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A rom-com web series about Cereal Guy and Faux Fur Girl; hipsters too cool for each other, but too awkward for themselves.

UPDATE: New $30 reward -  An autographed DVD of the short film The Indian & the Samurai, starring Julia Cho!

If you're a fan of The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, or a fan of Julia Cho in general (and let's be honest, who isn't a fan of Julia Cho?) we will send you a copy of Shilpi's  short film where Julia plays a key role! Check out the Video below where Shilpi and Julia describe the film, julia's role, and how it ultimately led to Hipsterhood!

NEW GOAL: at $7,000 everyone gets a digital download of the Making of Hipsterhood Season 2

With $2000 more dollars we can deliver you guys a very special behind the scenes look which will feature our great cast and crew. You'll see the ins and outs of a film set, who's the goofiest person on a crew, and why making movies is one of the best jobs ever! Help us get to $7000, and we can bring this to you!!

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU to everyone who watched season 1 of Hipsterhood. We can't tell you how much it means to us that you enjoyed the show. And if you haven't seen it, watch an episode right now! Sure, we were featured in USA TodayHuffington Post, and NBC-LA, but none of that compares to the response from our fans. We love hearing from you!

WE'RE GONNA BE TOTALLY HONEST: We were burned out after season 1. We were so OVER all things hipster. We just wanted to sit on the couch and watch bad reality TV for the rest of our lives. But tiny little voices started nagging us on Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube...YOUR VOICES. And you were all saying the same thing:

"YOU CAN'T LEAVE THEM LIKE THIS. YOU MUST MAKE SEASON 2."

And you were right. So I sat down to write season 2, and laughed and cried and swore at myself. And then I thought, maybe this time we don't have to do it alone. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE HIPSTERHOOD SEASON 2. 

Season 1 was created on a teeny, tiny micro budget (i.e. a credit card). And my credit can't take the hit anymore. But, beyond the money, what gets us out of bed everyone morning is knowing that people like you are out there; who want to support independent artists, who want to know what happens to Cereal Guy and Faux Fur Girl, and who want to share in the experience of Hipsterhood because it means something to you, the same way it means something to us.

SO WHAT'S SEASON 2? 10 EPISODES OF AWESOMENESS!!

Ok, but seriously, season 2 is all about the awkwardness of dating. Dating is hard enough for normal people. For hipsters, it's even worse because everyone's so counter-culture, you can't follow the 'norms' of dating for fear of being mainstream. Does this mean that awkward hilarity and hi-jinx will ensue? Yes. Will you suffer with them through the ups and downs of caring-while-pretending-not-to-care? Yes. Will it be fun? YES.

PLUS:

Kit Williamson and Elizabeth Ferraris are returning to star as Cereal Guy and Faux Fur Girl!! Yay! AND Daniel Gordh (some of you might know him better as Darcy on 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries') is joining to cast! And of course, we'll see the return of Brendan Bradley as Jake/Hot Guy from the Bar.

AND

We're gonna be doing some contests with really great prizes as we reach  milestones in the campaign! Want to see your ideas show up in season 2? Want to own Faux Fur Girl's glasses?You got it!

BUT DO THEY GET TO TALK TO EACH OTHER NOW?????

 Donate to the campaign, and watch season 2 to find out!

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Don't worry, it's not a scam. Check out their handy FAQ section.

HOW DO WE CONTACT YOU?

Glad you asked! You can contact me directly at shilpi@hipsterhoodseries.com. I will get back to you. I promise!

SINCE I'M HERE, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO DO?

Spread the word! Tell everyone you know how awesome this project is! Share our website, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, watch on Koldcast.tv, Blip.tv, Youtube and sign up for our newsletter.

