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In 2222, Big Brother watches everything with cameras.  But who watches these cameras?  Xander McGuff and Ace Johnson, that's who!
In 2222, Big Brother watches everything with cameras.  But who watches these cameras?  Xander McGuff and Ace Johnson, that's who!
In 2222, Big Brother watches everything with cameras. But who watches these cameras? Xander McGuff and Ace Johnson, that's who!
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Thanks to all who have donated so far, and please keep helping us share and get closer to our goal!

JULY 7TH - WEEK 3 UPDATE:

Did we work hard?  Did we work fast?  YES, says the GOPRO Time Lapse behind the scenes video!  And we will continue to work hard and fast, if you can help us continue to work!

JULY 2ND - WEEK 2 UPDATE:

Congrats everybody!  If you're reading this, it means you're still alive!  Alive to see a sneak preview of SECUROCAM3000!

We shot this footage June 22nd, barely more than a week ago!  And we're turning around a rough, sneaky preview of what we did just so YOU, our loyal friends, can see what we've been up to, and, fully confident in our creative abilities, decide to donate to our cause!  We've got most of the coverage done, but it has been out of pocket, and we still have more left to shoot!  Please consider donating; if you'd ever see a show we're in or buy us a drink, please help SECUROCAM instead!  We care about it more than any drinks right now!  And if you really can't afford it, share it to your goofy friends, family, and network execs!

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What is SECUROCAM3000?

In January, Jay Eisenberg and Andy Zou sat down and decided to put their brains together to come up with an idea. They came up with a bunch of bad ideas. Sometimes one of them thought that something was a good idea and the other one thought that it was a bad idea. Sometimes they both thought that it was a bad idea. But then, they came up with something beautiful. 

And that beautiful something is SECUROCAM3000. 

SECUROCAM3000 takes you inside the lives of two hapless state employees, Xander McGuff and Ace Johnson. Together, they monitor one of thousands of the camera feeds of their all-seeing Big Brother government.  Daily duties include taking orders from their demanding, philandering, uncle-boss and helping clueless citizens find their keys. But you're not just watching McGuff and Johnson watch other things. You're also watching them say things, and feel things, and learn valuable life lessons about what it means to be a government employee. Basically, it's a little bit Workaholics, a little bit Terminator, and a little bit Twilight Zone. 

It's your run-of-the-mill workplace comedy. Sort of. In the FUTURE!

When you donate $25, you'll get one of these mugs. Fancy, huh?
When you donate $25, you'll get one of these mugs. Fancy, huh?

We're kickstarting to raise funds for our first three episode micro-season. Each episode will be five minutes, short and sweet. Scientific studies show that five minutes is the ideal length for web content right now, and if there's one thing that we love more than futuristic web series with no real basis in the future, it's scientific studies with no real basis in science.

Principal photography begins on JUNE 22ND, which is, in a word: soon! And we've been hustling with our spreadsheets and business meetings to coordinate actors, crew, and equipment.  So far we've been paying out of pocket; we've mastered the art of being thrifty. We're even exploiting Staples' amazing free shipping and free return policy to get two file cabinets to set.  But thriftiness only goes so far.  At some point we have to actually give somebody money, which means that we need you to give us somebody's money. And you are that somebody.

With all of somebody's (your) money, we'll have the means to:

1. Pay location fees!  We're thrilled to be shooting at the offices of Ghost Robot, an amazing Williamsburg-based production company!

2. Pay our fantastic, sexy actors and clothe them in fantastic sexy costumes. 

3.  Pay our terrific, sweaty creative team.  We have an original score composed by Dubway Studios and fantastic set design from the geniuses at Scenic Factory, not to mention the many hands on deck we'll have on set.

4.  Buy props, ranging from retro, non-functional video equipment to a fake pneumatic tube we'll be fashioning ourselves.

5.  Rent shiny, functional video equipment from your local trusted production houses.

6.  Transport this shiny, functional video equipment.  (The lights that walk themselves to set cost double.)

Because of our aforementioned thriftiness, we've crunched the numbers and determined that we can accomplish all of this for the modest production budget of $2222, which conveniently happens to be the year in which SECUROCAM3000 is set.

To learn more about the world of SECUROCAM3000, check out our Creative District page here, and be sure to like our Facebook page!

Risks and challenges

Doing this by ourselves has been no easy task. We've pulled favors and gotten the help of many gracious people, but producing is a tough job. There've been sleepless nights, anxious phone calls, and I'm sure we each have a few gray hairs now. But we keep going because SECUROCAM3000 has got us by the heartstrings and we can't stop. The road to a final cut is a long one, but not one that we haven't gone down before. With solid experience in film production and editing, we're confident we can weave our way through obstacles with ingenuity and speed.

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    You'll receive a SECUROCAM3000 logo sticker! Put it on your laptop! Put it on your car! Put it on your locker at the gym! Do people still use stickers? We don't know, but if you donate $5, you should tell us!

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    For $15 or more, you'll receive one of the posters featured in the pilot episode of SECUROCAM3000: the 16 x 20 International Symbol For "I Can't Find My Keys" poster, perfect for your very own office space. Designed and illustrated by the genius Greg Kozatek.

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    One of the best rewards, in our opinion: for a mere $25, you'll get your choice of an Ace Johnson or Xander McGuff mug. Start your day with some coffee or tea and your favorite incompetent government employee!

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    For $50, we'll let you do ANYTHING on camera (within reason) and use it in an upcoming episode as one of the video feeds we're monitoring. This is your chance to be watched not only by Xander McGuff and Ace Johnson, but by the millions (approximate viewership projection) of people who will inevitably watch SECUROCAM3000!

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    Tasks! We'll do tasks for you! Andy will edit or shoot your video! Jay will do a custom illustration of anything you like! We'll also buy your groceries or clean your apartment. Seriously, folks, take advantage of our willingness to do tasks. We love tasks.

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    So, you don't want to be featured in one of our video feeds, but you want to be on camera? No problem! For $150, you'll have a walk-on role in an upcoming episode! Will you be one of our coworkers? An enemy Borgulon? The possibilities are endless. Like the universe. Only not as terrifying.

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    Producer Credit: for $200, you'll officially be one of the producers of SECUROCAM3000. You'll also receive mugs, posters, stickers, or anything else you wish, as long as it can be shipped in a box.

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