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My wife Rachelle and I are making a new webseries that shows how you can make the world's greenest home, and you're invited.
My wife Rachelle and I are making a new webseries that shows how you can make the world's greenest home, and you're invited.
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On Begley Street is a new webseries from Ed & Rachelle Begley, and you're invited.

ABOUT THE SHOW

"On Begley Street” is a Web series that explores the building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home. We will follow Ed Begley, Jr. (noted actor and environmentalist) and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley as they attempt to build their home under LEED Platinum Certified standards. Each episode explores sustainable living and balancing comfort with consumption. Their adventures are often heightened by the Begley’s numerous and comical mistakes which often result in playful bickering between the married couple. And keep an eye open as Ed and Rachelle's high profile friends stop by for a visit and are then coerced into an afternoon of hard labor. Of course, there's lots of how-to information for the D-I-Y-er but it's about living sustainably as much as building sustainably. Mostly, it’s about the Begleys and their 11-year-old daughter, Hayden, as they struggle to do the right thing for the environment, themselves, and the future.


Although the show will often be laugh-out-loud funny, “On Begley Street” will also be illuminating, quirky, informative, playful... and very Begley. Join Team Begley and become a part of their mission to build a better future for planet Earth.

Why are we making a webseries? 

A webseries presents opportunities not available in any other format. The format allows for a lot of experimentation and improvisation which is a lot of fun. We can continue to bring focus to issues that matter most to us and to our fans, like sustainable living and social good.

Why do Hollywood and TV stars need funding?

Good question. First, none of the money raised is going to the Begleys or producers of the series. We all want this to succeed, so all money raised will go to the marketing and distribution of the webseries and the creation of this new online venue for social good entertainment. 

Second, if we hit our $25,000 funding goal, we're matching it with our own $25,000. The impact of your donations will be effectively doubled.

We also think of Kickstarter as a great way to start off this new part of our creative and professional lives. Like Kickstarter says, “Kickstarter is about more than just money. A Kickstarter project is a great way to connect with your audience and spread the word about your work.”

What we’re trying to fund is more than just a series - we’re creating an a new venue to present original, fun shows promoting social good. A webseries and online platform gives us the independence to make these types of shows. 

What's the status of the production? 

OBS has wrapped pre-production and we have shot several test segments. Full production is scheduled to start late-February / early March with the project finishing mid 2012.

How can I help? 

By pledging any amount, you will be eligible to receive rewards exclusive to those pledging through this Kickstarter page. Take a look at the rewards column on the right -  you can think of pledging as placing a pre-order for the product once it's done.

You can also share this campaign page via Facebook, Twitter, Email, Blogs, and good ol' word of mouth.

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    Gain access to exclusive content and behind-the-scenes videos in our Kickstarter "Backers Only" updates -- please promise to tell 10 friends about our project!

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    All the above, PLUS: Your name (or a friends name) in the credits. Plus! A personal thank you email that includes a picture of the Begleys and a funny caption.

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    All the above, PLUS: HD digital downloads of each episode as they're released, and an HD download of the entire first season when it's finished.

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    All the above, PLUS: An exclusive DVD of the first season which has special, limited edition cover art, and is signed by the cast and crew.

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    Rewards #1, #2, #3, PLUS: Upgrade from the DVD to an exclusive Blu-Ray of the first season which has special, limited edition cover art, and is signed by the cast and crew. NOTE: If you pledged any of the rewards ABOVE this amount, you may choose between the Blu-Ray OR the DVD!

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    All the above, PLUS: An exclusive OBS reusable canvas shopping bag signed by the cast & crew.

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    All the above, PLUS: A special OBS Poster available ONLY through Kickstarter, signed by cast and crew, suitable for framing. You will also receive a special personalized video thank you from the Begleys.

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    For MASS EFFECT Fans! Show producer Raphael Sbarge, the voice of Kaidan Alenko in MASS EFFECT 1, 2, & 3, will record the outgoing message in the voicemail of your choice!

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    All the above, PLUS: The Begleys will record the outgoing voice mail on the cellphone of your choice.

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    All the above, PLUS: Your choice of either: a.) A one-on-one, Skype video consultation on your Green Sustainable Living or Green Beauty questions OR b.) Signed props (aka home items) from the Begleys home.

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    All the above, PLUS: Associate Producer Credit on 6 episodes of the internet series, as well as your likeness inserted into the series.

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    All the above (except where noted), PLUS: Attendance at a weekend green-living field-trip, along with the Begleys, in Los Angeles. (Travel & lodging expenses not included). PLEASE NOTE: This reward is ONLY available to the people who pledge at this reward level.

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    All the above (except where noted), PLUS: Associate Producer credit on the entire first season of the internet series, as well as a walk-on role without dialogue (or we work with you to get your likeness in the project)

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    All the above (except where noted), PLUS: Co-Producer on the first 10 episodes of the internet series, a speaking walk-on role (or we work with you to get your likeness in the project), and either a.) day spa get away with Rachelle in Los Angeles or b.) a day long bike ride through the San Fernando Valley with Ed.

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