Two friends travel to 1774 and team up with George Washington to chop down a mutated cherry tree that is raising the dead!
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WHAT IS EVERYWHEN?
Everywhen is only the greatest Television series never made!
Over the course of the last two years, while visiting the gym, my dad Les Fenczik and I would frequently discuss the decline of television and what we thought would make truly great television. As time passed, our trips to the gym became more production meetings than workouts. Together we developed the story of Everywhen and continued to build on it, crafting new adventures, building story arches and bringing characters to life. Eventually we had enough material thought out for the entire first and second seasons.
Finally, I decided I was tired of simply imagining this show, it needed to be made!
THE HISTORY OF EVERYWHEN
Everywhen follows the adventures of Ray Banting. Well, not just Ray, there’s also his best bud, Wes Pratt and his dead grandfather and together they have some amazing, truly epic adventures together. Wait. It’s not what you’re thinking. This isn’t like “Weekend at Bernie’s”, where they drag their dead gramps around with them. I mean he was dead when they first met him but not later. OK, maybe I’d better back up a bit.
You see, Ray and Wes have known each other since grade school. Ray moved with his mom to New York after his dad died, that’s where he met Wes, at the age of seven. Since then, Wes hasn’t really changed much, except now he shaves, occasionally. He’s a handsome, likable guy, and although his lack of basic social skills and general ignorance on most topics can annoy the hell out of people at times, he’s still a lot of fun to be around. He’s pretty lucky with the ladies too. That is, if you consider a few dates and then having your tires slashed by an enraged, beautiful woman, lucky. Since high school he’s just jumped around from one dead end job (and girlfriend) to another. I guess you could say he’s a jack-off all trades.
Ray, he went to college, NYU, for three entire years. In that time he changed majors three times… first history, then biology, then philosophy, but none of them really held his interest. He found the professors dull, the curricula dry and unchallenging, so he dropped out. Shortly after that his mom died, that really hurt. So now it’s just him and Wes against the world.
They decided to move to California and strike it rich designing video games or acting, or directing. OK, the plan was pretty vague but Wes had a cousin who offered him a job with his pool cleaning company, so they packed up their meager possessions and hit the road. Wes cleaned pools and Ray got a temporary job delivering pizza... that was three years ago.
That’s where Ray’s dead grandfather comes in.
OUR STORY BEGINS
You see, Ray’s grandfather, Gordon Banting, is a brilliant inventor, or was. It all started when Ray got a letter informing him that Gordon had died and that he was mentioned in Gordon’s will. Ray had never actually met the guy, so he was shocked and somewhat annoyed; I mean, he never even sent Ray a birthday card or anything his whole life, but Ray went with Wes anyway. Imagine their surprise (not to mention that of their relatives) to learn that Gordon had left everything to Wes and Ray; two guys he’d never even met. Everything. And Gramps was loaded. I mean, he was so loaded God owed him money. Included in their inheritance, was Gordon’s mansion. Upon moving into their new, gigantic home, they found a photo album.
However this photo album had some rather upsetting contents. It had the typical things; lots of old photos of Gordon in his youth, but further in, they found a photo of Gordon, at about forty years of age, with his arms around them. They are all smiling. They’re covered in dirt and their closes are torn. What the hell? Gordon was ninety when he died.
Things were getting very strange.
They also found a video of Gordon that he had made for them. In the video, Gordon told them about his secret laboratory in the basement of the house and his greatest invention, which he called simply: The Machine.
As it turns out, The Machine, using a mysterious blue liquid as fuel, is capable of using the stars as a map to take users anywhere or when they could ever want to go, instantly.
And that’s when Ray and Wes change the course of their lives, possibly forever.
Following instructions left by Gordon, Ray and Wes activate the machine and find themselves in a graveyard in 1774 at Mt. Vernon. Our hero’s are understandably scared and confused as they find themselves in this new environment. Luckily for them, a man who is passing by stops and they realize that they are standing face to face with a younger, living, Dr. Gordon Banting.
Before Gordon can figure out how these two men came across his machine, and send them back, another man, none other than George Washington, arrives. Under the impression our two heroes are performers who were recently robbed; George invites them to his house for the night, much to the dismay of Gordon.
That night, during a storm, our hero’s time machine is damaged and leaks its mysterious fuel onto the base of a Cherry Tree, mutating it. Spreading its roots throughout the graveyard, the Cherry Tree begins bringing the dead back to life.
Now, in order for our hero’s to return home, they must help George Washington fight through a horde of zombies and chop down the mutated Cherry tree.
And that’s just the first episode!
Every time they use The Machine, they end up in another time and place. And there’s always a twist.
Whether it’ s fighting zombie’s with George Washington, trying to sink the Titanic to keep murderous monsters from reaching land, bringing Amelia Earhart to the future, helping John Wilkes Booth destroy a robot Abraham Lincoln, or facing off against Nikola Tesla as he tries to steal their technology and use it himself… It’s never what you’d expect or learned about in history class.
WHO ARE WE?
I am James Fenczik the writer and director of Everywhen, I have been working in the film and video industry for the last 7 years and have a background in editing and directing.
For years I have been disappointed with the state of shows on television today. Everything on TV continues to just be a rehash of the same thing over and over with very few exceptions. I yearned for a series that was truly original which combined aspects of all my favorite genres like science fiction, horror, history, action, comedy, and monster movies with great story telling and characters. Something that pushed the boundaries of how a series was told. More than that though, I wanted something that felt truly cinematic. A series in which each individual episode felt like you were watching a miniature blockbuster movie yet still maintained the overarching stories of a series. I wanted to create a show in which every episode was its own distinct masterpiece. Every episode had to be unique, original, and self-contained while at the same time; tell a bigger story that spanned an entire season. And through this dream, Everywhen was born.
Also Producing this pilot alongside me are Ty Klocke who has worked on hundreds of projects over the years and Gregory Dikes, who has a background in producing with credits that include a nationally syndicated show for the military.
Together we have over 30 years of experience, which we will use to make this an amazing series!
WHY WE NEED YOUR MONEY!
Unfortunately, filming a pilot is not cheap.
Fortunately, through our contacts and the immense generosity of others who believe in this project and are willing to donate equipment and time at highly discounted rates; we are able to keep the cost incredibly low for a production of this caliber.
Your money will be used to pay the actors, crew, any location fees, buy props, food for the cast and crew during the production, equipment, costumes, make up, effects, music and a small amount as cost of living for many of us who will be working on this full time.
So please, help us make this amazing Series become a reality!
If you have any questions or would like any more information on the project, you can contact us by visiting our website or clicking the link above!
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