Indie the TV Show is a series about an indie rock band trying to make it big, all while being followed by amateur documentarians.
Indie the TV Show is a project about a band struggling to get into the indie rock scene, trying to get signed, all while being filmed by a group of rookie documentarians. More than just a show about a band however, Indie's first season is about two very different men who are drawn together by their mutual love of music and will to follow their dreams.
Lowell, the front man, is a singer/songwriter struggling to get by while pursuing his art. Socially anxious, he is deadly serious about his music, and while many underestimate him due to his lackadaisical attitude toward living in modern society, he becomes a powerhouse when writing and recording music. His main problem is that he's never quite found the right band to back up his tunes, until he finds out that his friend Roland may have some interest in producing his current band mates.
Roland is a middle child in a family of legal professionals, whose legacy in regards to law is set in stone. Raised alongside his brothers to follow their father's dreams of them all becoming lawyers, Roland struggles with deciding whether to do what his family has done for generations, or to forge his own path and follow his gut instincts to pursue music and abandon a profession and lifestyle that the modern economic climate have made less fruitful than ever.
Indie's a show about characters. Think Entourage meets Behind the Music. We'll be exploring the music industry from the perspective of our musicians, desperate to break into the business in the modern age, showcasing both digital marketing and distribution as well as promotion and just about everything a young musician would ever want to know about breaking into the scene.
Our Kickstarter project is a request for the funding for an eight episode season, with episodes at sitcom length. We need money for video and audio equipment, software, set design, band equipment and to help cover the locations we want to film in. It takes a lot to make a show like this, and frankly we need a lot of help. Alongside you we can deliver the type of production value that will send Indie up to the next level.
We also plan to use our program to promote local artists, bringing you original music, and showcasing local venues.
Alongside our first season we will be releasing an EP of the band's music, and after the season's release we will present their full album. It is an ambitious project, one that ties in both film and music, but we are fully underway right now. We just need a bit of help to put some real polish on it, and that's where you come in. Please peruse our rewards, and if you see something you like, donate some money, and get something in return for your generosity.
Below you can find an example of our demo episode, made with zero budget. With your help, we want to make future episodes truly shine. Since filming, we've been getting lean, mean, perfecting our craft, and making connections. Now we just need you. Be there. You're going to love it.
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 June 30, 2012.
May 31, 2012 - Jun 30, 2012 (30 days)
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A vote on one of four choices for the Band's name buy more for more votes!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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An advanced download of the band's debut EP, and a vote on the band's name!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of the band's first EP as well as a vote on the band's name. Chad's starting to think you're pretty cool.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Free download of the first season ahead of public release, as well as a vote on the band's name. Roland thinks you're making a wise investment.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A copy of the first season DVD and a vote on the band name. Josh thinks you're a great help in fighting the power.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A copy of the first season DVD, a copy of the band's first EP, and a vote on the name. Lowell's actually starting to think you're pretty awesome.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Josh and Chad think you're crushing it. They're going to make a YouTube promo singing your praises.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You've won Lowell's heart. He's going to write a song about you. You can put it on Facebook, or whatever you kids do these days.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Executive Producer's credit on the first season. You don't get to vote on the band name, and let's face it, with this sort of dough, that just ain't your game.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012