Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
An explosively awesome Youtube comedy channel (which is NOT a webseries).
An explosively awesome Youtube comedy channel (which is NOT a webseries).
Created by
107 backers pledged $22,557 to help bring this project to life.

About

Funsplosion Season One project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$22,557

107

WE DID IT - WE REACHED OUR GOAL - BUT...!

Backers thank you so much for supporting us through our fundraising period - but in the last twenty-four hours we have one last goal.

If we raise $2500 in the next day, we can make one of our dreams a reality.

A few years ago we made a faux news comedy show called "Newzbreakers".  It came out very well and you can see it here:

If we raise this money just this one time - we will have the capacity to do it EVERY SINGLE WEEK FOR A YEAR!  We just need to buy the equipment and digital software once!

Please help us reach this last goal!  Your support has been tremendous.

What is Funsplosion?  Sounds awful.

It isn't! (you're probably thinking of syphilis).  Funsplosion is a Youtube comedy network, created as a result of countless years of research and practical experience in the field of web video content creation.  Our team spent years producing videos at Maker Studios (one of the largest Youtube companies in the world), where we cut our teeth on such famous Youtube shows as Epic Rap Battles of History, and learned the best strategies for launching and maintaining a successful a Youtube brand.  Now, we're putting those years of experience to good use.

"Season One" of Funsplosion (what you're funding), will be comprised of one full years' worth of video content for the Funsplosion channel: 52 sketches in total, which is about the length of 1.5 feature films.  We will release those sketches weekly along with our comedy news show "Newzbreakerz," parody music videos, weekly vlogs, Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, and a whole host of other strategic web content.

We also plan on raising a standing army, navy, and air force to unleash on our prime enemy Macedonia, but that will be covered at a later date.

Why isn't it a web series?  What's the difference?

Funsplosion is NOT a web series.  What's the difference?  Well, a traditional web series is a series of narrative episodes released back-to-back to tell a larger narrative story.  Episodes are usually 3-10minutes long, and 5-10 episodes usually comprise the entirety of the season.  

Funsplosion, on the other hand, is the "youtube hub channel," of what will eventually be a "multi-channel youtube network" (MCN).  In other words, it's a youtube comedy destination, closer to the model of "Funny or Die," or "College Humor."  This model allows us the latitude to build a brand and grow an audience typically not afforded to traditional web series.

Who is behind this madness?

  • LOGAN BURDICK - DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Logan, a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts, has spent the last two years creating over 200 youtube videos for Maker Studios, where he worked on shows such as: Epic Rap Battles of History, and directed Caffeinated with John Fugelsang (19 episodes, 500k views).  In addition, Logan also executive produced Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's official youtube channel, and the official youtube channel for FMyLife.com (20 episodes, 4.5million views).  
  • RAY CHASE - ACTOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - In addition to executive producing his own youtube channel with Logan, Ray also executive produced and starred in the official youtube channel for FMyLife.com.  
  • MAX SCHNELLER - ACTOR, PRODUCER - A graduate of USC's School of Dramatic Arts, Max's production and performance history spans a large breadth, including management experience at Bazmark Inq., original theatrical pieces for the NY Fringe Festival, and live music events in New York, Boston, and Washington D.C.
  • THE WRITERS/CAST - Funsplosion Season #1 has a growing cast and writing staff of the very best English-speaking writers and comedians including: Tom Aplin, Ray Chase, Alberto de Diego, Connor Eiding, Jimmy Fowlie, Matt Little, Ian Littleworth, Jake Minton, Dan Pesta, Brad Pitt (not pictured), Anna Rubley, Max Schneller, Brad Wergley, and many more to come!

What's the FUNding for?

Hiring people to write better puns!  But also, producing that many sketches and music videos is going to be a HUGE undertaking, especially for how low-budget the entire process is going to be.  We are relying on a LOT of help from our friends to make this work, but there are also some things that we HAVE to pay for otherwise we go to jail:

  • LOCATIONS - As much as Ray's apartment might be interesting the first time, after 51 more videos the purple walls will start to induce nausea.
  • PRODUCTION DESIGN - Because it's comedy, we're doing a lot of seriously crazy stuff.  Alien costumes.  Firearms.  Stunts.  Disney Princesses.  Firearms.  
  • FILM EQUIPMENT - We think our content looks pretty professional, and we'd like to keep it that way.  With lights, dollies, and other expendables we can make it happen.
  • BUSINESS THINGS - Doing so much filming requires playing grown-ups and getting things like: production insurance, incorporating, and buying briefcases to hold all of Daddy's paperwork.  This is not fun and also expensive in the state of California.
  • FULL SCALE REPLICA OF THE MILLENNIUM FALCON MADE OF DIAMONDS (MINED BY CHILDREN) - It goes without saying that every production needs one of these.

This doesn't sound very FUNny at all.  What kinds of 'comFUNedy' will you be doing?

  • VIDEO GAMES IN REAL LIFE - We take silly things that video games do and wonder what they'd be like in the real world.
  • DISNEY PRINCESSES IN REAL LIFE - In real life Disney Princesses would not match up to expectations. Right?  Right.
  • PEOPLE THROWING FOOD ON THEIR FACES - Always funny.
  • DRUNK MOVIE RETELLINGS - We get our friends drunk and force them to remember blockbuster movies -- then act them out in appropriate costumes!
  • GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES - We can go anywhere from the sands of Tunisia, to the polar icecaps, to the Smoky Mountains, all with the help of Movie Magic!

What kind of guarantee do I have you can actually do this?

Without missing a week, we made over 25 weeks of content for FMyLife.com while keeping ourselves afloat the rest of the year with other projects like John Fugelsang's Youtube channel, Maker's How To Youtube, Spotlight, and Recap, and all the glorious content on Ray Chase's Youtube channel.

