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Corey and Nelson try to create their own road map for marriage, but lose the GPS signal at every turn.
Corey and Nelson try to create their own road map for marriage, but lose the GPS signal at every turn.
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History of Spooners

Over the past year, our short film SPOONERS has received lots of love in the festival circuit, winning over fifteen awards around the world. The creative journey started here on Kickstarter, and because of the generosity of people like you, we were able to make our vision come to life! We have been workshopping concepts for short episodes based on the characters of Nelson and Corey, and have recruited talented and funny writers to help flesh out their world and their stories.

A selection of honors from festivals around the world.
A selection of honors from festivals around the world.

The most common requests from fans have been, "When can we get the DVD to share with family and friends?" and "Can we please see more of these guys?"  This Kickstarter campaign will satisfy both needs by distributing the one-of-a kind DVD with bonus features (and captions), and will allow us to produce the first season and treat you to even more juicy slices of the Spooners guy's lives.

Spooners the Series

Based on the quirky, hyper-active and lovable couple from the award-winning short film, SPOONERS the Series will transport you into the playfully neurotic world of Corey and Nelson (musical comedian Ben Lerman and comic actor Walter Replogle.)  These short episodes will explore profound universal intimacy themes such as: not being fat enough for your chubby-chaser partner, how to covertly destroy the already fragile bond with your in-laws, and that special relationship milestone when you can finally poop in front of your spouse.

The Goal

We have already started shooting the first two episodes with funds raised from awards and screening fees.  With your help, the $15,000 raised from this Kickstarter campaign will enable us to complete the first three episodes of the series, and if we attain our "reach goal" of $25,000 we will be able to complete post-production on six episodes!

Director of Photography Matt Bucy and AC Rich Bravman get rad with a skateboard dolly shot.
Director of Photography Matt Bucy and AC Rich Bravman get rad with a skateboard dolly shot.

Our goal is to attain the same production values and cinematic aesthetic of the original film.  With an incredibly talented team of writers, crew and cast revved up to start production in picturesque Western Massachusetts, this will absolutely be achievable if we reach our Kickstarter goal.  Thank you so much for your support, and for sharing this project with your friends!

Assistant Cinematographer Rich Bravman, Script Supervisor Lizzie Brooks, Director Bryan Horch and Producer Mike Capodiferro prep for the shoot.
Assistant Cinematographer Rich Bravman, Script Supervisor Lizzie Brooks, Director Bryan Horch and Producer Mike Capodiferro prep for the shoot.

 The Team

Starring: Walter Replogle, Ben Lerman, Maia Kinney Petrucha, Cristen Rosinski

Creator/ Director: Bryan Horch

Producer/ Assistant Director: Michael Capodiferro

Associate Producer: Doug Stewart

Director of Photography: Matt Bucy

Screenwriters: Bryan Horch, Austin Bunn, Ben Lerman

Assistant Cinematographer: Rich Bravman

Second AC: John Ward

Sound Recordist: John Marty

Script Supervisor/ Art Direction: Lizzy Brooks

Set Photographer: Ben Floss

Hair Stylist: Taylor Dupré

Makeup: Teen O'Connell

Music and Sound Design: Nathan Berla-Shulock

TEAM SPOONERS!
TEAM SPOONERS!

Risks and challenges

Of course with any filmmaking project comes risks and challenges. For example, the original film shoot for SPOONERS was supposed to be complete in January, but because of time constraints on location and actor/ crew availability we all had to reconvene three months later at the bed store and recreate the setting, costume, hairstyles, etc. This, along with unforeseen animation/ special effects needs, increased the budget and time frame for completing the project. But we did not let that defeat us! We were able to secure additional funding from individual donors to complete the project and get it out to festivals the following season. With a competent, professional and dedicated cast and crew, we will make sure that every penny is used efficiently and wisely on this production, and will create an enjoyable viewing experience for a broad audience. Thank you so much for believing in our vision, and helping us to manifest it!!

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    SPOONERS SANDWICH- We need about 200 sandwiches to keep our cast and crew going for the first season. We will name a sandwich in your honor, take a sandwich selfie and post it in a collage on our Facebook page! You will also receive exclusive behind the scenes updates.

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    Sneak Preview Access to the series before it's released to the public plus a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    A DVD of SPOONERS the short film with bonus features (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public plus a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    A digital download of the entire series, including the original film! A DVD of the short film, sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public plus a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    This is enough to sponsor a cast and crew lunch! We will send you a personalized appreciation video from around the lunch table. You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    Are you in a band? We will work a piece of your original song into one of our episodes. You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    This is enough to sponsor a DINNER with cast and crew with an appetizer and dessert. We will send you a personalized song of gratitude from around the dinner table. You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    Are you a Pioneer Valley retail business owner? We will shoot a scene from an episode at your shop, and give you PR on our Facebook page three times throughout production! You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    Receive a unique Mexican Coconut Mask from the set, with a personalized thank you note on the back (available in the US only). You will also get a signed post card plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in continental US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    With this generous level of support you will receive IMDB credit as Associate Producer on one episode! You will also get a signed post card plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only, sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    You rule, we drool! This generosity comes with the distinction of Producer with IMDB credit for one episode. You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    We totally dig you for this! With this level of support you will receive IMDB credit as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on one episode! We will also choreograph a dance to your song of choice, film it, and post it on our Facebook page. You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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    Director Bryan Horch will video tape your child's Bar/ Bat Mitzvah for a half day and do light editing, and will supply his own yarmulke. (must be in Western Mass) You will also get a digital download of the entire series, including the original film plus a SPOONERS short film DVD (available in the US only), sneak preview access to the series before it's released to the public, a personalized social media shout-out on our Facebook page and exclusive behind the scenes backer updates.

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