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Don BarzegelliBy Don Barzegelli
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Don BarzegelliBy Don Barzegelli
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$131
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 27 2014 8:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

This tale will take audience members on a comedic, action-packed adventure with Lou, Zip and various other "characters" met along the way. When Life gives you lemons follows the uncanny lives of two fellas dealing Lemonade, Lou and Zip. After the Local Drug Kingpin leaves on business Lou must fill his shoes, and watch this kingpin's block.Lou reacquaints himself with the grungy, grimy dangerous game of hustling lemonade and faces everyday problems similar to that of the modern day drug cartel. Lou is suddenly plunged into a world of conflicts from the dilemma of being controlled by a powerful hierarchy, to chasing down his boss's schizo sister. Meanwhile Zip's devastating past as an addict constantly haunts him, as he struggles to adapt to this new environment; and to top it off an elite group of Federal gun yielding FDA agents start to track the cartel's every move, and will stop at nothing to end this Sinister Syndicate!

** This project contains mild violence, suggestive sexual content, suggestive drug use, and mild language. **

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When Darren Barzegar wrote When Life Gives You Lemons he knew he was building the foundation to a great series, but didn't know what was in store. Darren Barzegar has already started structuring the plot line for the next 3 seasons! 

$30,000 Kickstarter Goal

Basic Distribution of Money

**As a potential donor, you have EVERY right to know EXACTLY where the money is going. The pie chart was something that had to be done quickly to not risk losing the audience's attention; but if you are interested, and would like a more "complex" breakdown PLEASE contact me immediately! I urge EVERYONE to view this information so that you can have a better standpoint on why we need the money!**

If properly funded Darren Barzegar will: 

  • Produce 21 minutes of 9 episodes (with the 9th being 2 parts) of When Life Gives You Lemons, with quality comparable to that of a "network television show". 
  • Show the audience a new "perspective" about the average people associated with drug cartels.
  • Bring new laughs to the audience as they experience a "new type" of comedy.

Putting a show together of this magnitude is some hard work! We've got a great group of producers, who have dedicated an amazing amount of work and skill for "When Life Gives You Lemons". 

The Producers:

 The Cast:

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Are you too excited to wait? Are you already a die hard "Lemhead"? Would you "ride" for us? Well, if you answered yes to any of those (and even if you didn't) I've got good news for you! We've got a nice amount of social networks, and we'd like for you to help us spread the word! By reposting, liking, and commenting on our videos you are helping us immensely in one of the smallest ways! Every time you do this you are showing the video to new viewers that we couldn't reach! The more people involved the better the outcome! Stay tuned weekly for our Weekly Update Videos posted directly on this page! 

If you have a Wordpress website and want to show support, here is an easy thing to do to help get this series gets funded. 

  • Download this widget.
  • Then add our info.

You can also embed our Kickstarter video all around the web!

  • Copy what is quotes (not the quotes itself) "http://kck.st/1hvtaPB"
  • Then paste it where ever your heart desires!

Please follow us on all of our social networks! 

Risks and challenges

RISK: Coordination is ESSENTIAL for any decent film. Coordination includes that between the cast, and crew; which is A LOT harder than it sounds. The more people involved in a shoot usually add up to a smaller time window.

**The only way to properly coordinate is through preparation, and precise organization.**

RISK:Equipment problems happen usually on EVERY set, whether it's forgetting memory cards, or not charging that extra battery. These unexpected problems can cause HUGE setbacks.

**I write a checklist for every piece of equipment I need per scene. I always come prepared with back-ups of EVERYTHING, from a DSLR to a make-up set.**

RISK: Legality issues behind filming is something that can easily be taken care of by signing a piece of paper.

**All producers, and both AD's have multiple copies of disclosure agreements, footage release, etc.**
I plan on overcoming this obstacle

"Success is when preparation meets opportunity"
-Henry Hartman

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    SHOUT-OUT: A personalized thank you shout out from our Facebook page, and Tweet from our Twitter!

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    1-800-LEMHEAD: Get a prank phone call to a phone number (international charges applied if necessary) of your choice from the Director of the Show!!!

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    THE LEMONADE CARTEL: You will receive the Official Show poster (27" x 40"), signed by a cast member of your choice!!!

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    DIRECTOR'S CUT DVD: Receive the Director's Cut of Season 1, complete with: deleted episodes, unaired footage of all of the main characters' past, behind the scenes with Gunnar and Gus-Gus unreleased sketches, On-set Cast/Crew interviews, premature story boards, bloopers, deleted scenes, commentaries, deleted episodes, and many other behind the scenes specials.

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    DIRECTOR'S CUT BLU-RAY: Receive the Director's Cut of Season 1, complete with: deleted episodes, unaired footage of all of the main character's past, behind the scenes with Gunnar and Gus-Gus unreleased sketches, On-set Cast/Crew interviews, premature story boards, bloopers, deleted scenes, commentaries, deleted episodes, and many other behind the scenes specials.

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    SWEET TOOTH: Get a cast member to wear a shirt with YOUR FACE featured on it, either pick your own design or pick one of our styles (Caricature, Andy Warhol, Serious pose with funny background, comical cartoon pose with funny background)! ALSO, once filming is completed we will then ship you THE SHIRT as well as a SIGNED copy of the DIRECTORS SCRIPT for Season 1!

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    SUGAR BUZZ: Have a 1-on-1 Skype chat with the Director/Creator, Cast, Crew, Writer, and/or Producers! Ask any questions you may have about the show, or it's future! Or discuss ANYTHING AT ALL with them! (Each chat is limited to 1 hour)

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    SUGAR RUSH: Gain exclusive privilege to download each episode as they premiere, a signed piece of authentic memorabilia from the show and receive special credit on IMDB as a "Film investor"!

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    SUGAR HIGH: Spend a day on the set with the cast and crew of When Life Gives You Lemons, and make a cameo in Season 1!

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    <<~** TRAVEL, LODGING AND ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES NOT COVERED**~>>

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    THE MAGIC LEMONS: You and a guest of your chioice will receive a PRIVATE "Evening of Mind Reading and Magic" an event by DC's Best Magician Max Major!

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    THE LEMONADE DEITY: Receive Associate Producer Credit, on IMDB as well as each episode, and a seat with your name on it, at the dinner table for the Cast/Crew premiere of Season 1.

    [EXCLUDING: "THE MAGIC LEMONS", AND "SWEET TOOTH"]** <<~** TRAVEL, LODGING AND ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES NOT COVERED**~>>

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    THE SOUR AFTER TASTE: A producer from the show will get your name tattooed on their bum! We will film this, and send it to you for legitimacy purposes, or you can come watch it yourself, and be a part of Behind The Scenes!!

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