About this project
May 2 and May 6: Neighborhood Watchmen is proud to announce that Skyler Stone (Waiting, Castle, Raising Hope, Bones, Dollhouse, and the star of Comedy Central's "Con,") will be guest-starring in an episode and Shawn Pelofsky (Community, Chelsea Lately, Comics Unleashed and Just For Laughs: Montreal) will also be guest starring in an ep! Check out our updates about Skyler and Shawn!
May 10: We've recently got Awesome punk band Global Affront to agree to record our intro/credits music! Update here!
May 13: We get animated! We teamed up with Wateman Studios and CJC Entertainment to get an AMAZING animated intro! Update here!
May 15: We locked down Matt Baker and his professional film crew to to ensure that Neighborhood Watchmen looks and sounds beautiful!
May 17: We get the Legendary Barry Sobel on board for a guest appearance! Update here!
Neighborhood Watchmen is an upcoming web series from the minds of David Studebaker, Dash Kwiatkowski and Stephen Ku. Neighborhood Watchmen is a mockumentary style web-series set in an office, about a local superhero team and their quest for legitimacy. it centers around the conflicts that arise when they're NOT fighting crime. Some of our favorite moments from old episodes of Justice League cartoons were the team bonding and casual moments at the team's HQ and we wanted to create a show that was just that. We focus on the psychology, team dynamics and watercooler moments, with all characters in full costume. $10K is designed to shoot the first season of the show. We've written all of the scripts for Season 1, and $10K takes care of crew, filming costs, renting out our locations and everything involved in the production. David and Dash have already sunk $2000+ into costumes and other pre-production costs. Here's a preview video of our characters in action, followed by a more detailed set of character bios.
Panther (Portrayed by Ryan Cronin): The overly optimistic team leader and veteran member. He's been around the block and was once a kid genius, but now is somewhat washed up, with this team being his last chance at making the big-time.
Justin Justice (Portrayed by David Studebaker): The All-American Boyscout of the team. He's the team's strongman, and generally a straight shooter, though he occasionally gets a little caught up in making sure his costume is on right and his hair is finely coiffed. His biggest weakness is his many and varied food allergies.
Sgt. Killzone (Portrayed by Dash Kwiatkowski):
A heavily armed lunatic who claims to be from the future. What he lacks in intelligence, ability to save people, and general know-how, he makes up for in firearms and pouches.
Victory Girl (Portrayed by Carmen Mitchell):
Hailing from the Isle of Amazons, Victory Girl is a prim and proper Amazonian war princess, struggling to fit into the male dominated superhero world; however, she's also a teenage girl dealing with college and other issues related to being a young woman.
Mr. Lasers (Portrayed by Stephen Ku):
The slacker on the team, Mr. Lasers was a college student when he developed his super power (lasers). When his powers flared up his strict Asian parents made him drop out of school and pursue a career in superheroism. Ultimately, Lasers wants to go back to school, but the team stands in his way.
Codebreaker (Portrayed by Blake Rosier):
Codebreaker is the team's communications specialist. His power is that he can understand and speak any language to speak with computers, animals, Germans, anything. However, he is horrible at communicating with people and can't ever find the right words.
Mind Guy (Portrayed by Jesse McGrath):
The team's jolly psychic, an all-around lovable guy who uses his powers for mischief and trolling. As the psychic he only shows up when he knows he's needed or when he'll be entertained personally.
And the Mysterious Battle Woman, a league veteran who wants to see the team shut down at any cost, and is willing to go through dastardly lengths to achieve this goal.
Risks and challenges
Potential obstacles include actor availability, locking down a shooting location, which has been accounted for in our budget. The main issue that could arise would be running out of money do to time or otherwise unforeseen constraints.
Both David and Dash have an extensive background in independent film and sketch filming and know their ways around a film set, so as the co-directors of the project, they feel confident in their ability to overcome all of these difficulties.
After the project is funded, we'll need to find an office location that we can rent out to film season 1 in. We're confident in our ability to do this, as it is part of what the budget is necessary for and there are plenty office locations within the SF bay area.
With regard to running out of money, David and Dash are both willing to dive into credit card debt to fill in whatever needs to be filled in if need be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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