"Stuart and Jess" is a new series about best friends in their late 20's trying to make it in this crazy world, but not trying too hard.
The video above is a rough cut of the opening piece of our first episode. Check it out! We hope you enjoy this preview of coming attractions, and please read on.
Stuart and Jess is a webseries that takes an overtly comedic look into the psyche of today's unemployed and under-employed late 20-somethings (which we thought encompassed all people in their late 20's, but apparently there are doctors and lawyers our age...). It's a realist and absurdist coming-of-age tale, without all the actual growth and progress you'd find in a normal coming-of-age tale. Plus, its funny.
Stuart and Jess share a dream of using their creative talent to make it in the big city. They live rent free in the three-bedroom apartment of Alex Clifford ("Cliff"), who works in corporate real-estate or something. Why are they able to live rent free? Well that's for us to know and you to find out (when you watch the webseries!). Stuart and Jess share misadventures in love, finance, food, culture, music, and argue their way to a strange sort of bliss. They are constantly stretching the limits of the phrase "Life is what you make it."
Why do we need your money? Well, for the basics- equipment and food. As you can see from our preview video, we need an HD camera, some decent mics and recording equipment, and a light or two. Plus, actors need to eat. So that's how we've budgeted for our fundraising goal. But I mean, come on- can you imagine how gorgeous Stuart will look in HD? Not to mention Jess will still be in it... If we somehow surpass our fundraising goal, that just means we can add some awesome effects (can you imagine what we could do with green screen?), have more guest stars, and even use some actual music in the show.
We will be shooting the first season (eight episodes) on a shoestring budget here in beautiful Denver, Colorado, and then inundating the interwebs with the series. We just want to reach as many viewers as we can through humor and through some measure of insight into what makes our generation tick, even if the way we get there is utterly ridiculous.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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