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Detroit: a place or a state-of-mind? Maybe it doesn't even exist. Regardless, we need your money. Read more

Detroit, MI Webseries
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 27, 2013.

Detroit: a place or a state-of-mind? Maybe it doesn't even exist. Regardless, we need your money.

Detroit, MI Webseries
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About this project

Project Description : As Detroit continues on it's wayward journey of peril and promise, we are offering the optimal catharsis: Detroit _(blank)_ City The folly of our great municipality shall not be overlooked any longer. This absurdist web-series will bring laughter to all of Metro Detroit.

Distributed through the web, this series will utilize the hard-to-believe ideas to save Detroit as a backdrop for the story. Save Detroit Think Tank (SDTT) has recently been granted $500,000,000 to implement the rebirth of Motown. This under-equipped task-force, may not know the best route to revitalization, but they are darn good at marketing.

Detroit _(blank)_ City will be distributed in six parts, for free through the internet. It will combine Detroit's best talent in parodying the city which we call home. Through humor, we will laugh to breathe another day.

Your contribution will fund the production and editing of this web-series.

USA TODAY does a nice job describing what's going on :

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/14/detroit-video-satire/1921391/

Risks and challenges

There is always a risk in Detroit. Additionally, more often than not, video ideas are never made. The obstacles and intricacies are endless, and when you are trying to make people laugh, the stakes are even higher.

15 years ago, the writer and director first worked together in high school on a 45 minute sketch comedy show about Harriet Tubman. Since, they have collaborated multiple times on feature films, documentaries and commercials. As far as Detroit is concerned, the director has spent the past seven years making films in and about the city. The writer lives abroad, and points to all the city's farce, just by reading headlines. If we fail at making this video series, we will retire.

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FAQ

  • Yes. The city of Detroit is being sold off. We are making a web-series to deal with this reality.

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    A unique Detroit _(blank)_ City digital wallpaper.

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    A scenic postcard from Detroit, sent to you with love.

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    Invite (+1) to a private screening and party hosted in your honor featuring Detroit's premier electronic and DJ talents.
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    A signed DVD copy of season one.
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    A personalized Detroit City Council business card to hand out to your friends and associates.
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    Personal Voicemail Recording or Prank Call of your choosing by voice actor and writer of the show, Ari Rubin.
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    Executive Producer Credits and have your likeness adapted into one of the episodes. Appear in person or by name.
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