Horror, Fantasy, & Drama meet in this groundbreaking series - the 1st to star deaf actors using ASL. Fully captioned & with sound!
IF NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU, WOULD YOU STILL SCREAM?
Isolation. Slience. A group of six deaf friends finds good fortune and a sea voyage to paradise, only to become enmeshed in a series of bizarre circumstances, unresolved conflicts… and murder. Bloody murder.
As their dear friends die horribly, they search the past and present to unravel the secrets of ‘why’ and ‘who’. On their journey, religion, philosophy, bias, and the supernatural will lead them to question what they believe, and why… and so will you.
Oh – and it’s all told in American Sign Language.
"He said the dead had souls, but when I asked him
How that could be - I thought the dead were souls,
He broke my trance. Don't that make you suspicious
That there's something the dead are keeping back?
Yes, there's something the dead are keeping back."“Two Witches” - Robert Frost
We all know that the art form of the web series embodies the future of entertainment; the likes of Netflix and Hulu have already begun narrowing the gap between television and computer. That future is well within sight – so I want to speak about another Undiscovered Country…
When was the last time you saw a movie which catered to the deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) viewer? When was the last time you saw one that was exciting, bold, and original?
GOD LOVES YOU will star six deaf actors - All using American Sign Language (ASL)! But don’t think hearing audiences won’t enjoy it, too – this series will have full sound, be fully scored, and the viewer will have the choice of viewing it with or without closed captions.
The directorial challenges of filming actors using ASL ALONE guarantee this will be a visually stunning and unique cinematic experience. Hearing audiences will be engrossed by the story and transported to a world they know exists, but have likely never experienced. Deaf and HOH will be equally engrossed, and hopefully gratified that there is FINALLY a cinematic work that has been made FOR Deaf & HOH audiences, STARRING Deaf & HOH actors..
We think it’s about time content is made which all audiences can enjoy EQUALLY!
This project is not being made as a means to a television of film deal – it is a means unto itself… and just the beginning.
THE (GROWING) TEAM
David Aron Damane Creator
Alexandria Wailes Creator
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
All funding will go towards the filming and post-producing the trailer and episodes, of which there will be nine (each averaging ten minutes in length).
Producing a web series of this scope can be surprisingly expensive - there are numerous costs involved, including actor & crew salaries, production insurance, location permits, and legal expenses. The scale of this particular project means we will also need to bring on additional post-production personnel, specifically for editing and visual effects.
Absolutely! Except for potential issues of being cast as multiple extras, all pledges will receive the rewards for that level AS WELL AS the levels preceeding it.
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The 'TEASER' LEVEL: Get your name in the credits and on the 'THANK YOU' page of our website - your ticket to immortality.Estimated delivery:
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The 'PILOT' LEVEL: Advanced viewings of ALL Behind-The-Scenes featurettes WAY before any one else. You've always wanted to be in the 'IN' crowd - here's your chance.Estimated delivery:
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The 'FORM AND FUNCTION' LEVEL: A limited edition signed impressionist art GOD LOVES YOU poster by artist Masami Halop. Hang onto it - it's gonna be like money in the bank one day.Estimated delivery:
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The 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 LEVEL: Once the entire season is done, a copy of the finished DVD, signed by the director. We're really getting into it now - don't get lost (groan).Estimated delivery:
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The 'ROAD LESS TRAVELED' LEVEL: Score an invitation to our exclusive wrap party, tentatively planned for summer, 2013 (subject to change, transportation and accomodation not included). Translation: you get to hob-nob with us; eat what WE eat, see who WE see. 'Nuff said.Estimated delivery:
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The CONTRITION LEVEL: Own a piece of history - a prop from the series! If you're REALLY lucky, it'll have some blood on it (and we'll still count it as just one prop)! First come, first served.Estimated delivery:
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The 'STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND' LEVEL: A featured extra role in an episode! Play your cards right, and you may get to die a gloriously gory death, immortalized on celluloid.Estimated delivery:
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The FLESH AND BONE LEVEL: Dinner with the creators (at least 2) and principal cast (at least 1) at New York's Cafe Mogador - on US, of course! (subject to individual availability, and not including transportation or accomodation). We're good people - come dine with us, and find out HOW good.Estimated delivery:
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The 'TIES THAT BIND' LEVEL: Billing as Associate Producer, which comes with a pass to attend all shoot days, come to any cast & crew screenings, and possibly be interviewed in the behind-the-scenes videos. You're entering rarified air, now. Be awed by your self. Really. Go ahead. We'll wait.Estimated delivery:
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The GOD LOVES YOU LEVEL: Simply put - Executive Producer credit. Before the title. Above the title. You rule.Estimated delivery:
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