THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WE REACHED BOTH OUR GOAL AND OUR FIRST STRETCH!
But we aren't finished yet! We've set a second stretch goal of $70,000. These additional funds will go toward guaranteeing the production of a physical copy of the show (DVD, Blue Ray) as well as be invested in marketing so the show can be enjoyed by the widest audience humanly possible.
The film dates for Feb 3 & 4. Mark you calendars!
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is the hit off-Broadway comedy that has been playing to sold out audiences in New York for over two years. The show was created by a group of friends on a shoestring budget at the Peoples Improv Theater. Since then, it has been seen by almost 30,000 people as it's continued its journey from the PIT, to the Elektra, and now to the esteemed New World Stages, also home to Avenue Q and Jersey Boys. Because the show was created by a group of Puffs ourselves, we are grateful the show has struck a chord with so many people.
Ever since we started performing the show, fans from around the world have asked when we would be bringing Puffs to them. There are so many of you out there, and we realize there is no way everyone can make a trip to New York to see us. We decided to bring Puffs directly to you, so you can stream or download it at home, whenever you want
We've always wanted to do it, but we've never had the resources to. So, our fans from all over the world, we are asking for your help to make this happen.
In February 2018, we will capture two performances of Puffs in front of a live audience. The show will be available for download and streaming later in the year.
We are teaming with Kathryn Jones, CEO of VirtualArtistsTV. Ms. Jones has produced and/or directed multi-camera interactive live-streams for Alicia Keys, The Dresden Dolls, Major League Hackers, and projects for several Fortune 100 companies. She conceived and produced the first live-streamed web series, the first live-streamed interactive play, the first live-streamed performing arts festival, the first live-streamed webathon, the first professional play live-streamed to select New York City schools and the first live-streamed educational theater festival.
What We Need:
We will capture Puffs using a multi-cam set up which will require cameras, tripods, sound recording equipment, monitors, headsets...not to mention all of our post-production needs: editing, sound mixing, and color correction. All of this requires equipment, facilities rental, and a team of professionals we trust. We are Kickstarting $50,000 to help fund our production costs.
Puffs is inspired by a world we grew up loving. We want to share our story about underdogs having their moment in the sun with as many people as humanly possible. If you're able to donate, THANK YOU! Help us bring Puffs to people all over the world.
More Info about the Show:
“‘Hufflepuffs’ finally get their moment in HILARIOUS Potter play, Puffs!!” declares Mashable. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
The New York Times proclaims Puffs, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”
This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Risks and challenges
We've all been working on this for a long time and want to ensure that this event--which we are creating with all of you--is the most true to what this show is about. We are confidant that together with Kathryn Jones and her team we can create the Puffiest version of Puffs possible.
We are still in talks with potential distribution partners, so the timeline for release will depend on the agreement we reach with them. We will keep in contact everyone that's donated enough to receive an early download to ensure they are notified in a timely manner of when they'll be able to access their perk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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