Mark Coblentz started cooking when he was 6 and hasn't stopped.
He has appeared on the Food Network and FOX, cooking in some of TV's top kid culinary competitions. He is a repeat guest on the nationally syndicated show Wonderama, and has been a guest twice on Fit to Eat on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Back home in Mississippi, Mark continues to learn his craft from chefs and food artisans across the state. His journey forms the basis for the TV show "Making A Chef."
"Making A Chef" is an 8-episode, half-hour series scheduled to air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting in April 2018. The show is produced by Broadcast Media Group, an award-winning production company that has produced a variety of national TV projects for clients across the country.
Producing for Mississippi Public Broadcasting brings a unique set of challenges. Production funds don't exist, meaning we have to pay for the entire production up front.
"Making A Chef" Season 1 is almost complete as off this Kickstarter launch. We are looking for funds to finish shooting the last three episodes and final editing on the last five. That's why we need your help.
The money raised from this campaign will go toward:
- Shooting last 3 episodes
- Completion of editing
- Final color correction
- Closed captioning to make it legal for broadcast
- Pay for physical reward costs (hats and aprons)
- Any Kickstarter collected fees for processing
Thanks for considering helping us! We're excited about finishing "Making A Chef" and sharing Mark's journey!
Risks and challenges
The challenges and risk for this campaign are fairly small. Most of the principle shooting is complete. We have secured a great US-based vendor for the hat and apron production.
Our production partner, Broadcast Media Group, has produced episodic TV for the Pursuit and Outdoor Channels, and this company is set up to produce this type of show.
Everything is a go. We just need final funds to finish the shooting for the last 3 episodes, complete editing, color correct and produce closed captioning.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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