This is our all or nothing plan - we see this as the culmination of lessons learned over hundreds of individual projects to culminate in one huge megazoid robot that can crush all competition!  We've put in our own savings because we believe that Funsplosion has the potential to grow and morph into something that stays alive year after year after year.

How can I see the project?

Once we're ready to launch, you'll want to go and subscribe to our Official Youtube Channel!  In the meantime, feel free to check out our Official Website (Funsplosion.com) to view our exclusive pilot content, and check back often for updates! 

Who are you and what have you done with my wife?

Calm down Mr. Torres.  We'll talk as soon as you step into our office and Mr. Harrison will have a 'word' with you.

Risks and challenges

Making this much content is going to be tough. It's tougher than making a movie or a web series because of the diversity of needs. We also have a team of over 20 people that we need to keep motivated and on task to see this project to its goal.

But we've done it all literally hundreds of times before. For celebrities. For multi-million dollar youtube corporations. And outside of Youtube, we've produced shorts and independent feature films with budgets upwards of $80k. Though sometimes the experience may leave us a little scratched-up, we're always ready for the next challenge. The bonds we've formed with our team for this project stretch back to our first years in college and even before and are stronger than ever. This is the most important project we've ever embarked on, and we're in 100%.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We'll make you a personalized thank you video - you'll be thanked in the credits - AND you'll be BCC'd on every Funsplosion email (unless you don't want to be)!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You'll receive a custom Funsplosion USB thumb drive filled with awesome Funsplosion Season #1 goodies, including: on-set photos, never before seen Behind the Scenes content, unreleased sketches, and tons of other digital surprises! (Plus all previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    18 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    You'll get a real plaster cast - signed by the cast! Could be an arm cast, or a leg cast: there's a myriad of possible body parts available! (Plus all previous rewards)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    For the inquisitive donor, get a one-on-one hour long consultation on either: creating a successful youtube channel/strategy (with youtube expert Logan Burdick), or launching a successful voice-over career (with Ray Chase, the voice of Coke Zero). (Plus all previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Hope you've got your cummerbund, because at this level you get an invitation for you - plus a guest - to come to the Funsplosion Season #1 premiere in Hollywood! (Plus all previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Looking for something a little more exclusive than the premiere? At this level we'll give you and a guest an invitation to the Funsplosion Season #1 premiere in Hollywood - AND an exclusive invitation to the cast/crew after party. (Plus all previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    For the budding youtube star: We'll write you a featured role in one of our sketches! (Plus all the previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    For $250 you get ONE FAVOR from the Funsplosion team - no questions asked. (Favor must take place within Los Angeles county, require no monetary expenditure on behalf of Funsplosion with the exception of gas, break no laws, may not be sexual in nature, and may not exceed three hours in total duration). (Plus all the previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Know someone who needs to be immortalized in infamy? (an ex-boyfriend? A childhood bully? An awful boss?) For $275 get to NAME Funsplosion's recurring antagonist after any jerk you want! You choose the name - and we'll make sure they never live it down. (Plus all the previous rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Think it's time you were finally acknowledged as the star you are? We think so too - and for $500 we'll make your dream a reality, by plastering your beautiful face alongside the Funsplosion cast anytime they appear: in channel art, on all promotional materials, in the title graphics, etc. You might not actually be in the cast - but it'll sure look like you are! (Plus all the previous rewards, save awards with limited availability).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Got a great idea for a comedy sketch that you'd love to see come to fruition? Make a donation at this level, and we'll finance your sketch and put it up on the Funsplosion channel! If it's offensive we reserve the right not to distribute it - but we'll still make it for you! (Plus all the previous rewards, save awards with limited availability).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Silver Sponsorship Level! At this sponsorship level, we will plug your brand, product, or business during the endslate of 4 sketch videos, and 4 behind-the-scenes videos. Plug will consist of an oral call to action by the cast, and a graphic thumbnail during the video's endslate. Sponsors may not promote: firearms, alcohol, drugs, or any products sexual in nature. (Plus all previous rewards, save awards with limited availability).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

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

    Your youtube channel or video project lacking pizzaz? At this donation level, get a professional motion graphics title sequence by motion graphics designer Logan Burdick, who has done youtube motion graphic design for: Epic Rap Battles, Ray William Johnson, Maker Studios, Courtney Love, Spencer Pratt, John Fugelsang, and more. Check out his reel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMQFpwWd63w&list=PL3ChGwqPnzcYj0TkTSq6ZR9pMcyKXGlo9&feature=share (Plus all previous rewards, save awards with limited availability, and excluding all previous sponsorship level rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Gold Sponsorship Level! At this sponsorship level, we will plug your brand, product, or business during the endslate of every sketch for Funsplosion Season #1 (25 videos total). Plug will consist of an oral call to action by the cast, and a graphic thumbnail during the video's endslate. Sponsors may not promote: firearms, alcohol, drugs, or any products sexual in nature. (Plus all previous rewards, save awards with limited availability, and excluding all previous sponsorship level rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You're Executive Producer of Funsplosion Season #1! You get the title Executive Producer, unlimited access to all our shoots, and your name plastered all over everything. (Plus all previous rewards, save awards with limited availability, and excluding all previous sponsorship level rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Platinum Sponsorship Level! At this sponsorship level, we will plug your brand, product, or business by calling Funsplosion Season #1: "Your Brand Here Presents Funsplosion Season #1!" anytime the name Funsplosion is featured. Sponsors may not promote: firearms, alcohol, drugs, or any products sexual in nature. (Plus all previous rewards, save awards with limited availability, and excluding all previous sponsorship level rewards).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)