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People you Know: Season One, Part Two

The 7 deadly sins corrupt a tight circle of friends as they struggle to find happiness and love while achieving their dreams.

People you Know: Season One, Part Two

The 7 deadly sins corrupt a tight circle of friends as they struggle to find happiness and love while achieving their dreams.

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About

WATCH SEASON ONE, PART ONE HERE

Want a prime-time drama on demand? Want story lines that keep you hooked? People you Know is a dark and sexy dramedy that chronicles the lives of a group of gay friends, mostly coupled up, who work and play together in New York City. Orchard Winfield Productions has released Season One, Part One of People you Know funded by a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, and we are now looking to film the remainder of the first season to share with our fans. With your help and support, we can!

Season One, Part One of break-out series People you Know left the circle reconciled and mending their friendships. In the second half of the season, Monty begins a new relationship that stirs up conflict within the group. Lucas makes calculated, manipulative moves to secure his endgame. As Christian grows closer to Billy, he begins to have second thoughts about his takedown of Lucas. As for Billy, his own lies may soon be catching up to him. Reese’s growing desperation leads to wild risk taking, which could lead to a great fall. As Mia and Jenna’s career choices threaten their relationship. Patrick’s career takes a turn for the worse with his ego and love life in freefall. Brady sacrifices much to be with his husband, but will their love be enough? Adora, a fan favorite, will continue to sling drinks and fans will gasp as her past rushes back into her life. 

 John Dylan DeLaTorre: As Lucas Marquez

  Baltimore Russell: As Monty St. James

 Jaime Summers: As Mia St. James

  Salma Shaw: As Jenna Naidu

  Chris Costa: As Christian Torres

  Pandora Boxx: As Adora Jarr

  Lee Harrison Mitchell: As Billy Bennett

  Steve Hayes: As Patrick Carter

  Blaine Pennington: As Brady Campbell

  Aaron Schoonover: As Reese Adams

In addition to the returning cast, four new principal characters join to amp up the drama in unexpected ways. Some incredibly exciting guest stars are lining up to join the cast – we’d like to say more, but we have to be tight-lipped about it until contracts are signed. Just wait til you see what we've got in store for you next!

We are thrilled to have Q. Allan Brocka (creator of Rick and Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World and writer/director of Boy Culture and the Eating Out series) come onboard to direct. With his tight vision, we will be able to craft a cohesive journey for our fans to enjoy.

  Allan Brocka: Director

“I’m thrilled to be directing new episodes of People You Know. I’ve read the scripts and they’re filled with exciting character arcs and juicy plot twists. I’m eager to get on set with the cast and play,” Allan said.

People you Know launched last year during Gay Pride Week to love from fans and critics alike. The Advocate called the series “a salacious, fast paced drama” and HuffPost named it a show that “truly reflects the people we all know.” However, the most rewarding part has been interacting with the fans of the show. If it wasn't for the support of amazing people like you, we wouldn’t have been able to make People you Know in the first place. Fan support and love for the characters and storylines has been truly amazing, and we are very humbled at the response. A tremendous thank you to everyone who helped us get this far.

Earlier this year, we finalized a licensing deal for Season One, Part One with the gay cable network HereTV. The deal gives great visibility and promotes the series to a wide audience, and we welcome the new fans who found us through Here TV. Unfortunately, the deal did not include money to produce future episodes, so we come to you on Kickstarter to ask for your help to make Season One, Part Two a reality.

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN FINISH SEASON ONE IS WITH YOUR HELP.

We are so fortunate to have assembled such a talented and dedicated crew for this series. Even though we can’t pay them what they are worth, your contributions will help make their 10-12-hour days bearable. But it takes a lot of people to make the show look this good. So we want as many people to give as possible.

Our goal is to raise $75,000, which will allow us to produce the next 7 episodes, culminating with the cliffhanger ending of season one. $75,000 is the minimum amount we need to create the 30-minute episodes and the season finale, which features a full hour of DRAMA! We have lots of characters, lots of locations, great music, and the beautiful and gritty world of New York City.

While we are keeping everything on a shoe-string budget and only paying for what we absolutely must, we firmly believe in paying appropriately for production value - came, locations, styling. As a result, People you Know’s quality and production values have been compared to some television shows, which cost millions of dollars to produce. It’s flattering and validating, and we aim to continue to bring you the same high quality at a budget that YOU, our fans, can afford to support. 

