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Do you love to laugh? Don't be shy, we all do. Celery TV is a new sketch comedy series. It's like Saturday Night Live, except it's actually funny!

WHAT WE WANT TO DO
We (Deepak & Nitin Mantena) are two brothers from Oxford, Mississippi. We've been making films since we were kids and have gained all sorts of experience on both sides of the camera. Our comedy work has been featured in several film festivals (including the Rooftop Comedy Festival, Oxford Film Festival, UIUC iMovie Contest).

Celery TV is a sketch comedy series we're working on (similar to Mr. Show, Upright Citizens Brigade, Tim & Eric). We're big advocates of DIY culture and have had the dream to produce our own spin on a sketch comedy series for quite some time now.

WHAT YOU ARE FUNDING
You are funding season one of Celery TV. Season one will be six episodes, freely available for anyone to download as a video podcast. All the films we've shot so far we've funded completely out of our own pockets, so we've gotten pretty good at budgeting. The funding you provide will help us pay for:

- Equipment costs, including hard drives, cameras, props, etc.
- Software costs
- Hosting costs

SOME OF OUR WORK

- Product Placement

- College Daze

- Moustache

- The Interactive Celery DVD

Cliché but totally true: we hope you can help make our little dream come true!

Love,
Deepak & Nitin

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    Our sincere thanks & a warm hug if we ever meet you.

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    Funding credit on our website with a link to your website (keep it clean, people).

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    We'll mail you a handwritten postcard. It may contain a great soup recipe, an insensitive joke or story, or maybe even our social security numbers! Also, funding credit on our website.

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    Signed DVD of Celery TV: Season One. Will include all six episodes from season one, with DVD only director commentary, and lots of exclusive extras!

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    Producer credit in the credits of one episode of Celery TV and a signed DVD of Celery TV: Season One. Also, funding credit on our website.

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    Producer credit in the credits of *every* episode in season one and a signed DVD of Celery TV: Season One. Also, funding credit on our website.

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    Ohh, so you're into *dark* comedy, huh? We'll buy you a sweet death metal CD, then we'll tattoo pentagrams on ours arms (in Sharpee) and send you a photo of it. Also, you'll get everything above!

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    This one is special. I think it's pretty cool. But come on, is anyone really going to take a chance on it? I mean, it's pretty mysterious and like, just one of them - what could it be? By the way, it's not 143 medium Dominos pizzas.

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    We'll write and produce a short video or ad for you based on your topic of choice. It can be for you personally or even for your business! Also, you'll get a signed DVD of Celery TV: Season One, a signed copy of the script from an episode, and funding credit on our website.

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    COLBERT PLATINUM PACKAGE: Okay, this one is pretty involved. First, you'll get everything above. We'll fly you out to hang out with us (coach, from within the continental US - we're not making Donald Trump money). Then you'll get to star in a short film that we'll write and produce!

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