THE ARRANGEMENT INSTANT VIDEO SERIES
ARRANGEMENT fans! It's time to bring Sean Ferro to life in a video series! Crushing on Christian Grey? You won't want to miss this!
This is our chance to make THE ARRANGEMENT into film! Eeep! I've had offers from names that will knock your socks off, but I just can't sell the rights.
Holly, why are we doing this ourselves? Why not sell it?
Because I want Sean to stay Sean. If I sell the rights, then we have no say with what they do with him. They could decide to make Sean into Mr. Sparkles meets Mr. Maroon. *cringes*
Even my editors try to tame Sean and we don't want that. The best way to keep Sean, Sean is if we maintain control and fund this ourselves.
My daughter still hasn't forgiven the producers of the Percy Jackson movies. I'm not going to let my fans end up feeling that way.
What does 'doing it ourselves' mean?
It means that we control everything from the script to the director. It doesn't mean I'm doing all that stuff. It does mean that I'm overseeing it, choosing the people to make it, and having final say on casting and the script, as well as the final cut. It means you get the real story, exactly the way I pictured it in my head with no filters or marketing people trying to change your beloved characters.
This has been a fan-driven series from the beginning, so here's your chance to be involved again! If we fund this project, it allows me to produce the film as a series and retain complete control giving you the Sean Ferro you know and love, plus the rest of THE ARRANGEMENT characters.
The first season of THE ARRANGEMENT series (TV-like episodes) will be for sale *worldwide via instant video or DVD (where permitted/ available). We will be creating one season of episodes. The number of episodes will be determined depending on which writer we go with and the length of each show. I already have my eye on a very talented writer!
I've already spoken with Emmy Award winning screenwriters and producers about making the first season of THE ARRANGEMENT. Major distribution companies are thrilled to be involved and give us even more options.
Everyone wants in on this project and with over 5 million books sold and a rabid Ferro fan base, I can't blame them. I already have my eye on several people and I'm really hoping things work out. I can't say yet--we have to wait for funding and then confirm schedules--but OMG. You're going to swoon big time!
If we fund this, your donation is going toward hiring the people needed to make THE ARRANGEMENT series come to life, including but not limited to, the actors, director, production, scriptwriters, location fees, sets, crew, etc.
This is a huge project and I can't thank you enough! I have amazing fans and I know it. You guys rock big time! I know if we all chip in that we can easily hit this goal because there are so many Ferro fans out there!
Not only will this series tell the story of Avery Stanz, and follow THE ARRANGEMENT books, but it will also go deeper into Sean's life and many of the mysteries surrounding the Ferro family.
There's so much going on behind the gates of that vast New York estate that's yet to be stated. Just because I didn't write it yet, doesn't mean it's doesn't exist. I know exactly where Sean was before he met Avery, what he was doing, and who he was with.
There is more story to be told, more places to flesh out that will add to the story you know and love. Rather than taking away from it, this series will add to the original canon, and die hard fans will know its canon because I made it.
That's why we're here right now. It's to bring Sean and Avery to life and get a glimpse into their spectacularly broken world. By using an episodic format it will emulate the feeling of the books while adding more layers of mystery and emotion.
This formula also allows us to retain the steamy sensuality of the books that many readers are worried about losing. Since I'm overseeing it, I can make sure it's tasteful, and hot. Love scenes are part of a love story. I'm not going to cut them out.
This series will draw in the brothers stories and tangle with THE ARRANGEMENT story, just like the other Ferro books do! So if you're crushing on Peter or Bryan, don't worry - they'll be there.
Easy, look at the list of prizes on the right and click. Then tell your mom, tell your friends, tell your dog. This series got it's huge following from wonderful fans like you who shared the sexy, unstoppable Sean Ferro. Do it. Pass him around. Every dollar helps.
Who is this Sean Ferro and is he hot?
Hells yeah! He can give Mr. Christian a run for his money without the red room. Holy hotness! Yeah, it's true. Go see what all the fuss is about over here. Right now the entire series is in Kindle Unlimited so it saves you a bunch of cash.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T HIT THE GOAL?
If we don't raise the total amount of funding designated for the goal, this project will NOT be made. You will not be charged. There will be no show, no Sean book, no nothing. Total suckage. Seriously.
We're raising over $2 million dollars to create a series of episodes of THE ARRANGEMENT. To make it perfectly clear I AM NOT FILMING this series. The professionals that know what they are doing and have done it before will be hired to make the series.
