The Farm is a house in the Hollywood Hills where 6 actors, musicians, dancers, models, comedians and DJs live together. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 24, 2013.
About this project
Jared Battaglia, Alex Egan + Ashley Jay want YOU to GET DISCOVERED!
DISCOVERED is a wildly addictive transmedia series that has the look + feel of a docudrama with the high-stakes thrills of your favorite primetime serialized dramas, all unfolding in the wish fulﬁllment playground of the Hollywood Hills.
WATCH THE VIDEO, if you like what you see, you can help make DISCOVERED become a series and join our team!
If we reach our goal we will go into production this SUMMER for an initial 12 episode run (each with a running time of 10 minutes) and launch this FALL.
The show will live on multi-channel sites and unfold across different social platforms, engaging our audience with unique short form content extensions linked and narratively synchronized with each other.
You can DOWNLOAD a PDF of the DISCOVERED pilot script located at the link to the right.
We have a talented and dedicated production team. These funds will go to securing locations, crew and talent so we can deliver additional HIGH-QUALITY episodes.
We want this to be a project that our fan community can be involved in and feel a part of the series, from voting on casting to interactive forums.
If presented with the opportunity to move forward with production, the team is happy to collaborate with backers who have specific interests or goals (brand marketing, producing credits, casting, etc.).
Risks and challenges
Once we acquire sponsor funding we will be able to produce our goal of 6 to 12 websiodes. The key challenge will be building a community and finding the right hosting sites that can distribute DISCOVERED over multiple platforms so everyone can experience the show.
Meeting our funding goal will certainly help us complete the first run of DISCOVERED but every project has the potential for setbacks. This could be in the form of recasting or an actor not showing up on the day of shooting because they went on a bender (or a crew member getting sick on set after eating bad fish tacos). Perhaps some of our leads might not have chemistry so we will have to make some tweaks. Rain or natural disasters could delay production. Still, we are a creative, dedicated and hard working team who will use any challenges to our advantage. For instance, if an actor quits halfway during production to go shoot a Michael Bay film in Beijing we can introduce new story lines that will keeps things exciting and fresh, unfolding in an organic way without delivering a show that's inconsistent in tone.
Whatever hits the fan, be assured that we will figure it out as our top priority will be delivering the most compelling and fun minutes of web television you've ever clicked on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. Some of the actors in the pilot-presentation will appear in the new incarnation but others have moved on, if our Kick Starter backers pick-up the show to series we will be able to broaden our search for new cast members and include our backers in the process. We will regularly be adding new cast members who can move into the Farm for short or long term stays, similar to shows like SKINS and DEGRASSI.
Of course. You can give the cameo reward to whoever you want and there's always the possibility that a cameo could lead to an expanded role on DISCOVERED.
I am a fashion designer, inventor, product developer, if I back can an item be featured in an episode?
Yes, we would definitely like to forge relationships with strategic partners who would like their wares featured on the show. With the product placement reward we'll work with individual backers to organically feature their items in the show.
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