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Gary CookBy Gary Cook
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Gary CookBy Gary Cook
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About

Having a lot of anxieties and fears about about the "real world" and what the "real world" even means I think is a natural question at this point in our lives. I still haven't found any answers personally, but "Middle of Somewhere" has been a vehicle to help me navigate such a weird time that many people seem to forget or overlook in the grand scheme of life.

 Everything seems like a transition at this point, and what we are transitioning from and where we are transitioning to often seems so foggy and vague. Like being stuck in, well, the middle of somewhere.

Jayden Thompson, an aspiring actor and recently graduated Theatre Major, is flat broke. With no other jobs available to him in New York and auditions being impossible, he moves back home with his parents in the suburban town of Lakewood. A lot of Jayden's soul searching and self-discovery has been shaped from the experiences he's had in New York. This of course means the very cozy and very white Lakewood is a weird place to be back in, especially when the only other guy around Jayden's age and vaguely a friend is Nick Jackson, the town's resident Rock Star. Hardly any money to their own names, Jayden and Nick are very hungry (in both senses of the word) and willing to do what it takes to accomplish their dreams. The only question then is what exactly will it take? 

 

A fully developed script for 8 5-to-7 minute long episodes. 

Two additional fully developed seasons, each also 8 episodes. 

A 5 week shooting schedule. (Currently on week 3)

An additional week set aside specifically for re-shoots.

Camera equipment and editing software, Including a Canon T5i, Canon Rebel 6, 4 Lenses, a light kit, and access to both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Locations for Season 1. 

Principal casting for Season 1.

The First Half of Season 1 filmed!

A dedicated and talented crew ready to kill the Production Game.

 

A signed phyiscal copy of "The Self Love Tape"
A signed phyiscal copy of "The Self Love Tape"

 Ajani Nanabuluku is a very talented musician and has given us free range to use his music within the series. 

Here is his Soundcloud!
Here is his Soundcloud!

 

An 11x14 poster of the series logo
An 11x14 poster of the series logo

 

 

DVD Copy of the first Season!
DVD Copy of the first Season!

 

Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES:

Props - Due to the nature of graffiti use, a practical effect of propping graffiti in street locations will be required. Location scouting has been able to lock down key areas for use, so it's all a matter of consistency. At the moment, there is no current in house artist or props master, so if anything were to get broken or damaged, on-the-fly creative choices would have to be made.

Out of order shooting - To maximize efficiency, shooting at certain locations will only take place once, meaning if there is a bridge scene in 3 different episodes, all 3 episode's scenes would be shot in that day. This allows us to pack more into shoot days, but it will also be very demanding from an upkeep point of view. A challenge we are very prepared for.

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    Thank you!

    You get a personal thank you on the Middle of Somewhere Instagram and Twitter accounts, as well as a thank you at the end of the credits to each episode!

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    Producer

    If you’ve ever wanted to be a producer then you’ve done it. Your name will go down in history as a Producer for Season 1 of “Middle of Somewhere”, and displayed during the credits sequence as well!

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    Music Conoisseur

    Alright then #Medici! With this reward, you get the above tier rewards as well as a signed copy of the album "The Self Love Tape" by Ajani Nanabuluku that is used in the series!

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    Curator

    Oh my god we’re climbing this ladder. With this package, you get the previous tiers, as well as a signed "Middle of Somewhere" poster!

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    Lakewood Local

    You get everything in the previous tiers, and you get your own original graffiti artwork in the “Middle of Somewhere” style! Take a piece of Lakewood home with you.

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    #Season2Confirmed

    With this you get all the other previous tiers including signed copies of everything, and a signed physical copy of "Middle of Somewhere" Season 1 on DVD!

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    Lakewood Mayor

    You get all the previous tiers, including a director's cut of the final product for "Middle of Somewhere" season 1!

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    #SEASON3CONFIRMED

    You're just incredible. You'll receive the previous tier rewards, including a director's cut version of every single episode, as well as a feature length cut of the entire first season AND wait for it...an alternate ending.

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    MOS Stan

    This is it. The big one. You get all the previous awards, including an additional commentary for all versions of the film, as we discuss different elements of the series during each episode and the feature length cut. Also I call my mom and tell her beautiful people exist.

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