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2 actors play 10 different New Yorkers searching for connection, tied together in a daisy chain of hookups.
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 This project is NOT about dating. Or sex. Eh, it kinda is. But it isn't. Let me explain...

What I am interested in is the way that people connect. What series of events need to happen to allow someone to open up enough to have a true connection with another human being? What happens after such a connection is attained? For better or worse, one major way that Millennials in NYC try to connect is through sex. That's right: SEX.

This series lets 10 situations play out in which you see 2 characters, both Millennials and New Yorkers, thrown into the timeless game of "Will we? Won't we?" Questions of desire, consent, expectations, and identity complicate each scenario in often hilarious and sometimes meaningful ways. "If I do this, what kind of girl does that make me?" "That wasn't exactly what I expected..." "We live in NEW YORK there are literally 2 million other guys you could be having sex with." Each episode is intrinsically connected to the next, just as we are all intrinsically connected to each other. 

Please note: This series contains NO sex scenes or explicit content. 

Here is the lineup for the daisy chain of hookups: 

    • Episode 1. The Whore and The Fuckboy (Completed)
    • Episode 2. The Fuckboy and The Virgin (In Post-Production)
    • Episode 3. The Virgin and The Nice Guy
    • Episode 4. The Nice Guy and The Girl Next Door
    • Episode 5. The Girl Next Door and The Womanizer
    • Episode 6. The Womanizer and The Little Slut
    • Episode 7. The Little Slut and The Hipster
    • Episode 8. The Hipster and The Vixen
    • Episode 9. The Vixen and The Gentleman 
    • Episode 10. The Gentleman and The Whore

    We want to create the next 5 episodes and to do that we need your help!  

    One thing that is not included in the budget of this campaign are post-production costs. Editing and sound mixing are expensive and necessary, so every dollar that goes over our goal will be put directly toward our post-production costs. 

    Behind the scenes shooting Episode 1
    Behind the scenes shooting Episode 1
    Sneak peek into Episode 2 at Coney Island!
    Sneak peek into Episode 2 at Coney Island!

    Scandalous: A woman taking back female sexuality from the hands of male writers and directors! 

  • This series gives viewers the opportunity to see how female sexuality is portrayed on film as told by a woman 

Adaptations of this play by male directors have ranged from lovely to ludicrous. Most have been consistent in their intent to use women as tools to entice male viewers. This series shows women who are more than just objects of desire --they are active agents in their own sexual and emotional lives. Ya know, like how they are in real life. Let's show that. 

  • We're bringing an awesome piece of classical theater to the most accessible modern medium: the web series.

 People have always been and will always be, at their core, the same. We are excited to show that even in Vienna, 1897 people were facing the same questions surrounding self and sex as people are today. See, Millenials aren't aliens after all. 

This series begs the question: In the city where you can be anyone or see anyone, who do you decide to be and be with? 

Contribute to our series and watch us explore what it means to seize the opportunities of identity and connection that New York brings and bask in the intrigue of meeting someone new.




Risks and challenges

One of the greatest challenges of this project is being able to accurately portray the array of characters that we've created. We've spent hours doing research, workshopping in rehearsal, and creating mood boards to bring each of these unique New Yorkers to life. We're confident that with our combination of hair and makeup skills, acting dexterity, and a cinematographer committed to creating a new world for each episode, that you'll be able to connect and fall in love with each of these New Yorkers. As hard as it may be to fall in love with a New Yorker.

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    The Virgin

    We get it, it's your first time and you don't wanna go all the way. But just like the kid who kissed you in gym class in 7th grade and promised to keep it a secret, we're gonna tell everyone we know with a Social Media Shoutout to you or your organization!

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    The Fuckboy

    You wanna give just enough to get what you want but not enough to warrant a "relationship." Don't worry, we'll keep this cut and dry by listing you under the "Special Thanks" as the credits roll at the end of every upcoming episode. *eggplant emoji* *water drop emoji* *pervy face emoji*

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    The Little Slut

    Why pay for the cow when you can get the milk for free? And in this case, the milk is an authentic handmade NYC postcard written in the style of any character from the series!

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    The Womanizer

    We know you're not the kind of person to stick around, but we'd like to make a lasting impression with a personalized video from actors Sam Johnson and Monica Ammerman as their favorite characters from the series! See you around, hot stuff ;)

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    The Girl Next Door

    You're real, relatable--the one who was there all along and we never realized. You want something that you can hang on your wall right next to your Justin Timberlake cutout, so we're sending you an 10X12 inch poster from the series signed by the entire cast and crew! "Why can't you see, you belong with me?" -Taylor Swift

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    The Vixen

    A generous donation from someone who's used getting the best. But what to give the person who has it all? This pledge will receive a one-on-one coffee date with series creator Monica Ammerman! For those outside the NYC or SF Bay Area, you can enjoy a Skype/FaceTime session (this is 2018 after all).

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    The Gentleman

    You look like someone we can trust but we know we're just another notch in your belt. Well we're gonna send you something you can wear with that belt--a custom made acid wash "Someone New" Tee! Pick from one of 10 designs and strut your chic duds. You're such a "tee-ase!"

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    The Hipster

    We know how much you like to be in-the-know and now you can tell all your friends about how you were involved with this project "before it was cool."You'll receive a Producer credit as well as the complete digital set of the entire series including special extras (behind the scenes footage, gag reel, etc)! Wow, you're so Brooklyn.

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    • Authentic NYC Postcard
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    The Whore

    You're just giving it away at this point. In addition to ALL of our amazing rewards you will receive an Associate Producer credit PLUS a VIP invitation to all future screenings for you and a friend including our sure-to-be-fabulous WRAP PARTY! (Transportation to and from events not included)

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    • Special Thanks Credit
    • Authentic NYC Postcard
    • Personalized Video
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    • Coffee/Skype Date with Monica
    • Custom Acid-wash "Someone New" Tee
    • Producer Credit
    • Digital download of series
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    Arthur Schnitzler

    You're the man! Or woman! Or whatever! You're the one that makes this possible. You'll get: an Executive Producer Credit PLUS a day on set with the cast and crew of Someone New! You'll get to see what really happens behind the scenes, have dinner with the cast/crew, and receive digital copies of photos and videos taken of you with everyone that day. (Transportation to and from set not included)

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    • Special Thanks Credit
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    • Personalized Video
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    Someone New

    You're mysterious, exciting, brimming with possibility... much like this reward. In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive the prized and exclusive SOMEONE NEW BOX SET. What will this box of goodies contain? Prop pieces, costume pieces, actual scripts used, perhaps a book of Monica's favorite recipes...the possibilities are endless and we are beyond stoked to give this bad boy out to three lucky donors. Will you be one? "I fall in love just a little ole little bit every day with Someone New" - Hozier

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    • Custom Acid-wash "Someone New" Tee
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