Help fund the independent return of 2008 GLAAD Media Award winning series The DL Chronicles with all new episodes!
ABOUT THE DL CHRONICLES
The DL Chronicles is an award winning anthology TV series by filmmakers Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett that aired on cable TV in 2007.
The DL Chronicles tells the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles also known as,The Down Low. The "Down Low" is a slang term for men who identify as being straight, but secretly engage in sexual activity with men. More than just closeted, they do not identify as Gay or Bi-sexual and refuse to be associated with the Gay lifestyle or community.
Not only sexy and provocative, it offers a socially-conscious insight into the lines between sexuality and perceived socially acceptable behavior within communities of color. It provides an unapologetic view of intimacy between men and explores these scintillating stories with honesty and integrity.
It was renewed in 2008 and green lit for a second season but was put on hold indefinitely... eventually silently cancelled.
Check out the BTS of Season 1
WHAT WE'RE DOING?
For the past 3 years The DL Chronicles has been shelved by its former TV Network, and the fans have been outraged, waiting for years to no avail. Well the wait is over! The series' RIGHTS reverted back to the creators this Fall, now affording the fans and supporters the opportunity to bring back The DL Chronicles with all NEW episodes! (NOTE: The series will not air on its former cable network, here!TV or OutTV).
We are excited and ready to bring you ALL NEW stories, ones that entertain, scintillate, inspire, and CHANGE!
For more info visit our website theofficialdlchronicles.com
We are raising a minimum of $125,000 in time for the series to enter into production in late January 2012!
The DL Chronicles has thousands of fans across the country and thousands more across the globe. The pirated clips and downloads of Season 1 alone are in the hundreds of thousands!. So we know that you are watching and we know that you want to see the stories that will reflect you, that chronicle your lives, but to do this we need your to take ACTION!
We believe that the viewing audience has the power to choose the images they want to see. Why should we wait for the networks to continue to undervalue and render us invisible? The funds for this series should come from the people who the series actually impacts. It should come from the thousands of people whose lives these stories portray. It should come from the fans because you have demanded it.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The goal of this campaign is to raise a minimum of $125,000 for production of the entire new season, 5 half hour episodes. That's the equivalent of producing a two and a half hour movie for only $125,000! That's practically unheard of,.. but we live and strive in the realm of infinite possibility. ;)
If you decide to help, you can pledge whatever you can in exchange for our awesome rewards (for example, a DVD of the series when it's completed, your name in the credits, even a cameo appearance in an episode,... the list goes on!).
The MORE you pledge, the better the rewards! You can pledge as little as $1 (but don't be afraid to pledge more... just saying) or $50+ (the cost of a movie ticket, parking, snacks and gas in one day), or as much as $10,000+ (in which case I might have to propose to you).
Take a look at the column on the right to see what's available!
WE ONLY HAVE 60 DAYS!
The campaign has a hard deadline of 11:59pm on DECEMBER 30th
If the goal is met by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but only then). The DL Chronicles RETURNS will go into production, you get great REWARDS,and thousand more people will get to enjoy one of your all time favorite shows, more importantly YOU!
If we don't make the goal by the deadline (falling even a cent short), your credit card is not charged, The DL Chronicles RETURNS will not go into production, you don't get any reward(s), and the world doesn't see zilch. Back to the drawing board... but we have all the FAITH in the world in our fans because its been your undying support that brought us here!
WHERE WILL IT AIR?
Our goal is to be sure that The DL Chronicles is accessible wherever a broadband connection is found and a media enabled device is used, broadband enabled televisions, computers, cellular phones, wireless devices (iPad, iPod, Android tablets, etc.) gaming systems, and solid media such as BLU Ray and DVD.
Thanks to the world wide web we are no longer confined to our TV sets and channels. We are currently on the precipice of defining our own sources of distribution. We have to begin thinking outside of the box. A film or TV series should not be deemed less valuable or less successful if it is not seen on traditional TV. We can garner the same numbers ONLINE and prove to be as successful if not more.
