About this project
Welcome faithful viewers to the brand-spanking-new very first installment of...
What’s Super(fluous) you ask?
Why, it’s only the hottest, newest, unproduced superhero web series about to hit the interwebs with a one-two, Ka-Pow, Ka-Blam combo!
But aren’t superheroes everywhere these days, you ask?
Super(fluous) explores the world of three superheroes/roommates trying to make their mark fighting crime when the world is saturated with crime fighters.
It’s like The Avengers teamed up with New Girl (or Friends, if you just arrived here on a time machine from the 1990’s) in an ultimate smackdown spectacular!
The script for our first season of Super(fluous) is completed and features five episodes that are each about nine minutes long. We plan to release the episodes in Fall 2014.
Every episode of the show looks at how, even with super powers, we can all sometimes feel a little Super(fluous).
But wait, you ask, did we say unproduced?! Yes, while we plan to film the tales of the superheroes this summer, we can’t do so alone. Just like Batman needed Robin or Captain America needed little Bucky, we need your help! (Okay, fine, you can be Batman, we’ll be Robin. That’s how much we love you.)
Sure, we all want to be Tony Stark, kicking ass and handling things on our own, without needing a dime from anyone. However, most of us don’t build an empire by being infamous weapons dealers.
Because of that, we need the support of our fellow Avengers, the outside help from SHIELD, the … okay, I’m running out of superhero analogies so how about this:
Crowdfunding creates a place where viewers can come together to choose their content – to support ideas that they see promise in – to support people who are passionate about bringing those ideas to life.
It also means that each person can give the amount that works for them.
We have a project we believe in that we think you’re going to enjoy and we’d love your help to get it out there!
And all fandoms love the theater, right? Well, think of it this way: if you would spend money on a ticket to come see any of us in a show, you could donate that money and WE will come to YOU … all through the power of technology.
Siobhan Doherty, Sean Harrigan, and Sonya Cooke created the story of Super(fluous) in the caverns of their secret lair in the NoHo Arts District (oh, right, that was supposed to be a secret. Mind keeping that on the DL?). They met as members of UC Irvine’s MFA in Acting class of 2013.
By day, Executive Producer Siobhan Doherty is a Los Angeles-based actor who recently leant her powers as Unit Production Manager to the award-winning webseries Pairings. She fought for truth, justice and the American way in the acclaimed short film If Ever There’s A Tomorrow, which screened in the halls of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. And she kicks ass and takes names in a host of other indie films, commercials, and, of course, webseries.
Siobhan wrote Super(fluous) with fellow Executive Producer Sean Harrigan, who serves by day as a Los Angeles actor and screenwriter. For his service (in writing his screenplay, that is), Sean was given the Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award. And you may catch Sean being heroic in Boiling Pot with Danielle Fishel, as well as the upcoming Her Name Is Lilly Grace.
Keiko Agena has secretly infiltrated the Hollywood compound for years. First as the undercover Korean School girl and Music Aficionado "Lane Kim" in the TV Show Gilmore Girls and later as a Doctor, Press Secretary, and Child Protective Service worker on such shows as House, Scandal and Shameless. Her greatest con to date however, was weaseling her way into People Magazines' 100 Most Beautiful People issue, in the "they play meek and geeky, but off screen they shine" section. Deceptive! Currently she can be heard scurrying through the hallways of iO West... emerging only to perform. Catch her (if you can) in the groups Ham Radio, RJP and HomeTown.
When not fighting crime, Producer Sonya Cooke lives in Los Angeles and is the owner and head teacher of her very own school of justice: The Actor's Studio of Orange County. In her civilian life as an actress and director, Sonya is not unfamiliar with producing, as she has produced many of her own shows since the age of 19 in NYC, Texas, and California.
Joining them will be Director Lucas Calhoun, another member of UC Irvine’s elite League of MFA Acting, 2013. A long time performer and teacher at iO West, Lucas was also a member of the heroic improv troupe Danger Danger for many years.
We also have the awesome Jen Matichuk of Rhett & Link joining us as Assistant Camera.
Amber Friendly, also of UC Irvine’s MFA program (yeah, we know, we’re trying to branch out), joins the superheroic cast. Amber is currently shooting the feature film The Veil with Jessica Alba, and has recently guested on New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy and Parks & Rec.
We are planning to use the money to develop a serum to give us all superpowers that we will document on film—(oh, we’re not?…right, of course we’re not).
Take Two: Renting professional equipment, awesome locations, and hiring skilled and experienced crew members costs money. We hope to make a high quality webseries, and to do that we need your help!
Even if you are unable to donate, please gift your friends and family with the link to our campaign. Heck, gift your enemies with it. They might be enticed by the super villains…
We value each and every one of you who helps us in this crusade. We promise, your money won’t fall into the wrong hands!
Risks and challenges
There are many, many things that can go wrong on a film set.
It can feel like the greatest super villains have teamed up to destroy your carefully planned shoot. Villains like Disorganization Man, Malicious Murphy (inventor of Murphy's Law) and The Man Who Makes the Boom Mic Break Just Before the Last Shot of the Day.
With those kind of things conspiring to work against us, the worst thing we can do is to try to wear too many hats (or capes). We need a team of the best of heroes to save the day - people who know their part of the craft and who will make sure we hold to schedule to keep the entire process running smoothly.
We know what we powers we have, and we know our limitations, and through the money we raise, we'll be able to assemble a team that's ready to take on whatever challenges may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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