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The Breaks is a web series about a sports card addict whose compulsion for collecting constantly derails his attempts at a normal life
The Breaks is a web series about a sports card addict whose compulsion for collecting constantly derails his attempts at a normal life
The Breaks is a web series about a sports card addict whose compulsion for collecting constantly derails his attempts at a normal life
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The Breaks Season 1.5 (Episodes 4-9)

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Hello fellow Breakers!

Thanks so much for watching The Breaks.  Your support and encouragement so far has been phenomenal and truly blown us away!  If you haven't watched yet, you can find the episodes here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vgOXmcahY&feature=share&list=PLje6UXzEHq0UGIqJvv9yhTE-h2mQ5tt1N&index=2

That said, we don't want to stop at just 3 episodes, so we need your help!

Doing any production is costly; in Los Angeles where people are always demanding payment it can be even more so.  Our first 3 episodes ran us about $1,000 EACH out of pocket.  That covers lighting, sound recording, crew, editing, camera rentals... not to mention the cards themselves!

Our goal is to raise $4,000 so that, even though we will still be paying some expenses, we can afford to bring you a total of 6 new episodes in 2014.

We want to keep the episodes commercial free and continue to do our box breaks and giveaways with each episode. The only way we can afford to do that is if YOU, our community, decide you want to be personally invested in the completion of Season 1 of The Breaks.  Towards that end we have some awesome rewards for you.  Some of the unique ones include:

$1 - Twitter shout-out (unlimited quantity) - do you run a business on ebay or Collectors Rev and want us to tweet a listing?  Maybe you're doing a giveaway you want shared?  Let us know, we'll tailor our shout-out to your needs!

$40 - we'll send you an AUTOGRAPHED "The Breaks" exclusive card!

$150 - you can participate in a radio/podcast coaching session with Los Angeles sports radio host Dave Denholm!

$200 - we'll promote your product/LCS/company IN AN EPISODE with placement or by having Ivan wear your gear!

$250 - 2 tickets to a special Los Angeles screening party with cast and crew of episodes 1-9 upon completion! (Hotel & Airfare not provided)

$500 - $3,500 - YOU can actually have creative input in an episode of the show!  Storylines, casting, locations, products, you name it!  *We do ask however that you contact us before deciding to give for these reward levels just so we can work out logistics in advance

If we can get money beyond our goal, we promise it will ALL go back into making the episodes EVEN BETTER!  We would love to get some real athlete cameos, maybe some recognizable faces for our guest star roles, and microphones that actually work!

In addition to the rewards, if we can continue to make episodes we can continue to run our Twitter feed (@WatchTheBreaks) and do our regular contests and giveaways.  We love and appreciate the community we have around us, and hope you will join with us to keep The Breaks going strong!

Risks and challenges

#MailDay! How will we overcome challenges and obstacles? Well, the fact that we self-financed 3 full episodes is a testament to our power to persevere when times are tough! Our hope is that with a full budget we can accomplish twice that number this year, but even if we don't we will continue to make these episodes simply because we love doing it. It may mean we only make 2 a year, but we will get them done by whatever means necessary.

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    Wanna help just a little bit? For $1 we'll give you a shout-out on our Twitter page (@WatchTheBreaks)! This can be for a card you're selling/trading, your business, or just a thank you - you let us know! PG of course ;-)

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    Get your own digital copy of "The Breaks" title song by MC MXC (aka 1990)! We'll email you the song so you can download to your iTunes, Zune, Record Player, whatever!

    Plus we'll give you a Twitter shout-out (@WatchTheBreaks)!

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    All of the above PLUS you will get YOUR OWN Screen Credit in episodes 4-9!

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    All of the above PLUS you will get 3 exclusive The Breaks collectible cards! We are printing a full set of 20 cards, including Ivan, Girlfriends, co-stars, AND a limited number of Rexford cards.

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    All of the above PLUS 7 more The Breaks collectible cards (for 10 total)

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    All of the above PLUS a DVD of Season 1 (episodes 1-9) of The Breaks!

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    All of the above PLUS a full set of exclusive The Breaks collectible cards.

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    All of the above PLUS your own The Breaks T-Shirt!

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    Rewards 1-5 PLUS an hour-long Radio Coaching session with professional Los Angeles host and coach Dave Denholm!

    This CAN be given as a gift if you have a child, friend, spouse who is aspiring to a career in radio, podcasting, etc. Dave has hosted numerous sports shows in Los Angeles including ClipperTalk on ESPN Radio and is currently a soccer analyst for Fox Sports as well as coaching radio on the side for a number of years.

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    Rewards 1-5 PLUS the chance to showcase your shop/business/company with product placement in an episode of The Breaks!

    Ivan will wear your hat, t-shirt, backpack, or use your product in a well-integrated manner in an episode. We will also provide your company/shop/product it's own special "Thank You" credit.

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    Rewards 1-7 PLUS 2 tickets to a special Los Angeles Screening Party of The Breaks Season 1 PLUS we'll have the entire cast autograph your set of The Breaks collectible cards!

    Have your own personal Meet-And-Greet with the cast and creative team behind The Breaks. Heck, we can even break a box together! Venue TBD, backer responsible for own airfare, accommodations, and any other travel expenses.

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    Associate Producer (Credit):
    Rewards 1-7 PLUS 2 tickets to a special Los Angeles Screening Party of The Breaks Season 1 PLUS chance to decide 1 major decision relating to an episode: got a nephew who would be the perfect actor to steal one of Ivan's cards? Got a grandpa with a classic Cap Anson card that would make a great storyline? You get to choose and we'll work with you to make it reality!

    *Note - please contact us in regards to this reward level before donating

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    Producer (Credit):
    Rewards 1-7 PLUS 2 tickets to a special Los Angeles Screening Party of The Breaks Season 1 PLUS YOU GET TO WORK WITH US TO MAKE YOUR EPISODE COME TO LIFE! If you aren't in Los Angeles that is fine, we will work with you via Skype from start-to-finish on the episode. We will take your story idea, craft it together into a four minute short, take your input on casting decisions AND let you sit/Skype in on Editing Sessions.

    *Note - please contact us in regards to this reward level before donating

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (Credit):
    Rewards 1-7 PLUS 2 tickets to a special Los Angeles Screening Party of The Breaks Season 1 PLUS YOU get to work with us on the entire season! We've got ideas, you've got ideas, we pick the stories we all want to make, you get to highlight any products/LCS/companies of your own you want to promote, you get a full vote in all casting decisions. If you have to fly to LA, we might even be able to find a spare bedroom for you! *Note - please contact us in regards to this reward level before donating

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