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I Hate Being Single is a new web series that is almost complete! We are asking for $5,000 to do a 10 min. season finale! You can help!
I Hate Being Single is a new web series that is almost complete! We are asking for $5,000 to do a 10 min. season finale! You can help!
166 backers pledged $6,663 to help bring this project to life.

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We Made our GOAL! Thank you everyone who has pledged so far!!! This is great! Please don't stop spreading the word. All donations will be put to good use. Lot's of equipment, transportation and food costs require us to earn as much as possible. It will all be spent on production. This project was so fun and so intense! We need as much backing as possible! Thank you!

Here are a few screenshots taken from the Finale Episodes. This is just a small peek! It's now being edited! Again, thank so much. All money will go directly towards paying for cost of production.

Origin: In the very beginning of 2011 I started producing this web series I Hate Being Single. This was my first project as the sole writer and star. As an actor I always thought I would stumble into a role that would be perfect for me but it took a while to realize I should write that part myself. Putting the show together has been an amazingly fulfilling experience but I've reached a point where I need help from friendly people like yourself to finish the job. If you like what you see above, a donation will help make that season complete and get it online for everyone to see. You have the power!

Other things I've been a part of:

UCB's Onassis,  Broad CityActing Reel Master DatabaseGainfully Unemployed, Nights In Ultraviolet

About IHBS: The show follows Rob, who is a lonely twenty something who was dumped and doesn't want to join the single life in Brooklyn. He's pretty clueless when it comes to dating and he doesn't know where he belongs. Throughout the series Rob goes on weird dates, tries to reconnect with elementary school crushes, befriends his banker, gets stuck at a board game party, and eventually joins an underground cult of single guys. 

People say the show reminds them of a mix between Flight of the Concords and Curb Your Enthusiasm. That's cool with me! I'm really pleased with the tone of the show. The tone is very subtle and dry. Some of the dialogue is loosely scripted and improvised. I owe a lot of the look and feel to the Director, DP and composer for the early epsiodes: Dan Opsal, Giga Shane, and Jake Zavracky. Jake creates the songs based on things I've asked him for. He is a musical genius and his music defines that tone of the show. 

Links to Press: Portable.tv, Serial Optimist.

Talent: Talent on the show have credits ranging from from Upright Citizen's Brigade Performers, contributing writers to The Onion, SNL, writers for 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Stand Up Comedians, improvisors, and hilarious people from the NYC comedy community.

The Director of the finale episodes is TJ Misny: IMDB, Broad City who has a fantastic crew of tightly knit camera, dp, and various roles to make this look like a hollywood production!

NYTVF: In the fall of 2011, I Hate Being Single was accepted as an official selection in the Independent Pilot Competition at The New York Television Festival. It was an honor to be accepted and meet tons of other talented people who also have a passion for creating new TV. The experience was amazing because I met many people face to face who had seen the show, and were really excited about it. At the end of the week, we were awarded the Bing Audience Choice Award. This let's me know that you will really be happy with the show when it comes out and we can have a great series. Just need to finish it up!

What is done already: We have completed 5 episodes and they are ready for release as soon as the final 2 are complete. As soon as there are 7 complete episodes I plan on releasing them online.

Q: Why do we need money now if we've already made 5 episodes without it?

A: I have been really fortunate to get this far without any funding. I've asked friends who trusted we'd be making something fun to help out without any pay. I edit all the episodes and this costs nothing to anyone. The reason we need money now is that I wrote the final episodes of the season to be a little bigger and involving more production than a typical IHBS webisode. This is going to look much more like a cable TV show then a web series. I think it's the finale episode, if people care enough to watch through to the end of it, they should get a high quality and production show. It was also a chance for me to showcase the potential of the show and how well it could be made with little money. 5000 is a lot to me and you, but not to a network. I am very excited to show you our finished product when this is done because it will look like 1 million dollars! 

The money will go towards:

Equipment Rental

Director

Producer

Director of Photography

Assistant to Camera

Sound Recordist

Steadicam Operator

Locations

Feeding Crew

Transportation of Equipment

Props

Please Note: This budget is specifically to fund the final 2 (five minute each) episodes of this season. We have done a ton of the work without any donations besides personal time and equipment but we've run out of favors! This is a good deal because the majority of the project is already done! We plan on filming these episodes by the end of December and we will start releasing the series in 2012! That's a quick turnaround for you! 

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    Personalized thank you video from Rob. Special access to behind the scenes footage online. A high resolution printed digital still from the show.

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    Personalized thank you video from Rob. Special access to behind the scenes footage online. A printed digital still from the show. A DVD of season one with booklet.

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    Personalized thank you video from Rob. Special access to behind the scenes footage online. A printed digital still from the show. A soundtrack to the series including all original music in the series composed by Jake Zavracky.

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    Personalized thank you video from Rob. Special access to behind the scenes footage online. A printed digital still from the show. A soundtrack to the series including all original music in the series composed by Jake Zavracky. A DVD of season one of I Hate Being Single. (7 episodes)

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    Personalized thank you video from Rob. Special access to behind the scenes footage online. A soundtrack to the series including all original music in the series composed by Jake Zavracky. A DVD of season one of I Hate Being Single. (7 episodes) with color booklet.

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    Everything from above plus DVD commentary from various cast members and crew for all episodes, out-takes, and whatever weird stuff we can fit on the DVD.

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    A bike tour of the filming locations with Rob and cast members. Rob will tell stories along the way of the process of filming the show, places where different scenes were filmed, cameos of cast members, and a pumpkin pie party at a bakery from the show. Also all the dvd goodies from above and thank you in the credits.

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    Rob will call an ex of yours and tell them how great you've been doing since you broke up, or a piece of the show literally. A collage of notecards that were scribbled as ideas for the show from the creative process. Plus all the goodies from above, thank you in the credits etc.

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    Associate Producer Credit. A meetup with Rob for Coffee and talking about life and love. Plus everything else mentioned!

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    You win! Executive Producer Credit plus I'll give you the one of a kind homemade Snuggie featured in Episode 2 (while supplies last!). Of course everything else mentioned plus we will be buddies for life.

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