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$462
pledged of $1,700pledged of $1,700 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 29 2014 7:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

What Will Your Hear on K Drama Insider?

Each month you’ll get a lively 30 minute audio show combining news and reports about many different aspects of Korean tv dramas. Each show will include in-depth interviews with big name stars and top directors. We’ll also talk to other people that contribute so much to making K dramas special but are often overlooked - scriptwriters, costume and set designers, stunt coordinators and the like. And we’ll be recording mostly on location in Seoul, and other parts of South Korea, with the Koreans that make the dramas. So with K Drama Insider you’ll get loads of insider information that you just can’t get anywhere else … hence the name.

Every show will be arranged around a popular theme from K-dramas – a theme that also relates directly to a specific aspect of Korean life style, culture or history. For example food, fashion, dating, family life, schooling, holiday traditions – even the weather! So you’ll not only learn more about all things K-drama … you’ll get lots of fun and fascinating insights into real life in Korea.

And as well as our feature interview we’ll have a regular ‘On The K-Spot’ investigative report from a K-drama location in Seoul on a hot K-drama news topic and a ‘K-Q?’ slot where listeners can send in a ‘burning question’ about a drama, actor, or aspect of life depicted in a drama … and one of our Korean experts – or one of our guest interviewees - will provide the answer.

IF we can raise sufficient funds for more episodes, one of the premier K drama streaming websites Dramafever.com is interested in making future shows available on their website on a regular basis. They may even add some visuals too. BUT they won't do this unless you the fans demonstrate a demand for this show. So its really important that you pledge.

Risks and challenges

There are three key challenges on this project.

The first is language – many of our Korean interviewees don’t speak fluent English. So there's a couple of stages in making K Drama Insider that most other podcasters don't have – we have to translate questions from the production team and listeners into Korean, then have a translator on hand during & after the interview to translate and then voice the words of our interviewee's into English. But I've already found willing and very competent Korean-English translators and I’m confident that it’ll be easy to recruit to the ranks of the translation team, once the podcast is up & running.

Second there's the location issue – most guests and subject material is in Korea – this means that we need a BIT MORE funding than a typical podcast, to cover the extra costs of getting research and audio recordings made on location in Korea.

Thirdly – it’s getting the word out to the K Drama fan community to jump on board and help support this … so please tell all your K Drama fan friends & spread the word!

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    You'll get the first exclusive audio episode of K Drama Insider. In this episode called 'Location Location Location' you'll hear an in-depth interview with top director Jin Hyuk (City Hunter, Doctor Stranger, Master's Sun, Shining Inheritance, Prosecutor Princess). He talks about his favorite filming locations and reveals a surprising answer to the question - what is the biggest problem filming on the streets of Seoul. Jin Hyuk also talks about how he came to create his latest drama Doctor Stranger and let's us in on the secret of which actors he'd like to work with next & what kind of a drama he most like to make in the future. You'll also hear an 'On The K Spot' report from the cafe used in Coffee Prince ... and about the phenomenon of the pavement street cafes or Pojangmacha, featured in so many Korean tv dramas.
    And if we can reach our funding goals, Dramafever.com wants to put this & future shows on their website & add some visuals - so there'll be great stuff to hear .. and to see. Pledge now & make K Drama Insider a regular show!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    You'll receive the first 2 audio episodes of K Drama Insider free - a full 14 days before they go live on Dramafever.com with added visuals. You'll ALSO get a ringtone for your phone voiced by our next K Drama star guest, which will go something like 'Hi - this is (... name of the star...) answer your phone!'. Both the two K Drama Insider episodes and the ringtone will be delivered as mp3 files via a download link sent straight to your inbox, anywhere in the world!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Our first 2 backers at the $500 level will get their very own ringtone (delivered as an mp3 file), voiced by the first top K Drama star that we interview. The message will go something like 'Hi .. then your name... please answer your phone' in English then in Korean. Can't guarantee who that star will be yet ... but if our first interview was with Jin Hyuk (Director of City Hunter, Doctor Stranger, Master's Sun) ... then that drama star is likely to be a BIG name! And of course you'll receive the first two exclusive audio episodes of K Drama insider delivered free too - a full 14 days before they go live on Dramafever.com.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    For the most dedicated K Drama fan - with a $1000 pledge of support you'll get to ask the next big K Drama star that we interview the questions that you think are most important and interesting for them to answer. You'll get to put your questions directly to the star over a Skype line in a 3-way call while we're recording our feature interview with them - or if that's not possible, we'll record you asking your questions, then play them to the star, so they'll get to hear your voice, asking your burning questions. The results will be used in our second show. Again, we can't specify who that star will be yet, but we'll be shooting for a BIG BIG name! Limited to one lucky fan (please note your question must be spoken in English - or in Korean). And you'll also get your own personalized ringtone voiced by our K drama star - as well as the first two exclusive audio episodes of K Drama insider a full 14 days before they go live on Dramafever.com.

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