“My Straitjacket” is an animated television sitcom containing satiric surreal humor lampooning societal topics similar to “Simpsons” or
Our PROJECT GOAL is to pitch this television sitcom to network executives and produce a pilot.
“My Straitjacket” is an animated television sitcom containing satiric surreal humor lampooning societal topics similar to “Simpsons” or “South Park”, directed at young adults. It’s about a young female prankster who lands in an insane asylum among a collection of flawed miscreants where through their powers of imagination, rational behavior and reality are twisted with new definition.
Created by Leo Procopio and Susan Lee from STLEO Entertainment, it is currently being produced as a web series in the style of a comic strip. The brief episodes of the web series can be viewed on the website Take a look at the website. The webisodes will introduce you to the characters, show concept and animation technique. ----> One of the awards is to have your music played in an episode giving you a screen credit as well. Our intentions for part of this project is to showcase "unsigned artists" whether it be a rapper, singer, or band and have their music weaved within the story getting exposure that they need.
THE SHOW CONCEPT
Kibbe, aka Emmalynne Donnelly, gets along with no one. Her cynical, disrespect is a result of watching too many television commercials and breaking news stories. As Kibbe would say “I’m the kinda woman people cross the street to avoid.” Her boyfriend drops her on Facebook for the world to witness and a ludicrous TV commercial following a hideous news story cause her to finally snap. It’s at this point she makes the decision to never speak out loud again and becomes mute. After loading a saturator pump water gun with food leftovers she charges off to Beverly Hills in her pink robe and slippers attacking anyone she considers a phony, which is everyone to her. She ends up in jail booked as Jane Doe however the cops nickname her Kibbe after their take-out lunch.
Kibbe is committed to Empyrean Estates, a dark odious insane asylum, in the Hollywood Hills somewhere, and the hallucinogenic adventures begin. A handful of insane characters and the Empyrean Estates staff (also crazy) give rational behavior and reality new definition.
Jimi Jihad is an oversexed, narcissistic self-proclaimed Indonesian love god. As Jimi would say, “I’m the kinda guy you don’t take home to Mama. I’ve got that disease that makes me wake up drunk in other people’s yards.”
Lasheequa, a New Orleans voodoo Queen with mystical powers asks the question, “Where would you like it to hurt?” while sticking pins into a voodoo doll of your likeness.
And Duker, an underachieving, overly tattooed, semi-musician asks Nike to “Just do it 4 me.” Welcome to Empyrean Estates!
“My Straitjacket” offers boundless avenues for twisting reality and rational behavior as seen through the eyes, actions and thoughts of these pop-art characters. After all, don’t we all wear a straitjacket in life?
WHAT IS THE FUNDING GOING TO BE USED FOR?
We’ve completed the script for a half-hour TV pilot and are ready to move forward. So pass it on!
We have the opportunity to pitch “My Straitjacket” to studio and television executives in Los Angeles this June. We need financing to prepare, acquire legal representation and meet with executives. We also don’t want to lose creative control of the project so would like to partially finance the pilot ourselves via Kickstarter. Please help us with this opportunity by donating and you will receive a reward for your pledge. Consider your pledge as placing a pre-order for the future if our pilot is produced and the series picked-up for television.
If we don't reach our goal in the time allotted, we don't get anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay anything until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. Please spread the word. Everything helps! When we meet our goal we will be on our way to pitching and creating and sending reward merchandise.
The characters are on Twitter: @MyStraitjackets (Kibbe) @JimiJihad @Lasheequa @Duker_ @SusanTLee and yours truly, @LeoProcopio to follow the crazies!
Original Artwork 6 x 20
Original Artwork 9 x 20
Thank you all for your consideration. Let’s do this together.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $45,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 15, 2012.
Apr 11, 2012 - May 15, 2012
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Receive “MSJ MEDS” the e-newsletter delivering information, photographs and updates on “My Straitjacket” throughout the television production process during the first season.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above PLUS: Digital downloaded animated gifs of the four major characters - Kibbe, Jimi Jihad, Duker and Lasheequa.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above PLUS: Digital downloaded original “My Straitjacket” ringtone & a first season DVDEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above PLUS: A “My Straitjacket” imprinted silicon bracelet.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The above PLUS: YOUR original music used in an episode with a major screen credit (provided that the music is suitable to the series)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The above PLUS:a download of all existing web episodesEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above PLUS: A My Straitjacket T shirt your choice of the 4 characters and sizeEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above PLUS: A Limited autographed poster by the voice talentEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above PLUS: Autographed Digital unframed 8X10 prints of all four charactersEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above PLUS: a live 15 min Skype or FaceTime call with the creators and the writers during production listening to your ideas and commentsEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The above PLUS: The opportunity to help write an episode and get a screen credit for your workEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The above PLUS: Your name listed in the “Special Thanks” portion of the credits for the series pilot.Estimated delivery: Jan 2014
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The above PLUS: A autographed (by the voice talent) My Straitjacket T-Shirt. of your choice Kibbe, Jimi, Lasheequa, DukerEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above PLUS: Cast autographed DVDs of the first season with limited edition cover art.Estimated delivery: Jan 2014
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The above PLUS: A DVD copy of “The making of “My Straitjacket’s” first season.”Estimated delivery: Jan 2014
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The above PLUS: Original Artwork! Limited edition. You will receive an original 6”x20” hand-drawn cartoon strip of the characters, dated and autographed by the creators. If the TV series is a hit, the value of these original cartoons will greatly increase!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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The above PLUS: Original Artwork! Limited edition. You will receive an original, one-of-a-kind 9”X20” cartoon drawing of the characters, dated and autographed by the creators If the TV series is a hit, the value of these will increase greatly!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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The above PLUS: An invitation for two to the first season wrap party.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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The above PLUS: A character likeness in an episode on screen sometime during the first season.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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The above PLUS: A tour of the studio facility and lunch with the creators.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The above PLUS: An invitation for two to the first season wrap party.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The above PLUS: You will receive an Associate Producer Credit on the PilotEstimated delivery: Jan 2014
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The above PLUS You will receive Co-Producer Credit on the Pilot INSTEAD OF Associate Producer. (Rewards do not include travel, transportation or housing accommodation.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2014