With two great albums under their jumpsuit belts, the 'Bots are ready to reach for the next stage of their dreams, an original Shazzbots TV show!
We're setting out to make a show that is going to be a little bit of learning and a whole lot of fun! So, get on board with the Shazzbots! We're shooting for the stars, and we want you to come along for the ride!
What's the show?
In brief: the show will be made up of live-action, animation and puppets. The audience will follow the band throughout the universe as they jet from gig to gig, learning all about music, art, and everything creative, all while having a blast along the way!
Show Structure Example:
The ‘Bots are in route to their next show and problems come up to impede their progress. By working together, they are able to overcome the problem, learning a lesson along the way. The show ends with the Shazzbots making it to the next gig and performing for an audience. The overall story arch will be broken up with short vignettes of music lessons, art, jokes, science and more.
Why Is This Important?
We believe art, music, and creativity is every bit as important as math, science, and grammar. It shouldn't be pushed by the wayside or given short shrift in children's education.
Our show will focus primarily on arts education. For example, a season of We're The Shazzbots! would include some of the following:
• Music lessons
• How to draw segments
• On location with artists (painters/glass blowers/muralists/printmakers/
• On location with musicians (orchestra/jazz/recording studio/etc.)
We're The Shazzbots! will depict a galaxy populated by... Space Chickens, dancing bears, drumming octopi, hillbilly beard creatures, robots, space farmers, moon rhinos, scientist families, space stuntmen, giant cats, lost dinosaurs, space pirates, Unka Lunkans, alien children, Saturnian jazz club owners, Duders, space circus performers, Plutonians, space bugs...
You get the idea!
Our Pilot Episode... "Communication Is Key"
With your support, we'll be able to create the pilot episode to start the We're The Shazzbots! saga. Here is our synopsis of our history-making pilot episode:
The crew is heading to their next gig when they notice that their ship has been taken over by a massive space bug infestation, all thanks to Professor and his experiment gone wrong. Though trying to cover it up at first, Professor comes clean with his mistake, and the crew learns how the mishap could have been averted with open communication.
What we have so far...
We have a script; we have a studio; we have a team of writers; we have videographers; we have sound engineers; we have animators; and of course, we have the band and their songs. Plus, we ALL have one focus... to make a world class kid's TV show.
What we need...
It takes a lot to create a TV show of this caliber, so we'll need the extra funds to help pay for set materials, props, animators, costumes, all new puppets, studio time, film crew, art and design, post production and editing. We plan to create the Shazzbots universe, starting with the interior of our spaceship, building it out from there room by room.
Who we are...
Captain Captain (AKA Ian Hummel) - captain / vocals & guitar
Scopes (AKA Mike Heslop) - navigator & chef / bass
Luna Stardust (AKA Dianne Hummel) - data analyst & veterinarian / percussion & vocals
Watts Watson (AKA Steve Frye) - engineer & mechanic / drums
Professor Swiss Vanderburton (AKA Josh Tully) - science officer / lead guitar
Risks and challenges
With any video production, there is always opportunity for delays. Whether creative, technical, or financial. Our team is made up of a dedicated crew of professionals who are working relentlessly to bring this project to life. This team is responsible for almost the entirety of the project which limits external obstacles and keeps our team accountable.
Some of the benefits in our favor are:
Director of Photography
Dedicated Studio and Facility for both set and equipment.
- (30 days)