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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 13, 2013.

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Made in New York begins when a recent college graduate, Charles Cinders, moves to New York City after his father dies. Amid the turmoil he discovers that his mother, whom he thought was dead, is in fact living in Manhattan. He sets out on a journey to find his mother and uncover the truth behind his fractured life.

With a weak job market and the financial pressure of living in New York City, Chuck finds work as a bike messenger when its his only option. For the bike messenger, encountering the diversity of the city is in the nature of a day's work. This molds Chuck into a man he never thought he would be as he encounters culture, class, and ideals foreign to him. 

The concept for the series came from a desire to showcase the profound effect New York City has on youthful ambition and identity. Bike couriers, ubiquitous in New York are a storied presence among the high rises, projects and glamour of the city. We wanted to develop a character who faces difficult choices in a city with crushing influences that affect his decisions concerning career, love, and family.

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Zach and Dan have completed the outline for season one of Made in New York. Principal actors have been cast and drafts of the first three episodes have been written.

For the duration of the Kickstarter, we'll continue to cast the rest of the actors for the series. We'll also be securing locations for filming, while writing the rest of the season and keeping our goal budget firmly in mind.

The goal budget of $18,000 may seem high. But because the project is akin in scope to making a feature film, this budget is necessary to produce the season in its entirety.

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    5 backers

    You will receive a "Special Thanks" credit in the Films.

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    Pledge $25 or more
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    18 backers

    You will recieve the entire season of "Made in New York" on DVD.

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    14 backers

    You will be able to be an extra in 1 episode of our web series. We will also make a personalized "Thank You" video on our Kickstarter.

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    10 backers

    You will be able to come on set and watch the entire making of Made in New York.

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    About $500 USD

    4 backers

    Associate Producer credit will be given in the films as well as a production package including stills, props from the series and special DVD bundle of all the episodes.

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    About $1,000 USD

    2 backers

    Dan and Zach will personally produce a commercial, short film, music video that the donator desires. It could be a commercial that promotes said person's company, a short film about anything, or a music video of that person's favorite song

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