A very diverse half scripted/half improv webseries about 4 friends trying to make it in Hollywood.
What's the story?
Hey everyone. I'm Steve Royall, the creator/director of the webseries, "This Indie Thing". I was also the writer,editor,camera operator, sound guy, location scout, producer, casting director, and I one of the actors on the show. For almost three seasons I wore all these hats. It was indeed a lot of work for just one person, but having an amazing cast working on the show made it all worth it. You can check out the previous seasons at http://thisindiething.com. Now we are gearing up to shoot a 4th and final season and I want this to be the best season ever. We have most of the equipment needed to make this a successful season: We are using the Canon 7D and Canon 5D(HD Cameras), we have the sound equipment, and the editing suite. But we need a small crew to operate the equipment so we can get the best quality sound and image.
"This Indie Thing" is a half scripted/half improv based webseries about 4 friends trying to make it in Hollywood and the people they meet along the way. It's Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Entourage. When I created the show one thing that was important to me was to have a diverse group of actors be on the show. The show features a dizzying array of characters from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life and Season 4 of "This Indie Thing" will be no different.The show is 90% comedy and 10% drama (yes we threw in a little drama to mix things up a bit) We currently have over 50 episodes shot and posted on the http://thisindiething.com and I invite you to check out what we have so far. We did a lot for not having a crew, and when we raise the full amount through Kickstarter we will take the show to a whole new level with a crew.
Why we need Kickstarter
We want to raise the production value on "This Indie Thing" significantly, so we can approach studios and/or distributors with a much higher valued product. We have done a lot with what we had to work with but now it's time to step our game up. In order to do this we need to hire a small crew. We also want to shoot this season with professional Union actors. We have some AMAZING storylines for this season, and I want the studios and the fans to see the show in the best light possible, so people can say "why isn't this show on T.V?"
Heres what we need to cover:
- Food for cast and crew
- Production Design
- Post Production
How Kickstarter Works
Kickstarter is super easy. All you have to do is sign up for a free account, select an amount you would like to donate, and we will send you your reward. If you'd prefer not to claim a reward, you are welcome to just donate (but we do have some really cool rewards that you might want to consider)
The amount of your donation is not publicly displayed and since Kickstarter is "All or Nothing", we only receive your gift if we reach our total goal of $20,000. So please spread the word. Also at any time during the campaign you can come back to this page and share more love with an additional donation. Just click the blue "Manage Your Donation" button to enter a new amount and select a new reward. Thank you again for checking out our Kickstarter campaign. I know many people say this but we truly appreciate ANY donation you make to our campaign and when we reach our goal and the show succeeds, I hope we can make you proud to say your contribution helped make it happen.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $20,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 2, 2012.
Aug 30, 2012 - Oct 2, 2012 (33 days)
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A heartfelt thank you and loads of gratitude and a shout out on our Facebook and Twitter page.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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A DVD copy of the 4th season mailed to youEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A DVD copy of the 4th season mailed to you and a This Indie Thing tee shirtEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A DVD copy of the 4th season SIGNED, a "This Indie Thing" tee shirt AND if you send us a photo of you in the shirt you will be added to the video montage of This Indie Thing tee shirt wearing supporters who contributed that will be posted online later that year with a big thank you! (photo must be submitted by the Feb 2013 deadline)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You get the DVD of Season 4 SIGNED, TWO "This Indie Thing" tee shirts, plus you can visit the set during shooting and have lunch with the cast (travel to Los Angeles not included)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You get the DVD of Season 4 signed, two "This Indie Thing" tee shirts, lunch with the cast and a featured extra role on the show. (Travel to Los Angeles not included)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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The DVD of Season 4 signed, two "This Indie Thing" tee shirts PLUS you get a speaking part on the show for yourself or as a gift for someone else of your choice, an Imdb credit for the performance on the show AND I will help you put together ONE episode of your very own webseries starring you and your friends. (10 minutes or less) Travel to Los Angeles not included)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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The DVD of Season 4 signed, four "This Indie Thing" tee shirts, a speaking part on the show for yourself or as a gift for someone of your choice, the Imdb credit for that character, I will help you put together ONE episode of your very own webseries starring you and your friends. (10 minutes or less) an associate producer credit (Travel to Los Angeles not included)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Two DVD copies of Season 4 signed, "four "This Indie Thing" tee shirts, a speaking part on the show for yourself AND a friend of your choice, two nights at a hotel for a weekend during filming your scenes (airfare to Los Angeles from WITHIN the continental U.S included as well as one room for you and your guest to share) a driver to take you to and from the hotel and airport (if needed) plus lunch and dinner with the cast and director and an executive producer credit on the showEstimated delivery: Feb 2013