The funding goes to these areas plus more:
- Production Staff
- Set Dressing
- Set Design
- Sound Recording
- Set Lighting
- Location Fees & Permits
- Post Production
- Plus more
And that's not everything. You still have your writers, consultants, producers, crew, assistants and more. It's daunting and would have been much easier to sell the rights and allow a company to make the series and do what they want with it. But that isn't what you guys wanted. We wanted to make sure the story remained true to the series and true to the author. The best way to do that is to oversee the production by offering the funding, which is what this kickstarter was designed to do.
That's right, when you become a 'backer' on kickstarter you are making a donation to help this project become in a reality. In this case, you are pledging money to make THE ARRANGEMENT into an instant video series.
The number of episodes and the length are yet to be determined - that depends on the amount of funding raised. The best part is that you get the series when we hit the goal AND you get special perks for being part of the awesome group of people who funded this project.
Donations can be made by clicking the green button on the upper left side of the page. You can also share this project with your friends by clicking the social media buttons at the top of the page right under the main video. SHARING IS SO IMPORTANT! REMEMBER TO SHARE!
As pictures of the prizes become available, I'll post them here. Please note that some perks are cumulative. They come with the items stated only so read carefully.
Below is a picture of the crystal tee shirt. OMG IT SPARKLES LIKE CRAZY! This shirt has the most crystals out of any Ferro shirt we've made. This is the Ferro family crest that die hard fans have had tattooed on their bodies. It's SO pretty. Please note the shirt is fitted and meant to be worn snuggly. Order a size larger if you don't like fitted. It comes in a ton of sizes, including plus sizes!
DELETED SCENES FROM THE ARRANGEMENT:
Initially, I toned things down a bit. This prize allows you to read a few pages of never printed text from the New York Times bestselling series. Don't bother trying to read these pages, because they're not the real thing. Only donors get this perk! :)
More pics to come!
Stuff to know about prizes:
- We are using a distribution company to get you our items promptly.
- If you have a prize that requires travel and are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany you.
- There may be additional paperwork for some prizes (to protect you and me).
- Filming dates are not finalized at this time, so prize delivery dates may shift since many prizes will be sent post-production.
- Some prizes are cumulative, so read carefully to make sure you get what you want.
- Prizes that require travel may include travel within the US or to other countries. The locations is going to depend largely on the funding. Make sure you have the appropriate travel papers/ passports if you choose a prize that allows you to attend filming.
- *DVD's are available worldwide currently includes the the PAL and NTSC formats. NTSC can be played in North America (USA and Canada) and most of South America (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Philippians, etc). PAL is mostly used over seas in Europe and other countries. Instant download will be available for purchase where permitted.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration. If every Ferro fan donates a dollar we can easily hit this goal, but I can't do it alone. Help spread the word so that we can make the Ferro family come to life. Everyone is so excited to see Sean in the flesh! So am I!
Thank you to every single person who has donated and took the time to read, donate, and share this project! You guys are the ones who make being an Indie awesome! It's all about the fans and always has been. Rock on Ferroholics! And new folks that gave a dollar because I mentioned Christian Grey, you won't be disappointed. :)
*Waves* Peace out peeps! Let's rock this!
Risks and challenges
After the project is successfully funded the fun things start. I'll check with the actors, producers, and writers that I've been eyeballing to make sure they are available.
My goal is to move quickly, but I will NOT sacrifice quality to do so. That may mean we have to wait for an actor or a director, which can cause filming to be delayed. Other factors may pop up also, such as permits, unions, and so on. My goal is to work efficiently and create the best product possible in a timely manner.
We currently have a projected date of December 2015/ Jan 2016. If that changes, I will let you know. My drop dead date (dear God I hope we're done date) is Dec 2016. Since I've already selected the people I'd like to work with, it's a matter of timing and hoping they say yes and can do it when we need them to start. Coordinating schedules is one of the hardest parts.
I know many fans are afraid this will stray from the books. I can tell you right now that it will not stray, but it will ADD TO THE STORY. This series will fill in the rest of the story that's yet to be told. I'll be there overseeing everything and ADD TO THE STORY the parts of the Ferro family that are NOT in the books. More Ferro is always better.
I will keep donors up to date on the project via email and a dedicated facebook page. I am always accessible to my fans via facebook. Feel free to come by and say hi there. Finally, I want your participation. You guys helped shape this series, and I'd like you to help shape the film series as well.
THE BIGGEST RISK OF ALL IS LETTING THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP BY. Those who know me are aware that I'm 100% Indie and the millions of fans that found me did so without a cooperate whale at my back. It's just me. No one dictates what I do or what I write. The freedom to do that in a film series about THE ARRANGEMENT is wonderful, exciting, and a little freaky. I get to see very clearly how many people have faith in the project and in me. I promise I won't let you down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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