"Dogs & Me" is an award winning, comedic web series geared toward reaching the mainstream audience and becoming a hit show for millions around the world with Season 2! Our ultimate goal is to make "Dogs & Me" a household name. In other words, we wish to expand on our show and get picked up by a major network such as Comedy Central, FOX, TBS, Yahoo, Hulu, you name it!
Season 1 was written & produced as a pilot to see what we could achieve while facing several challenging factors, including the use of animals, as well as working on an extremely low budget for film production. The one thing we had no shortage of was highly talented and experienced cast & crew members.
"Dogs & Me" has been an official selection in 6 film festivals across the country. It's won "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Producing in a Comedy Series" at the 2013 LA Web Festival, an audience choice award for "Best Web Series" at the 2013 Chicago Comedy Film Festival, and a jury award of "Best Web Series" at the 2013 Sunset International Film Festival.
Since our Season 1 cliffhanger, fans of "Dogs & Me" have begging for more. The bar has been raised for Season 2 and we plan to soar above it. Please support us by contributing to any of our pledge levels in exchange for a generous reward! We can't wait to mail you our DVD's, BLOOPER REELS, T-SHIRTS, BANDANAS, and even have you on the show as one of our SEASON 2 CHARACTERS! Check out the REWARDS section! :)
2nd Season Budget, Crew & Marketing Focus
The majority of the budget for Season 2 will fund a 10 day shoot. In addition to paying our crew (see breakdown below), we will need to hire a cinematographer with industry standard lighting and camera gear to maintain our high production value. The cinematographer will require several crew hands to adjust lighting as needed and handle the moving of gear. We'll also require a professional sound mixer & recordist.
Most of our fans came from social media. Therefore, our project is budgeting additional funds for promotional campaigns on YouTube & Facebook. These two sites have unprecedented networks that we wish to target using creative ads and promotional trailers.
Surpassing Our Goal
As a reminder, launching the production of Season 2 requires an absolute minimum of $9,000. Assuming we raise our $9,000 budget, surpassing our funding goal will support the need for additional production staff, as well as additional marketing and promotion.
Here's a breakdown of where additional funds will go if we surpass our $9,000 goal!
Promotion & Marketing
Additional Crew Hands
Prop & Set Dressing Budget
Advanced Camera Gear (Dollies, Cranes, etc.)
Season 2 Storyline
Season 2 will focus primarily on Matt's relationships and acting career. The viewer will experience how Matt's comedic circumstances affect his love life, acting class, and beloved talking dogs, Jerry & Scarlet. Season 2 has plenty of laughs, but the drama and romance take center stage!
Season 2 Production Schedule
Assuming we raise our $9,000 budget, we'll be able to estimate production as early as January 2014, which could very easily translate to a Season 2 premiere of late 2014.
Please take a moment to learn more about "Dogs & Me" by visiting our site! DOGSANDME.COM Here you'll be able to find all Season 1 Episodes, Cast & Crew Biographies, & much much more! Thank you for visiting our page! We hope you're just as excited for Season 2 as we are! Now check out our rewards section! :) God bless!
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Risks and challenges
I've been making films for over ten years, and every project seems to have its unforeseen issues. You get used to it! You learn to improvise on the fly, make do with what you have, and never look back! I've never faced anything I haven't been able to overcome with patience & tenacity. Every step of filmmaking in pre-production, production, and post-production requires additional effort in balancing out risk, while at the same time overcoming challenges. But that's part of the reward when all is completed and projected on screen for your viewing pleasure. The more obstacles you've overcome, the sweeter it feels to reach the end! With big risks come big rewards! Need I say more?!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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