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It's 1983; Three women take on Wall Street in this workplace comedy series about friendship, chasing dreams, & Big shoulder PADS!
It's 1983; Three women take on Wall Street in this workplace comedy series about friendship, chasing dreams, & Big shoulder PADS!
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"It Takes Big Shoulder Pads to Take On Wall Street".

Hey guys! Venus, Rachel, and Laura here. Thanks for checking out our project! We're the creators and stars of the award-winning sketch comedy group SoBad-ItsGood.com. For a couple of years, we've been making online sketches, but now we want to bring you a new webseries: PADS! It's a comedy set in the 1980’s about friendship, Wall Street, Big Hair and even bigger shoulder PADS.

About PADS: The year is 1983. Cynthia, Lisa-Lynn, and Suzie are roommates, besties, and forward-thinking ladies living in New York City and trying to achieve their biggest dream: working on Wall Street. 

Nick-named the "Pads," the girls work as low-level assistants at the Silverberg & Stein investment firm. They quickly find themselves getting promotions and working up the corporate ladder. But soon, they start to wonder if their bosses have ulterior motives...

Between the threats of the Cold War and AIDS, the discovery of cocaine, an overly eager hitman who just wants to kill somebody, and the search for love in the Big Apple, these ladies realize it takes BIG Shoulder PADS to take on Wall Street. 

This comedic workplace webseries is a social satire that builds on the nostalgia of the 1980's. It centers around the rise and fall of Wall Street, women in the workplace, political and social issues, all with an over-the-top sense of humor like "Anchorman" mixed with the upbeat, naive spirit of 1980's comedies.

Why we need your donations:

  • We're not a typical low-budget webseries. PADS is a high-concept project with multiple sets, locations, costumes, and retro 80's props. 
  •  We want a high-quality webseries and want to hire the best professionals for our crew. This is our profession, not a hobby, and expect nothing but the best. 
  •  We will be filming six episodes back-to-back to make the first season of PADS. Because of this, we need the funds upfront to insure we can hire our crew, rent equiptment, secure sets, rent props, etc. 

Why You Should Contribute:

- Help Independent Artists! Even though we created, wrote, and will be staring in PADS, we aren't making a profit. All donations will go straight into the production and help pay our director, supporting stars, and crew.

- You’re a fan of funny, quirky, female-driven projects and want to see more of them. You loved Bridesmaids, you love the humor of Parks & Rec and Broad City, you love funny ladies like Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Tina Fey, and you want to support projects with the same style of humor.

- Awesome, 80's inspired perks! Re-Live the 80's with your very own personalized slap-bracelet, hang an awesome 80's-inspired work of art on your wall, or even sweat in a Richard Simmons aerobic class. Plus get inside-access and behind-the-scenes updates before anyone else!

- Really though: the 80's! Your favorite movie is "Pretty In Pink," you know every 80's Michael Jackson dance move, you love(d) your Walkman, you're nostalgic for 80's style, hair, and all things 80's!

Who Are the "PADS"?

Who is Silverberg&Stein? 

 Silverberg & Stein is the leading global investment banking, investment securities, and investment management firm in New York City. Cynthia, Suzie, and Lisa-Lynn work as low-level assistants at Silverberg & Stein and are trying to climb their way up the corporate ladder.

Meet Pat Yomata:

Meet Our Director:

Risks and challenges

$15,000 is not a lot when you consider our dedication to excellence with high production values, an organized crew, cast, equipment, props, 80's costumes and locations. The challenge will be to achieve our fundraising goal while striving to be as cost-effective as possible.

While working together making sketches for SoBad-ItsGood.com, we have already encountered many of the potential obstacles film shoots can bring about (locations falling through, sound equipment malfunctioning, needing to add pick-up shoot dates, etc). Because we have learned so much from our past shoots, we feel confident in our team of professional crew and cast members and we know we have the experience to deliver a totally radical webseries: Season 1 of PADS!

With your help, we will go immediately into pre-production and start filming over the summer. The sooner we get funded, the sooner we can start making you laugh!

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    "Rad!" Package! - Personal shout-out on Twitter/FB, a secret "You're Rad!" video, a digital copy of pilot script, and included in our "Thank You" section on the official PADS website.

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    "Bodacious!" Package - You get all of the above, PLUS a downloadable poster, and an exclusive download code to view the pilot episode before anyone else!

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    '80s Inspired Michael Jackson Poster - The King of Pop is ALIVE! Get your RAD & original digital image file of "The King of Pop", crafted by PADS' Laura Denton! Print it out any size you want; put it on a t-shirt or tote bag; use it as a computer or Facebook background; whatever you want! Along with this perk, you will also get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package.

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    "Slap-Tastic!" Package - You will get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, plus a PERSONALIZED Slap Bracelet and SoBad-ItsGood SWAG!

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    "Yoga By The Beach" Package! - 1 Hour Long Class or Private Session by the Beach! Come to the beach and do some yoga, or Syann will come to you* . She brings the props and a mat; you bring you, and be ready to move! You can choose a full class or an hour long session.
    Syann is a RYT-200 hour with YogaWorks since 2009, and has been teaching ever since. She also has a BFA in Dance/Choreography and Movement from the U of M. With this reward, you'll also get the "Bodacious" Package!"
    *Los Angeles residents only; must live in a 15 mile radius of Mar Vista.

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    Fun Credit - You will get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, plus a fun job title will be created for you that will appear in the credits of our show. i.e. "Dinosaur Wrangler" or "PADS Fluffer," or choose your own*! *As long as it's not totally uber grody, or racist or sexist. 'Cause that's, like, lame!

