19th or 20th 2011! Join us for our invitation-only first run! -------------------------------------------------------------------- (Notes: The first 300 invitees will have priority for the 2pm and 8pm shows on Saturday, November 19th. Premiere weekend invites will be paperless and transferable, should you be unable to attend or want to gift your invite)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
WRITERS are rewarded with the above, PLUS a second invite to a participate in a Pilot X premiere show November 19th or 20th, 2011 (a total of 2 invites), and a signed copy of the script performed your show! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Note: WRITERS will also be rewarded an additional invite to participate in a Pilot X premiere show for each additional $50 pledged.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $200 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS are rewarded with the above, PLUS 2 passes to the Pilot X premiere 'wrap party' to be held late night Saturday, Nov 19 2011!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $400 or more
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS are rewarded with the above, PLUS two additional invites participate in a Pilot X premiere show November 19th or 20th 2011 and 'the wrap party' (total of 4 invites and 4 passes) , and you play an important role in the pre-show development of Pilot X! The experience involves multiple stage sets, and you will decide two of the sets created for the premieres! We will provide a web link for you to give your input.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $800 or more
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CREATORS are rewarded with our exclusive All-Access Package. It includes everything above, PLUS a special invitation to arrive early for a behind the scenes tour of the sound stage, dressing rooms, production room and stage (for all four participants). Access to your very own I.F.B. (You know, those ear pieces that makes you look like a secret service agent - you or a member of your group will wear one!). You’ll be able to listen in to the action as the production team guides our camera operators throughout the show!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011