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Join Jack and Carmen for their second year of marriage in this comedic webseries about being not-so-rich-and-famous Millenials.
Join Jack and Carmen for their second year of marriage in this comedic webseries about being not-so-rich-and-famous Millenials.
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The First Five Years is a comedic webseries about newlyweds Jack and Carmen discovering that life is not exactly going to turn out the way they expected. In fact, they'll be lucky if they survive their first five years of marriage. The story will resonate with anyone who felt a little disillusioned by life those first few years of adulthood.

Jack and Carmen get married and move away from all their family and friends to conquer the world, but are a little disappointed by what awaits them. Their apartment is cruddy, their neighbors are creepy, Jack's job is a joke, and marriage is seriously hard sometimes. Inspired by real-life experience (seriously, ask our series creator Phyllis Jackson for some early marriage cruddy apartment stories), you'll see yourself in Jack and Carmen's struggles, and you'll see your weirdo friends and co-workers in characters like Jack's boss Ben or uncouth office buddy Gary.

Season One released in August of 2014 and is available for free at www.jackandcarmen.com/ .Now we need you to help us make our second season! We've already got scripts written and our cast and crew in place. We've even shot a couple of commercials to give you a taste of the funny we'll be bringing in Season Two.

Some really great things happened in Season One. We filmed 8 episodes in 11 days at 10 different locations around Greenville, we helped several local actors get their SAG-AFTRA eligibility, and we incorporated several visual and special effects. Director and Cinematographer Joshua Jackson will lead the way again in Season Two to make sure our production quality is top-notch. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at his demo reel. The guy is seriously talented.

Our goal is to make each season better than the last, and we can only do it with your help! For Season Two we have some sets to build, some beautiful locations to travel to, and tons of people to feed! If we can raise $5,000 by the end of April, we'll move immediately into pre-production, start shooting in July, and have Season Two released in early 2016.

Risks and challenges

We learned a lot of our risks and challenges the hard way through the break-neck pace we set for ourselves in Season One. This season we plan to make the episodes tighter, shoot in fewer locations, and give ourselves a few extra days in the schedule so we can take our time at each location to really set up the beautiful shots we want, rehearse with actors more thoroughly, and make room for unscripted goodness that may pop up from time to time.

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    We'll name a character after you. Cross our hearts and hope to die. You'll also get a copy of our shooting script, a Season Two poster signed by the cast and crew, a side-splittingly silly blooper reel, your name in the credits, a high-res digital download of any one of our Season One Posters, and a hand-written thank you note.

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    Pre-release private screening in your home for your friends and family presented by series creator Phyllis Jackson and series director Joshua Jackson, a framed Season Two poster signed by the cast and crew, a character named after you, a copy of our shooting script, our 90's throw-back blooper reel, your name in the credits, a high-res digital download of any one of our Season One posters, and a hand-written thank you note.

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