A magical party-crashing homeless man tells a group of friends that one of them will die within a year, but doesn’t say which one. To prove he has power to see the future he disappears into thin air right before their eyes (Flashfoward meets Aqua Teen Hunger Force). Two couples and two single guys react wildly when faced with the realism of their own mortality (Mash meets It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). As they journey down their fantastical paths, outrageous and seemingly 'normal' super powers are revealed (Seinfeld meets Dungeons & Dragons) – “Great Beard”, “Moves Things With Her Mind”, and “Narcolepsy” are just a few of their powers (well, half). But is this prophecy legit? What if it’s some sort of cosmic joke? What is death? What is life? Why is Jesus coming to one of them at night and telling them to kill people? Whatever the answer to those questions, the important thing is that we either get busy living, get busy dying or just GET BUSY
And there it is - wacky people in hilarious situations - a tried and true formula for funny.
I've written four 5-minute long scripts: a pilot and 3 webisodes. The cast, production designer, costume designer, hair/makeup, crew, and friends have all committed to work on this project for free just cause they like the material! With direct connections to college humor (5 of the 10 most watched web series) and funny or die, I plan to create a finished product good enough to interest either of those companies (or their competitors, frankly) in financially continuing the storyline.
"Fair enough, but why do you need $5,000?"
That's a great question, me-pretending-to-be-you. We're shooting everything over the span of two weekends - August 13-14, 20-21. Even with all the incredible resources myself and a lot of the crew will be employing there are always things that you have to pay for.
FOOD! - People will work for free but not if you ask them to chip in for pizza after they've been working for 12 hours straight. You just gotta feed people.
COSTUMES and PROPS - There will be need to dress people in a way that goes beyond the capability of their personal wardrobe. We also have a couple of crazy props that will have to be created specifically for the show.
LIGHTING and EQUIPMENT - Lighting is a HUGE part of what makes a shot look and feel like you need it to. We'll need equipment to hold the light in place because a person trying to accomplish the same task would get very tired and probably start to shake. That's just a misuse of time and personnel.
POST PRODUCTION - In layman's terms it means what happens 'post' the 'production' or 'shooting time' - Editing, color correcting, distribution, web design, packaging, and other similar techniques used to make this look nothing less than sexy as all get out.
So there you have it! 1+1 = $5,000.
If you wish you could help but don't have the monetary resources to do so with dollars, share this project on facebook for us! Maybe someone you know will accidentally enter their credit card information. We'd be fine with that.
All the best to you and yours!
- (30 days)