Ethan Fink is involved in a workplace accident that threatens not only his career but the careers of his roommates as well. Will his friends come to his aid in this time of crisis or cast him aside to protect themselves? Meanwhile Keefer, a roommate, is dealing with some troubling personal problems that threaten the financial stability of the house.
Our immediate objective is to successfully reach our funding goal which will give us the necessary budget to shoot the pilot episode for Millennial. The episode will be broadcast online in the standard TV runtime of 22 minutes.
Our crew has been developing this script for over seven months, and we're confident we have created an entertaining, funny, and buzz worthy pilot. In fact we believe in this project so much that we are funding 50% of it with our own money. But we need your help to see it through to completion.
Once fully funded we will keep you updated and informed on the process throughout filming. After shooting two test scenes we have come up with an accurate and reliable timeline for the completion. We will need three weekends (9 days total shooting) in August and September to deliver a finished product in October. While there's always a chance of delays due to cast availability, unforeseen problems, or a zombie apocalypse we are fully confident we can deliver the finished pilot in that time. More importantly, we are confident that we have developed a product that you would be proud to be a part of.
The majority of the funds raised here will go toward post-production, set design, and food. Our preliminary budget for the pilot is $8,000 (breakdown pictured below) and we don't anticipate going over that number unless we destroy all of the equipment.
- VFX. Our pilot has a handful of scenes that will require a decent amount of visual effects.
Set Design. Although we have already reserved and confirmed our shooting locations we need to make them camera ready. Set enhancements include painted walls, furniture, art, and more.
Makeup & Prosthetics. The pilot episode requires the use of quality prosthetics and makeup.
Editor. To make our October 2014 deadline we want to hire an assistant editor that will work with our editing team so that we can deliver the pilot on time.
Food. We must feed our actors and crew. As you know a hungry actor is a bad actor and an unfed crew is asking for a mutiny.
- Sound design. The fine-tuning of dialogue, music, and effects in post production as well as hiring of a professional boom operator and sound mixer on set.
Caleb (Callen McLaughlin) - Super chill member of the house who considers himself a life coach. A younger doppelgänger of the dude, he is all that is Bro. Broseph Stalin. Bro Chi Mihn. Broseiden King of the Brocean.
Tracy (Andrew Stroud) - Neurotic, narcissistic, and illusory. Tracy is constantly fighting his inner demons to keep his web of lies intact.
Ethan Fink (Greg Fink) - A talented up and coming actor who is on the verge of a full blown meltdown after a series of bad breaks. Ethan needs his friends and family now more than ever.
Jay (Cicero Salmon III): Artist, art teacher, and the most level headed roommate of the house. Jay is always lending a hand, and rarely gets caught up in his roomates misfortunes. He's a damn fine painter.
The Mugician (Murphy Martin) - The future of performance art. Half Musician, Half Magician. 100% Star.
Keefer (Grantham Coleman) - Tracy's best friend from college and the only roommate who currently has a bankable career. Keefer is dealing with some troubling personal problems that threaten the financial situation of the house.
Rose (Michelle Winters) - Tracy's overprotective yet enabling sister. Rose is constantly worried that her brother is headed for disaster.
Clarence (Johnnathan Korver) - A hotsauce aficionado and the mortal enemy of Tracy.
Peggy (Anna Land) - A casting director who also happens to be Caleb's boss. Peggy doesn't pull any punches.
Flynn (Tyler Beveridge) - An up and coming Hollywood agent who represents Ethan. Flynn values Ethan and his roommates based solely on their earning power.
We believe that if the pilot is successfully funded it would give us the foundation to build our longterm goal; a seven episode season of Millennial. If we exceed our funding goal the first $1,000 will go to cover lost wages for the actors during shooting. Any dollar we raise above that will be set aside for future episodes that are already being written.
With our collective group of talented actors, crew, and production team we are confident that we have a show that will entertain you, make you laugh, and have you wanting more. Please join us in our journey from development, to production, through post, and eventually to the premiere.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to you joining the Millennial team.
Risks and challenges
Because we have never shot a project of this size there will inevitably be some learning moments. However, with our collective skills and expertise in shooting we have no doubt we will create a project you will be proud to be a part of.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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