K&A NEW BOSTON BASED COMEDIC WEB SERIES
Created by Thompson Films, K&A is set in the city of Boston, and this comedy centers around Karly (straight) and Alex (lesbian) best friends since college, whose dysfunctional, co-dependent, drinking, and drug taking relationship impedes them from ever finding someone special in their lives besides each other.
The pilot episode opens with their families having an intervention so they can both see how they are inhibiting one another from growing up. Neither one of them agree and think they have a perfectly normal relationship.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?
We are currently in pre-production for Season 1. Money will go towards paying our cast and crew, renting equipment, catering, post-production, permits and insurance.
WHY SHOULD YOU FUND THIS?
This is the first comedic web series of its kind set in Boston that follows two female leads and we feel it's important to bring female characters to the forefront. It’s also our goal to show the relationship between a lesbian and her straight best friend, as dysfunctional as their relationship may be, as a normal part of everyday life in 2013. Many of us working on this series have worked together for several years and we love making great projects together. We want to continue that with K&A and show the great film scene that Boston has to offer.
What happens if we make our goal?
If we make our goal, we will be begin shooting Season 1 in July, which will be five episodes. Once post-production is done we plan on releasing the series in October 2013. If we exceed our goal, we will use the funds to start submitting K&A to festivals and competitions.
Created By: Katie Shannon
Produced By: Katie Shannon, Mike Madden, Audrey Claire Johnson
Starring: Audrey Claire Johnson & Ashley Elmi
Who We Are:
For creator Katie Shannon, K&A is her second web series based in Boston. Her first web series entitled 617 chronicles the lives of six twenty-somethings in Boston and features rapper turned actor, Slaine ("The Town", "Gone Baby Gone", and "Killing Them Softly"). The series recently released a second season on the ZoomTilt YouTube network. The series work has reached over 20,000 YouTube views and counting. She is currently in post-production for her first feature length documentary entitled 113 Days, in which she followed the Stonehill Women’s Lacrosse team in their 2012 season. The film was the recipient of the Oak Foundation Grant in January. Her short films The Morning After and A Square With Three Sides have played in film festivals such as The Boston LGBT Film Festival, London LGBT Film Festival, and Chicago's Reeling Film Festival.
Audrey Claire Johnson is an actor, writer and producer based in Salem, MA. She has traveled the states and two countries for film, commercial, theatre, and new media projects. In September 2011 she co-founded the web comedy group Brainfox which has been recognized by the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival, Beverly Film Festival, North Shore Art Throb, North Shore Magazine, Cracked.com, and more. After nabbing a lead role in 617 by Thompson Films (K&A creator Katie Shannon) and Greenview Entertainment, she's landed dead center in a growing group of female comedic talent in New England.
Extremely excited to be apart of K&A, Ashley Elmi, is an alumni of Improv Asylum's NXT cast, and a current member of the theater's House Teams. In addition to this web series, you can run into her a few other places on the internet, acting and writing for various projects. Ashley also performs around the East coast with WNBA, an improv comedy troupe.
Michael Madden grew up with an early love for filmmaking that was gifted to him by his father. Making comedic short films and TV spoofs with friends through middle school into high school opened gave him an early start on actual film production. Attending Hofstra University for two short years before realizing Long Island is not the right fit he moved back to Massachusetts to finish his degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Since leaving school he has been working on various short films, web series and commercials, including being assistant director on 617, the short film Ordinary Man, and the feature film Justice in Mind. He is currently back working on an upcoming comic book series.
Risks and challenges
Every independent filmmaker faces similar challenges including fundraising (this is where you come in), location scouting, and working around the actors' and crews' "paying jobs." Luckily we are faces these challenges head on by working with a team that is passionate about film and determined to make this project great. Half the battle is knowing the types of risks and challenges that may arise, and being creative enough to overcome them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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