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The adventures of a noir detective, his intrepid intern, and his gal Friday, all the while dealing with a lack of pants.
80 backers pledged $6,050 to help bring this project to life.

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With nothing more than a script, a camera, tolerant friends, and some grit and determination, we managed to make an episode of The Pantsless Detective, which you can view at pantslessdetective.com. With the funds from this campaign, we plan to shoot 5 more episodes to complete our first season. So if you like what you see at pantslessdetective.com, fund us!  We get to complete our project and you get more web comedy noir to watch. This ain't my first rodeo and I'm not tapping this out in my skivvies in my parents basement. I've guested as an actor on network television and I've made an award winning feature film. For more information about me and links to previous work, click full bio to the right of this blurb.  By the way, I'm freshly finished performing in an Austin run of the 2011 Tony nominated play Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire. Check out the review here.

Be sure watch our pitch video above.  As mentioned in the video, your contribution will help us make 5 more 20 minute shows in which you'll learn more about the intrepid intern Smitty's story,

Smitty the intern with his brass foal.
Smitty the intern with his brass foal.

how Temperance became a gal Friday,

Temperance displaying the patience of Job.
Temperance displaying the patience of Job.

how Panceliss became pantsless, and what a pantsless detective dreams about when he takes a rap on the noggin.  Plus you'll see a reprise or two of Miss Phem Faye Tall,

Is that a pantsless detective or are you just happy to see me?
Is that a pantsless detective or are you just happy to see me?

the return of an old flame, and in the final episode you'll see the mysterious crime kingpin revealed... or will you? 

Richard Panceliss, private eye!
Richard Panceliss, private eye!

Not only will you get to learn all of that good stuff, but you get to see this blowed up!

Panceliss's Lincoln Towncar will blow up good!
Panceliss's Lincoln Towncar will blow up good!

Risks and challenges

The money we're asking for will get us through the rest of The Pantsless Detective: Season 1. As indy filmmakers we are used to doing a lot with a little. Some things, like the price and availability of studio space are beyond our control. But, if worse comes to worst, we can find a garage, shed or hut in which to make it work. We're already running down leads. And if that fails, we'll beg borrow and steal locations like we did to complete the first episode, not to mention the handful of shorts and feature film already under our belt.

With your help and our drive and skill, The Panstless Detective, Season 1 will be great entertainment. And when we are the talk of the town you can say you were with us from day one.

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    Advanced Pantsless Download Access package.
    Show your Pantsless pride with Kickstarter backer credit on the Panstless website, Pantsless Detective Wallpaper of your choice, and a free advanced download of the Pantsless Detective series, Season 1.

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    Personalized Pantsless Hardcopy package. Get the Advanced Pantsless Download Access package and a Personalized and signed DVD copy of Episode 1, The Pantsless Detective: Mystery of the Pilot Episode.

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    The Posterized Pantsless Hardcopy package. Get the Personalized Pantsless Hardcopy package and and a signed Pantsless Detective Poster.

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    Season 1 Greetings Pantsless Posterized package. Get the Advanced Pantsless Download Access package and a Personalized Thumbdrive copy of The Pantsless Detective: Season 1 and a signed Pantsless Detective Poster. Plus you'll get access to scripts 2 through 6 before they magically turn into web noir.

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    Season 1 Greetings Pantsless Lid package. Get the Season 1 Greetings Pantsless Posterized package, plus a Panstless Dectective gimme cap.

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    Pantsless Sartorial Splendor package. Get the Season 1 Greetings Pantsless Lid package plus the Pantsless Detective T-Shirt.

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    Pantsless Sartorial Splendor DVD package. It's the Pantsless Satorial Splendor package with a personalized DVD of The Pantsless Detective: Season 1 instead of a thumbdrive. Plus get access to previews of the episodes before they are done!

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    Daily Pantsless Voyeur package. Get the Panstless Sartorial Splendor DVD package plus access to daily footage as it is shot!

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    Co-Associate Producer package. Daily Pantsless Voyeur package plus Co-Associate Producer Credit for Season 1, and our eternal gratitude.

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    Associate Producer package. Daily Pantsless Voyeur package plus Associate Producer Credit for Season 1, and our eternal gratitude.

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    You Be Trippin Package. Associate Producer package plus a trip for two to Austin from any continental US airport, with two nights hotel, and a shopping trip with Pantsless to a local haberdashery to help him pick out some classy detective trousers. But the real higlight? You get to blow up Panceliss' ride. Oh yeah!

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