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When Dr. Susan Rothburger discovers a controversial cure for cancer, her life begins to unravel.
When Dr. Susan Rothburger discovers a controversial cure for cancer, her life begins to unravel.
238 backers pledged $25,161 to help bring this project to life.

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Jeffrey Weissman from Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider, Back To The Future II & III, Twilight Zone, etc., to play the role of Harry Bauman, endorses HUSH:

THE GIST

What if I told you that a cure for cancer exists, but the FDA doesn't want anyone to know about it? Would you label me conspiracy theorist? Would you take to the street in protest? Any way you look at it, you'd have GREAT DRAMA, and everybody loves a great drama -- the betrayal, the dilemma, the relationships, the gripping story!

Just gonna say it - we're an amazing and talented team of artists with high expectations. We aim to make entertainment and BREAK NEW GROUND in the web series world.  Heck, in the real world too!

Writer/ Producer Joletta Hardman explains the project in detail:

THE DRAMA
A physician is imprisoned for discovering and administering a controversial cure for cancer that the FDA would not approve and together with a young reporter (one of her patients) they backtrack through time to find out who turned her in to the FDA and how they can get her out of jail.

(from the script)
(from the script)

WHERE WE'VE COME FROM AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO

HUSH has been in development since October of 2012 and has already garnered a large interest base. We aim to finish PRE- PRODUCTION in JUNE. Our target SHOOT DATES will be during the months of JULY/AUGUST 2013. 11 EPISODES of approximately 10 minutes will be released in later 2013. Our website will announce to the KICKSTARTER Community weeks before the release date, SO YOU'LL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!

WHO'S BRINGING HUSH TO LIFE?

Our award winning director Marc Clebanoff works regularly with exceptional talent such as Mickey Rooney, David Carradine, William Sadler, Malcolm McDowel, Michael Madsen, Dominique Swain, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, and the list goes on and on. He's excited to work with San Francisco Bay Area talent on a project that has great reach and long legs.

(Director Marc Clebanoff)
(Director Marc Clebanoff)

Many of our actors are seasoned performers with unique talent, experience and training. Recognizable Film Industry talents from Hollywood and the San Francisco Bay will collaborate to create a distinctive television-like experience for web audiences.  “Letters of Intent” have been acquired by all recognizable talent. Why? Because they believe our story is a winner and are committed to bringing the best QUALITY PROGRAMMING TO YOU, our audience.

(Actors Kristoff St. John and Louis Mandylor)
(Actors Kristoff St. John and Louis Mandylor)

2 TIME EMMY WINNER Kristoff St. John plays Ben Rush, a newspaper editor in crisis after the tragic death of his teenage son.

Louis Mandylor (of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" fame) plays Will Kalig, one of Ben’s old college buddies, who turns to dealing drugs when money gets tight. 

(Actress, Producer Sharon Rylander and Actress, Writer, Producer Joletta Hardman)
(Actress, Producer Sharon Rylander and Actress, Writer, Producer Joletta Hardman)

Sharon Rylander plays Dr. Susan Rothburger, an oncologist illegally administering her home-grown cancer cure to patients in the Bay Area.

Joletta Hardman plays journalist and cancer patient Jule Watson struggling through clandestine treatment and a possible relationship at work.

(Actresses and Producers Rosie Cruz and Anita Argent)
(Actresses and Producers Rosie Cruz and Anita Argent)

Rosie Cruz plays psychiatrist Grace Rush, a grief-stricken mother working to bring back the D.A.R.E. program in Bay Area schools.

Anita Argent plays cancer patient Gloria Bauman, a school board vice-president keeping her treatment secret from her husband.

Actresses Cym Sanguinet and Giovannie Espiritu
Actresses Cym Sanguinet and Giovannie Espiritu

Cym Sanguinet plays Mara Kalig, a career mother seeking full custody of her new husbands toddlers, at any cost.

Giovannie Espiritu (of ER, etc) plays Lilou Casas, a young and struggling single mom losing custody of her toddlers to her ex-husband and his meddling new wife.

(Actress Kumi Yoshida)
(Actress Kumi Yoshida)

Kumi Yoshida (Contagion) plays newly released from rehab power- lawyer Seiko Tsukahara getting her life back together with the help of her old friend, Dr. Susan Rothburger.

(As George McFly, Actor Jeffrey Weissman)
(As George McFly, Actor Jeffrey Weissman)

Jeffrey Weissman plays a crucial cameo role as Harry Bauman, husband to cancer patient Gloria Bauman.

And last, but absolutely not least, our brilliant cinematographer, NADEEM SOUMAH, contributes his talent and top-of-the line RED camera package.

(Cinematographer Nadeem Soumah)
(Cinematographer Nadeem Soumah)

WHO ELSE SUPPORTS US?

