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$13,194
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
103
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 3:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

It's like that moment...

When you stand for 6 hours in a line while wearing a costume and find out you aren't getting in. 

When someone breathes down your neck after an unprompted 40 minute one-sided "Conversation" about Naruto.

When a game night ends in silence and tears because things got way too real over a roll in DnD.

It's like all of that... but worse.

 is a bittersweet live action tragicomedy that tells the story of 5 hardcore anime fans and the trip that tests what little friendship they had in the first place.

 Spencer, Toki, Mari, Randy and Rita are 5 carpool buddies on their way to the only annual anime convention in their state. After a fight which causes a near-fatal car accident they discover they’ve been brought to a hospital directly across the street from the convention center. Determined to have fun and salvage their weekend, they confront denial, mortality and the lingering question of "Why are we doing this?". All of this only marks the beginning of their harrowing visit to Kotakon 2016.

WHY WE ARE MAKING THIS

We want to tell a 'coming of age' story that reflects the nerd generation. A story about the unspoken parts of fandom, and the tensions and anxieties that emerge from convention culture.  Ultimately, 2 Kawaii 4 Comfort is about something everyone faces in their lives - getting to the place where you thought you'd be happy, and finding that everything is still very much not ok.

It is also a project with a cast of characters that you don't see represented in traditional drama. As the story expands we meet a diverse group of con-goers including polysexual gaming couples, differently-abled cosplayers, and neuroatypical characters whose spectrum-based impairments aren't the focus of the story but just a part of who they are. We're going to do more than tug at your heartstrings and make you laugh, we're going to break ground with what a webseries can do.

WE NEED MORE THAN 6 DRAGONBALLS TO MAKE THIS DREAM PROJECT POSSIBLE. 

We need 7. HAHA! GET IT? THAT'S A REFERENCE TO SOMETHING!

We already have the majority of the budget committed to this project! We do however need to raise the additional 15,000 to cover the basics of an intense 2 week shoot in Los Angeles. Meeting our goal would allow us to shoot 6 episodes, each one approximately 10 minutes a piece. That's A WHOLE HOUR OF AWKWARD TENSION, EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD AND PARALYZING SOCIAL ANXIETY! 

Any additional funds we raise can add more shoot days, pay our crew more and make this project even better.

(WHO THE HELL DO WE THINK WE ARE?!!! )

Click to watch "Advent" (2014). John Bickerstaff - Writer, Director, Producer. Luke Palmer - Producer. Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Associate Producer.
Click to watch "Advent" (2014). John Bickerstaff - Writer, Director, Producer. Luke Palmer - Producer. Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Associate Producer.
                               
Click to watch "Punchline" (2013). Luke Palmer - Producer. Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Cinematographer.
Click to watch "Punchline" (2013). Luke Palmer - Producer. Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Cinematographer.
Click to watch a clip from "Sleeping Alone" (2014). Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Cinematographer
Click to watch a clip from "Sleeping Alone" (2014). Jordan Michaud-Scorza - Cinematographer

CAST

Budget breakdown

Even though this is a story about people who don't have their lives together, we want to shoot this professionally. That means acquiring permits, insurance and paying our crew consisting of over a dozen badasses.

Risks and Challenges

We currently have a majority of the budget committed from a private funder. While we're very grateful for the money we've received, we cannot pull this off without the additional $15,000 that we're raising here.

We are also trying to reduce costs in other ways, such as applying to the Panavision Grant, which would provide a complete camera package, and the Creative District grant ($5,000), which previously funded the webseries “Adult Wednesday Addams.”

There is a double-length finale episode which wraps up the storylines of 2K4C which this kickstarter campaign will not cover, however if we are able to make that episode that all of our current backers would receive it in advance for free.

Our entire cast and crew are helping to make this possible by working on shoestring budgets. Every dollar earned goes directly to making this project the best it can be, and we are committed to release this series for free on the web. We firmly believe that web delivery, direct from creator to viewer, is the best way to exhibit work today. We want everyone to share in the experience that is 2 Kawaii 4 Comfort.

IF YOU CAN'T GIVE US MONIES

Tell anyone you know about this! Every tweet, tumblr or shout out helps!

Tumblr
http://2kawaii4comfort.tumblr.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/2K4Comfort

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/2kawaii4comfort

Instagram
https://instagram.com/2kawaii4comfort/

Free hugs are also appreciated. 

Thank you, Arigato, Allon-sy and Keep on Rocking!

SUPER SPECIAL THANKS

To Suiside Freaks for contributing the vocaloid music we used in the video. Jack Placidi, Elizabeth Barraza and Meg Bashwiner contributed voices for the animatic. Sarah Livant, Alison Truj, Elizabeth Barraza and Noah Aust for contributing concept art for this campaign and video.

Thank you for watching our campaign!
Thank you for watching our campaign!

Risks and challenges

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    Exclusive access to all Season 1 episodes (present and future) in advance. Thus giving you the mighty power of spoiler-age!!! Also included are HD downloads and behind the scenes vids, some 2 Kawaii 4 comfort desktop wallpaper and we'll thank you in all of your glory!!!!!!!

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    In addition to the previous rewards, get a souvenir commemorative all weekend pass to KOTAKON 2016!!*. + all of the rewards that we have listed above.

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    Our director Luke Palmer, who is not a very good artist, will draw you a full page doujinshi (comic) about whatever you want. Nothing that can get him arrested, anything else is fair game. Again, he is NOT A GOOD ARTIST SO TO MAKE UP FOR IT YOU WILL BE GETTING ALL OF THE PREVIOUS REWARDS TOO.

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Funding period

- (30 days)