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A mockumentary about a college addiction program that handles all addictions in the same room at the same time.
A mockumentary about a college addiction program that handles all addictions in the same room at the same time.
276 backers pledged $52,750 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks to your continued contributions and generous donations we have been able to get the talents of Matt Walsh and Jerry Lambert; two comedy veterans and hilarious individuals. NOT TO MENTION! Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky from Full House)!

Matt Walsh: From the hit movies "Ted", "The Hangover", "Old School", and currently playing the role of Mike McLintock on the hit HBO series "Veep", Matt is one of the founding members of the Uprights Citizens Brigade. He will be playing the part of the Dean; a jerk who oozes authority and wants to shut down Addicts Anonymous.

THE HANGOVER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlrdVRISrS8

Jerry Lambert: Jerry's credits include Showtime's hit series "Shameless", "Family Guy", & "Bad Teacher". You may also know Jerry from his popular Sony Playstation commercials, where he played fictional PlayStation Vice President Kevin Butler. Jerry will be playing the role of Phil; a pompous ethics professor, know-it-all, who bullies Gary Goldberg and makes fun of him constantly.

PS3 GUY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukgISn3P2nQ

MEET THE PARENTS!

Lori Loughlin signs on to Addicts Anonymous! Lori Loughlin and Shawn Christian will play the dysfunctional parents of the neurotic and emotionally impotent Gary Goldberg (Freddie Smith). Lori Loughlin is best known for her role as Aunt Becky on the sitcom, "Full House". Shawn and Lori played "on-again-off-again" love interests on the WB show, "Summerland" and in Addicts their relationship is twisted and incendiary; constantly bickering over the proper way to raise their socially unaware "baby boy".

With your continued support we are raising the quality of content and production value here at Addicts Anonymous. So please continue to #spreadtheaddiction! And thanks for supporting our addiction!

-Freddie, Jack, Nate, Shawn

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

SHAWN CHRISTIAN 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CO-CREATOR:

WHY DO WE NEED THE MONEY?

We want to shoot six eight-minute episodes to bring you Season 1 of 'Addicts Anonymous'. Our estimated start date is June 22nd.

WHAT IS ADDICTS ANONYMOUS?

The heart of our show is not about the addictions themselves, but a metaphor for the problems that we all face in our everyday lives. Anger, over-indulging and partying are just a few of the things that all of us can relate to in one way or another. The reason the show is set in college is because that is the time and place where most people start to find out who they really are. 

WHY DONATE?

The entire cast and crew have experience working in film and television, and because of that, we know what it takes to make something professional. 

WHERE WILL IT BE SEEN?

With your help and generous donations, we will create something that will ultimately be seen on outlets such as Youtube and Netflix.  

WHO'S INVOLVED?

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING? 

  • Equipment 2 Canon 5d rentals $300 a day for 6 days = $1800 
  • 2 3-light kit rentals $170 a day for 6 days = $1020 
  • 2 sound mixers $120 a day for 6 days = $720 
  • Mics, recorders, audio cables = $575 
  • Locations - Classroom 5 days at $1200 a day = $6000 
  • Dean’s office/reception 2 days = $2400 
  • House $1000 for 1 day = $1000 
  • Crew 2 DP’s $200 a day for 6 days = $1200
  • 2 sound mixers $200 for 6 days = $1200 
  • Set decorator $100 a day for 6 days = $600 
  • AD $200 a day for 6 days = $1200 
  • DIT $100 a day for 6 days = $600 
  • 2 light techs $200 a day 6 days = $1200 
  • Grip/Boom $200 a day for 6 days = $1200 
  • PA $100 a day for 6 days = $600 
  • Hair a $100 a day for 6 days = $600 
  • Make up $100 a day for 6 days = $600 
  • Catering $200 a day for 6 days = $1200 
  • Website Design and Publication = $975
  • Post production/Editing 2 weeks $100 a day for 14 days = $1400 
  • 8 series regulars at $100 a day for 6 days = $4800 
  • 4 supporting/various episodes = $700 

GRAND TOTAL = $31,590

SHAWN'S DATING PROFILE VIDEO:

MEET THE DEAN:

BEHIND THE SCENES:

SPECIAL THANKS:

-- Footage Shot -- 

Hunter Bradley (Director, Editor, Writer) 

Karl Stelter (Cinematographer)

Risks and challenges

We all know that there are risks and challenges involved when releasing content of a humorous variety.

"Will the audience laugh?" "Will they like it?"

But even before it's made, every production runs the risk of unforeseen circumstances, such as...

The camera malfunctions, a light breaks, or the horse caught on fire again...

But with your help, if we get fully funded, we will have the resources to hire professionals who are as serious, determined, and as disciplined as we are to making you laugh as well as making worthwhile content.

