In 2013 BLACK the Web Series was launched. Shot on roughly $10,000.00 of crowd-funding, BLACK follows the creation of a covert team in response to a direct attack on the CIA on American soil. The main character of the show is Agent Carnahan, played by Mikal Vega (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, GRIMM, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION) who is a former U.S. Navy SEAL. Here's the entire 1st season to see what we can do with $10,000.00:
Now if that's what we can do with $10,000, imagine what we can do with $50,000, or even $75,000. That's why we have come back to Kickstarter and are asking for your help. We have had over 75,000 views and tons of feedback for Season 1. We got three consistent notes: 1.) longer episodes, 2.) deeper story and 3.) more action. To make this all possible we will need to up our game and to make that happen we need the funding required to expand our cast, lengthen our episodes and ramp up the practical and visual effects that add to the level of action on the show.
We have reenlisted Mikal to reprise his role as Carnahan as well as adding some new talent to the series. We are proud to introduce Daniel Betances (CSI MIAMI, NYPD BLUE, THE UNIT) and John T. Woods (VHS 2, 24, HOUSE M.D., NCIS). Both are extremely talented actors that will add a lot to our already power-packed cast. Returning to the show is Howard "Mad Max" Mullen (Member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame), Andre Jackson (Former Recon Marine) and Mark Golden (Former U.S. Navy SEAL). Check out this behind the scenes look at the making of Season 1:
Season 2 turns the focus on to the world of cyber terrorism. As opposed to Season 1 where the enemy was a few individuals with a personal grudge, Season 2 introduces a group of top level mercenaries who's job it is to deliver a package into the U.S. In doing so, they could possibly cripple the world financial markets in an instant. Spanning locations from Afghanistan to Washington D.C., Season 2 is what our fans have been asking for.
Here's a look at our recent photo shoot with 5.11 for Season 2:
While you're here also check out our screening event for Season 1:
So are you in? If so, check our reward tiers. We have added some pretty choice BLACK gear such as team patches, t-shirts and paracord bracelets. We are also throwing in some top level gear from 5.11 Tactical, our lead sponsor for Season 2. Below are photos of some of the awesome giveaways:
The BLACK Team One Morale Patch:
The BLACK Team One T-Shirt:
The BLACK Operator Band from refactortactical.com :
Here are the band's contents (please be aware, all bands will be BLACK and have no compass):
The 5.11 "Gift Bag", AKA the "4 Banger" Tactical Bag:
Here are the items from the 3 pack of decals from sticker-ups.com:
Please be aware that we will be sharing even more info about Season 2 every Friday during our campaign in what we call "BLACK Fridays." We'll share other new characters in Season 2, exciting updates about other sponsors and more cool prizes that may come our backers way.
So that's us. We need you. We want to tell you the next chapter in BLACK's story and we hope you want to see it. Thanks for your time and consideration.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we will face is the size and scope of what Season 2 will be. We will be more than doubling our shoot days, adding new members to our cast and crew and shooting in 3 different states across the country.
How do we overcome these obstacles? We rely on two things. The funding our fans supply and the team dynamic that we formed during the production of Season 1 of BLACK. Our inner circle has developed a great level of trust and rapport that will help us adapt, improvise and overcome whatever comes our way.
Lastly, while our baseline goal is for $50,000 we would love to achieve a stretch goal of approximately $75,000 to help cover any of those unseen curveballs that may come our way. If we achieve our stretch goal we'll have a special giveaway for all backers at the $75 mark or higher. Regardless, whatever the final total is we will take all of the lessons from Season 1 and apply them to the creation of Season 2.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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