The music in the show helps us set the tone – it gives depth to the characters and storylines. We have connected with talented, independent artists like Danny Blu, Mister Chase, Jeb Havens, Collin Marrero and Josh Duffy. The quality of artists that we've been able to feature in the series led to the show’s soundtrack receiving a Best Soundtrack nomination from the Indie Soap Awards this year. Your contributions will allow us to continue to feature more LGBT artists in the episodes.

If we exceed our goal, we can make the episodes longer and rent better equipment to give a more dramatic, cinematic style to the series. But it all depends on how many of you help us and how much money you can afford to give us! At the end of the day, the money you contribute helps us make the show better.

If you like the series, and you want to see more of it, please contribute to help us make the rest of the season. We're counting on you! You can see to the right of the screen the sweet rewards available at each donation level. We have made some specialized selections that should appeal to everyone. There are insider access rewards as well as the ability to have a sneak peek during filming. Even some that give you access to the creators, the actors and how we make People you Know a reality! If you still can’t find a reward that interests you, but you would still like to support the series? That’s cool, just donate whatever amount you like and click the box that says “No Reward.”

Also, if you like the series, please help us by telling your friends about the opportunity to be a part of creating an LGBT-focused series. Share with them your passion for independent gay stories. Without support from the fans, there will be no solely LGBT-focused series. Remember, big things come from humble beginnings. Even small contributions from a great number of people add up quickly!

We will regularly update our campaign as we get closer to the production dates. Join us on this journey and get a sneak peek at behind the scenes of People you Know. Stay up to date with the latest by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our Youtube channel – all the links are available on this page.

We thank you all for your kind words and support! We have poured our lives into making a quality independent LGBT show than can entertain and deliver on sinful drama, so it is hugely rewarding to hear how much you love the series. We're excited to bring you more People you Know and can’t wait to get back to work on the series!

$75,000 - Which will allow us to maintain the high quality to produce and wrap up Season One. If we are fortunate enough to reach our second goal of:

$85,000 - This will enable us to increase production equipment (multiple cameras, lenses). Bring on additional crew members to assist our crew. If we reach:

$95,000- We can truly have the series make an impact with investing heavily into marketing and PR. 

Risks and challenges

There are many things that can go wrong on set while shooting, and we have to be prepared for the myriad things that can go wrong. For instance, an outside shoot may have to be delayed due to rain, equipment may break, or a filming location may come with lots of extraneous noise. Our fantastic crew can solve these problems on the fly and make difficult situations work. Sometimes these challenges even lead to the best scenes. Remaining positive and keeping organized is one key to our success.

This series is already a success because our talented cast members breathe life into their characters and take their roles very seriously. As our licensing agreement with Here TV suggests, there is a real demand for LGBT content. Our series is fresh and features complex and provocative characters. In addition to rewards for donating, YOU will be an essential part in creating quality queer positive storytelling.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to check out this project. Your generosity means so much and we promise to bring your hours of laughter, scandal and drama on PyK. Get twisted with us!

We want to make this season of the show every bit as good as a cable TV show. That means a bigger crew and more days on set, so we can slow down the pace and do more complicated shots. It takes dozens of people to create a show like People you Know and when you start to pay people a living wage, it really adds up. This time around, we want to elevate the production in every way, and that means paying for more locations, insurance and better equipment. We also want to be able to finish the project quickly, and that costs more as well. Not to mention the 10% that goes to Kickstarter and Amazon Payments-- but don't worry, we've accounted for that in the budget!

Are there other ways to help? Yes, just spread the word about the series by:

Liking our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/peopleyouknow

Following us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/People_you_Know

Subscribing to our youtube channel (also – please leave comments and like our videos):

https://www.youtube.com/PeopleYouKnowSeries

Watch on Here TV:
www.heretv.com

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    **The Action Pack** Quiet on set. Get ready for your close up. You will receive a speaking role on one of the upcoming episodes of People you Know Season One, Part Two. You will have plenty of screen time and interact with a principal actor. (Transportation to and lodging in New York City not provided). You will receive acting credit ON SCREEN in the end titles of the episode and IMDB.COM. Role will be opposite a principal character!

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    **What's In A Name?** Here is your opportunity to name a character for People you Know Season One, Part Two. Backing at this level allows you the ability to name one of the upcoming characters after your first name or someone you care about. Names must be provided at the end of the campaign to ensure the character name is seamlessly added into the script.

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