Platoon of Power Squadron is a comedic superhero web series produced by Pineappleboy Films and Harmony Joyride Productions.
We’ve brought “Platoon of Power Squadron” to Kickstarter to appeal to our fans, old and new, for help in producing "PoPS, Episode 5." We know a lot of folks can’t wait for the next episode of PoPS, so in order to get the show to you faster, we finally have something you can do to help. Namely, donate! (If you're not already familiar with PoPS, you can find episodes and information here: www.youtube.com/pineappleboyfilms)
With your donation, we’ll not only be able to offer some payment to our dedicated actors and crew, but we’ll also be able to give you guys exclusive PoPS gifts, while bringing Episode 5 to the web-waves much, much faster. Really, it's a triple win!
From PoPS Creator/Director Jake Jarvi's Blog:
“Our episodes are about a half hour long, and with our day jobs, and the fact that it’s an effects show (and we’re doing all the effects ourselves), it takes roughly six months to complete an episode… We know there’s a substantial audience waiting for the next episode, and with that comes a heightened awareness of time passing since the last episode… I wish these things could come together faster, but we’re a really small group of people and we’re pushing ourselves harder with every episode.”
Funding for PoPS, Episode 5 will allow us to distribute responsibilities amongst our talented crew, taking a large part of the production burden off of Jake’s overworked shoulders. You know, like the Beatles said, we’ll "get by with a little help from our friends.”
We feel confident that our dedicated PoPS fans will come together to support our cause. Though our target amount meets a fraction of our time and overall production expenses, every dollar donated does make a difference to the future of PoPS. If we're lucky, and additional donations are raised exceeding our goal, we'll roll that support over to help produce subsequent episodes of PoPS.
Those of us who work on PoPS can’t thank all of you enough for watching and supporting us, and PoPS for the last two years. Our audience is incredible and you’re the reason we keep going.
“We don’t make a living producing “Platoon of Power Squadron,” Jake wrote this past September, deep in the throes of post-production for episode 4, "but we do have a loyal audience, and that’s worth an awful lot.” If you love our show, as we love our audience, make a donation and join us in supporting the production of PoPS!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A thank you email from Jake and the PoPS Production Team.
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A thank you email from Jake and the PoPS Team, and a thank you listing your name on the Platoon of Power Squadron website, www.platoonofpowersquadron.com
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A Limited Edition, autographed DVD of PoPS Episode 5, including exclusive outtakes that are only seen by the cast and crew at the PoPS premiere party.
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A Limited Edition PoPS "Lightning Tree" t-shirt, as worn by Donald (Craig Benzine) in PoPS Episode 4. This shirt is a limited run, and will only be offered during this fundraising campaign for PoPS Episode 5!
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6 backers Limited (14 of 20 left)
An individual shout-out to you or your organization, and a link to your youtube channel, where applicable, on Jake's "PoPS Update" Vlog.
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A set of limited edition DVDs of PoPS episodes 1-5, including outtakes only seen by the cast and crew at the episode premiere parties, and a handmade "Lightning" mask, as worn by Donald in PoPS Episode 4. Now you can go out and fight crime! (Superpowers not included.)
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A "Special Thanks" credit at the end of PoPS episode 5, and a copy of PoPS, Episode 5 on DVD, including outtakes only seen by cast and crew at the episode premiere.
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1 backer Limited (6 of 7 left)
An individual plug for you, your organization or your youtube channel during PoPS Episode 5, and a copy of PoPS, Episode 5 on DVD, including outtakes only seen by cast and crew at the episode premiere.
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All of the above incentives, and a hand-knit hat, created by serial knitter, Eliza Toser, aka Virginia (The Princess of the 4th Dimension.)
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All of the above incentives, and an exclusive invitation to join the cast and crew at the premiere of "Platoon of Power Squadron, Episode 5" prior to the episode's public launch on youtube.
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All of the above incentives and a speaking role in PoPS episode 5, an imdb.com credit for your role, a meal at the "Time Travel Taco Bell" in PoPS, Episode 4, and a day behind the scenes of PoPS, Episode 5.