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Best friends, Max and Faye navigate life and love as they stare down the barrel of 30.
Best friends, Max and Faye navigate life and love as they stare down the barrel of 30.
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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.

AND 

- 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.

Love,

Ben and Thandi

Team #Adulting

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.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF ALL EPISODES:
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    GET YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS:
    I can't believe how GREAT YOU ARE! Look for your name in a special THANK YOU section at the end of episodes 3-6 cause we want the world to know how much we love you!

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    INVITED TO SCREENING PARTY:
    Come celebrate the success of season 1 with us at a super fun party here in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we will not be able to help with travel/lodging but we can promise one helluva good time.

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    SKYPE DATE WITH BEN BAUR:
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    LITERAL SHIRT OFF BEN BAUR'S BACK:
    To show his appreciation for your huge contribution, Ben Baur will make you a video of him wearing then sending you the literal shirt off his back.

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    PRIVATE WORK OUT with Ben and Thandi:
    Join us as we sweat it out for an hour with Personal and Celeb Trainer Chrissy Lundgren. Only available in Los Angeles. (We cannot provide travel unfortunately.)

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    MOVIE NIGHT WITH BEN AND THANDI:
    Come crack open a bottle of red as we watch one of your favorite movies! Unfortunately we can not pay for travel to or lodging in LA.

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    SET VISIT WITH POTENTIAL WALK ON:
    Wanna see how the magic happens?! Come visit us on set! If it's a day that we need some extra bodies on screen, we might be able to get you on camera! Unfortunately we will not be able to pay for travel to or lodging in LA.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT ON IMDB:
    Won't your friends think you're fancy when you are a bonafide Hollywood producer!? The credit will appear at the end of episodes 3-6!

    Please note: Producer credit does not give one any ownership of #Adulting. But gosh darn it, we do love ya.

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    WEEKEND IN VEGAS WITH BEN AND THANDI:

    HOLY CRAP YOU ARE AWESOME! In addition to making you an Associate Producer, we wanna thank you in person with a super fun trip to Vegas. We can't cover your travel but what we can offer is:

    - A (1) room for one night in a hotel on the strip for you and a guest.
    - A swankified dinner for the four of us.
    - A brunch buffet the next day so we can eat our hangovers away.
    - Selfies GALORE

    Trip to be scheduled at a later date.

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