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A three-episode second season to the critically acclaimed internet sensation that melted minds and defined a generation.
A three-episode second season to the critically acclaimed internet sensation that melted minds and defined a generation.
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*** WE'VE MET OUR GOAL! ***

We've made our $15K goal, but we've still got 24 hours of fundraising ahead of us! Every $5 gets another breakfast sandwich for a crew member, every $500 is another piece of our soundtrack licensed, every $2000 buys us another production day, and $5000 more might even mean a bonus episode. Our production value increases exponentially with every dollar we raise, so spread the good news, and let's keep this momentum going!

Bros: The Series

Bros is a satirical take on the zeitgeist of contemporary New York youth culture, gentrification, trickle-down economics, finance capitalism, systemic inequality, and the struggle between traditional white, patriarchal society and the increasingly diverse, egalitarian, gender-fluid world - all with a healthy sum of dick jokes.

Tyler making a phone call in "Murray Chill"
Tyler making a phone call in "Murray Chill"

 

On its launch day our initial trailer became the #1 Trending video on FunnyOrDie.com.

Hollywood Dreams 

Our debut episode "Williamsburg" was online for less than a week before Hollywood phone calls and TV offers came pouring in. It's a long story as to why none of that panned out (Seriously, donate $250 and Anthony will take you to dinner and tell you the long version), but the truth is the only reason we stopped producing our show is because we went completely broke (and beyond) trying to turn this into the absurd, young New York sitcom series we all know it could be. 

Now, with Donald Trump one step away from the presidency, and the continued proletarianization of the American people, it's clear that there has never been a better moment for our series to make a return to the world wide web.

"Williamsburg", our Pilot Episode

The success of shows like Broad City and High Maintenance in the time since our debut is only further confirmation that if you build it they will come. The only thing keeping us from the same level of success is the ability to produce our show on a regular basis - AND THAT'S WHY WE NEED YOU!

Bros: Season 2

Season 2 our characters will venture into the Wild West that is Bushwick, up the river into the Heart of Darkness that is The Bronx, and include a whole slew of special guests, cameos, and original characters to expand the Bros universe into the great beyond.

We Need Your Money

In reality, our series is going to cost us much more than $15,000, but our minimum budget will be plenty to get the production gears in motion. 

Things Your Hard-Earned Dollars Will Help Us Pay For:

  • Pre-Production: We need an overhead budget to cover expenses related to location scouting, casting, and workshopping our shooting scripts.
  • Cast: Actors may be living their Hollywood Dreams, but they still deserve to get paid for their talent and hard work.
  • Production Crew: There's no way to get high-quality production without a trusted team of experienced production professionals.
  • Cameras and Gear: Extremely expensive stuff.
  • Location Fees: We want to maximize all that New York City has to offer, using as many diverse locations as our budget can fit. More locations not only means more rental fees, but additional production time in accounting for transportation/additional shoot days.
  • Catering: We may be starving artists, but we're still hungry. 
  • Music: We want to pay other starving artists to produce an original score.
  • Post-Production: We need a modest pile dollar bills to cover editing, color-correction, and a professional sound mix.
Below: Production of Bros "Murray Chill" in total required a 50+ person production crew (Something that can cost a pretty penny)

Bros Season 3

If we pull this off, you can bet we'll be returning again and again - initially with three episode seasons on a semi-annual basis, and increasing further until either a giant Hollywood benefactor drops a bundle of money on our doorstep or you just get sick of us and stop funding these. 

We'll cancel the show when the funding stops or when Hollywood comes in and poaches our talent up for bigger and better projects. Whatever the case, for now let's just make a show.

If you build it, they will come. 

For media inquiries, please contact: anthony.dimieri@gmail.com

Kickstarter Video by Adam Hamer, Mike Jannson & Anthony DiMieri, featuring "Church on Fire" by Skela 

 

Risks and challenges

A project we may face after funding is coordinating a full production crew to work around our cast's schedule and find a way to staff all production needs within the limited scope of our budget.

Thankfully, this is something we've done before, successfully completing three full episodes over a dozen production days, and months of post production - our team is dedicated, flexible, and our networks are far and wide of film and video production professionals prepared to work at negotiated rates because of how much they believe in our project.

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