ABOUT THE SHOW
UNDERGRAD follows the lives of three college undergraduates trying really hard to make the transition from kid to adult work. The webseries is mostly improvised and based very loosely on the lives of the three main characters, their friends, and fictional improv comedy group, Second Wind.
Bryce Villalpando, Brooke Hartnett and Dillon Olmanson are three college undergraduates at the University of Arizona. They are all officially creative writing majors. This means that they have to be creative and write things, so they started a webseries.
The three are all on an improv troupe at their school, The Charles Darwin Experience, which the webseries is loosely based on. The troupe inspired them to bring improv to a different medium than just the stage, and many other members are featured in the series. This project isn't for a class or for a profit - but just for fun! Many of the actors and crew members are all friends who hang out in their spare time as well. However, this project is very important to all of us and is something that everyone takes seriously.
Since Bryce, Brooke and Dillon don't have a lot of experience in film, they sought out someone from the BFA film program at the university to help them out. Wade Shields has since become the official director of photography and editor for the series.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We've already managed to squeeze out a special-length pilot episode for the series, but now we need YOU! We have a plan for a twelve episode season in total, with most episodes lasting about three to four minutes, with a couple special-length episodes thrown in.
Although we can check out film equipment from the school, and have access to a camera, there are a lot of hidden expenses that we need help with. In a perfect world, we would really like to buy our own sound equipment, but at the very least we need funds for costumes, props, and for snacks to feed the crew so they don't get cranky.
WHERE TO FIND OUR STUFF
Right now, you can check out our Facebook page, our YouTube page, and our Vimeo page. If you can't donate, or even if you can, we'd really love you to like our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel! You can also watch our first episode, which is about 7 minutes long, below. Thanks so much for reading, and we hope you can help!
Risks and challenges
We plan to have a very detailed schedule of shooting and release dates for the series, but there is always the chance of actors and crew members getting set back with school and the stress that comes with it. However, this project is incredibly meaningful to everyone involved, and we know that we will all do our very best to keep it a priority. We're all very passionate, which we need to be since we aren't getting paid. This webseries is practice for us, especially those of us who want to do this sort of thing for our career (almost all of us). In the rare event that obstacles present themselves, we will do our best to overcome them as quickly and efficiently as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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