HI! We are Ben Baur and Thandi Tolmay! Welcome to the #Adulting Kickstarter Page!
The idea behind the show came about on the eve of Ben's 29th birthday. Slightly inebriated, the conversation took a turn, familiar to many disillusioned young-ish actors, "WHEN'S GONNA BE MY TIME?!" The next morning, under the harsh light of a hangover we realized: We didn't have to wait for someone else to give us a shot, We could make things happen NOW!
When it came to creating an arch for the show we discovered we didn't have to look much further for inspiration than our own lives and friendship and so, #Adulting was born.
We wanted to tell stories that were tragically relatable to this very special time in all of our lives when we're supposed to be grown-ups, and we're just.... not.
When dealing with such a personal project we couldn't think of anyone except for our long time friend TJ Marchbank to trust with directing it. Working with people that have known you for so long brings a trust and a familiarity that we think really shines through on-screen.
We've been lucky enough to have a crew that believes in our project. They think our idea is something special, so they've donated their time and talents to us. We were able to shoot the first two episodes by funding them out of our own pockets. Which was just buying food and set dressing.
But with your help with can:
- Pay our crew what they deserve
- Feed them ACTUAL food
- Pay our guest stars
- Pay for locations instead of dressing our director's backyard as a bar, restaurant, yoga studio, general work place.... you get the idea.
- Cover submission fees for festivals that have already shown interest in our project.
- finish it all in a timely manner so that YOU can fall in love with #Adulting in its entirety.
Thanks so much for taking a look at our page. We hope that you will donate/share/rave to your friends about us and that we will soon be able to include you in the squishy love fest that will make this whole thing possible.
Ben and Thandi
Risks and challenges
Luckily, we have a committed team. We are IN THIS. This is our baby. We have the scripts for 4 new episodes which will finish season 1 on lock and a dream cast in mind to fill guest star roles. But should we not be able to get them we have decades of experience between us and would love the chance to bring new faces into the #Adulting family.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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