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Frustrated with their choices in the upcoming presidential election a group of citizens re-animate Abraham Lincoln and run him.

Boston, MA Webseries
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Don't know who to vote for in the upcoming election?  Vote for us.  With money!

Here's the story --

The Re-Assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a web series that follows a group of citizens who are so frustrated with their choices in the upcoming United States Presidential election that they re-animate the corpse of Abraham Lincoln and run him (as a 3rd party independent candidate, if you're curious).  He wins, of course, but it turns out that "honest Abe" (Our fake version of him, anyway) is kind of an a**hole.  No sooner does Abraham Lincoln step into The White House than the cloning process begins to break down, turning Lincoln into a zombie and forcing those who "created" him to assassinate him ... again. 

If I had to pitch it in Hollywood parlance I'd say think of it as The West Wing meets The Walking Dead

(Although, to be fair, the zombie element doesn't show up until the 3rd act.  Shhh!  It's a surprise.)

I've divided this project into three very specific phases for very specific reasons. 

Phase 1 allows us to shoot the first 2 10 minute episodes as a "pilot" that we can show to guest name actors, sales agents (domestic and foreign), producers -- anyone and everyone, essentially.  Once we fold in some additional elements, then we move on to Phase 2, which will allow us to complete the rest of Series 1 (6 episodes, total), which ends with quite the cliffhanger.  Phase 3 covers the production, editing and distribution of the second series (10 episodes), which takes us to the finale.    

This is an ambitious series, inspired by the hilarious British sketch comedy series League of Gentlemen and The Kids in the Hall with a little of Steven Moffat's current run on Dr. Who mixed in. 

Thank you for time, support and consideration. 

And don't forget to vote!

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    4 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 5.00 or more and we'll give you one of the following "official" campaign buttons: "I voted ... for Abraham Lincoln!" "Who killed Abraham Lincoln ... again?" "I didn't know who to vote for so I voted for Abraham Lincoln." "Abraham Lincoln in 2012!"

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    $10 reward

    9 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 10.00 or more and we'll send you an "official" campaign button AND you will also get an 8 X 10 photo of Abraham Lincoln (hard copy and digital), signed by The President himself! (Well, our version of him, anyway. Not the real one obviously. That would be NUTS! And kind of impossible.) We can't promise that the photo won't be bloody, or gnawed on, but it will be personalized, signed TO YOU AND YOU ONLY! By Abraham Lincoln! (I know it's not Walter Mondale but what can you do?)

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    $20 reward

    5 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 20.00 or more and we'll send you an "official" campaign button AND a set of 20 digital images from the shoot that you can post to Facebook, use as your desktop, share and alter on your own in Photoshop (We know you're gonna).

    (Please note that these will most likely take a little bit more time to turn around then the other rewards simply because we won't be able to send them out until after the shoot.)

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    $50 reward

    2 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 50.00 or more and you'll get an "official" Abraham Lincoln campaign button, a signed - and possibly gnawed on - 8 X 10 photo of Abraham Lincoln AND we'll give you your very own personalized backstage pass to the press conference where Abraham Lincoln announces that he's running for president (oh, and alive). Wear it with pride. Confound your friends, family and voters alike.

    (If you live in the town where we're shooting, and you're available on the right day, and you want to pretend to BE one of those press people, with your own official press badge, maybe you can even come down to set for the day and be an extra.)

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    $100 reward

    5 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 100.00 or more and you'll get a campaign button, a signed 8 X 10 photo of Abraham Lincoln and a "official" "Abraham Lincoln in 2012" election lawn sign. Bewilder your neighbors and random passers-by. Don't have a lawn? Well ... Maybe you know someone who does.

    (The rewards for the larger amounts are a little more complicated so we may need a little more time to pull them together. Thank you for your support.)

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    $250 reward

    0 backers

    Vote for our web series with a donation of $ 250.00 or more and we'll send you a campaign button, a signed 8 X 10 photo of our Abraham Lincoln, a set of 20 digital images from the shoot and you will also receive the FIRST TWO EPISODES for free, in either digital form, or possibly on a DVD (or both).

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    $500 reward

    1 backer

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 500.00 or more and you'll get some fun swag - a campaign button, a signed 8 X 10 photo of Abraham Lincoln and either an "official" "Abraham Lincoln in 2012" election lawn sign or a press badge as well as the first two episodes for free AND a PRODUCER credit (if you're into those sorts of things). And of course or eternal gratitude which isn't something you can put on a hoodie, I know, but that doesn't make it any less important.

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    0 backers

    Vote for our web series with a contribution of $ 1000.00 or more and you'll get some fun swag - a campaign button, a signed 8 X 10 photo of Abraham Lincoln and either an "official" "Abraham Lincoln in 2012" election lawn sign or a press badge as well as the first two episodes for free AND an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit so you can feel just like JJ Abrams. Or Roger Corman.

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