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    Invitation to the Official PADS Premiere Party! You get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, plus you and a guest will be invited to the Official PADS Premiere Party in Los Angeles. Come dressed in your favorite 80's garb and celebrate the year 1983 with the cast and crew! (Travel and accommodations are not provided for this Los Angeles based event)

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    Name a Character in "PADS!"Ever wanted a character named after you? Or a friend? A pet? An ex-lover you can't get over? Now's your chance! With this perk, you get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, plus you will get to hear the name of your choosing in an episode of PADS. Yes, even if its "Poopypants McFiddleStein."

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    "Appear" in PADS! - Always wanted to appear on the screen? Ever imagine what you would look like as an 80's babe? This super fun package is perfect for you! Not only do you get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, we will also photoshop your face into a picture, and have it appear in an episode of PADS. You might see yourself in a magazine, bus stop ad, or as an 80's heartthrob poster. PLUS you get a digital download of your picture, so you can use it as your Profile Picture, or print it out and send it to your Grandma.

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    "We'll see ya at the movies Package!"
    10 movie passes to Regal Cinemas (that's $140 of movies or 5 awesome date nights for you and that special someone). You get the passes AND the "Slap-tastic" Package. ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!

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    "Relax Package" - 2 One Hour Massages with Cheri Gross! We have 2 massage packages available (each package consists of 2, 1 hour massages). Cheri has been a masseuse for over 20 years and has helped rehabilitate and calm the nerves of thousands of clients. A normal charge for massage with Cheri is $150 but supporting PADS gets you 2 massages! *Gratuity not included **Must live in westside of Los Angeles, 24 hr cancellation notice, no expiration date, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Acupressure, Pregnancy massages. You get 2 fabulous massages plus everything in the "Bodacious!" Package!

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    "Silverberg & Stein Business Package" - It's a jungle out there, and nobody knows it like Silverberg & Stein. Do you have a blog, a project, an Etsy shop, or side business that needs help getting more exposure? Want to donate to an awesome project AND promote your company? For the business-minded donor, we will promote you & a project of your choice* not only on the official PADS Twitter, but also on Venus, Rachel, and Laura's personal Twitter & Facebook Pages, as well as SoBad-It'sGood.com Twitter & Facebook Page. PLUS you get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package. (*We reserve the right to deny promotion to any idea, project, or company we feel is totally uber grody, racist, sexist. i.e. Blog of your Vintage Doll Collection: Creepy But Okay. Etsy Shop of Neo-Nazi Decor: NOT COOL.)

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    ATTENTION ACTORS: Need an acting reel? Normally a reel can be anywhere from $475, but you get it for only $239! You will discuss your needs during a 1-1 complimentary consultation, have multiple rounds and revisions to get your reel EXACTLY where it needs to be.
    The 1st person to donate has a guaranteed finish time of Aug 1st. The 2nd person will be Sept 1st. With this reward, you'll also get the "Bodacious" Package!"

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    Want to KNOW how we hit our goal and surpassed it? The Crowdfunding Manual and Audio series, at www.ReinventingCrowdfunding.com, is normally ($447) but in support of our campaign, Reinventing Films has donated (3) for $247 each.
    Learn exactly how we hit and surpassed our goal. This material is worth GOLD, literally. We did $6,000 our first day!
    Donate $247 and the manual and audio series is yours and you can make your dream project a reality.

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    “Build A Website Package” !

    Laura will guide you and develop a personal website for you, as well give you the tools to help you easily maintain and keep your website up to date. She’ll also be your personal “Troubleshooter” for the next 6 months to ensure you have no problems!
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    Come Sweat with the Cast of PADS & Richard Simmons! - Do we even need to explain how awesome this is? Not only do you get everything in the "Bodacious Package," you get to sweat to the oldies with the man himself: Richard Simmons. We will pick up you up, and together go to one of Richard Simmons workout classes here in Los Angeles. We'll pay for your class; just bring yourself & your most fabulous workout clothes. (Los Angeles residents only)

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    "The Venus Fit Personal Training Package" - We're getting ready for summer and what better way to get your rock-hard Jane Fonda bod than to get personal fitness training from our very own Venus Lau! She usually charges $100 per session, but with this EXCLUSIVE package, you'll get 4 personal training sessions for the price of 3. That's a great deal already, but you'll also get the "RAD" Package. Who's ready to be fit?! (LA Residents only - offer valid for 1 year)

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    80s Glamour Photo Shoot With Stars of Pads! Always thought yourself as a model? Come join us on a professional glamour promotional shoot! Not only do you get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, you and the cast of Pads will get gussied up and will strike a pose in 1980's fashion. You will also get solo shots for you to use as your profile picture, headshot, or to impress that certain special someone. You will get a CD of High Resolution Images of the shoot, plus one professionally edited photo of your choice. (Los Angeles residents only)

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    "Rad Walk-on Role!" Want to live in the 1980s? Always wanted to prove you had star potential? Put your best face forward and dust off your acting skills with this awesome package. You get everything in the "Bodacious Package!", plus we personalize a hysterical role for you in an episode of PADS! Guaranteed lines and IMDB Credit. (Travel & accommodations not provided for this Los Angeles based shoot)

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    Co-Executive Producer Credit - For those wanting to dip their toes in the Hollywood scene. You get everything in the "Bodacious!" Package, and a Co-Executive Producer Credit in the titles of PADS, an IMDB credit, and you will become an official consultant for Season Two of Pads.

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