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Dr. Dour & Peach: The Webseries 

Six episodes of magical spells, evil plans, zombies, ghosts, potions, comedy, and saving the world. Plus music! The release is planned for the end of this year.  The whole show will be available to watch for free online.

Bring the project in for a glorious finish.

We've shot most of the footage. We're partway into the editing process. We have all the vocal tracks recorded.  Between now and our self-imposed deadline in December, we need to finish the shooting, editing, special effects, and instrumental underscoring.

You may notice that most webseries and film projects you'll see on kickstarter cost a lot more than $3500 to produce. Through the early production stages we've managed to be savvy with our purchases, and we paid for a lot of expenses out of pocket. But our funds aren't limitless.

And we're not done!  We have all the ingredients and we need your help to finish cooking.

You become the support team to The Producer Team.

The Producer Team:  We're a small group of artists in the Washington, DC area who about a year ago embarked together to write a loony and macabre musical webseries. Between the six of us we bring a myriad batch of artistic talents to the table. Many of us have worked together before in the theater industry, particularly in clowning and physical comedy.

Dr. Dour & Peach are Toby Mulford and Rachel Spicknall Mulford, and with us at the helm are powerhouses Sharon Crissinger, Jenna Ballard, Kevin Boyce, and Matthew Pauli. Not to mention our exceptional production and marketing assistant Genevieve Wall.

And who are you?  Some of you are the fans and audiences from Dr. Dour & Peach shows and the key contributors to the making of the Monster Songs album. Most of you are people we don't know yet!  Whether or not you can contribute now, we hope you'll stick around. We'll have a lot of fun.  

Click here to save our YouTube channel so you can watch the show when it comes out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDYw8CDm4WlfsI__Qf1VX9w

This funding will pay for:

  •  Set: Paint and supplies for gorgeous original scenery.
  •  Costumes: Costume Designer Lynly Saunders creates the characters' distinctive looks and makes their hair and makeup stunning.
  •  Props: Design and construction of unique surprising props.
  •  Editing: Members of our production team who are ALSO handling the editing for the project both work full time jobs. They have been chipping away at it in what free time they have, but they would be unable to allocate the time needed to stitch this together without some help.
  •  Musical underscoring: Underscoring augments the emotional tone of a scene, and can recall or foreshadow a theme important for a particular character or plot point. Toby Mulford has begun the writing process but still needs to compose, arrange and record the score for most of the episodes.
  •  Babysitting: The trusted caretakers of Dour and Peach's changeling child during long shoot days.
  •  Reward fulfillment: All the neat stuff that we're going to send to you.

Meet the Cast

Actors Gwen Grastorf, Jon Jon Johnson, Drew Kopas, Matthew Pauli, and Kathryn Zoerb join Toby Mulford and Rachel Spicknall Mulford to manifest new wackadoodle characters in the world of Dr. Dour & Peach. They are brilliant. They are funny. They sing. They are at times totally bafflingly weird. We love them and we know you will too.

We are grateful to the generous support of an anonymous sponsor who has enabled us  to pay the onscreen talent and our wonderful costume designer Lynly Saunders.   

Thank you for going on this adventure with us.

This project started with the idea "Let's make something simple and silly and fun" and became a major undertaking. Fun it certainly is!  Silly yes!  Simple ... nope!   About 6 weeks into the process we realized it was no longer simple because the artists and performers working with us had the skills and creativity to craft something truly beautiful and complicated and strange. So we dove right in.  The best part is that what we're making makes us laugh. We hope you will too.

Monstrously yours,

Dr. Dour & Peach

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, we've already done a lot of the work. We know what we need to do to get it done. We've been working together as a team for almost a year, so we have a good handle on work flow.

We've already paid for a lot of the expenses out of pocket. We are at risk of running out of funds before we finish. That would push the release date further into 2020.

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    Soundtrack Download

    These are 6 original songs from episodes throughout the series, sung by the cast, plus the opening credits theme. You'll get to download the full soundtrack to your own home personal devices. WARNING: They are very catchy!

    Songs written by Toby Mulford and sung by the cast: Toby Mulford, Rachel Spicknall Mulford, Gwen Grastorf, Drew Kopas, Jon Jon Johnson, Matthew Pauli, and Kathryn Zoerb.

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    Bonus Footage and YOU in the Credits

    Your name will be in the final credits! Plus you get to download the full six-episode Webseries with exclusive Behind the Scenes bonus material.

    This includes the Creators' Commentary Track by the producers, revealing a glimpse into their collaborations and weird senses of humor, as well as Behind the Scenes Footage of us rehearsing, working on comedic bits, retooling the script, and pooling all our creative ingenuity on our home-away-from-home film set.

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    All That and a Button

    To adorn your backpack, saddlebags, or button collection, we will send you a Webseries button. There is a button for each character. After you've seen the show you can pick your favorite character and we'll send you that button.

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    All That and a T-shirt

    You can watch the Dr. Dour & Peach Webseries while wearing a Dr. Dour & Peach Webseries t-shirt. Soft cotton and elegant design.

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    Happy Birthday from Dr. Dour and Peach!

    We'll film Dr. Dour & Peach singing "Happy Birthday" to you or someone you love. Plus you get the full package of merchandise with t-shirt, button, and bonus material.

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    • Personalized "Happy Birthday" video
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    All the Character Buttons

    The full set of character buttons (9 buttons in all).

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    Peach's Greeting Cards

    Prints of paintings by Peach, as a set of 6 greeting cards. Little bits of The Webseries scenery in miniature. Keep an eye out for their originals on screen when you watch!

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    • Peach's painted greeting cards set
    • The Webseries t-shirt
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    A Very Important Prop

    We have a few very important props designed and built specifically for the show. We can't include photos because we want them to still be surprising when seen onscreen. First come first serve for those of you at this reward level.

    Here is the list:

    1. Five colorful cardboard cutouts for one of Peach's sunshine and whimsy musical moments
    2. Four stick puppets perfect for your Halloween decor
    3. A prop shoe that can be used as a weapon onstage and not cause a concussion
    4. A large eyeshadow palette with a rainbow array of colors
    5. Copies of a signed legal agreement between two of the characters
    6. A non-edible decorated cake

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    VIP Meet the Producers Tour

    We'll take you on a personal tour of the set and recording studio. Over a coffee with the production team, we'll answer all of your questions about our writing and production process and what we learned. You'll take home a signed copy of the shooting script along with the other goodies.

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    Handcrafted Scary Puppet

    At this contribution level you become the owner of a one-of-a-kind puppet, fluffy and gruesome and made by our very own puppet designer Matthew Pauli.

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    A Big Mechanical Prop

    Our engineer extraordinaire Kevin Boyce and our props and puppets craftsman Matthew Pauli together constructed two whacky sci-fi contraptions with operational lights and movable parts. They might raise the dead or send you spinning through time if you touch the right buttons... but we're not liable for that.

    We will deliver it to your home anywhere in the Washington, DC metro area.

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    Become an Associate Producer!

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    • Personal tour of the set and coffee with the producer team
    • Peach's painted greeting cards set
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