Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A traffic stopping four part web-musical brought to life by Aussie YouTube stars, SketchShe. Honk if your ...
A traffic stopping four part web-musical brought to life by Aussie YouTube stars, SketchShe. Honk if your ...
469 backers pledged AU$ 41,442 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Traffic JAM - The Musical project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

AU$ 41,442

469

Most people know us as 'the three girls in the car' lip syncing on YouTube. After two viral hits and with a band of Sketcheteers in tow it's time for Lana, Shae-Lee and Madison aka SketchShe to rev their engines!

We're pushing down on the accelerator and taking the SketchShe automobile to a whole new level in Traffic Jam - The Musical! 

Traffic Jam is an ultra satirical musical comedy, set on a busy strip of freeway in the fictional city of HollyAngeles.  When SketchShe inadvertently cause a fender bender (oops!), a huge traffic jam follows and frustrations and hot heads run high. Unable to go anywhere in the gridlock, the angry commuters begin playing the blame-game with one another. There's nothing like a major highway to bring people together, from posh housewives to bikies, the 'Traffic Jammers' come from all walks of life.  Through song, dance and rap battles can they learn to deal with their differences and even drive a day behind the others' wheel?...grand theft auto not condoned!  A mix of original music and popular cover tracks will thread this theatrical story together along with crazy dancing, gags and even some romance.  Will people ultimately unite for the greater good or stay 'stuck' in their ways and the traffic? 

Traffic Jam is an opportunity for us to take our skills and talents to the next level by collaborating with professionals to make a visual spectacular. Until now we have mostly lip-synced to well known songs and produced some short sketches on a shoestring budget. With Traffic Jam we will be writing our own music and SINGING for the first time! It's time for us to kick it up a gear by combining real singing with dancing, special effects, killer story lines and some awesomely talented cast and crew. We have had the honour of receiving a grant from Screen Australia and Google to begin funding this web series. We want to make something extraordinary that takes our content to a whole new level which is why we need to raise additional funds through this Kickstarter campaign. Traffic Jam will take all the things people have come to know and love about SketchShe and put it on steroids! 

With the A-Team!

Shae-Lee Shackleford - Creator, Writer, Director, Talent

A professional producer in her native Australia, Shae-Lee is a prime wellspring of ideas for SketchSHE, bringing her combined expertise in writing, directing and producing to the troupe's comedic work. Shae-Lee's prior experience working on feature films, music videos and TV commercials combined with her years of acting training means she is well equipped to make Traffic Jam an overall success. 

Lana Kington - Creator, Co-writer, Talent

The youngest of the threesome, Lana is a television host and rising comedic actress. With an admitted penchant for "wicked" comedy, she's a facile writer and pop culture guru who helps keep their material current and relatable. Leveraging her camera-friendly looks and upbeat personality into acting and presenting gigs, Lana has worked for MTV, Foxtel, Maxim and various music magazines.

Madison Lloyd - Creator, Talent

As a native of Melbourne, Australia who later moved to Sydney, Maddy is a seasoned model and natural comedian. Her quick wit and business savvy saw her hone her writing, marketing and PR skills whilst completing a degree in Media and Communications with a Journalism/Advertising and Marketing major. With seven years of on camera experience in a series of commercials and ad campaigns she has developed a love for being in front of the camera and for the crazy costuming, make-up and character development that SketchShe is all about.

Marc Furmie - Creator, Writer, Director

With a background as an awarded filmmaker, Marc Furmie has directed dozens of music videos, television commercials and short films. He has worked with Sony, Telstra, NSW Tourism, Amnesty International and Volkswagen amongst others. Marc’s extensive music video work includes cutting-edge clips for Timomatic, Justice Crew, Rogue Traders, Stan Walker and Ricki-Lee. He has directed episodes of the award-winning Event Zero web-series for Movie Extra and Distracted Media. Marc’s debut feature film Terminus, a high-concept science fiction thriller, will be released globally by Vertical Entertainment in 2016. 

Drew Bailey - Producer, 1st Assistant Director

An academy award nominated producer, Drew will be producing and 1st ADing Traffic Jam. Having worked on films such as The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, Scooby Doo, Matrix II and III, Superman Returns and Wolverine his expertise and years of experience is a critical addition to the team. 

Lastly, we just want to take this opportunity to thank ALL of our fans for supporting us this far. If any of our videos (which we have funded ourselves up until now) have made you laugh (OR cry) please show your support, we bloody love each and every one of you! Lets do this together!

Risks and challenges

Every part of the film-making process presents risks and challenges, but after years of trial and error on our YouTube channel we feel we know what it takes to complete an exciting, traffic stopping mini series. Heck, there were plenty of issues the day we shot our project video (35 degree searing Aussie heat, broken glass, flimsy umbrellas and the risk of hepatitis) but as long as you have a smart, experienced team you can handle anything and even make something better than was originally conceptualised.

We want to keep our community updated on EVERYTHING! The highs, the lows, our teams' frustrations and successes! Above all we want our backers (YOU handsome devils) to have full confidence that we are going to put in our ALL.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    ~USHER~
    You'll receive access to the production diary, which includes video and photo updates from US to YOU throughout the production PLUS a digital copy of the Musical poster (which is going to be awesome!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    74 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    ~STAGE HAND~
    A follow back from our Instagram and Twitter account @SketchShe and a public group shout out to our STAGE HANDS. (Plus previous reward, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    54 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $18

    ~BACK UP DANCER~
    You'll receive a HD digital download of 'SketchShe-ness Behind The Scenes' - complete with boisterous bloopers, failed singing attempts, choreography carnage and a WHOLE LOTTA exclusive extra features and outtakes not available to the public! (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    133 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $36

    ~CHORUS PERFORMER~
    Be the first to get the official SketchShe t-shirt! (The only place to get this super rad shirt right now is via Kickstarter.) You will officially be the coolest kid in drama school. Add $10 for international shipping. (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    49 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 75 or more About $54

    ~SOLO CHORUS PERFORMER~
    Special Reward - Limited!

    You will receive your SketchShe t-shirt and inside will be a personalised, HAND WRITTEN POSTCARD from all three of us! Signed off with a x ;)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 32 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $72

    ~SUPPORTING ACTOR~
    We will send you a PERSONALISED video greeting for you or a loved one! AND you will be featured in the final credits! SCORE! (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    82 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About $217

    ~PRODUCER~
    MEET THE GIRLS! Well, via the wonderful internet of course! All three girls from SketchShe will buckle up for a one on three skype chat with you! (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 8 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $362

    ~LEAD ACTOR~
    Come hang out with us on set for a day! For the die hard Sketchsheteer! You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Sydney, Australia. (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 700 or more About $507

    ~HERO~
    BE A PART OF THE MUSICAL! Yes you heard right, for 700 bucks you can be a part of our musical - we need bikies, gang members and everything in between! We would love to have you! Shooting will be in Sydney

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $724

    ~SUPER STAR~
    Lets hang out IN REAL LIFE! Come join us the three of us in person for coffee and a catch up! There will also definitely be a sing-a-long. (Includes all previous rewards, of course!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 3,000 or more About $2,173

    ~DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINARE~
    At this level, your name will be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! This premium also gives you access to shooting and/or post production at any point you're interested in. This premium includes all physical rewards from every other level as well.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 4,000 or more About $2,897

    ~GRAMMY AWARD WINNER~
    We will come to your next Christmas party dressed as Disney princesses and cause havoc with some seriously impressive dance routines. Not kidding.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    AU$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (35 days)