Occ The Skeptical Caveman is about an intelligent early human dealing with the craziness and superstitions of his primitive society.
UPDATE #1: Thanks to those who have backed us and left positive feedback. We're very excited about Occ's story and where it will go!
UPDATE #2: WE DID IT!
UPDATE #3: New Award! $5000 just got a second option!!!
UPDATE #4: Pre-production has begun AND a GUEST ROGUE slot is easier to get!
Occ The Skeptical Caveman is a new webseries about a pre-historic caveman who is a bit ahead of his time. He lives in a world where everyone around him is wallowing in fear, superstition, ignorance and gullibility. In other words - it's not that different from the modern world!
We plan to produce 5 episodes following Occ as he tries to stay alive by wits alone in a hostile world filled with the most dangerous animal of all time...dumb people.
You can see the pilot episode right after our Kickstarter pitch. You can also click here to see it on our YouTube channel.
Why Support Us?
Our goal as an organization is to promote education and critical thinking. Making videos is a way to reach new audiences, entertain and educate all at the same time. All content produced by SGU Productions has science and critical thinking at its core. You can help us reach those people who have nothing better to watch on youtube. Right now someone is watching Charlie Bit My Finger for the 20th time and they are learning nothing! They could at least watch the Vader Sessions but they SHOULD BE WATCHING our videos so they get a tiny dose of reality.
Where Your Generosity Will Go
The money raised will fund the entire 5 episode first season. It takes a ton of man hours from script writing, costume creation, prop building/buying, set design, actor selection, equipment upkeep...all this even before we start shooting. As you can imagine there are a lot of costs to running a crew of people. Any pledge you can make will help so please consider donating.
Any funds above the minimum will be used to enthusiastically upgrade production quality and perhaps even extend the season.
Our Past Video Projects
We've been making videos for years! Below you can see our most recent projects.
The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe Podcast
For the past 7 years SGU Productions has been producing a top 10 podcast. The show gets over 125,000 weekly downloads and is also listened to over terrestrial and XM-Sirius radio.
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Everything above plus a role as a non-speaking extra on one episode of the series. This is a big deal. You will come to the set and spend all day with us. You will be given food and water. You will also get to go to the bathroom in the woods. (you must arrange your own travel/hotel) *Shooting dates TBDEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Everything above (except the $1000 reward) plus...You get to be a guest rogue on one episode of the SGU. This includes your own news item and playing Science or Fiction. Can you beat Bob? You also get an Associate Producer credit for season 1. *The dates for this award may vary depending on availability.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Everything above (except the $2500 reward) plus...We will treat you really really well, take you for a meal or two and upgrade your role to a speaking part in one episode of the series! We will even give your character a name. You will also get to take Steve on a date but his wife has to go too. (you must arrange your own travel/hotel unless you want to bunk with Bob) *Shooting dates TBDEstimated delivery: May 2013