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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter