Time Travel is a tricky mistress. It’s full of mind bending questions like; “If time travel exists how could it be possible to travel to a time before the invention of the time machine?”
Or, “Wouldn’t any time traveler infinitely alter the past or future by being present in a time not their own? Or is the traveler’s presence merely how time was always meant to be… whoa?”
To these questions we say, shut up.
We’re not trying to solve any mysteries or blow any stoners minds, although that may be unavoidable. Instead, we're using time travel to tell a new and exciting tale while poking fun at some historical figures.
Less “what if” questions here, and more “wouldn’t it be funny if…”
Our first season follows the story of our inept hero Gregg, as he’s thrust into the past against his will by his in-home, time traveling slot machine aka: the Time Slot!
Of course, Gregg inevitably alters historical events like George Washington cutting down the cherry tree, or say, the Cuban missile crisis, but he also stumbles across a plot so fiendish, so devilish that it can only be described by two words…. uh, fiendish and devilish.
We obviously want to keep most of our surprises a secret but here’s a hint: Edison Vs. Tesla.
Bam! Put that in your brain pipe and smoke it.
The (probably exaggerated) rivalry between these giants of the electric age is extremely popular on the internet and in geek culture right now, and it will play a big part in the arc of our story and the fate of TIME AS WE KNOW IT!
Our goals are as follows:
Firstly, we want to make you laugh (duh).
Secondly, we aim to toy with popular sci-fi concepts, historical figures and events, the art of storytelling, and to just, you know, screw all that stuff up. Except the storytelling part, we’ll keep that in tact.
Basically, we’re trying to make an extremely original show in the vein of other absurdist comedy greats like Spaced, Children's Hospital, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place,and any one of a bunch of other popular, or cult, awesome shows.
A big part of our budget will go to trying to lock in cameos from some of our heroes, popular scientists, and great comedians into our humble webseries.
So, if you love time travel, absurdist comedy, and you’re itching to be a part of something really fun and original, then open up that bank account and get to pledging…. Please?
Maybe you’re excited about the concept and want to help us out, or maybe you just stole a bunch of money and have to get rid of it somehow. Either way, if you pledge at any level you’ll get something in return.
Disclaimer: lower levels might be less awesome.
3 T-Shirt Designs:
Concept Art: By Artist Sam Tung. Check out the new piece!
The Box Set: Will include every episode and exclusive bonus content like commentaries, behind the scenes, and outtakes!
An Original Painting: Ryan specializes in fan art and re-paintings. If you pledge the right amount you could be the proud owner of an original piece made just for you.
Table Read, Skype Conversation, BTS Updates: If you pledge at these amounts, we want you to truly be a part of our production. You'll see where your money’s going and truly have the opportunity to be involved.
Your funding will complete our budget and, after the fees and your rewards, it will cover things like paying for cameos, renting a sound stage, hiring specialists in wire work and stunts, materials for building sets, making props and costumes, and of course the tasty foodstuffs needed to fuel our talented and tireless cast and crew. The craft services may be the most important part of all. If you’ve ever been on set then you know, a full crew is a happy crew.
We like pretty things, but more specifically, pretty images. That’s why we’re filming Time Slot with RED cameras. These cameras are leading the way in digital film-making, shooting bigger, better, and well, prettier images than ever before. Seen a movie lately? Chances are good it was shot on RED. District 9, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Prometheus, and the upcoming Hobbit films were all shot on RED, just to name a few. We're shooting on RED because we want to deliver the best quality show we can, period.
Check out our websites to learn more about us and please don't hesitate to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and comment here or on our twitter page (@TheTimeSlot) with any questions or comments about us or our series. Thanks for reading, sharing and your support! Now, let's get this thing funded!
Risks and challenges
We're not kidding ourselves here, this series is going to be a challenge. We've got sci-fi elements, heavy period piece and effects driven scenes, and we're pursuing cameos from great comedians. That's why we need you to supplement our budget and help us get enough funding to pull together the best team and resources possible.
When you pledge to us we want you to know that your not just throwing your money away on a project that will never see completion. You're pledge means we're making a promise to give you the finished product you deserve.
We've been doing this long enough to know that planning is key. We're allowing for plenty of pre-production time to tackle and overcome any large issues that may, or inevitably, will arise. But no matter how much you plan, where production is concerned, Murphy's Law is always in full effect.
As a Backer, we want you to be comforted by our years of experience handling the foibles of filming. We are no strangers to long days, numerous delays, constantly changing schedules, and difficult filming conditions. So, that is to say, we know what we're getting into and we are resolute in our commitment to seeing our little time traveling baby through to completion.
We've already armed ourselves with years of experience in production, hilarious scripts and the combined drive and knowledge to make this series great. So, won't you help us fit in the last piece of the puzzle and be a part of this creative and fun new webseries by pledging your support now?
Thanks for taking the time to read our pitch and hopefully you pledge. And if you can't pledge then you can still help by passing this page on to your friends and family.
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