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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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