YFIAS is an animated series about the ad industry and people with inanimate things for heads. We've a pilot episode. Help us make more.
"Your Face is a Saxophone." It may not be true, and it may not make any sense, but if you saw it on a giant billboard, it would certainly get your attention. Just like all advertising.
Now that we have your attention, Your Face is a Saxophone will be an animated comedy series about the advertising industry, and the people who work in it because they couldn't find a job in what they actually went to art school for. Also, everyone has inanimate objects instead of heads for some reason.
Rather than pitching this pilot to a network (who would most certainly turn it down because no self-respecting corporation would pay to run a commercial during it), we've decided to pitch it to you. Yes, you.
Instead of funding production through advertising revenue from faceless corporations which would like the viewer to purchase their toilet paper, we're going to raise money from people like you, who'd like to see more of our work . And that won't stop after this Kickstarter project; we won't require anyone to pay money ever to watch Your Face is a Saxophone, share it, remix it, or pretty much anything, because we believe in your voluntary support.
Plus, every episode will be completely open source under Creative Commons Attribution. If you're an artist, animator, or video editor, you'll be able to download our assets, project files, and footage to remix and reuse as you see fit.
Your contribution will go towards: — Buying better equipment to produce higher quality sound and picture — Getting food for the animators, because it kind of throws a wrench into the whole project if they die of starvation — Doing all sorts of silly legal things like registering as a company (ideally a not-for-profit) — Bandwidth and hosting for the show's website — Other extraneous production cost stuff
If you help us raise double our goal ($18k), we'll conclude the final episode with a full cast musical number. We can't promise that they'll sing particularly well, but it will at least be amusing.
With your funding, we'll be able to begin production of six more episodes to make up a full seven-episode season.
Help spread the word. Go to http://yfias.com and click on "Share this Page" to get a personalized link back to our website. We'll be keeping track of how many times your link is clicked, and if you get us lots of hits, we'll come up with some sort of prize to give you.
Please pledge. All the cool kids are doing it.
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Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 25, 2011.
Feb 4, 2011 - Mar 25, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
You'll get access to stream or download new episodes before anyone else, and be listed as a founding contributor on our website. In addition, you will officially be awesome.
Pledge $5 or more
The above early download privilege, name-listing, and awesomeness, plus a Plankhead membership, which will give you exclusive first looks at new episodes and future projects, access to a members-only forum, and priority response to your fan/hate mail, for an exclusive Kickstarter-only period of YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
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All of the above, plus a special edition DVD of the entire season, including special features and a commentary track of us making fools of ourselves while babbling about the show. And we'll autograph it or something.
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All of the above, plus an ironic YFIAS T-shirt that will make you look like a complete hipster. But that's okay, because, as mentioned before, you'd be awesome.
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All of the above, plus you'll be listed as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (yes, with Caps Lock and everything) in the credits of each episode.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, but instead of a mere ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, you'll be credited as a CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (with even more Caps Lock)! Plus you'll have the option to take a walk-on role in one of the episodes.
Pledge $1,500 or more
All of the above, but instead of some measly CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, you'll be a full-blown EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Plus you'll get a personal thank-you phone call from creator Zacqary Adam Green and as many cast members as he can drag along with him.
Pledge $4,000 or more
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All of the above, plus we'll write an episode in which the characters repeatedly mention your product, brand, or business in a positive light, and are then promptly handed large amounts of money.