Job Hunters is a comedic web series filmed in Seattle, WA. In this dystopian society, it's not who you know... but how you kill.
We've recently surpassed our initial goal and have decided to try to keep going! If you're interested in helping up reach higher fundraising goals, here's what you can expect to see from us:
$14,000 - Local Donor Party hosted by Job Hunters cast and crew. We'll be throwing a special party here in Seattle for all local donors to come hang out and meet the cast and crew.
$16,000 - Season One Music Video. We'll be filming a "Do You Want To Date My Avatar" style music video to supplement the first Season of Job Hunters.
$18,000 - Out of State Donor Party at a popular convention. We'll be flying to a popular convention a little further from home to throw a donor party for our out-of-state fans.
$20,000 - Behind the Scenes Documentary. We’ll hire additional crew members to create an in depth and professional looking Behind the Scenes documentary of the filming of Season One.
What is Job Hunters?
Job Hunters is a comedic web series about roommates set in a dystopian society.
After college, people must fight in an arena from 9am-5pm daily in order to be properly placed into a career. Job Hunters focuses on one “rag-tag group” of hunters during their down time, spent in a government sanctioned safe house. Yes, there will be blood. And roommate issues.
Job Hunters is created by a group of writers, actors, and filmmakers in Seattle, WA. The core consists of:
- Kristina Horner (Producer/Writer/”Avery”): italktosnakes and All Caps. Tweet her.
- Forest Gibson (Producer/Writer/”Devon”): Know Your Meme and LaughPong. Tweet him.
- Tara Theoharis (Producer/Writer/”Tiffany”): The Geeky Hostess and Zaxy.com. Tweet her.
- Liz Leo (Producer/Writer): She was an extra in Twilight. Seriously. Tweet her.
Creating a web series of this magnitude requires a lot of costs. These include:
- Costuming: Arena jumpsuits to character-specific clothing.
- Props/Weapons: Weapons in the arena, set dressing, and more.
- Makeup/Gore: Our characters will be fighting on a daily basis. Which means a whole lot of injuries!
- Crew Costs: To create the best series possible, we’ve got to work with some great crew and camera/editing equipment. This adds up really quickly.
Anything you can give will be a huge help. Perhaps our incentives on the right can sweeten the deal?
What’s the production status?
Job Hunters is currently being written and cast. We will begin shooting in January with an air date beginning in March, 2012. The series will be available on YouTube and www.WatchJobHunters.com.How do I find out more about you?
Thank you all for your support as we make this web series!
When we've described the premise of our show to friends and people we know, many of them replied with something along the lines of, "Okay, so if you combined "The Hunger Games" with "The Real World" and added a commentary on the job scarcity and rising population conflicts we have in modern society?" To which we reply yes. "But it's a comedy."
If that opportunity becomes available, we will make announcements about it. :)
We're aiming for a 12 episode season with the individual episodes ranging from 5-8 minutes each.
Yes, yes, yes! Kickstarter is set up to accept pledges from all over the world, and all incentive prize-packs will be shipped worldwide.
That's okay! Kickstarter actually doesn't charge anyone anything until the very end of the campaign (December 22nd), and only then if we make our goal of $10,000.
Yes, you can! Once you’ve contributed, the “Back This Project” button changes to a “Manage My Pledge” button. You can click on that at any time to change the amount you want to pledge (or switch to a different prize package).
Don't fret! The party has just been announced, and all the information is on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/100289140129335
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Nov 22, 2011 - Dec 22, 2011 (30 days)
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Your name in the “Thank You” section of the Job Hunters website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Exclusive HD Digital download of the series. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Your name mentioned by a cast member in a special “Thank You” video to be posted on our site. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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DVD of the series signed by creators. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Limited Edition Job Hunters poster. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Limited Edition “Official Donor” t-shirt. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Google Hangout video chat session with creators Kristina, Forest, Tara, and Liz. (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Character on the show named after you. (+ all of the above) (Incentive only available for those who pledge this amount.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Walk-on role or we'll work with you to get your likeness in the show. (+ all of the above, except where noted.) (Travel not included. Incentive only available for those who pledge this amount.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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“The Sugar Daddy”. Special “Sugar Daddy” producer credit on the website and in the credits of the series, plus a personalized thank you video sharing how you helped us achieve our dreams. (+ all of the above, except where noted.) (Limit 1: there can only be one Sugar Daddy. Incentive only available for those who pledge this amount.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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“Executive Producer”. Executive Producer credit, plus standing VIP invitations to all Job Hunters screenings and events. (+ all of the above, except where noted.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012