Yesterday, we broke the $15k mark in our quest to fund Season 2 of 'The Steps.' If we don't make $17k by SATURDAY, it won't happen AT ALL. Spread the word. Think about increasing your pledge by a little. Read today's message:
It's time to talk about Why I'm involved in 'The Steps.'
Let's be honest: It's not the money.
And it's not the fame.
A web series like this is not an easy 'sell' - The fact that you're now getting daily emails from me about the final moments of our Kickstarter campaign to raise a measly $17,000 for a second season is proof of that.
If you've seen Season 1 (www.WatchTheSteps.com), you've seen what I saw when Dylan showed me the first three episodes - MADE FOR $700.
Great writing. Great acting. Great direction. Dylan is a force of nature. Wildly talented. 'The Steps' is a compelling story with compelling characters told through the gritty filter of old-school noir. And yet, it feels completely fresh and new.
I've made some TV in the past. I watch TV. Few TV series grab me the way 'The Steps' does.
So, I HAD to be involved. It wasn't really a choice for me.
The reason we're asking people to get behind 'The Steps' with their wallets is simple:
We want to make the best show we can. Then put it out there for people who like watching the best.
Would I like to see this show on 'Traditional TV'? Sure. It'd be nice to have that kind of audience (and that kind of marketing muscle to push the show). But it's more important to me that we MAKE the show at this point.
You know. The old 'Field of Dreams' thing: If You Build It, They Will Come.
So, the blueprints are ready. The lumber is ordered. We've got our work gloves on.
We're ready to get building.
pledged of $17,000 goal
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Jul 21, 2011 - Aug 27, 2011 (37 days)
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7 backers Limited (13 of 20 left)
Access to all our project updates - and the exclusive right to help us spread the word about our campaign to all your friends, family, and co-workers!
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All of the above, plus a special thank you e-mail from series creator Dylan Kussman.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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All of the above, plus YOUR NAME listed in the credits of every single hot and spicy episode of Season 2 of the very best in Web Noir.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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24 backers Limited (176 of 200 left)
All of the above, plus your very own copy of the limited-edition "The Steps: Season One" DVD - complete with creator interviews, making-of-videos, director/cinematographer commentary, and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage.
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24 backers Limited (26 of 50 left)
All of the above, plus membership as a "Steps Insider", which will entitle you to insider emails from the set of the Season 2 shoot. You'll get updates, pics, vids and more, stuff that you won't see anywhere else in our promotional material. We'll even throw in an mp3 of Tim Cofield's original recording of "Red Dress", The Steps' theme song!
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3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
All of the above, plus a one-of-a-kind original "The Steps" poster, designed by cutting-edge artist cooperative Young Monster, and signed by the creators.
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
All of the above, plus an mp3 of Joe Kraemer's complete and masterful score of Season 1, and the most insider access we can offer our most generous supporters - a one-hour Skype (or gchat) session with the cast and crew ON SET during the shoot of Season 2. Join our Season 2 shoot virtually and really become part of the action.
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
All of the above, plus an "Extra Special Thanks" in the credits of every episode.
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
All of the above, plus we fly you round trip to Los Angeles to play a cameo in a Season 2 episode.