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An eager actress starts a cleaning business and gets odd requests from clients. Can she keep her morals intact and follow her dreams?
An eager actress starts a cleaning business and gets odd requests from clients. Can she keep her morals intact and follow her dreams?
An eager actress starts a cleaning business and gets odd requests from clients. Can she keep her morals intact and follow her dreams?
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Maid to Order (photo by Joe Bradley)
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 THE GIST

Inspired by shows like 30 Rock, Portlandia, and High Maintenance, MAID TO ORDER is the story of a struggling actress who creates a cleaning business to earn some extra cash. Cue the dirt, laughter, and tears.

What sets our show apart- besides the hilarious writing, acting, and story lines, is that that series is built to be interactive. We want to hear what YOU have to say, and are giving you the opportunity to help us write it.

Some of our perks allow you to write a line, appear in an episode, or even have an episode structured around YOU. Of course, you get the satisfaction of also having your name in the credits. Bazingggo! 

Other prizes and perks are memorabilia and props from the actual teaser. Get a piece of it while you still can! Seriously- we only bought one Donald Trump hat.

THE STORY

This quirky comedy follows Margot, an aspiring actress, who can't seem to make ends meet. Tired of being poor, she starts a cleaning business with hopes of paying her rent. Can she keep her morals intact while still following her dreams of stardom?

MARGOT is a perky, very naive girl who was raised as part of a religious cult in which its members identify as one sexless gender (her parents choice).

She was deprived of many things that people take for granted; television, pop culture, slang sayings of the 90’s. Eager to learn and stay hip, she’s very familiar with 90’s sayings and entertainment. Since her childhood was a little stunted, she just wants to experience all the world has to offer.

Margot
Margot

JUNE is a hippy, guided by her inner being. She was born into a gypsy family who came into money later on in life, after suing a large corporation for poisoning their water supply in the cow pasture they were were living at. She still has some residual ticks that come out in times of stress. She’s wired to be on the move, always be inventive, and not get too attached. 

June
June

THE CREATOR

As a youngster, I graced the stage of my elementary school’s cafeteria in my very first play. It was Sleeping Beauty, and I was the princess. I loved acting, despite being convinced my prince had cooties. After that, I made the decision to perform for the rest of my life. 

I earned a scholarship to college for theatre, and upon graduating, have worked in film, TV, and commercials. I’ve co-starred in three television shows this year (Homicide Hunter, House of Cards). 

Of course—that’s the glossy side of things. The other part is when I’ve waited tables for awful/terrible people (AKA, the general public), or gotten attacked by kids when I was hired to be a princess at children’s birthday parties, or modeled the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE dental wear in order to pay those pesky bills. The list is endless- and perfect inspiration for this series. 

Margot is so relatable- because she's all of us. She has hopes and dreams, and is just trying to stay afloat in this bumpy, sticky, and glorious world. Her story of desperation, and determination is one that has been forming over my 24 years of living, and I can't wait to share it. 

With the help of our team, and YOU; we can do this. Your pledge means the world.

KATIE CARPENTER

Baby Katie Carpenter
Baby Katie Carpenter

THE VISION

Something that sets Maid to Order apart is the plan for contributions from our audience. We want to hear what the people want! 

We have Social Media pages as well as an email and plan on having contests to get pieces of our story from our fans. We have a team of writers- but we really want Maid to Order to be the culmination of a boat-load of creativity from the masses.

We also plan on having several sponsors for the series to help keep it afloat. Costume companies, cleaning supplies, weird food items- you name it!

THE TEAM

KEVIN WELCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/AD/EDITOR) - The youngest of three sisters, Kevin is used to working with women. Of course, MTO couldn’t succeed without his valuable budget-making and spreadsheet filling mind. Kevin has coordinated and ADed numerous feature films, shorts, and music videos. His most recent project was UPMing a feature for Inspiration Network, and Assistant Stunt-Coordinating on Cinemax's, Banshee. You can check him out in the next season of Banshee, flying through the air after getting his ass kicked. Don’t worry, he got in at least one punch before going down.

