Award-winning NYU grads producing a 5-part web series about a country singer who tries his hand at a Nashville reality show. Featuring Jeremy McComb.
It is our intention to produce a visually and emotionally-engaging web series that dashes the negative stereotypes associated with country music, country people and the web series medium in general. To achieve this, we must raise $15,000 to begin principal photography by September 4th. Keep in mind that Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, which means if we do not raise $15,000 by September, we do not receive anything. Though a risk, this ensures that if you back Big Country Blues, you are backing a fully funded project going into production. We believe in the Kickstarter philosophy, and we believe that with your help, we can create a fantastic web series... but we cannot do it without you. Please back our project and support Big Country Blues!
About Big Country Blues:
Big Country Blues will be released in five episodes, approximately seven to eight minutes each in length. The series will feature singer/songwriter Jeremy McComb ('Wagon Wheel', 'Cold') and an original soundtrack of country music. Episodes will live on the show’s homepage, www.BigCountryBlues.com, and will also be available via online distribution platforms such Hulu, iTunes, Blip.TV, Crackle, Youtube, etc. For more information on Jeremy McComb and his music visit www.jeremymccomb.com
Pulling a double shift at the local rail yard, providing for a destructive mother and burnout brother, performing music for friends around a campfire - just another Tuesday for Grayson 'Big Country' Ricker. But when his complicated but caring girlfriend and big-talking best friend try to convince Grayson to compete in a country music TV show, Grayson decides to leave that life behind to pursue his twang-filled dreams in Nashville. Together, the three friends embark on a journey through America’s Music City, and Grayson experiences the joy, betrayal, good times and the heartache that country music is all about.
Why a web series?
In today’s ever-evolving entertainment landscape, the web series medium is quickly becoming the most viable and viewable format to release content. More and more, filmmakers are turning to the Internet to release their series, shorts and sketches… and are reaching millions of viewers in the process. The web series has no boundaries, no rules, and no limitations on its creative or commercial potential.
This project cannot happen without you, and I cannot thank you enough for your time and interest. Even if you cannot donate, please TELL YOUR FRIENDS about this project. Spreading the word is just as important as donating. For information and updates on the project, please check out our Twitter @BigCountryBlues or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BigCountryBlues
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Aug 11, 2010 - Sep 4, 2010
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Thanks! Receive a special thank you on the show’s website www.bigcountryblues.com!
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You’ll receive a 5x7 set photo autographed by the cast of Big Country Blues, as well as a mention on www.bigcountryblues.com!
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Congrats! You now have special access to the Big Country Blues website with special interviews, music, downloads and behind the scenes footage not available elsewhere!
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You will receive a high resolution DVD of Big Country Blues with additional scenes, bloopers and commentary with an autographed postcard inside, in addition to a special thank you on our credits and website!
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Music lover package - you’ll receive the original soundtrack of Big Country Blues, in addition to an autographed copy of Jeremy McComb’s first album, My Side of Town. PLUS a high resolution DVD of Big Country Blues, and a thank you on our credits and website!
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Ever want to be on IMDB? You will receive an Associate Producer credit on our credits and IMDB page, as well as the original soundtrack of Big Country Blues, special site access and a thank you on our credits and website!
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Party time! You are cordially invited to the exclusive cast and crew wrap party for Big Country Blues, in addition to receiving an Associate Producer credit on our credits and IMDB page, the original soundtrack of Big Country Blues, special site access and a thank you on our credits and website!
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You will receive the actual guitar used in the web series, autographed by lead actor, singer/songwriter Jeremy McComb (1 available), in addition to special site access and a thank you on our credits and website!
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Score! You will receive a PRODUCER credit on our credits and IMDB page, in addition to a special early Producer's Only viewing of Big Country Blues, in addition to an invitation to the wrap party, special site access, and a thank you on our credits and website!
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Big Time! You will receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the opening titles and our imdb page, and also 2 TICKETS TO A JEREMY MCCOMB CONCERT with a special meet and greet with Jeremy, in addition to an invitation to the wrap party, special site access and a thank you on our credits and website!
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Jeremy McComb will perform a PRIVATE CONCERT for you and your friends wherever you live! We will fly Jeremy out for an intimate acoustic performance (only for backers inside the continental U.S.) In addition, you’ll receive an Executive producer credit on the opening titles and our IMDB page, an invitation to the wrap party, special site access and a thank you on our credits and website!