Discover the best comedians, filmmakers, Internet superstars, musicians and more. The lost art of conversation served up neat, daily.
If you're a fan of A Drink With Dave, thanks for stopping by to help make season two happen!
If this is your first time hearing about our daily web talk show, we're thrilled to meet you and hope you'll check out what we're all about.
Here's the short and sweet of it all:
- Last year we created 50 episodes of our daily web talk show featuring host Dave Holmes and it's time to produce season two: 80 more episodes (17 weeks) of brand new content made just for you.
- We need at the very least $30,000 to pay our crew and make it happen.
- So we're using Kickstarter to raise the money. It's simple: Check out the pledge levels on the right side of the page and choose the one you want to contribute to. We have amazing partners who are lending their extraordinary talents to help deliver you some awesome rewards.
- That's it! You're a backer of Season Two, you've got some limited edition goodies coming your way, and we're all along for the ride.
Please "Like" our show above and spread the word via Facebook. We believe in this show and we believe in the power of our audience to make it happen, but for those of you who like a little more detail...
A Drink With Dave is a daily web talk show
the kind you see on TV, but better... because it’s on the internet, it’s ours, and we can talk to whoever we want. Comedians, artists, musicians, movers, shakers, coffee achievers. It’s a quick, daily dose of awesome; good chats with interesting people. It's the show we would make if we didn't have to answer to any executives or advertisers. A show celebrating the art of conversation. And since it's the future we went ahead and made it ourselves.
Season one is up and running on iTunes, Blip.tv, YouTube and Vimeo or you can check it out at adrinkwithdave.com. We released 50 episodes last year. Our first season was a big success, the love and support from our audience was overwhelming. It was everything we hoped it would be; we met some high-quality people, we did a show we loved. But one thing we didn’t do is pay our crew. It takes a lot of people to make a good product, and those people need to eat food to live. We’re proud of Season One, and if we hit our goal, Season Two is going to be even better.
That's where you come in. We've figured out how to make high quality content for less money, but we still need at least $30,000 to produce and launch season two. If all our viewers kick in 25 bucks or more, we'll raise the funds necessary to pay for our crew, equipment, shooting, and editing needs.
Let's talk Season Two!
We plan to produce 17 weeks of brand new content. That's 80 episodes of fresh conversations and performances - brought to you daily. We're kicking everything up a notch for season two: Longer episodes, extra content, and higher production values.
We want to work for you. We’re building something here and we want you to be a part of it. You should feel as though A Drink With Dave is as much yours as it is ours. With your help this is a show we could make forever and isn’t it fun to get in on the ground floor? (It is!)
Kickstarter puts you in charge
You get to vote with your money on what you want to put into the world. The process is simple:
- You pledge, we reach our goal, and A Drink With Dave launches into season two.
- If we don't reach our goal, we don't get any of the money, and your pledge is canceled. It's all or nothing. Let's go with all, shall we?
If you contribute $5 we thank you forever with your name on our contributor page and major karma points! $10 gets you the PDF book of our Kickstarter process, and $25 gets you the extended HD versions of every season two episode, your name on our contributor page, the A Drink With Dave Case Study PDF book, and full access to Kickstarter updates.
For those of you who want to contribute more, we've got some extra special rewards: Beer Koozies, Stickers, T-Shirts, Personalized Thank You Videos, Set Visits, Dedications, and more. We're extremely proud to be able to offer a full color photobook and original limited edition poster prints by the finest designers and photographers we know, who are a part of the A Drink With Dave Season Two crew: Heather Peterson, Lou Noble, Liezl Estipona, and Jennifer Ruiz.
We believe in the crowdfunding model and want to share all of our breakthroughs, insights, mistakes, and tools with you. ￼We're keeping detailed notes of our entire Kickstarter process and turning it into a step by step, case study on how to crowd fund your own project. A Drink With Dave Case Study PDF Book will be available as a PDF with links to download spreadsheet and document templates to help budget, organize, and manage rewards, contributions, shipping, images, partners, promotional outlets and more.
In season one, we released short web friendly episodes. Each episode showcased the highlights of much longer interviews. For season two, we're offering extended interview versions of each of the 80 episodes as HD downloads, exclusive to the backers of this $25 pledge level and the higher pledge levels below.
Keep your beer cool and drink along in style with this limited edition beer kookie signed by one of season two's guests. And don't forget the stickers! They're not designed yet, but we're throwing in a handful of 'em.
Let's get personal. All the Backers of this level get a comfy original T-Shirt with your name included on the back AND a personal thank you video sent from Dave, the crew, and a season two guest with a message just for you.
We're teaming up with two phenomonal artists to bring you high quality posters you'll really want to hang on your wall. Actual works of art. Each poster will be offered only as rewards for this Kickstarter campaign. You can choose...
An original silk screen poster print by our designer Heather Peterson aka Hrrrthrrr. Heather Peterson is a designer and creator living in Los Angeles, with a background in interior design and a love for all creative outlets. Her DIY style, hand made aesthetic, and world renowned sensibility of style and sincerity makes her a perfect match to design season two's official poster print.
