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A new webseries about moving out, moving in, and being totally incapable of moving forward.
257 backers pledged $17,515 to help bring this project to life.

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What's the show about?

The creative team of Dolan Bloom and Caitlin Morris are bringing you their first webseries. Will (Dolan Bloom) and Tess (Caitlin Morris) are stuck in post-collegiate purgatory. This codependent duo is struggling to pay bills, stay focused, and find fulfillment while navigating life in New York City.  On top of this, their lives get even more complicated when their longtime roommate deserts them unexpectedly.  With no other choices available, they must find a sublet to fill the empty room, and quick. Rent is due! Every time each new potential tenant arrives, they bring out the flaws of this neurotic but lovable pair.

Everyone has a "crappy roommate" story, but what if it turns out the one who's impossible to live with is YOU?

Our story will be told through a season of 10 episodes, in addition to a series of Will and Tess' vlogs, which will be released separately throughout the process. 

Where is your money going? 

In order to pull off a full season worth of episodes, we need your support. A project of this magnitude requires a LOT of hands on deck. We--the creators--will need to set aside 3 1/2 weeks for filming alone (this means time away from our survival jobs). Then comes post-production (editing, music, etc), promotion (including annual fees for our website/domain) and distribution (Vimeo fees).

Things add up quickly. Between the cost of filming equipment (camera, light, and sound), costumes and props, insurance and the cost of feeding cast and crew for almost a month, we're already looking at about $10,000. We are also factoring in the transportation costs inherent to living in New York City (van rentals to move equipment, cab fares for our designers toting things to set, etc.).

On top of the basic expenses incurred by simply orchestrating numerous days of filming back-to-back, we are also determined to compensate our genius collaborators. The individuals who helped us put together our pilot episode for your enjoyment have donated their time and talents!! To ensure that this webseries will be high-quality entertainment, we have assembled a professional, devoted team all of whom are similarly juggling the demands of this creative endeavor and the necessity of a day job. Finding a way to feed yourself AND your soul is never easy...just ask Will & Tess.

**Additionally, pitching our project on this e-platform means that around 5% of the funds are collected by Kickstarter as a fee. 

REACH GOAL- $20,000

More money raised means quicker release of episodes, more vlogisodes for your enjoyment and higher quality equipment!

Kickstarter Video credits:

Director of Photography: Evan Zimmerman

Music by: Brooks Allison

Risks and challenges

Every creative project faces a certain number of risks and challenges from conception to completion. We are lucky enough to have a solid network of friends who are creative professionals themselves. This network provides us with a safety net of sorts to offset potential hiccups along the way!

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    Good vibes!
    Dolan and Caitlin will jointly think of you at 12:34 at some point over the next three months. (It's Dolan's favorite time of day.)

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    We will halloo our thanks to you via social media AND give you early access to all episodes before they become available to the general public.

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    You will be thanked publicly, you will be given early access to all episodes,

    AND a digital SUBLETS photo of Will and Tess to use as your background, or print off and hang in your room!

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    All the above AND your name sung by Dolan in a lovely and lengthy thank-you video

    PLUS even more laughter (aka exclusive access to our GAG REEL from shooting)!

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    All the above AND Caitlin will teach you how to solve a Rubik's Cube

    PLUS a SUBLETS door knob hanger to keep pesky roommates at bay

    PLUS a digital download of the complete season!
    *Download included for all contributions above $50.

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    Our thanks on social media, early access to episodes and vlogisodes, VIP access to our bloopers and a SUBLETS tote bag.

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    Our thanks on social media, early access to episodes and vlogisodes, VIP access to our bloopers

    PLUS an artistic feature! Are you an artist? A photographer? A musician? One of your own pieces of art, whether it be painting or music, will be featured in an episode.

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    *NEW LEVEL* - THE BUNDLE

    You get our thanks on social media, early access to episodes and vlogisodes, VIP access to our GAG REEL, a digital SUBLETS photo of Will and Tess, your name sung by Dolan in a lovely and lengthy thank-you video, Caitlin will teach you how to solve a Rubik's Cube, a Sublets door hanger, the Sublets tote bag,
    PLUS
    A digital download of the Ghost Tiger EP "Some Friends Feel Like Family" including the SUBLETS theme song "Science Camp".*
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    Two tickets to the SUBLETS Premier Party planned for the end of the summer! (pending availability and transportation)

    PLUS a digital download of the complete season!

    *"Some Friends Feel Like Family" included for all contributions above $200.

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    The Couch. Yes, the one in the pilot.

    Need a couch? Want one with a story? Why not lounge-away on the plaid couch that will be heavily featured in the first season of Sublets! Make a part of Will and Tess' world yours!

    (Dolan will only deliver within NYC metro-area locations.)
    (Disclaimer: Couch is an actual artifact from the Bloom residence, purchased in the 90's, and is actually very comfy.)

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    Our thanks on social media, early access to episodes and vlogisodes, VIP access to our bloopers

    AND...WELCOME TO THE CAST! You've bought yourself a line in our series (either cameo appearance or voiceover for out-of-towners)!

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    Look, Ma! Top of the world! You will be named an Associate Producer in the credits and on our website.

    AND Caitlin and Dolan will write an ode to you on their website. Yep. Love poem.

    (Includes early access, bloopers, digital download of season, tote bag and door hanger.)

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    Associate Producer credit, love poem in your honor on our website,

    PLUS You're invited to a private screening in New York City with the cast and crew (pending availability and transportation)

    AND you will be receiving a signed copy of the script used by Dolan & Caitlin (notes, doodles and all) from your favorite episode!

    (Include early access, bloopers, digital download of season, door hanger and tote bag.)

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    You've graduated to FULL Producer credit, you get a love poem in your honor on our website,

    PLUS an invite to the aforementioned private screening

    PLUS you will be receiving a signed copy of the script used by Dolan & Caitlin (notes, doodles and all) from your favorite episode

    AND a VIP dinner with the co-creators, Dolan Bloom and Caitlin Morris (pending availability and transportation)!

    (Include early access, bloopers, digital download of season, door hanger and tote bag.)

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- (30 days)