Kevin Welch
Kevin Welch

BRETT MULLEN (DP) - Brett originally started his career in graphic design, but after all his school buddies asked him to shoot and edit their projects, he found his new calling. He's shot commercially all over the world, for companies like Jet Blue, NASCAR, and Coors Light. He fan-girled a little bit when he DPed one of his favorite bands, Taking Back Sunday, in their most recent music video. Be sure to check out his internationally released zombie thriller, Bombshell Bloodbath, and don't judge him for how sick his mind is.

Brett Mullen
Brett Mullen

BROOKE JAYE TAYLOR (DIRECTOR) - Once a competitive Rollerskater, now commissioned to become the rebel leader when the aliens invade. Brooke Jaye Taylor fancies herself as a triple threat: Improvisor, Director, and Improvisor. Brooke has also appeared in her share of television shows and feature films, including (but not limited to) Marvel's Iron Man 3, Sundance Channel's Rectify, and the upcoming Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Brooke Jaye Taylor
Brooke Jaye Taylor

TREVOR BUMGARNER (MUSIC BY) - Hailed as visionary by optometrists, Trevor Bumgarner is an award winning composer, receiving top honors such as “Most improved” and “Best Attitude” in 7th grade. About his recent works, the New York Times stated, “Stop emailing us,” and a Youtube Commenter, “that’s the baseball player, right?” Trevor’s compositions reflect his southern roots; hospitable and deep-fried. He graduated with the highest honors and even higher student loans from Juilliard in 2015.

Trevor Bumgarner
Trevor Bumgarner

MICHAEL DEAN PARSONS (MUSIC BY) - Mike "The Dean" Parsnips has been composing music ever since he learned to play the theme from Titanic on the piano from a YouTube tutorial in late December 2015. Since downloading Garageband on his laptop, his work has been met with international acclaim, with two of his three tracks having been shared online by phishing bots in Canada. He currently uses Juilliard's Wifi to aggressively spam his Instagram followers.

Michael Dean Parsons & Trevor Bumgarner
Michael Dean Parsons & Trevor Bumgarner

KENDRA STAUB (EP/STORY BY/JUNE) - Due to Middle-Child Syndrome, Kendra was destined to perform. She's acted and modeled for numerous brands, and can be seen chomping into a Big 'Ol Chicken Biscuit in the current Bojangles Commercial. She's also worked on Discover Zac Ryan, and My Name is Paul. 

Kendra Staub
Kendra Staub

MARCUS YOUNG (EP) - Known for his fight skills and angry Chinese-Korean disposition, don't ever make him mad in a dark alley (Banshee, The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek: Into the Darkness). 

Marcus Young
Marcus Young

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Risks and challenges

Budget and scheduling are huge risks. We fully funded our Pilot Episode with money from our own pockets, but Maid to Order will not come to life without your help.

We have a modest budget of $10,000 for 10 episodes. Per episode, we have to spend money on the following items:

-Camera/Lighting/Sound
-Locations
-Script Development
-Food/Crafty
-Post-Production Services
-Cast and Crew
-Art/Costume Design

Our model is to keep each episode at $1,000, but each script will have different requirements.

We're all full-time freelancers, so our livelihood is dependent on making it in this industry. We eagerly take jobs as they come, which can result in projects getting delayed. If we reach our goal, we'll be able to do things the right way and block out a schedule, ensuring that Maid to Order graces computer screens all over the world.

Once we meet our halfway point, we'll release the first Episode!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

XOXO

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    The Deep Clean. Is it art imitating life? Or life imitating art? Just like the series, Katie Carpenter will come to your house, armed with cleaning supplies, and will make it squeaky clean. Please, no mansions. *Must be located within 500 miles of Atlanta, GA.

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