This project's funding goal was not reached on September 21, 2013.
About this project
“White People Explain Ebonics is the best multi-cultural idea since Chapelle’s Show”
Check out the first episode below. More episodes will come after the kickstarter campaign is finished.
What happens when you take two pretentious white guys who think they know everything about everything and have them explain to the world something they know nothing about? White People Explain Ebonics is a comedic mock educational talk show where “classy” white guys try to dissect the meaning behind Ebonics definitions for the masses so that we can understand what all those rappers are yelling at our youth.
Joining our two white guys we have Fatou, the “real life Ebonics user” who works with the white guys as their fact checker. Or at least that’s what she leads them to believe but she may find it funnier to her to not always be completely honest with the guys about the real meanings behind the slang terms they cover.
Also joining is the “Fatou announcer” Trevor, a loud and obnoxious DJ who looks like he was hired from a strip club. He makes sure the featured fact checker always has a proper introduction.
The first season is directed by Trevor DiLucchio, with all episode writing duties divided between Trevor DiLucchio and Brian Collins. Shot by director of photography Fabian Montes Sanchez and with on-set sound mixing by Dmitriy Gevorgyan. Take a look at our promo video and the same people worked on the show. In fact we’ve already shot the first couple of episodes, with 8 episodes planned for the first season.
So what do we need money for?
We need money to help pay back some funds that were borrowed to shoot those initial episodes. We need money to help pay for food. Also we were able to get some people to help for free at first, but we are going to have to pay some people for their time to shoot more episodes.
The big things we want to accomplish with this kickstarter is being able to market the series and give merchandise. Creating the merchandise allows us to show our series without ads, at least for this initial season run. It also allows us to get you cool and fun things like shirts, posters, mugs, and other items. We also need to raise money to market the videos and build in more of an audience which makes it more worthwhile for us to continue creating this show. Keep in mind, Kickstarter is all or nothing. So if we raise $5000 of our goal, we get nothing.
Please don't stop donating when we reach our goals. If we go past our goal that just means we'll be able to buy more merchandise in bulk quantities to possibly sell it cheaper. We can get you different styles of shirts, or other merchandising items. We can promote in more places to raise our viewership making it more worthwhile for us to continue the show, create more episodes, and create them faster. Plus we don't want to say too much yet, but we have in the works an outrageous spin off series we'd like to create with a lot of the same people, as well as some new ones which we can get out sooner with more money.
Check us out at www.facebook.com/learnebonics for more information about the show.
Risks and challenges
Some of the footage is already shot, so you’re guaranteed to see at least one episode, unless miraculously something terrible happens wiping out all of the footage in all the places it’s stored. If that does happen and we manage to raise all the money, we will find a way to reshoot the footage and get it to you, but there would be a delay to arrange all of this.
Risks in other content being delayed simply comes down to the parties we’re ordering our merchandise from. If they for some reason have a delay in getting us the merchandise we order then we will by extension have a delay in getting it out. All of these issues will of course be covered in updates. We want to keep you informed every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (22 days)