Hey everybody -
First of all, wow. Second of all, thank you! We did not expect to hit our goal so quickly. Let me jump in and briefly explain why you still might want to let us use your $5.
This is going to get a little science-fictional for a second. Fair warning.
If you could look into the future one month and see a version of our next episode made on a $500 budget, and another version made on, say, a $750 budget, you would see real differences. That's what's great about working with what you've got: the more you've got, the better the final result becomes, directly in proportion to what you started with.
There's also our community. We - the team behind the show - love doing this work and we're proud of it, too. And we'd like you to be proud of it. And the easiest way to get there is to help us make it happen, so you can get the warm fuzzies when you kick back with a beer in late April/early May to check out the next installment.
Finally, you know that TV show you hate? No, not The Good Wife. The one with the stupid people and the bad actors spouting dialogue that makes you cringe? Less of that, please. Vote with your dollars. Then maybe next time someone's going to put something like massively offensive, short-lived sitcom Work It on the air, they'll think twice and produce something you'll actually enjoy. Makes sense, right?
So: thank you for your support, please consider kicking in if you haven't yet, and mostly take it good one everybody!
-Adam & Sasha
The Outs: just because it's over doesn't mean you're over it.
The Outs is a six-episode web show about the ways that people react when big relationships change in serious ways. It's also about Brooklyn, a little. Check out the first episode of the show right here!
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We've got most of the show written already - it's important to us to know where the story is going even from the very beginning. This makes for good storytelling.
While we're lucky enough to have access to some of our equipment already (we own a spiffy camera, some great sound equipment and even some lighting gear), it's not quite enough. We need to bolster what we already have with rented equipment - more and better lights, dolly tracks, and sexy lenses that do special tricks. The results, as you can see for yourself above, are stellar: we wind up with a professionally-produced product that tells the story we want to tell in an effective, visually arresting way.
We live in New York - most of us in Brooklyn - and that's important, too. We're enlisting local businesses and artists as much as we can: the first episode features music by local musicians Akudama, Beauty Feast and Richard Vagnino, and a scene shot at Crown Heights pizzeria Pete Zaaz (nominated for Best New Pizza in New York, 2012, by Time Out NY). We're excited to continue these collaborations moving forward.
That's what this is about: collaboration. We want to make this thing for you. If you like our first episode and you want to see more, collaborate with us by kicking in the cost of a cocktail (or more, if you feel like it) to make it happen.
By kicking into this campaign, you're helping us shoot the next two episodes: Whiskey Dick and Moon River. Having written them, we can tell you objectively that they are good and you will like them. Your support will make The Outs happen, and we can't wait to build a community around this story.
Thanks for reading!
-Adam & Sasha
- (7 days)