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BLACK the Web Series is ready to create Season 2. Are you in?
BLACK the Web Series is ready to create Season 2. Are you in?
BLACK the Web Series is ready to create Season 2. Are you in?
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BLACK the Web Series - Season 2

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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: 

These are Die-cut vinyl decals made in the USA. These will be the specific decals in each 3 pack. For more choices check out their selection at http://shop.sticker-ups.com/main.sc

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.

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    Our grateful thanks and your name in the credits as a Kickstarter backer. All backers will be listed regardless of donation size.

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    The official BLACK morale patch. This high quality PVC patch is 100% constructed in the USA by the team from Combat Swag. Each patch comes equipped with a Velcro backing. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    The official BLACK morale patch AND...The official BLACK Season 2 DVD! It will have every episode of Season 2 as well as behind the scenes segments, photos and even digital posters. Shipping within the continental United States included. Please be aware that everyone donating at or above the $50 level will receive a copy of the DVD.

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    The official BLACK morale patch AND...The official BLACK T-shirt. This high quality, 100% made in the USA T-shirt will sport a custom design from Webtechgear. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    The official BLACK morale patch, the official BLACK T-Shirt AND…The official BLACK paracord bracelet from RE Factor. This black on black bracelet will be 100% made in the USA, constructed of 550 paracord and sporting the BLACK badging. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    The official BLACK morale patch, the official BLACK T-Shirt, the official BLACK paracord bracelet from RE Factor AND…An official 24"x36" signed BLACK poster. This high quality, high gloss poster will be personally autographed by BLACK's star, Mikal Vega. This reward ALSO features a sticker-ups™ gun decal three-pack. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    The official BLACK morale patch, the official BLACK T-Shirt, the official BLACK paracord bracelet from RE Factor, an official 24"x36" signed BLACK poster, a sticker-ups™ gun decal three-pack AND a 5.11 gift bag (in the form of an official "4 Banger" Tactical Bag) which will include various 5.11 gear including a flashlight. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    A role as a non-speaking extra on the show PLUS the $375 level rewards. Location of the shoot to be determined at a later date. We will ensure a great time on set and do our best to coordinate dates with you. Please note: you must provide your own travel and accommodations. ALSO, if the "BADASS" package is funded, you will receive TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD). Again, same as above, you must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    The "BROADWAY" Package: You get TWO Orchestra Section tickets to see The Lion King on Broadway or the National Tour (coming soon to Atlanta, Toronto, Washington DC, Montreal, Boston, Columbus and Milwaukee)as well as a private V.I.P. backstage tour given by a Principal cast member of the show, a personally autographed official show photo from “Simba" and all the $375 level rewards as well. We'll even throw in an Associates Producer credit on IMDB! Only 1 of these rewards available so get it while you can! Please note, you must provide your own travel and accommodations to attend the show you select. Shipping within the continental United States included.

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    A speaking role AND Associate Producer credit PLUS the $375 level rewards. You will be listed on IMDB as well as have a speaking role as an actor on the show (guaranteed two line minimum). Want to act alongside some real military operators? Now’s your chance! Receive star treatment from our entire cast and crew. Location of the shoot to be determined at a later date. We will ensure a great time on set and do our best to coordinate dates with you. Please note: you must provide your own travel and accommodations. ALSO, if the "BADASS" package is funded, you will receive TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD). Again, same as above, you must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    A Co-Producer Credit. Be listed on IMDB AND be on set to assist our crew in shooting a scene during production PLUS the $375 level rewards. Ever wonder what it is like to work on a movie set? Want to learn what it takes to make a show like BLACK come to life? Then this package is for you! Location of the shoot to be determined at a later date. We will ensure a great time on set and do our best to coordinate dates with you. Please note, you must provide your own travel and accommodations. ALSO, if the "BADASS" package is funded, you will receive TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD). Again, same as above, you must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    This is similar to the $1000.00 level package but is a higher total if you feel inclined to give a bit more...because you rock. Hard. So you get a Co-Producer Credit, you'll be listed on IMDB AND be on set to assist our crew in shooting a scene during production PLUS the $375 level rewards. Ever wonder what it is like to work on a movie set? Want to learn what it takes to make a show like BLACK come to life? Then this package is for you! Location of the shoot to be determined at a later date. We will ensure a great time on set and do our best to coordinate dates with you. Please note, you must provide your own travel and accommodations. ALSO, if the "BADASS" package is funded, you will receive TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD). Again, same as above, you must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    “The 5.11 Experience” - A guided tour of 5.11’s headquarters in Irvine, CA. You will be joined by BLACK's star Mikal Vega, Series Creator Frank T. Ziede and a representative of 5.11. While there, you will be treated to dinner and receive a “Mystery Box” of tactical gear from 5.11 and all $375 level rewards. ALSO, if the "BADASS" package is funded, you will receive TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD). Please note, you must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    The “BADASS” Package: TWO tickets for our exclusive cast and crew premiere to be held in Los Angeles (date TBD), airfare (within the continental United States) and a one night hotel stay in the Los Angeles area. You and your guest will walk the red carpet with BLACK's star Mikal Vega and get the "full Hollywood movie premiere” experience. You will also receive our undying gratitude (because you’re AWESOME), the "5.11 Experience" (from the $2,500 reward tier), ALL $375 level rewards AND a one of a kind prop from the film signed by Mikal Vega himself. We'll also put your name in the credits of every episode listing you as a, "True Badass." Please note: if you choose this reward tier, EVERYONE from the $500 level and higher will be invited to attend the screening where they will see YOU be a part of the Q&A with Mikal Vega and the rest of the team.

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