Our intended distribution avenues are:
HD Video downloads (iTunes, Amazon Prime, and more)
HD Streaming (Hulu, Xbox, PS3, Youtube, and more)
VOD (Netflix, Comcast, Blockbuster, Direct TV and more)
and a planned theatrical tour in select cities!
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
The DL Chronicles was created as a labor of love in 2005. After noticing the absence of men of color in LGBT themed films and television and an absence of LGBT people in ethnic themed films and television, we were inspired to address the void. Furthermore, while witnessing the misdirected attacks and scapegoating of Same Gender Loving men of color in the media during the height of the country's Down Low hysteria and HIV witch hunt (concurrently during the Oscar success of Brokeback Mountain which was heralded as a great love story and not a scary Down Low one), we wanted to address the topic from it's sociological and cultural truths and paint a more accurate picture.
Armed with less than a few thousand dollars and the support of friends and family, we shot the pilot episode. It was a true independent and guerrilla filmmaking experience. We had no idea that it would grow beyond the confines of our own inner circle and reach national television, win countless awards, and reach across the seas, entertaining, inspiring, and changing lives.
“This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality."
The DL Chronicles Season 1 DVD is regularly used by universities and community organizations as a teaching tool.
“I recently went to a screening of the DL Chronicles here in Philly and I really enjoyed it. Congrats on your success and I wish you even more success in the near future. Please keep up the good work. While I liked all of the segments I have to say I enjoyed part 2 the most, simply because I have never really seen the relationship between a black SGL man and his daughter explored to that magnitude on screen. It was a wonderful mix of humor and drama along with some very endearing characters. Seeing the movie forced me to do some self-inventory and make some changes within my own life which is what art is supposed to do. Thank you for making us proud.”
- Carib Boi
The impact that the series had was fulfilling beyond the egoistic desires of being a filmmaker and was rewarding because it helped someone heal, gave someone courage, gave someone a different point of view. We could move on to the countless other creative and fun ideas we have and we will, but as long as these stories remain relevant and continue to affect lives for the better, we will continue to speak for the silenced.
CAN I GIFT MY REWARD?
YES! This is a great gift for friends and family! Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Valentines Day!
If you would like to gift your reward to someone, simply make a donation in your name (For billing purposes it must be in your name). After the deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (to the email address provided). Simply reply with all the person’s information. We will make sure they receive your gift (according to delivery date).
CAN I INCREASE MY PLEDGE AFTER IT'S MADE?
YES! Once you donate to the campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, come back to this page and sign in. The green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! XOXOXO Let's Do This!
More questions? Check e-mail us at email@example.com.
-- Quincy LeNear + Deondray Gossett --
1. Your pledges will not be charged.
2. Our NEW plan B is now at IndieGoGo.com. Please renew your pledges there. http://www.indiegogo.com/The-DL-Chronicles-RETURNS-?a=357999. All rewards are the same!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 30, 2011.
