An independently produced Pilot episode of the sitcom "Delusional Donovan." Campy, irreverent, and dark.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Our team is in the midst of producing the pilot episode of "Delusional Donovan," a dysfunctional family sitcom with a surreal twist. It's being made on spec as an opportunity to show off the best, most professional work our hardworking production team is capable of. Once done, the plan is to sell the series to a network that needs cheap, snappy content.
Created by some of the minds behind Portland's irreverent drag troupe Sissyboy, "Delusional Donovan," is an extension of the same explosive dark humor, but more refined, polished, and marketable. Check out the FAQs for more specifics about the show.
Funds raised over Kickstarter would account for approximately a quarter of our overall budget. Our departments have made very little money go astoundingly far, and the costs that start adding up are simple things like feeding people, gassing up our production vehicles, and bribing people whose homes we've taken over with flowers and candy.
The first two episodes are fully scripted. Outlines are written for ten more episodes for a 12-episode first season.
Executive Producer & Writer Mark Zebra Thomas; Producer and Writer John Camacho; Director Devan McGrath; Production Manager Allison May; Director of Photography Josh Kletzkin; Production Designer Eric Sellers; Gaffer Travis Madden; First Assistant Camera Zach Kertesz; Editor Mike Justice; Composer Theo Wilson... just to name a few of our army of awesome crew.
Lee Kyle, Amber Martin, Danny Fishback, Angie Collins, Angela Fair, James Peck, and Dylan Hall as Donovan.
There's a lot of crap on TV these days -- and with any luck, we'll be a part of it. Networks are in need of content, and we want to sell it to them, ready-made and with a bow on it. We've got our eyes set on anyone we can get a meeting with. If not that, we hope someone will want to give us the funding to produce the show as a webseries.
8-year-old Donovan Summers has witnessed a tragedy so shocking that his mind has taken him into the safety of a beautiful imaginary world. The only thing stranger than his colorful delusions may be the real world around him. His seductress mother Splendora uses every trick in the book to keep the outside world catering to her son's surreal fantasies. With the aid of his stoner neighbors, Tilda and Eddie, Donovan's two worlds merge in strange and surprising ways.
After begging his mom for a new kitten, Donovan finds the perfect pet pussy in the park; an actor from the musical "Cats on Thin Ice." He is persuaded by the alluring Splendora to stay for a night as her son's pet, but soon finds out it isn't just Donovan who's not ready to let the cat out of the bag.
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