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$2,125
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58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 21 2013 4:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Story

All Lacey Irving wants is to survive her new high school, but as a 16 year old trans woman, life is pretty complicated. New rules, new crushes, and an unfamiliar social hierarchy stand in her way. If Lacey's gonna make it, she's gonna need to make a few new friends.

The main cast of the show represents trans, gay, transvestite, lesbian, asexual, intersex, pansexual and non-labeled identities. 

The Team:

Magdalena Burnham - Writer/Creator

Magdalena Burnham is a writer and comedy person from Missoula, Montana trying to make it in the big city! She studied TV writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently writing promos for Comedy Central while performing stand up and hosting the podcast Secret Lover. She's wanted to write quality queer narratives ever since she was an obnoxious 12-year-old nitpicking Will & Grace.

Andrew Ruiz - Director/Co-Producer

"I LARP You" 2011 - Andrew leans in under the lens
"I LARP You" 2011 - Andrew leans in under the lens

Andrew has loved stories about awkward teens since he was one himself. Pursuing his MFA at Columbia University, Andrew has had the opportunity to write and direct several short films dealing with the subject. From the adventures of lovelorn LARPers in "I LARP You" to the slacker employees of a failing amusement in "The Very Last Night at the Roller-rink," Andrew's work strives to make sense of those critical years between childhood and adulthood, where anything seems like everything, and the only people you can count on are your friends.

Risks and challenges

Producing a television pilot outside of the system requires a certain level of faith. Creating one about characters that are generally ignored or marginalized does doubly so. By bringing Allies to life, we intend to demonstrate that there is an audience for shows like ours, and hopefully draw enough interest to take the series into production. We believe in our characters and our story, and it's our hope that you will too.

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