Oct 31, 2011 - Dec 30, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
DONATION We know times are hard and we appreciate even the smallest of donations. So we truly appreciate your gift. Lots of $1 add up to make our goal! •In return we'll send a shout-out and thank you on our FB Fan page.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
FRIEND’S PACKAGE • HD Digital download of the “Premiere” episode! • A shout-out and thank you on our FB Fan page. • You'll be included in the thanks section on our website too!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
SUPPORTER’S PACKAGE • An HD digital download of the FULL series that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device anywhere and anytime. • The DL Chronicles RETURNS sticker or refrigerator magnet. • Exclusive access to a protected link on our website of streaming sexy behind the scenes footage! • A shout-out and thank you on our FB Fan page. • You'll be included in the thanks section on our website too!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
VIEWERS PACKAGE • Be the first to get the DVD - A SPECIAL CROWDFUNDERS EDITION DVD OF THE FINISHED SEASON (with special features) not available anywhere else! This package includes exclusive video interviews with directors and cast. • As an ADDED BONUS, we're including downloads of “select” songs from our The DL CHRONICLES RETURNS soundtrack. • Also everything in the Supporter's Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
THE # 1 FAN PACKAGE • Be the first to get a COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD. • A PDF DOWNLOAD OF THE DIRECTOR'S SHOOTING SCREENPLAY! • Digital download of the full SOUNDTRACK! • HD download of the series (for watching on the go). • Exclusive digital download of our Behind the Scenes docu special including interviews with cast and crew as they bring the DL Chronicles RETURNS to life! •Also everything in the Supporter's Package above! ((Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
GIFT BAG PACKAGE • Signed Behind the Scenes E-Book (or PDF) w screenplay and full color photos for iPad, Kindle or online viewing. • SIGNED COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD W/ PERSONAL NOTE • HD DOWNLOAD • FULL SOUNDTRACK • Autographed pictures of the cast with special note. • A signed limited edition movie poster signed by the cast. •Also everything in the Supporter's Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
VIP PACKAGE • PARTY! At the wrap party in Los Angeles (transportation not included). Come join us on this very special night. And you also get two tix to the cast and crew screening in Los Angeles (travel and accommodation not provided)! • Bound Behind the Scenes Look Book w screenplay and full color photos. •COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD W/ PERSONAL NOTE • HD DOWNLOAD • FULL SOUNDTRACK • Autographed pictures of the cast with special note. • A signed limited edition movie poster signed by the cast. • Special thank you in the credits. •Also everything in the Supporter's Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE • Want to get your name onscreen with us? This donation makes you a bona-fide "Associate Producer" on the film! • ACT! You get a Walk-on Role in the film (travel and accommodation not provided). Come spend the day working on the set and get pix taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience - which will be printed in the BTS look Boo!. A great gift! • Highlight your name in our film's THANK YOU credits! •Invite to the cast and crew party in Los Angeles, CA (travel and accommodation not provided). •Also everything in the VIP Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
CO-PRODUCER PACKAGE Have you always wanted to sit next to a film director and watch as they bring their vision to life? Come visit the set of The DL Chronicles for a day and hang out with the director, cast and crew. Who knows, we might even let you yell 'Action!' once...or a few times if you're really good at it (travel and accommodation not provided). •A cameo acting appearance in an episode . • Invitation to attend the screening of the pilot. •Lunch with new cast and the Producers in Los Angeles. •Also everything in the VIP Package above! ( (Travel and accommodation not provided/Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
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CO-EXEC PRODUCER PACKAGE • A "Co- Producer credit" listing in the movie credits, (This would be title only on the film's credit crawl. NOTE: Creative control will remain in the hands of the filmmakers.) • A "Co- Producer credit" listing on IMDB.com • 2 TICKETS TO WRAP PARTY • 2 TICKETS TO ADVANCED VIP SCREENING & AFTER PARTY sit in the VIP section!!! • LET’S DO LUNCH! Have lunch on the set with the cast and crew and have your experience documented by our on set photographer. • Get a character named after you in the film or gift it to a special someone and use their name! • A walk-on role with dialogue (Under 5 lines or we work with you to get your likeness in the project). •Also everything in the VIP Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10) (Travel and accommodation not provided)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $7,500 or more
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE • Executive Producer Credit of The DL Chronicles Returns! • Name listed in opening titles. • A "Executive Producer credit" listing on IMDB.com • 4 TICKETS TO WRAP PARTY • 4 TICKETS TO PREMIERE SCREENING & AFTER PARTY sit in the VIP section!!! (Or screenings in select cities near you) •Also everything in the Co-Producer Package above! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10) (Travel and accommodation not provided)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
CORPORATE PACKAGE/ARTS PATRON Are you a company or brand looking for product placement? Or are you just a supporter of the arts? CORPORATE REWARDS are... •We will feature your product, brand or logo prominently in the episodes (Corporations only).. •Your logo, company, personal name, will be listed in the crawl credits and in the opening credits under "Made Possible By..." •Your company/personal name will be featured on our Official website and entire social media presence with clickable links or banners. •Your company/personal name will be credited in the Acknowledgments in limited print literature. •Also select rewards from the Executive-Producer Package above for non-corporations! (Canada shipping, please add $6, International please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012