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Behind Bars travels the country to campus bars learning the culture and traditions that define the college experience. Read more

Chicago, IL Webseries
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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 5, 2014.

Behind Bars travels the country to campus bars learning the culture and traditions that define the college experience.

Chicago, IL Webseries
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About this project

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Despite his hatred of a good time, we think both Dean Wormer and all the boys in Animal House's Delta frat would be fans of our show Behind Bars. We tour campus bars across the country learning their college traditions, games, and specialty drinks. We created the pilot a few years back and pitched it to the Travel Channel, who unfortunately passed. 

In the years since, we've seen love for the project continually grow among proud drunks and prouder alumni, which is why we've turned to Kickstarter. The college experience doesn't belong to a TV network. It belongs to the alumni, which is who we're making this show for. 

Behind Bars is going to be an incredibly fun, deeply personal, and even interactive experience for you, our all-important fan base. You're the ones who've made your college towns and bars great, so you should be instrumental in telling their story. Every dollar you give give us let's us make three more episodes. Our goal is for Behind Bars to recapture the 4, 5, or 6+ years you spent in your college town and spread that dedication, tradition, and love to everyone on the internet.

Watch the original 24-minute pilot on our new YouTube page, and subscribe for future content: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzmzZSKDVeg

Risks and challenges

Will and John each have over 10 years of video experience. Our work has appeared on national television broadcasts, international film festivals, and award winning advertising campaigns. Through our experience, and the support of our vast industry contacts, we'll make Behind Bars one of the highest quality, most fun productions you've ever seen.

We've got the gear, software, and talent. What we do need are the funds to cover the cost of research/pre-production, travel, and food/lodging for the crew. Our goal is literally the break-even point on the first three episodes, with more to hopefully follow. We don't have the monetary support of a network like the Travel Channel, who invests their funds in classier projects like Ghost Adventures and When Vacations Attack. We've got a talented crew ready to go, but we can't do anything without your support--so put us to work!

You can see more of John's work on http://JohnCessna.com & http://JohnCessnaComedy.com.

You can see more of Will's work on his Vimeo Page: http://vimeo.com/14128764

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    Personalized thank you message on the social network of your choosing.

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    Autographed bar tab from the show.

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    A personalized drunk-dial, voicemail or video text, which we’ll film.

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    A set of 5 custom Behind Bars coasters made from the show’s logo.

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    John will take the shot of your choosing: good, bad, or disgusting, and we’ll capture it using the magic of moving-picture cameras.

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    Toast of the Town: John will gather as many people as he can and propose a toast to you or someone you choose. It can be a touching story of a loved one, an embellished tale from your college years, or something he just makes up on the spot, in effect lying to mass amounts of people in your name. Entirely up to you!

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    You tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll come up with a special, personalized drink named after you, have it made, and share the recipe on the show.

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    You’re welcome to sit in with us at one of our stops. You’ll learn a bit about the bar, enjoy a specialty drink, or maybe even play a game with us.

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    Outstanding Alumni: we’ll shoot at the school of your choosing (within reason) and you’re welcome to join us.

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    Team Booster: You’ll get an Executive Producer credit, you can pick 3 schools and join us on campus for 1 of them. You’ll also receive a custom Behind Bars Booster Club t-shirt, which we’ll present to you “on-air” as we film.

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