What started as a seed idea has blossomed into a story that has evolved a life of its own. At every turn, people have extended their support. We would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you!" to all those who have provided invaluable support with their professional expertise:

TEMPLE NIGHT CLUB & ZEN BUILDING

LENNY RIPPS & SHERI LUBOV RIPPS

MARY STANLEY BEATTIE, MD, MAS

CHOCOLATE HEAVEN

MICHAEL RYLANDER, RYLANDER DESIGN

MARTIN HASCHKE

iCANNABIS RADIO

CANNABIS CUTS RADIO

LOPE YAP, JR. PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR

DANIEL BURTON, A/V

DR. JEFFREY HERGENRATHER

SF ACTORS WORKSHOP, GIOVANNIE ESPIRITU

And the list keeps growing every day!

FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN

This Kickstarter campaign will help us get started by covering the cost of Episode 1.  This includes the cast, crew, locations, food, parking, legal fees, insurance, equipment, etc. etc. To continue our entire series, your participation will encourage sponsors and investors for more support. 

Now, if we don't make our goal, we get NONE OF THE MONEY! YOUR SUPPORT is VITAL to the SUCCESS of this story! Let's get it "KICKSTARTED!"

Will our project get funding? Will we go into production this summer? IT'S UP TO YOU! We are extremely excited to have you be part of bringing this series to life into the viral world! We're all ready to roll!

STAY INVOLVED!

YOU can make all the difference by SPREADING the WORD.  JOIN our FACEBOOK page, and FOLLOW us on TWITTER. Word of mouth is the most effective form of advertising.  Tell everyone you know about HUSH The Series. Don't be shy!  Email your friends our Kickstarter link. We can't THANK YOU enough for your support!

ABOUT YOUR REWARDS

WE WELCOME YOU ON BOARD AND WISH WE COULD TAKE CARE OF ALL EXPENSES BUT... WE HAVE TO SAY *ALL TRAVELING EXPENSES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRIBUTOR(s). SHOOTING SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVELY SET FOR JULY AND POSSIBLY AUGUST. THESE DATES ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE AND NOT ALL CAST MEMBERS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR APPEARANCE(S), DUE TO SCHEDULING. ALSO, DUE TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS, WE CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PERFORMANCE WILL BE IN THE FINAL CUT OF THE SHOW.

But we will do our best to get the best take (or takes) to you as a souvenir!

Risks and challenges

HUSH The Series project faces the usual risks of film and TV production – conflicting schedules, tragic accidents (God forbid), hoodlums waltzing in and stealing our stuff while we’re on lunch (Note to self: make room in budget for security)… So much can happen when you’re balancing a cast and crew of 40+. So we’re working in contingency and legal fees into the budget.

With respect to rewards fulfillment, we will get all your rewards delivered as soon as we can.

Important Information About Rewards

• Kickstarter campaign and rewards fulfillment limited to U.S. and Canada.
• Travel, lodging and transportation to events and set visits not included in any reward bundle
• Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend events (premiere, set visit)
• Some rewards may require additional paperwork (to protect us and you)

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    Welcome to the team! No contribution is too small! Your contribution will HYDRATE everyone! An official "thank you" shout on our donor page:)

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    Welcome to the team! Your contribution will support the ever so vital coffee fund!
    In honor of loved ones who are currently or have previously battled with cancer, we are creating a virtual CANCER WARRIOR WALL on our website and we will post THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE.
    We'll also post a "thank you (your name)" shout out on our donor page:)

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    Welcome to the team! Your contribution will help cover healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners!
    We will send you an Eco-friendly Official Autographed E-Postcard ;) We'll also post THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE still fighting or lost in battle on our CANCER WARRIOR WALL. And of course, an official "thank you (your name)" shout out on our donor page:)

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    Welcome to the team! This pledge amount will give you online RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS to the first SCREENING of Episode 1. We'll also send you an Eco-friendly autographed E-Postcard from the cast and will post THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL. And of course, we will honor you with an official "thank you (your name)" shout on our donor page :)

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    Welcome to the team! This pledge amount helps us pay for professional hair and make-up artists and a photographer so that everything looks amazing! In gratitude, we will send you AN OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER from the Principal Cast! We will also give you RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS to the first SCREENING of HUSH The Series, Episode 1, an Eco-friendly Autographed E-Postcard, we will post THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL, and of course, honor you with an official "thank you (your name)" shout on our donor page :)

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    Welcome to the team! This amount helps us hire COSTUME and SET DESIGNERS to make the world of "HUSH" come to life! In gratitude, you will receive VIP access to a LIVE Q & A WEB CONFERENCE* with the film makers. We'll do our best to answer all your questions!
    On top of that, we will post an OFFICIAL THANK YOU (your name) at the end of Episode 1, give you an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS to see the first screening of HUSH The Series, Episode 1, an Eco-friendly Autographed E-Postcard, we will POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE TO OUR CANCER WARRIOR WALL, and we will honor you with an official "thank you (your name)" shout out on our donor page :)

