A handful of oddball twenty-somethings work dead end jobs at a dollar bookstore. Each episode features a bizarre, newly hired employee.
First and foremost - THANK YOU! Without people like you to watch our stuff, we definitely wouldn't be making it :)
We've all worked in retail, or at least know someone who has. Those countless hours behind a register, waiting to go home, knowing that you're barely making minimum wage. Have you ever worked with a 17-year old who ran an underground drug business in your store through the merchandise, indirectly and coincidentally convincing the employees that profits are up? Has a cult priest ever been employed in your line of work, outdoing you in sales and generously inviting you to his home to drink his special red punch?
We got the idea for $1 Book Heaven because of these occurrences. There are so many stories to tell (IN FULL 22 MINUTE EPISODES) about the interesting characters we've worked with, and how awkward we've felt. By executing our vivacious and creative drive, we want to create a webisode series depicting these hilarious encounters to share with the world - scripts are written, crews are in line, and actors are cast. With the help of Kickstarter and you, we want to bring the story of an old bookstore and it's crazy employees to life with a comedic and unique approach to give your abs a solid workout.
Check out this awesome trailer!
This isn't just a show you can watch, it's a show that you can become a part of. Each dollar you spend will be going toward making the project become an illustrative reality. Your dollar(s) will go toward light & camera rentals (we need that), permits (we need those), art direction (to make things look like we're not shooting against white walls), and food for the crew and actors (caloric input + energy output = growth). We need our crew big and strong to lift gear, and our actors to consume plenty of Vitamin E to keep their skin looking silky and smooth for our high-definition visual output. Each of your dollars will also be calculated and placed in the reward system here on the right ----------->
Here's how our prize system works, for all you science majors out there:
And for a measly $10, we're issuing this limited edition custom $1 Book Heaven high-glossy bookmark:
So what happens after you pledge toward the production, you ask? Each shooting day, we will have a behind-the-scenes cameraguy on set recording all the hilarious outtakes and interviews with the cast and crew. After shooting is wrapped, we'll clip them up with more visual goodies and create a featurette for some special features on the DVD. We'll even stream live footage from the set via USTREAM during our shooting days, and provide updates on the daily!
We're excited to bring this project to you because we get to include you. Your thoughts, commitment, and praise helps us get through the day and enables us to make a hilarious, quality product. Again, we can't thank you enough and let's work together to make it happen!!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
-Mike Lowther & Kyle Hardesty
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In an effort to make you feel like you're watching a television show, all six episodes will be around thirty minutes in length. Slammed with hilarious new characters and anecdotes in each episode, you're bound to get your eye's worth.
Absolutely not, and far from it. We went with the name because it's everything but.
We shot a pilot for the show back in April for about $400 from our own pockets. The full pilot, complete with commentary, will be available in the special features of the 2-Disc DVD.
You can visit our Facebook page, loaded with all the latest details and updates on the show. You can also discuss topics with other fans and view the photo gallery from production of the pilot:
Right now, we're in pre-production. It's the first and beginning stage of any film or television show. Currently, we're forming budgets and schedules, and locking down locations. We will begin shooting in January, 2012.
If we are so fortunate, we have absolutely NO problem shooting extra episodes and providing you with extra goodies!
We have all know, been, or wanted to be these characters. it seems only natural to film a show about something we can all relate to.
Very lonely, and afraid. Next question.
It's a real bookstore located in Los Angeles, CA.
pledged of $6,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 7, 2011.
Sep 8, 2011 - Nov 7, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every book is a dollar! And so is this! Your contribution is amazing because every dollar counts. You will receive a very generous THANK YOU email and be credited on our website: www.dollarbookheaven.com.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
What goes hand in hand with a book? A BOOKMARK! You get your very own custom $1 Book Heaven bookmark to hold your pages in place. Along with that, you'll get digital downloads of each episode (in mobile format for your iPhone or Android devices), as well as your name in the credits under Special Thanks in every episode!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Looking for something to make your DVD collection a tad bit heavier? This gets you an autographed 2-disc DVD of the entire series, signed by the cast & directors. Complete with special features, interactive menus, commentary, still galleries, and behind the scenes interviews and extra footage, this is a must-have!!! You'll also receive the thanks, bookmark, and the digital download.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Are you a reader? If not, this autographed screenplay from the writers and cast will get your eyes moving. You'll receive this, along with everything below!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Since creating this show is like a super fun vacation, we want to send you an autographed postcard directly from $1 Book Heaven. We'd also like you to choose one word from the dictionary and it'll get used in an episode! (Let's not be too vulgar, peeps. BE CREATIVE!) You also get everything below.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Tell us about yourself, deliver your deepest darkest secrets… then let our delirious cast personally roast you via video chat! Shortly after, they'll apologize sympathetically. They're actually really nice guys! (We'll also send you everything below)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Come watch a few episodes of the show at a personal screening with us on the Warner Brothers lot! (Burbank, CA) Includes everything below as well.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Wanna take credit for just about absolutely everything? Become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!! You will also get your name on IMDb to begin, or continue your awesome career! (Everything below comes with this perk)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
The cast and directors will personally take you to Six Flags Magic Mountain and dinner, and worship you throughout the day. We will bow to your every need, then hit the loops and corkscrews (Continental U.S. only). Includes EVERYTHING below :)Estimated delivery: May 2012