This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 17 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.
WE ARE MAKING SEASON 2!
We are so excited to make season two of OM CITY. Season one was a huge success beyond our wildest dreams. OM CITY has now been seen in more than 95 countries, we are a critics pick in the New York Times, featured in USA Today's "WEB TO WATCH" and voted "BEST WEB SERIES" by Decider.com.
CHECK OUT A TEASER FROM SEASON 1!
We also screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, ITVFest and won BEST WEB SERIES at the 2018 New Media Film Festival in LA.
Most importantly we have received so many inspiring messages and emails from around the globe from yogis and non yogis alike saying how much the show resonated, inspired and entertained and how they really want more episodes! So we are ready to go!
"No web show blew me away quite like Om City did this year. Not only is the clever yoga dramedy heartwarming and refreshing, but its production value rivals even the biggest budget online productions the web has to offer."- Decider
Our creative team is in place; writer/directors, actors, producers, cinematographers. It was a dream experience for all those involved in season one and everyone is on board and excited to go for season two.
We are looking to raise more than double what we raised for season one. Because everyone worked for free or almost free and all the locations were donated and a lot of the gear was discounted or borrowed we were able to make it on a shoestring but we can't ask for the same favors again. We want to be able to pay everyone their rate and make season two even better!
"Heartfelt and hilarious...Between Barr’s gal-next-door appeal and the series’ superb production value and soundtrack it wouldn’t be surprising to see Om City picked up as a longer form series in the very near future. At the end of Season One’s seven episodes, we’re reminded why cable networks (a la HBO and High Maintenance) are adopting these short form gems as their own." - Decider
So we need everyone's help in donating and spreading the word to make OM City Season 2 a reality!
JESSIE BARR - Co Creator / Writer / Producer / Director / "Grace"
Jessie Barr is an actor, writer, director and producer. She is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB Finalist and a finalist for Ryan Murphy's Directing Mentorship Program, The Half Initiative. Jessie just wrapped production on her directorial feature film debut, Sophie Jones in Portland, Oregon and is currently in post-production. Jessie's award winning short film, Too Long At The Fair, which she co wrote, co directed and stars in opposite Chris Messina and Lena Hudson is currently playing the festival circuit. Some of Jessie's other film/TV work includes: Manhattan Romance and Law & Order: SVU. JessieBarr.com
TOM O'BRIEN - Co Creator / Writer / Producer / Director / "Mitchell"
Tom is an actor, writer and director. His first feature film, Fairhaven, starred Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. His second feature, Manhattan Romance, starred Katherine Waterston, Gaby Hoffmann and Caitlin FitzGerald and is currently streaming on Netflix worldwide. Tom is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB Finalist and currently developing his third feature film.
MASSOUMEH EMAMI - Producer
Massoumeh is a NY based producer, who cut her teeth in film and television as a script supervisor on projects like The Squid and the Whale, The Kite Runner, The Chappelle Show, Rachel Getting Married, and countless more. She has produced feature films, web series, live shows, short films & commercials, including Tom O'Brien's Fairhaven, The Ticket, OM City & Radio Happy Hour, just to name a few. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, dog & two little girls.
SCOTT MILLER - Cinematographer
Scott is a New York based cinematographer whose credits include: OM City, Gotti, Ordinary World, Chronically Metropolitan, Manhattan Romance and Sophie Jones.
JOE DINNEN - Co - Producer
Along with OM City Season 1 Joe has also worked with the team of the official Sundance selection, I Smile Back, as well as being a producer on The Pastor. Most recently, Joe coordinated post-production on Showtime's newest hit drama, Billions Season 1 and 2. Joe is currently producing the upcoming feature film, Sophie Jones.
MATTHEW C LEVY - Editor
Along with OM City Season 1 Matthew has most recently edited the feature, Vessel as well as the short film, Uh Babe, and the TV series, Strangers. Matthew has assisted on, among others, How To Survive A Plague, Madam Bovary and Fairhaven.
THE CAST IS BACK:
And your favorite GUEST STARS:
As well as some exciting new ones:
So excited to welcome Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Pepper, Grace's old friend, a sexually fluid, organic farmer and Jay O. Sanders (Sneaky Pete), as, Dale, Grace's new philosophy guru who may or may not start a witch coven.
We have interest from several distributors who loved season 1 and are very excited to get a first look at season 2.
A few of our really cool rewards!
Digital versions and printed and signed versions of our poster!
OM City Merch!
Access to free online yoga anywhere in the world courtesy of Awaken.yoga
A walk on role in an episode of OM City!
Walk the red carpet with the cast and crew at our world premiere!
Where your money goes:
$75,843 - Season 2 - 6 episode production budget
$5,309 - 7% Kickstarter fees
$348 - Rewards execution
Stretch Goal 1 - Bonus Episode - $100,000
If we hit 100K we have a bonus episode written and ready to go into production!
Stretch Goal 2 - 2 Bonus Episodes - $125,000
If we hit 125K we will produce a full 8 Episode season!
Anything above and beyond 125K will go towards marketing and festivals.
Every dime will go into making OM City Season 2 better than ever! And hopefully reaching an even wider audience!
Risks and challenges
Although there are inherent risks and challenges with any creative endeavors we feel we are fully capable of handling them through completion of this project. We feel confident after the success of season one that our team is capable of making an incredible season 2. We will continue to be resourceful and resilient in the face of any and all challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter