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A comedic web series about unemployed college grads who move back in with their parents.
A comedic web series about unemployed college grads who move back in with their parents.
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REWARDS: You Losers get AN ADDITIONAL EPISODE, plus ETERNAL FAME in our VIDEO SHOUTOUT, in which the producers will thank every backer individually .

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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!

You know her as "Nina" from OFFICE SPACE!
You know her as "Nina" from OFFICE SPACE!
Catherine even signs her emails to us as Jeanie McNulty.
Catherine even signs her emails to us as Jeanie McNulty.
Ben knows how to show Nut's first world problems. Check out our Youtube channel to see what we mean!
Ben knows how to show Nut's first world problems. Check out our Youtube channel to see what we mean!
Founder of Westside Comedy Club's hit sketch group BEAR SUPPLY!
Founder of Westside Comedy Club's hit sketch group BEAR SUPPLY!

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.

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    BABY LOSER- Just out of college and enjoying summer, the idea of being a Loser is still way in your future. Congrats! With this pledge you'll get access to the production blog and a download of the ENTIRE first season of Welcome Home, Loser as soon the episodes are released with a gag reel, bonus features and fun extras!

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    BIG LOSER- Fall has started and as everyone else is going off to grad school, you find yourself on the couch, binge watching Netflix and reexamining your life choices. With this pledge you'll get access to the production blog, the entire first season with extras, plus a follow and shout out on Twitter!

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    PATHETIC LOSER- It's Christmas time and after a few months of no job, you're realizing you don't have money to buy any presents. Time to crack open that piggy bank from Middle School. With this pledge, you'll have access to the Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, plus a thank you from the cast and creators of WHL on Facebook!

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    INDIFFERENT LOSER- Still no money, but on a high note your friends and family have come to terms with the fact they're not getting a Christmas present from you this holiday. Time to make up a fake job for all the people you run into. With this pledge you'll have access to the Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a thank you from the cast and creators of WHL on Facebook, and you'll be listed on the Backer's Page of our website! Welcome to being a Loser!

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    HOPELESS LOSER- Rations are high, but morale is low. The fridge is always full, but you need some excitement! A new year is around the corner, but you're not expecting much. With this pledge, you get access to Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, plus a cast photo taken by Pink Dahlia Photography!

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    HOPEFUL LOSER- Congrats! You have a job interview today. This new year is definitely looking up for you. With this pledge you'll get access to Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, plus a SIGNED cast photo taken by Pink Dahlia Photography!

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    HIGH ROLLING LOSER- You nailed that job interview and you're on top of the world. With your new job and new friendly coworkers you'll be buying the first round at Happy Hour tonight. With this pledge you'll get access to Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, a signed photo by the cast, plus a limited edition Welcome Home, Loser! backer t-shirt!

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    JEANIE'S A LOSER- So after a week you may have gotten fired from your first job. Maybe going to Happy Hour each night was a bad idea, but hey at least you have new friends! With this pledge you'll get access to the Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, limited edition WHL backer t- shirt, plus a special thank you credit on IMDb!

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    NUT'S A LOSER- You don't want to work in a law office because you were born to be an artist! Your finger painting art is a masterpiece... you just need to get everyone else to realize it. With this pledge you'll get access to Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, limited edition WHL backer t- shirt, special thank you on IMDb, plus a personal painting from Nut! (His classic finger paintings that is!)

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    CONNOR'S A LOSER- Entrepreneurship is the wave of the future. You're going to start a company! Now you just have to think of a project... With this pledge you'll get access to Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, limited edition WHL backer t- shirt, special thank you on IMDb, plus a role on set for an episode in Season 1!
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    MEET A LOSER You've seen their videos, you know their Loser ways and now you can meet them in person! With this pledge you'll get access to the Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, limited edition WHL backer t- shirt, a special thank you credit on IMDb, PLUS choose one of our three Losers to go to dessert or drinks with and hang out! You can't go wrong with Catherine, Ben, and Joey!

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    WE'RE ALL LOSERS! You're three years out of college, working questionable jobs, and still need your parents for the common cold. Basically the life of these producers. With this pledge you'll get access to the Production Blog, Season 1 Download of WHL with extras, a follow and shout out on Twitter, a place on the Backer's Page of our website, limited edition WHL backer t- shirt, a special thank you credit on IMDb, plus our producer Paul's band The Walnuts, will play for your event! For free of course. They will play a cover of your favorite songs all night! *Event must be in the So-cal area

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