About this project
OK, this is it. Years in the making. Sort of. There has been a lot of chatter bandied around about the revolution of podcasting, how it's changing things, how it works and there should be a documentary about it. Fine. But that's not the point. Anyone can just record something that is happening and call it a documentary. That's not what we want to do. We want to get at the heart of it.
Podcasting breaks down the barriers. There are no filters. No studio notes. No editing unless the podcaster wants to. Artist go directly to the fans, and the fans get to know the podcasters. Often learning intimate details of their lives. And this forms a bond and a connection that other media simply does not come close to.
We will be interviewing such podcasting luminaries such as Doug Benson, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Jimmy Pardo, and the creative minds behind Welcome to Night Vale, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink. And many, many more. We'll also we talking to the fans as well.
As podcasters ourselves, we've gotten to know the fans, often personally, and they have gotten to know us. People have told us we have helped get them through rough times, even though on the surface we are just talking about movies. So there is a connection there that we are humbled by.
And we wouldn't have it any other way. Because at it's digital heart, podcasting is about human connections.
Risks and challenges
One of the reasons we started Comedy Film Nerds was because we were comedians and filmmakers who not only talked about film, but also made them. Making a film is always a challenge. Often the things your think will be a problem go smoothly and the things you think will go smoothly... don't. You never know where a problem is going to appear when making a film, but the truth is, Graham and Chris have been through it. They've made movies. Graham has even made one in Afghanistan. Chris has shot on 35mm B&W film with children, stunts, and special effects. We don't plan on doing any of those things on this one. We're hoping our biggest challenge will be how to sober up the camera crew. But when the unexpected happens, we will be prepared. And we'll solve it. With a minimum of bloodshed.
But what happens after it is done? Will it languish and linger and never see the light of day as it gets tied up in horrible distribution deals? No. We have our own distribution system (physical and digital) at comedyfilmnerds.com So one way or another, people will get it. But you Kickstarter peeps will get it first.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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