Or a polaroid wall poster by master photographer Lou Noble featuring all of our season two guests. Lou's one of our favorite picture takers of all time and is kind enough to lend his famous Polaroid wall technique in support of our show.
Liezl Estipona, Jennifer Ruiz, and Lou Noble are our favorite photographers, to say we're lucky to have them working with us on season two as on set photographers is a massive understatement. We couldn't be more excited to feature their work in a full color photobook of stunning guest portraits and life behind the scenes.
Liezl Estipona is a Los Angeles based environmental graphic designer by day, photographer of comedy by night. She's the house photographer for The Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and The Paul F. Tompkins Show at Largo at the Coronet.
Lou Noble, whose love of Polaroid is just the beginning of his story. When he's not saving dead photo formats, he's saving lives. Lou's a medic during the day and thinks it's more important to "click with people, than to click with the shutter." He does both and it shows, always capturing the essence of his subjects' personalities through his lens.
There are more rewards: set visits, dedications and sponsorships. Check out the complete list of rewards on the right side of the page. If you have a question, ask! We're here for you.
Who we are
We're Vox Populi Productions, committed to making interesting & entertaining shows delivered directly to our audience using the power of the Internet. A Drink With Dave is our first production; a talk show you'd see on TV, but with the fascinating, far-flung folks you'd find on the internet.
You can call us by our real names: Dave Holmes, Brandon Walowitz, and Will Hutson. Combined we have over forty years of experience writing, directing, hosting, acting, producing, distributing and marketing TV and web content, but here's where it really gets good: Working directly for you.
Again, we thank you for your interest and support. We're betting that this is the future of the creativity business. Ya know what? We're hoping it's the future of the way we do business. You're our boss. And you're the best boss we could hope for.
The future's pretty cool, isn't it?
Here's what people are saying about A Drink With Dave Season One:
"Holmes is a skilled comedian and interviewer and it's fun to join him as he skillfully coaxes at-ease moments from his guests. Each daily show features an interview with a musician, comedian or other creative person that sparks Holmes' interest." - The Plop List
"What's making me happy this week is the promise of something like A Drink With Dave actually existing for me to watch every day." What's Making Us Happy This Week, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour
"The nicest guy in Hollywood, Dave Holmes, has a new web series called A Drink With Dave...Great stuff." - Maximum Fun
A final note: We created this account for this project and it looks like we've never backed a Kickstarter project before, but we've contributed to a bunch of projects using our personal accounts: Brandon, Dave, Will!
It all depends on scheduling, so we can't book anyone until the project is funded, but we'll have even more of the best artists, comedians, internet folks and performers around. Check out http://adrinkwithdave.com to see who appeared on Season One!
We'll be posting updates, send out surveys, and inviting you to interact on our Facebook page.
Once we meet our goal, we'll send you a survey where you give us that info.
It's not easy, but during season one we figured out a way to work with our crew in the most efficient manner possible - we had to, they worked for free! This time around, we're taking what we learned to pack even more punch into a shooting day and with your help, pay our hard working crew as well.
Yes, but please add 10 to your total donation to cover shipping costs. Thanks!
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Thank You & Karma Points Level: You get major karma points for helping us Kickstart season two and your name listed on our contributor thank you page!Estimated delivery:
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Introduction & Tease Level: You introduce an episode AND tease the next episode. We'll help you record a fun video or audio intro & tease, so that you're a part of the show! Plus everything in the T-Shirt & Thank You Level (T-Shirt with your name on it and Thank You video from Dave, the crew & a guest) and Extended Episodes Level (80 extended eps, kickstarter updates, your name listed on our contributor thank you page, and the PDF book.)Estimated delivery:
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Dedication Level: You write a dedication to someone that Dave will read during an episode or we'll work with you to record a video dedication. This is a personal dedication to the one you love or kinda like. Remember when you could dedicate songs on the radio? It's like that, but with video, and on the Internet. Plus you get everything in the All the Goodies Level. Which, of course, is everything!Estimated delivery:
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A Drink With Dave Level: You have a drink with Dave! Be our guest at a show taping, you'll be featured in an episode (if you want), and then hang with Dave for a pint or two or three... (travel and lodging not included). Plus everything in the All the Goodies Level! You'll be treated like a king or queen and it'll be tons of fun.Estimated delivery:
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Episode Sponsor Level: Or for $1,000 you can sponsor an episode. Your logo will be played at the start and end of each episode and we'll incorporate the brand into the show in a way that makes sense for everyone. Ask for more details.Estimated delivery:
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Executive Producer Level: You're a season two executive producer! Welcome to the team! Your name will be listed on our site and on IMDB as an executive producer of season two! If you're interested in the production process, we'll share how the show is made. You're invited to set during production, you can have a drink with dave and the whole crew. If you want to make a dedication, you can, 'cause you're an executive producer. You also get the full color photo book, both limited edition poster prints, the t-shirt, the thank you video, the beer koozie, stickers, extended HD episodes, and the How to Kickstart Anything PDF book.Estimated delivery:
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Week Sponsor Level: Sponsor one whole week. Your logo will be played at the start and end of each episode and we'll incorporate the brand into the show for the entire week in a way that makes sense for everyone. Ask for more details.Estimated delivery:
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