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Invoking the Muse, one vice at a time.

Way back in 2010 Joe Bomba and James McCabe came up with an idea for a Television show about a writer's colony that was original, funny, and visually stimulating. They wrote a script, but put the project on the back burner to make a web series, commercials, music videos, documentaries, etc. They didn't forget about that script, though. They kept  polishing it, meticulously focusing on each character, line of dialogue, and effect. Finally it is ready for the world. It is The Colony. 

The show will follow characters who are looking to crack into the writing world via a writer's colony. They find themselves smack in the middle of a pile of social misanthropes who are more engaged in promiscuous sex, drugs, and pursuing their own strange fancies than they are in actual writing. The show is unique, witty, fast-paced, and full of exciting effects. We're also doing a Making of The Colony documentary that will be available as a reward. The show will begin shooting in June 2012 in Scranton, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Brooklyn, NY. 

Projects like this can be very expensive. This is the most ambitious project we've pursued to date, which means it will have the biggest cast and crew, and will necessitate a lot of equipment. We're grateful to have a cast and crew donating their time and talent, but there is still a lot to pay for. The more donations we get, the more gear we can buy and the better it will look, making the show more attractive to networks. We are going to work very hard to get this pilot to networks, meaning that you have the opportunity to help put a show on air. You get in at the ground floor. When we get the show on the air, you'll have been a key part of that success and we will never be able to thank you enough. There are some great rewards to capitalize on, so please help us make this a reality. Thanks!

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    Even more thanks! You get a custom button with The Colony logo and a copy of the shooting script in PDF form.

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    A bucketful of thanks! The above stuff, PLUS a digital download of The Colony pilot, special thanks in the credits, and an autographed cast photo

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    A trunkful (or boot full if you're in the UK) of thanks! All the previous rewards, plus an 11"x17" The Colony poster and a copy of The Making of The Colony DVD.

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    A truckload of thanks! All the $50 and $100 rewards, plus a really cool The Colony tote bag.

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    The Dinner Package: You get the opportunity to have dinner with the creators and select cast members in New York City (travel and accommodations not included) to talk about the project. Plus, you get Associate Producer credit for the pilot episode, a DVD of the pilot and the Making of The Colony, poster, and t-shirt.

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    The Cycling Package: You get all the $500 level rewards, plus James McCabe will guide you and a friend on two days of road biking in Northeast Pennsylvania (travel and accommodations not included), and you both get The Colony bike jerseys.

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    A tractor trailer load of thanks! All the stuff from the $500 level, except you get Co-producer credit for the pilot episode of The Colony. Also, you can visit the set for a day of shooting (travel and accommodations not included).

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    The biggest thing ever filled with our thanks! You get all the stuff we have to give for the other reward levels, Producer credit for the pilot episode of The Colony, and now the really cool stuff - You or a family member can be an extra in the pilot episode. Members of the cast will perform an improv comedy show for you (within a two hour radius of Scranton, PA). We'll remake a scene from your choice of Reservoir Dogs, When Harry Met Sally, The Big Lebowski, A Christmas Carol, or Clerks.

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