THANK YOU!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge is something most people may not have thought of. In a world where cat videos and vlogging reign supreme on the internet, how do we get people to pay attention to a rom-com scripted series? The amount of time, money and energy that must be put into making anything scripted is quadruple the amount of time, money an energy needed when making anything that's not. At Hipsterhood, we believe there's a place for all types of content on the internet, but we struggle everyday with getting our voice heard over the barrage of media out there that's cheaper, quicker, and coming at a much faster pace.

This is where we can REALLY use your help to spread the word about our series. During this campaign, and once the show is out. We certainly believe Hipsterhood deserves to share the spotlight with all the other great content out there, and we hope you do too!

Our second bigest challenge should the Kickstarter succeed, is getting all 10 episodes shot! When you're juggling 18 locations, 10 people on your cast and crew, and you're in a city that hates film shoots (because everyone else and their mother is also filming something), it can get really difficult. But I'm an experienced low-budget filmmaker, and most importantly, I've done this before. So no matter what production throws at us, I know we can handle it.

The money raised in this Kickstarter campaign is JUST ENOUGH to pay for the following things:

CAMERA
LIGHTS
SOUND EQUIPMENT
LOCATION FEES
FOOD
PARKING (remember, we're in LA, you always have to pay for parking)
HARD DRIVES

Notice what's not on the list?
ANYONE ACTUALLY GETTING PAID

So if you guys feel like our work might justify actual payment, please donate a little more. If we can raise MORE than $5000, we can start paying people! Maybe EVERYONE can have Chipotle for lunch!

FAQ

  • If you've donated MORE than $25, you AUTOMATICALLY get the Hipsterhood Soundtrack!!! Kickstarter would not let me adjust the other rewards, so I put this in the text on the main page. If you have donated LESS than $25 but would like to receive the Soundtrack, all you need to do is adjust your pledge to $25 and you'll receive the soundtrack when it becomes available like everyone else!!

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    We'll put your picture in a giant HIPSTERHOOD MOSAIC of all donors to this project, and send you a digital copy! Plus we'll make AWKWARD EYE CONTACT with you the next time we run into you in Silverlake!

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    your very own WALKING TOUR OF SILVERLAKE. We'll send you a PDF pamphlet complete with pictures, descriptions, and a map of the neighborhood! Next time you're in town, use it to find all the local hotspots! You can even re-enact Faux Fur Girl's and Cereal Guy's awkward moments in the 'hood! *If you've already pledged more than $10, you will automatically receive this reward!

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    You'll get a private link to Cereal Guy's and Faux Fur Girl's OFFICIAL PLAYLISTS (what do they listen to, beyond Careless Whisper?) Plus, we'll TWEET out a thank you, and you'll receive an OFFICIAL HIPSTER CERTIFICATION from Faux Fur Girl and Cereal Guy! Send us your picture and we'll put you in it! You'll also be in the mosaic and the recipient of awkward eye contact.

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    NEW REWARD!! Download the official Hipsterhood SOUNDTRACK entitled "BANDS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF..." featuring, you guessed it, some of the most awesomest local musicians and bands you've never heard of. We're SOOO excited to bring you this reward!! And you get all of the above, of course.

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    NEW REWARD: An autographed DVD of the never-publicly-released short film "The Indian & the Samurai" by Shilpi Roy. This film stars JULIA CHO (aka Charlotte if the Lizzie Bennett Diaries)!!! If you want to see Julia like you've never seen her before, you will! (You'll also get everything above:)

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    You'll get the mosaic, awkward eye contact, Twitter mention, the certificate, access to the playlists, and a digital download of the ENTIRE SEASON 2 after online release!

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    Everything above, plus a digital download of special BONUS CONTENT that will NOT be released online! (it's only for you:).

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    All of the above, plus a Google Hangout (video chat) with one of the ACTORS, in character!!

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    OWN AN EPISODE! When the Hipsterhood title comes up it will say "presented by YOUR NAME" as if you were Nike, or Home Depot or something!!!! You are your own brand!! And you get all of the above.

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    $5432 - Set visit + instagram photowalk + a walk-on roll. (airfare not included) And all of the above!

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