We are four young women aged between 17 and 21 who live in New Zealand and love film-making. We enjoyed working on NMTD, and are keen to continue to explore the world we have created, and so have decided to make, 'Lovely Little Losers'.
LLL is a vlogseries inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’. By “inspired” we mean that we are going to take elements from the original play and use them in the series. It will not be a direct adaptation in the way that ‘Nothing Much To Do’ has been.
'Lovely Little Losers' will have just as much thought, love, and dedication put into it as NMTD has had. We want people to enjoy it just as much as NMTD, if not more! (We have definitely learnt from the process of our first series, and want to try and make the second even better)
LLL is a sequel to NMTD. The cast will be comprised of returning characters as well as new characters. For every week that the 'Lovely Little Losers' Kickstarter is running we will announce the names of three characters in the show.
Week Three (supporting characters):
Margaret "Meg" Winter
Week Four (supporting characters):
Four university students are flatting together in Wellington. They decide to impose a new set of ridiculously strict Flat Rules on themselves, with penalties if these rules are broken. Included in these rules are; compulsory challenges as a form of flat-bonding, Vegan Friday, 10PM curfew, and the harshest rule of all: no romantic relationships. However, this is a rom-com.
Where the Funds will Go:
The funds we raise from this Kickstarter goes toward travel, food, and equipment costs. We will prioritise the money as per the following list:
1. Travel for the relevant cast/crew from Auckland to Wellington for filming (there and back again).
2. To be able to send you guys rewards for helping us transport everyone. Yay! Thank you!
3. Food for the LLL cast and crew (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, midnight snacks, elevensies...) It would be really nice to be able to provide food for everyone, and we already have people who are keen to help make food for everyone on set!
4. Equipment hire, such as lighting, and purchasing hard-drives to store all the footage on.
We made NMTD without any money and we aren't going to be paid to bring you LLL, we (The Candle Wasters, the cast, and the crew) work for the love of it. So anything you could contribute, whether that's 5 dollars or 5,000 dollars, is much appreciated!
It'd be really neat to have support for this project so that we can make you a kickass webseries that expands on the universe established in NMTD, and allows us to keep creating!
Examples of Rewards:
Note: You will get a thank you in a credits video and get a kickass webseries if you select this reward.
Love Gods T-Shirt:
Minnie Grace's drawing example:
Sally Bollinger's drawing example:
Claris Jacobs' drawing example:
Elsie Bollinger's drawing example:
Maude Morris' music (the second song):
Reuben Hudson's music:
Pedro's Robot Costume:
Note: We have seven scripts available in PDF format. One of these will be chosen at random and e-mailed to you with relevant rewards.
What happens if we get more than we bargained for?
Well, first of all everything would be that little bit easier to sort out and we'd be able to make the series even cooler (we've got some pretty exciting ideas to do with costuming, props, locations, etc.) for your enjoyment. And secondly- that's where the LLL Stretch Goals come in!
Read on to discover what could happen for you if the 'Lovely Little Losers' Kickstarter surpasses its funding goal...
Fully funded ($4000): Video of available NMTD Cast and Crew saying thank you.
$5,000: Q&A videos with Pearl Kennedy and Matthew J. Smith.
$6,000: Q&A videos with Harriett Maire and Jake McGregor.
$8,000: Q&A videos with all actors from NMTD who are available.
$10,000: Early release of a video of Reuben Hudson performing an original song which will be featured in LLL.
$15, 000: We will film the tricking Benedick scene as it would have happened in NMTD.
$20,000: Reuben Hudson, Caleb Wells, and Matthew J. Smith re-enacting love songs similar to their performance in 'Dear Benedick'.
$30,000: We will stage a script-in-hand production of Much Ado About Nothing with all available original NMTD cast and crew, film it, and put it online.
Who are The Candle Wicks?
The Candle Wicks, comprised of Hannah Geddis and Hannah Mitford-Taylor, will be making official behind the scenes content for 'Lovely Little Losers', which will be released before, during, and after the filming weeks. ;)
This series is being made for the love of the characters we have created, and our love of telling stories. We’re very excited to be working on a sequel to NMTD and hope you all enjoy it!
Risks and challenges
While finishing editing for 'Nothing Much To Do', we have been writing scripts and developing the characters for 'Lovely Little Losers'.
We will finish writing scripts for LLL in late November and begin workshopping and rehearsals for the series through December and January. We will then transport the members of the LLL cast and crew who are in Auckland to Wellington and film the series over a three week shoot, as we did with NMTD. This shoot will happen in February 2015. After this filming we will edit the videos with the aim of beginning to release the series midway through 2015.
We are aiming to send out rewards in May 2015. This will give us time to sort the rewards. This will also allow us to prioritise work on 'Lovely Little Losers'.
This seems highly unlikely, but if we were unable to create LLL due to reasons beyond our control, we would still utilise the money gained from this Kickstarter to help fund future projects. We would also be able to put money towards thanking people for the hard work they put into NMTD.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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