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Tuberville is a short form web series that tells the story of a quirky group of farmers who live on a small New England potato farm.

The Project

A season of Tuberville is made up of six, eight to ten minute episodes that follow our fearless Tubervillians through a year on the farm. It's a story that's both edgy and sweet, peppered with twists and turns and hints of magical realism, not to mention the occasional musical number. Tuberville stars Mark Booker (The Casserole Club, Perfect Match), Susan Traylor (Greenberg, Heat) and Giselle Brasseur (Perfect Match).

What's unique about the farm? (Aside from all the quirky characters and odd and magical happenings about the farm,) they give away all their potatoes for free. That’s the real magic of Tuberville. Tuberville is all about reducing hunger, one potato at a time. So, mixed up in all the wacky escapades is our real reason for creating this series, to find an innovative and engaging way to raise awareness about hunger in our communities.

We’re here on Kickstarter to ask you for help to finish this series. We have already shot the first four episodes of Tuberville. We’ll be releasing episode 3, SPUD, this month! We have two more episodes planned to complete our first season. Our next shoot is scheduled for later this year but we have a lot of money to raise before we can shoot.

Here on Kickstarter, our goal is to raise $16,000 which is the cost of 1 episode. In total we need $32,000 to finish the season. Here’s where you come in. It’s time to get the word out about all things Tuberville. Please take a moment to watch the first few episodes of Tuberville, like us on Facebook, share our series with your friends, and donate whatever you can to our Kickstarter campaign!

The Series

Tuberville begins with Russet (Russ) Murphy, a failed bank teller, who believes in himself but he’s having a hard time getting anyone else to. That is until his estranged grandfather dies and leaves him directions to his potato farm. Russ, mistaken as usual, believes he has been given the farm. He sets out to take control of his new business venture and teach these farmers how to bring in the big bucks. What he discovers is Tuberville, a place that, like its inhabitants, marches to the beat of a different potato. It can’t be found on any map, nor placed in any era, and it sure as heck doesn’t sell its potatoes. It’s off-beat and magical. Filled with mischief and mystery and populated by an eccentric and charming array of Tubervillians, that will surely teach Russ the Tuberville way.

The Pitch

We have big plans for Tuberville and we really want you to be a part of it.
We really believe in the power of community, which is what Tuberville is all about. We think that this series can help spread the word about hunger and how communities can help feed their own and entertain you. We want to invite you all into the Tuberville family. We’re hoping you’ll invest and continue to be invested in Tuberville, simply by donating whatever you can here on Kickstarter and tuning in every month for another episode of Tuberville.

Thank you!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We've been working on Tuberville for over two years now. We've endured rain, snow, ice, twenty hour shoots and many a broken down vehicle (one car stuck on the highway, one car stuck in the mud, and one car stuck on the edge of cliff). What's gotten us through shooting in remote locations, on a very small budget, with unpredictable weather is the hardest working, most talented cast and crew around.

Our challenge is to do their work justice and get the word out about all things Tuberville. To date, we've had some success getting people to see our series, but we want so much more. We want so badly to finish this season and as I've said before, we have a lot of money to raise. Next year, we'd love to do it all over again and for that to happen, we have a lot of work to do once we get funded. We have to make two phenomenal episodes to close out the season with a bang. We have to get the word out about all things Tuberville and get people talking and sharing our series all over the web. We know we've got our work cut out for us but we think if you take the time to watch our first few episodes you'll see that we are up to the task.

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    We're so happy for your donation and to show your our thanks, you'll be one of the first to know about upcoming episode release dates. We'll also thank you in our blog, The Tuberville Times.

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    for a $10 donation, we'll show our appreciation by sending you a postcard with a beautiful hand-drawn map of Tuberville so you can see the layout of this magical land. We'll also thank you in our blog and send you news on upcoming releases.

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    With your donation of $25, we'll send you an authentic Tuberville T shirt. We'll also thank you in our blog and send you news on upcoming releases and, we'll send you our postcard with a hand-drawn map of Tuberville.

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    Choose your favorite Tubevillian to record your outgoing voicemail message and to show our thanks, we'll give you a shout out in our blog.

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    Delicious Vermont-made, Tuberville-made Maple Syrup. A sweet gift for your loved ones this Christmas. And we'll also send you the hand-drawn map of Tuberville postcard and give you a shout out in our blog.

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    One of a kind, limited edition Tuberville Potato Sack Tote Bag. These are awesome. Get yours while you can. And we'll also send you the hand-drawn map of Tuberville postcard and give you a shout out in our blog.

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    With your generous donation of $250, we'll send you an Autographed copy of Andrea Zonn's latest CD. Want more Andrea Zonn, watch Tuberville, she scored the entire series. She's amazing and we're so lucky to have her in our Tuberville family. And as with all our rewards, we'll send you the hand-drawn map of Tuberville postcard and thank you in our blog.

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    With you generous donation of $500, we'll send you an autographed James Taylor "Covers" CD. JT generously allowed us to use "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" in Episode 2 of Tuberville, "One Potato, Two Potato". And, as if you needed any more incentive, support us and you may get another JT song in the final two episodes of the season. And as with all our rewards, we'll send you the hand-drawn map of Tuberville postcard and thank you in our blog.

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    We were lucky enough to have the amazing Red Sox South Paw pitcher, Spaceman Bill Lee, do a cameo in episode 3, "SPUD". Watch it, he's fantastic. For your donation of $500, you'll get an autographed baseball!

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    As we said above, we were lucky enough to have the amazing Red Sox South Paw pitcher, Spaceman Bill Lee, do a cameo in episode 3, "SPUD". Watch it, he's fantastic. For this reward, for your donation of $500, you'll get an autographed bat!

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    Come visit Tuberville and be part of it, really… a walk on part in one of our upcoming episodes!! "Special Guest Star YOU"!! We'll take care of your accommodations but Transportation is not included.

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    For a donation of $5000, we'll make you an official sponsor of Tuberville The Series. Your name and/or logo in the credits and on our website at the end of the episode.

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