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    Welcome to the team! Gimme some shelter! Nobody's playing the Diva card here, but we do need to lodge our wonderful talent traveling in from HOLLYWOOD. In gratitude we'll invite you to our RED CARPET CAST PARTY where you'll meet the cast and crew!* Yes, you can BRING A FRIEND, but make sure they bring their camera too!
    You'll also be invited to a LIVE Q & A WEB CONFERENCE* with the film makers, get an OFFICIAL THANK YOU at the end of Episode 1, an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, be one of the first to see HUSH The Series, Episode 1 at the RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS PREMIERE, receive an Official AUTOGRAPHED E-Postcard, we'll POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL & honor you with a "thank you (your name)” on our donor page :)

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    Welcome to the team! This contribution amount will help the producers stay sane! We want YOU AND A FRIEND to join us at the RED CARPET CAST PARTY (must be 18 yrs & up) where you'll get a chance to meet the cast and crew, take an OFFICIAL PHOTO with the CAST, and bring home an AUTOGRAPHED MEMENTO BOOK to show your friends. Ahh, the memories that will last a life time!
    You'll also be invited to a LIVE Q & A WEB CONFERENCE* with the film makers, get an OFFICIAL THANK YOU at the end of Episode 1, an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, be one of the first to see HUSH The Series, Episode 1 at the RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS PREMIERE, get an Official E-Signed E-Postcard, we'll POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL & we'll honor you with an official "thank you” on our donor page :)

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    Welcome to the team! This level of contribution will allow us to pay our director and work at a professional capacity -- and we want you to see it! In gratitude you will be invited to A DAY ON THE SET SHADOWING an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER** (only offered at this level). No guarantees that it'll be easy or entertaining, but it will be interesting for sure! You'll also BE TREATED TO A MEAL with the cast and crew, receive an OFFICIAL HUSH T-SHIRT and an EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED SEASON 1 SCRIPT (which you can have after the season is fully released:)
    You and a friend will also be invited to the RED CARPET CAST PARTY (18 yrs old & up) where you'll get an OFFICIAL PHOTO with the CAST and an AUTOGRAPHED MEMENTO BOOK to take home with you. We'll also honor you with an OFFICIAL THANK YOU at the end of Episode 1, an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, you'll have RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS to HUSH The Series, Episode 1, an Official Autographed E-Postcard, we'll POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL & honor you with a "thank you (your name)” on our donor page :)

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    HELP THE CAST GET PAID: Welcome to the team! Literally, you will be part of the cast for an episode. A WALK ON ROLE, PLUS you can bring your ENTOURAGE (up to 3 friends, 12 & up) to a Day on the Set with the film makers. You'll receive ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Status, an OFFICIAL IMDB CREDIT, BE TREATED TO A MEAL with the cast and crew, get up to 4 OFFICIAL HUSH T-SHIRTS and an EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED SEASON 1 SCRIPT (after the season is fully released) AND 4 tickets (total) to the RED CARPET CAST PARTY!*
    PLUS, you'll get an OFFICIAL PHOTO with the CAST, and an AUTOGRAPHED MEMENTO BOOK to take home with you, an OFFICIAL THANK YOU at the end of Episode 1, an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, be one of the first to see HUSH The Series, Episode 1 at the RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS PREMIERE, get an Official autographed E-Postcard, we'll POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL & honor you with a "thank you (your name)” on our donor page :)

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    HELP THE CREW GET PAID: At this level you will become a PRODUCER! This means NAME on END CREDITS. You will DEBUT IN A FEATURED ROLE in one episode (we can’t guarantee that this will make the final cut of the episode, but we can at least send you a copy of your clip). PLUS: You will get your very own NAME EMBROIDERED PRODUCERS CHAIR to take home as a commemorative souvenir. PLUS you can bring your ENTOURAGE (up to 3 friends, 12 yrs old & up) to the Set, BE TREATED TO A MEAL with the cast and crew, receive up to 4 OFFICIAL HUSH T-SHIRTS and an EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED SEASON 1 SCRIPT (which you'll get after the season is fully released) AND 4 tickets (total, for 18 yrs old & up) to the RED CARPET CAST PARTY!* where you'll take an OFFICIAL PHOTO with the CAST, and get an AUTOGRAPHED MEMENTO BOOK to take home with you. We'll give you an OFFICIAL THANK YOU at the end of Episode 1, an OFFICIAL AUTOGRAPHED POSTER by the Principal Cast, you'll be one of the first to see HUSH The Series, Episode 1 at the RED CARPET EARLY ACCESS PREMIERE, you'll get an Official Autographed E-Postcard, we'll POST THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE to our CANCER WARRIOR WALL & honor you with a "thank you (your name)” on our donor page :)

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