This last October we built a stage set and shot five 22 minute episodes in front of a live studio audience of this hilariously absurd multi-camera sitcom about the crazy world of Jonathan Grossmalerman, the buffoonish and megalomaniacal contemporary painter and the insane cast of characters that surround him and, as in the case of the ghost of Basquiat, haunt his studio. Sure, I know what you're thinking. Big Whoop!
To you I say... "But it was directed by legendary artist and video maker Joshua White, who's directing credits include Seinfeld, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Max Headroom Show, Club MTV, The New Mickey Mouse Club and Inside the Actors Studio. Also, Seinfeld. Did I mention Seinfeld?"
And then I would add that it starred some of the biggest names in New York alternative comedy. Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Neal Medlyn (Champagne Jerry, Our Hit Parade), Jenn Harris (Gayby, Silence: the Musical), Vinny Lopez (Two Jasperjohns) as well as Scissor Sisters front woman Ana Matronic and Carmine Covelli of the Julie Ruin. And also the utterly charming future star Sadie Parker.
And it would all be true! Yessiree!
We did a whole lot and more with the $20,000 we raised on Kickstarter last June but we still owe money for production and are now entering the word of post-production with brand new costs! Things like sound design, color correction, special effects (did I mention the ghost of Basquiat who haunts the studio?) plus title design and animation. All of these things are going to cost time and money so I'm coming to you for support once more!
And also, there are new rewards...like limited edition lunch boxes and Grossmalerman tote bags!
Risks and challenges
Honestly, we already did the really hard part. The heavy lifting is over! Now it's all about seeing it through, making it look and sound great and getting it out in front of the public! Thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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