WHAT IS 'GG' ANYWAY?
'gg'--short for 'good game'--a traditional gaming salutation indicating concession or defeat
GG is a web series about hardcore gamers, and the struggle to balance a love of gaming with life and relationships. The show is built on three principles:
Authenticity: we talk about real games and gaming news
Relevance: episodes will be produced and distributed rapidly, staying on top of what's new and relevant in the gaming world
Character: these aren't skits, these are stories about characters you'll identify with and love, whether you're a gamer or not!
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
Matt and Andrew have been trying to find a project to work on together for years, and with "GG," they finally found something that they could produce independently. As a former videogame blogger and current enthusiast (nice way of saying 'addict'?), Andrew always wanted to do a series that showed Gamers as something other than the prototypical lazy homebodies that troll the internet from their parents' basements. Being a childhood video game addict himself, producer Matt Hoklotubbe understood this all too well, and together they began to map out a series & community for gamers who think similarly and seriously about their hobby. So last Fall, they started prepping production with Jeff Hayford (dp), plus Jon Kondrath & Jon Blue from ReKon Productions. And in November, they began production on three self financed episodes. The first episode came out in October:
..With the second following in November:
And a third episode posted just this month!
WHY USE KICKSTARTER?
At the moment we spend very little on our episodes with money we scrape together on our own. But with your help, we can raise the bar on our content and release them consistently - twice a month.
And with three more months of content released on a consistent time schedule, we're confident 'GG' will attract a fan base that will bring in more organic partners that make both creative and professional sense.
WHO'S BEHIND THIS THING?
- Andrew Allen - Writer, Director
- Matt Hoklotubbe - Executive Producer
- Jeff Hayford - Cinematographer, Producer
- Rekon Productions - Production Company
- Jonathan Blue - Producer
- Jon Michael Kondrath - Producer
- Susie Yankou - Associate Producer
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE MONEY?
We're funding three more months of content - from April through June. Each month will consist of a full 3-5 minute episode and a mini episode.
KICKSTARTER GOAL: $12,000.00
HOW IS IT SPENT:
- Crew costs: we want to continue to pay for excellent services in sound operating, make-up, lighting and assistance like grips and assistant cameramen.
- Insurance and permits: we don't want to roll the dice anymore. This opens the door to more location possibilities and better equipment.
- Cast: we have big plans to feature some cameos as well as pay our main cast for their time on set. Often times, our lovely and very professional cast are turning away other work for us and we'd like to compensate them for their time.
- Equipment: we're smart about how we use our equipment but these costs add up. Lights, props, wardrobe, camera equipment, sound gear, dollies, c-stands, generators, electrical accessories.
SO... WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER THIS?
Well, we've already been in contact with potential partners moving forward but we need more content first. Ideally, brand partners and advertising revenue will help supplement our production costs so that each episode requires less outside financing.
And again, bi-weekly episodes are just the beginning. We're building out 'GG' to be a source of video game reviews, opinions and news. Our show is just the start of something bigger!
Risks and challenges
We have a very specific plan for this show. We're a web series that aims for a short turnaround time that can take into account what's happening NOW. We want to keep up with the fast pace world of gaming. And for this, our shows will be conceived, written, shot, and edited in a efficient yet professional and personal way.
With that in mind, we face all kinds of restrictions that can't be fixed in the matter of a week. We always find creative and effective solutions. We have shorter, more manageable episodes already planned out in case problems with our core episodes arise.
And sometimes these unavoidable problems result in premium prices or last minute purchases. In our budget, we've allocated contingency money for this.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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