Update 4/14: Episode #202 is live! Check it out, and if you like where we're going, consider donating to our campaign!
Update: Here's a sneak peek of Season 2. This is more what the show will look like as we go along. :)
NEW CAST MEMBERS!
Before we get to the rest of the project, we are super happy to announce that we have two new cast members signed on for Season 4, with more to come.
Fans of the JourneyQuest web series and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising will recognize Jen Page, who is joining us in the fantasy world of Gamer Chick.
Trin Miller joins the cast as a friend of Gia's in the real world portion of Gamer Chick. She will be soon seen as Natalie in The Gamers: The Hands of Fate, and can be seen as Zoe in Zombie Orpheus Entertainment's Rude Mechanical.
And now, on to the project...
WHO WE ARE:Romeo's Foe Studios was established in 2008 to provide high-quality production services as well as to produce original content.
- Sarah Moore—Creative Partner, writer/creator of Gamer Chick. Sarah earned her BFA in Theatre with an Acting emphasis from Millikin University.
- Jeff Moore—Creative Partner, director/cinematographer/VFX lead for Gamer Chick
Gamer Chick is a comedic web series about taking what the dice roll gives you. It follows pencil-and-paper gamer Gia as she attempts to blend together her rather disappointing life with her kick-ass in-game persona.
WHERE WE ARE:
Here are some updates to give you an idea of how we are doing:
- Season 1 of Gamer Chick has been released on the internet and can be found at www.gamerchickshow.com.
- The first episode of season 2 will be available online starting Thursday, March 28th.
- The rest of season 2 and all of season 3 has been shot and are in post-production. Those are coming soon, but still need some work.
- Season 4 has been written and we’re ready to roll cameras!
So what do we need all the money for? Quite a bit, as it happens.
- Costumes—Our costumer is working tirelessly to crank out some amazing costumes. We need to makesure that she has enough for all of the raw materials.
- Craft Services—Actors and crew members get hungry and thirsty on set. We ask them to run around A LOT. It’s really important that we keep them hydrated and well fed.
- Props—We need really specialized props (weaponry and gaming accoutrement). Your average person doesn’t have a double-sided axe in their garage.
- Makeup—We don’t always look this good!! It takes a team of people and LOTS of equipment.
- Sets—Sometimes we have to build set pieces or buy set dressing to really enrich the world our actors are moving through.
- Travel for out-of-towners—It turns out that talented people live all over. We are bringing in some Gamer Chickies from further afield than we have in the past.
- Gear rental—We have really improved our equipment, but there are still some things that we just don’t have. Luckily we’re close to places we can rent from!
- VFX—Since our actors can’t actually do magic, we rely on our VFX department.
- Post-production for seasons 2 and 3—We have 16 episodes of delightfulness just waiting for y’all to enjoy. All we need is to finish up our post-production!
We're aiming for the stars, but we certainly have a plan for handling immense success. Observe:
- BIGGER BETTER STUFF!!—Remember all of that stuff that we talked about in the budget section? If we exceed our goal, we could make all of that stuff EVEN BETTER!
- Crew pay—We really want to pay our crew. They are awesome. And they work really hard.
- Actor pay—Have you seen how pretty and talented our actors are? We would love to throw a little green at them.
- Website hosting—Gamer Chick lives on the internet, which is not free. www.gamerchickshow.com
- Festival fees—We love sharing our passions with our fans through festivals and screenings.
- DVDs (season 3 & 4)—Can you imagine how sexy our DVDs would look on your shelf? We can.
- Gamer Chick short film—What’s that? You want more Gamer Chick? A script for a short film has been written already.
Risks and challenges
Anyone who has ever produced low-budget film/video work is very familiar with paying for the production out of their own pockets. We have worked very hard to do what we have so far, but we could really thrive with help.
We anticipate the same challenges we have faced in seasons past - money and time - but with the added pressure of fulfilling backer rewards. We believe that we finally have all our little pink rubber duckies in a row and we can tackle it headfirst.
Some cast members who have been with us since the beginning have stepped up to help out with pre-production this time around, and they will be very helpful in our communications with backers.
We feel good about our position, and we are confident that we can make this show a great success with your help!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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