About this project
What is Mandango United?
Mandango United is a feature length adventure/comedy webseries that follows three newly acquainted college roommates, Lucas Williams, Jake Wurst, and Michel Vicente, while they struggle to live together and get into all sorts of mischief across Neon Valley State University.
And during the trio's adventures, we pay homage to popular TV shows of the past, which means, while the adventures of the trio will be original each episode will take on the distinct style of a particular show. The list includes LOST, 24, Sex and the City, X-Files, Dragon Ball Z, and much more.
If you haven't caught one of the shows we pay tribute to, no worries, we're crafting Mandango United to be fun and exciting for everyone no matter your TV experience, and that's priority number one. But if you have caught the shows have fun finding all the little Easter eggs, from props, dialogue, shots, editing, and more!
The webseries is made up of twelve 8-minute episodes with a number of bonus sketches to be aired in between each episode.
Click below to watch some videos that inspired this webseries:
Or simply watch "Luke Williams: BODY LINGUIST"
So, what is a "Mandango" exactly?
Some of you are probably thinking, "A famous pornstar, duh". And sadly, for some others, you'd be wrong. That's Mandingo you're referring to, not Mandango. Then, what is a Mandango?
Well, we all have a friend that tells the most outrageous stories, heck, you may be one of them, some are thrilling, others disgusting, and some very unfortunate, but all of them hilarious. And most of the time these stories were about some other friend or passing acquaintance. Basically, a person you and your other friends never met, and probably will never meet, but the hilarious stories of these mysterious adventurers live on.
They have become a sort of legendary creature like the fabled Unicorn or Sasquatch or the Loch Ness monster. And that seemingly fictional person, my friends, is a Mandango. They are the badass cryptids of the storytelling world and our series follows three of them.
How does Kickstarter work and how will the funding be used?
Kickstarter is an all or nothing donating platform, which means the set goal has to be reached in order for the project to receive any funds pledged. This also means that any pledges made to the project will not be charged until the very end.
Mandango United has come to kickstarter to raise funds that will solely assist with our production costs in creating this feature length project. Most of the crew will be working for free, but we do plan on hiring a professional sound mixer and providing three meals a day for the cast and crew.
Other than meals and an on-set sound mixer the money will be entirely used for production insurance, costumes, production design, make-up, catering, sound design, location permits – pretty much anything and everything that will turn this project into a legit product.
Where can one watch Mandango United?
We are going to stream the webseries weekly starting in August 2012. It will be free for all viewers to watch and we will provide you with the link information closer to the time.
MU is created by the fans, for the fans, so we will be airing under a creative commons license so this show can feel as much yours as it is ours! We want you to enjoy hanging out with the characters and their crazy situations just as much as we love telling stories about them.
How can I help the epic trio reach their epic goal?
If you are willing and able, take a gander at our numerous backer rewards and help us reach our goal by donating. But, perhaps at the moment you're a little low on funds. Do not fret you can still help us in a big way by spreading the word! You can like and share our Facebook page, embed the Kickstarter link across the web, or break out of the digital world and tell your flesh and blood friends and family about us!
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More info you say?
Check out our Facebook fan page: facebook.com/MandangoUnited
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