It's our hope to create something that could very well change the world...or in a less dramatic sense, at least make you smile for a moment, turn to a friend and be able to say,

"I helped make this."

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FAQ

  • Good news: yes. (Until May 27th.) If people donate after our goal is met this allows us to get better sets, props, celebrity actors for the older characters that we have yet to cast, locations and better equipment, every dollar over our goal will help us make the best series we can possibly make.

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    PRANK PHONE CALL! One of our actors will call someone of your choosing with the number that you provide and improvise in character.

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    FABULOUS PHONE CALL WITH FREDDIE SMITH! Have a 15 minute, one on one, personal phone call. Pick his brain, tell him your secrets, ask him anything about everything! You can have this phone call as early as TODAY! And yes...INTERNATIONAL CALLS ARE ACCEPTABLE!

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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND BEHIND THE SCENES! Get a digital verison of on-set interviews with the cast as well as tons of behind the scenes footage to experience what it's like on a live set. You will also receive an autographed DVD of the finished project and a special thanks in the credits.

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    SKYPE SESSION & CO-PRODUCER CREDIT! Have a relaxed 20-minute Skype session with the creators of the show, Freddie Smith, Jack Briggs, and Nate Hartley, as well as your name in the end credits as a Co-Producer.

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    SET VISIT WITH A FRIEND! You and a friend can visit the set of Addicts Anonymous, meet the cast & crew and experience firsthand what it's like to be on a live comedy set. (Does not include travel or housing, but does include comedy.)

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    NEW YORK CITY LUNCH WITH FREDDIE SMITH! Between the dates May 28th through May 31st Freddie will be in New York City and he wants to meet you! Have a nice private lunch at a New York hotspot and talk to him about anything and everything!

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    EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! Be a featured extra in one of the episodes, as well as everything above. Be there firsthand to experience what it's like to be on a set, a free pass to our craft-service area and exclusive permission to take as many behind the scenes set photos with the cast and crew as you like. (Does not include travel or housing.)

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    BE AN EXTRA WITH A FRIEND! You and a friend will be featured extras in an episode of Addicts Anonymous. You can meet the cast and crew and experience what it is like to be on a live set, as well as a 20-minute Skype session with the creators of the show, an autographed DVD and poster, a special thanks on the end credits, a personalized thank you letter and we will follow you on Twitter! (Does not include travel or housing).

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    SPEAKING LINE IN THE SHOW! Have a speaking line in one of the episodes of Addicts Anonymous alongside Freddie Smith and the cast! You'll be the star! No experience necessary, we will cater to your ability! Gain access to the craft service area and enjoy the company of our insane cast! Also includes a 20-minute Skype session with the creators of the show, an autographed DVD and poster, a special thanks on the end credits, a personalized thank you letter and we will follow you on Twitter!

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    DINNER DATE! Have a private candle lit dinner at one of the hottest spots in LA with heart throb Shawn Christian from Days of Our Lives. GUARANTEES: A kiss on the cheek, lots of laughs, and tons of pictures. (Does not include travel or housing.)

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO! You and a friend will get two tickets to attend the premiere of Addicts Anonymous in Los Angeles with the cast, crew, and other special guests. (Does not include travel or housing.)

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    DISNEYLAND TICKETS FOR TWO! You and a friend will get two tickets to join Freddie, Jack, Nate, and the cast for a fun day at Disneyland in LA! (Does not include travel or housing.)

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    DINNER FOR DAYS! You and a friend will get a private dinner with several Days of Our Lives cast members. You will also receive a digital version of on-set interviews with the cast as well as tons of behind the scenes footage, a personalized autographed DVD by the entire cast of Addicts Anonymous, a special thanks in the end credits, and you will be followed on Twitter by Freddie, Jack and Nate (Does not include travel or housing).

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    PRODUCER CREDIT & INVITATION TO THE WRAP PARTY! You will receive a producer credit on IMDb and an invite to the wrap party to mingle with the cast and crew as well as two tickets to the LA premiere. You will also receive a set visit with a friend, Skype session, exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage, autographed DVD of finished project, signed poster, special thanks and we will follow you on Twitter! (Does not include travel or housing.)

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    PRODUCER CREDIT & DINNER WITH THE CREATORS! You will receive a Producer credit on IMDb and a sit-down dinner with Freddie, Shawn, Jack and Nate. If you can't come to LA for dinner, we will fly to your hometown and have a dinner with you at your favorite restaurant. You will also receive two tickets to the LA premiere, a set visit with a friend, Skype session, exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage, autographed DVD of finished project, signed poster, special thanks, and we will follow you on Twitter! (Does not include travel or housing. Dinner only available in the US.)

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