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To produce an animated pilot episode of Least I Could Do, based on The Least I Could Do Comic, http://www.licd.com.
To produce an animated pilot episode of Least I Could Do, based on The Least I Could Do Comic, http://www.licd.com.
1,227 backers pledged $105,141 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi there-

My name is Ryan Sohmer, and I am the creator of Least I Could Do. If you’ve come across this page, chances are that you’re familiar with our work.

For going on 4 years, I have been working hard to bring LICD to the small screen, via a traditionally 2D animated series. Working with Teletoon (the Canadian version of the Cartoon Network), everything was in place to get the series off the ground.

And that’s about the time things went to shite.

Could Noel be of African American descent? Maybe Mick should be middle eastern. How do you feel about setting the series in Toronto? Issa should be a native. All of the friends should live together? Rayne’s neice, Ashley, shouldn’t be in the show. Instead of sleeping with women, could Rayne date them casually? We’d like one of the characters to smoke a great deal of pot.

The list goes on.

Suffice it to say, I wasn’t about to let this series get bastardized into a watered-down shell of its former self. Thanking everyone for their time, I walked away from the deal and waited until the contract expired.

Cut to recently. It was brought to my attention that the kind folks at Teletoon took a lot of our hard work, both intellectual and art, and used it in one of their new series. Not only that, but they took our hard work and made a shitty series.

Rather than let the rage consume me, I would turn this into something positive, something good for LICD and its readers. Rather than let anyone dictate what we can or can’t do, we will make our own pilot. With your help.

With your help, we will produce a 22-minute animated LICD pilot, making it as it should be.

Once that is done, we will have a finished episode to shop around to various outlets and do our best to get a full series made.

We need your help. More importantly, we want the community to be a part of this.

Help us bring Rayne and the gang to the screen, as they were meant to be.

As always, we thank you for your support.

-sohmer

&Lar deSouza & Randy Milholland

FAQ

  • No. It's actually going to cost 150k, but I will be putting up the other half of the money personally. Putting my money where my mouth is. I would not ask for something I didn't believe in myself.

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  • The largest portion of funds will be going directly towards the animation. We have no intention of doing a crap-ass cut out animated feature. We're going old school 2D animation, each frame hand drawn.

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