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“Welcome Home, Loser!” is a comedic web series about what happens when you finally get a degree, but don't have a job...or an apartment...or hope. Directionless new graduate Jeanie McNulty (Catherine Urbanek) is desperate for a fulfilling career, but those dreams are dashed by a lack of resources, no family support, and her own self-destructive tendencies. Her only companions are two former high school classmates: N.U.T. (Ben Faigus) and Connor O'Connor (Joey Greer). Nut, who is stuck in the mail room at his father's office, is learning what it will take to be a lawyer in his family's firm one day. However, just because it's the last thing he wants to do with his life doesn't mean he knows what he wants to do. We follow his character throughout his failed attempts at discovering what he's good at, and what he's not. Then there's Connor. Connor believes he will be the next great American entrepreneur, but thinks he can do it without all the hard work that goes with it. His numerous "good ideas" get him into trouble and put off reality, just the way he likes it. His mother, Rita O'Connor, played by the lovely Kinna McInroe, known for her role as the Nina, the receptionist from Office Space, encourages the group to follow their dreams--however depraved. In her words, "No job? No money? Get drunk and screw in a fort, so what, we've all been there!"
Together the Losers drift through a world that is familiar, yet different, discovering just how ill-prepared for adult life they really are. They fight against the expectations of their parents, while at the same time are unable to pry themselves away from the comforts of home. “Welcome Home, Loser!” is a show about rude awakenings, harsh realities, staying out, sneaking in, and the importance of being an adult child.
We are so lucky to have a wonderful team of producers and an amazingly talented cast with a wide background of film and theatrical experience. Your pledges will allow us to pay cast AND crew, book locations, rent equipment, and craft services... in short, create the best Welcome Home, Loser! possible. It's been a dream of ours to make this show a reality, and we'd love for you to join us.
Meet The Losers!
Risks and challenges
We began this project three years ago as we had just finished college and started to realize what entering the real world was REALLY going to be like. We never imagined how many man hours and re-writes it would take us to get to this point, and we haven't even begun production! Like our characters, the realities of life after college hit us hard. Some of us moved back home, while others began working full time jobs with crazy schedules. Our original team of six has been mixed up over the years, but the four of us that are left work hard because we know how hilarious this show is and will be. On more than one occasion we were ready to call Welcome Home, Loser! a "life experience" and move on, but with a story so hilarious and topical we knew that this could be a success if we tried.
There are two main challenges that we see. The first, of course, revolves around finances. Each of the producers is, by necessity, employed full time to pay rent...to our parents. Between student loans and all the bills that come in each month, we have found that spare change is truly spare. Every hour we are not spending on the show we are at work or asleep.
The second challenge we have come across is the fact that we all live so far from each other. In traffic it can take about an hour and a half to reach a central point for our weeknight meetings. Since this is a problem that isn't going to go away, we make sure to meet in person 1-2 times a week while also video conferencing to complete all the writing and production meetings we have.
We have laid out our shooting schedule and the production budget for the season. We'd like to think it's foolproof, but as Outkast once mused, "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather." So we are working on backup plans for any problem we can foresee. We're a small team, but value paying our crew (but will still pull favors) as well as our cast. We have a team of producers who have dedicated years to Welcome Home, Loser! and to each other. As one of our Dad's told us, "Dumber people than you have done this." And we believe him.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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