The Postponed Project combines elements of comedy, documentary, and crowdsourcing to tell a larger, generational story.
Who is Future House Pictures?
My name is Chris Correa and I founded Future House Pictures in 2010 — my senior year of college. At Future House Pictures, my team and I know that there's one way to the top — hard work and perseverance in the face of adversity. The stories we tell are comedic in form, but our comedy comes from a place of honesty and authenticity. They are stories true to our own narratives, our generation's narratives, and are relatable to anyone with a funny bone.
Postponed- The Web Series
Ten months ago my good friend Robby Hardesty and I found ourselves out of school and stuck. He was taking time off from his studies and living in Seattle, working as a barista. I had just graduated, and was spending the money I was making from my unchallenging nine to five on material comforts — clothes, video games, and beer. Robby bought a barely working van, which he planned on living out of in order to avoid paying room and board when he returned to school in the Fall.
Robby's misadventures struck a chord. I began writing a web series that followed two recent college grads that were broke, unemployed, and homeless. Their fix? Pose as college students while living in a van in the parking lot on their old campus.
The show takes a decidedly satirical look at the "Postponed Generation" — a generation of college graduates that have put off their ambitions to pay the fast approaching bills. We at Future House are a part of this generation and feel that we are in a prime position to tell this story, as we are living through it ourselves.
Though we were able to produce the first season on our own dime, we believe that the only way the series can flourish — the only way we can continue telling this story that needs to be told — is with your help. We have big plans for a higher-value production, which will allow for cleaner picture and sound, better lighting, a more consistent work flow, and better production design. A chunk of the money raised in this KickStarter will go toward a new camera, a lighting kit, hard drives, storage media, and audio equipment.
You can check out the seven episode first season here:
The Postponed Project- The Bigger Picture
We are not telling a small story; this is a story that an entire generation has a stake in. We believe that the fictional narrative of "Postponed" The Web Series is only one part of a larger, three tiered story. The Internet allows for new storytelling techniques that are only just beginning to be explored. We have the opportunity to take advantage of these strengths, to tell an even richer story that utilizes the interactivity and community-building possibilities of the Internet. In the new media movement, we want to be pioneers!
This entire story will be housed on our new and improved site, which you will help us complete. The site will allow intuitive and seemless access to all three parts of this greater "Postponed" story.
The second tier of the project tells our personal stories, which we currently cover on our tumblr "Unpostponed." This thread follows the team and I as we strive to achieve our goals while finding work in our field. On our new site, this thread will be updated daily with behind-the-scenes video blogs, pictures, editorials, and interviews with the crew about how they are balancing the pursuit of their dream with their day jobs, and more. You can check out what we've done with this story thread thus far:
The third and final tier of this story is YOUR story, a story we plan on telling through content that YOU submit. We want to know what you're doing, what you're thinking, and what you have to say. Every week we'll look through your submissions and post your videos, prose, poems, rants, and pictures to our site, giving OUR community a glimpse into everyone's "Postponed" experience. We want to tell a full story, not just one slant.
With our site and this story, we want to lend voice to a community and a generation that has been covered by several individuals, but has not had a place to tell their own story with their own voice. Let's tell our story together.
Every donation will go a long way toward making this entire project possible.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $14,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 6, 2012.
Aug 19, 2012 - Sep 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A special signed thank you card from Robby and Chris + Listed on the Backers tab of our siteEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A special signed thank you from Robby and Chris + Access to our BETA site -- the ability to submit and view subscriber content early and BE A PART OF THE CREATION OF OUR NEW SITEEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $15 or more
All of the above + A bound and signed copy of Postponed Season 1 scripts (including scenes that never made the season)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A signed thank you + Postponed Season 1 DVD with behind-the-scenes bonus featuresEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above + Postponed Soundtrack signed by Graham BrowneEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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0 backers Limited (15 of 15 left)
All of the above + Four Signed Character Posters and One Series Poster of PostponedEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above + Postponed Season 2 DVD with behind-the-scenes bonus featuresEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $150 or more
0 backers Limited (15 of 15 left)
All of the above + A signed prop from the set of Postponed!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $200 or more
All of the above + Bound and signed copy of Postponed Season 2 scripts + Future House Pictures shoots an "Unpostponed" interview with you about your post college triumphs and struggles, which will be featured on our site! (Limited to NYC residents)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above + A full tutorial with the crew of Future House Pictures on how to start your own web series. Will be conducted over Skype -- includes tutorials on how to use Final Cut Pro 7, how to write a screenplay, equipment suggestions, and notes from the crew on your first episode.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above + Postponed Backpack with The Postponed Project T-Shirt, Hat, and Stickers insideEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
All of the above + Future House Pictures will help you shoot, edit, and coordinate the first episode of your web show * ONLY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE IN NYC *Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
All of the above + We fly you out to NYC to be a part of our Season 2 finale shoot and celebrate at the wrap party! Also, the tutorial will be conducted in person at our office.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012