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$692
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 3 2013 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

    Inside Out Shakespeare is bringing Shakespeare out of the theater, even out of the streets, to the computers and mobile devices of new audiences with this entertaining, dramatic, and accessible reworking of two classic plays: Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra.
    A new web series adaptation, written and directed by Kristie Worthey, Cleanthony & the Caesars, retells the story of a battle between Global Corporations responsible for the financial fate of world through market financial meltdowns and manipulation of global food pricing. 

The beautiful and brilliant Cleopatra is the driving force behind the business of food. Her global company, Egypt Global Food Industries, has control over the world’s wheat distribution. Julius Caesar, Octavius, and Anthony are the major players in the world's largest corporation,  Rome Global Technology & Engineering and they want control of EGFI  (wheat prices are sky rocketing due to increased demand as a renewable source in green technology for construction).

    This is a thriller, filmed in black & white film noir style, reflecting our contemporary times. In the midst of all the death, mayhem, political manipulation, addiction, moral dilemmas, and celebrity worship is the passionate love affair between Anthony and Cleopatra.
    Our original web series is being shot in the Tacoma/Puget Sound area with some of the Puget Sound region’s best actors and technical crew. It is our goal to produce and premiere the first five episodes of  this 20 episode political thriller by April 20th, 2013 in honor of William Shakespeare’s 149th birthday.
    The trailer you see above was shot with a single camera, simple editing and audio technology. It was created to give our potential supporters a flavor of the look and feel of our webseries. The scripts are written, the actors and crew are ready.  Your pledge will contribute to equipment rental, insurance premiums, pre and post production costs, location fees, CG effects, costuming, soundtrack composition, and orchestration, fees for actors, tech crew and other important people.   Cleanthony & the Caesars is the first of several webseries to be produced by Inside Out Shakespeare.
    Naomi Strom-avila, Cultural Arts Specialist at City of Tacoma says,

"Inside Out Shakespeare is bringing Shakespeare out of the theater, even out of the streets, and to the computers and mobile devices of new audiences with this entertaining, dramatic, and accessible reworking of classic plays."

Steve Dunkelberger, Online Editor/ Reporter at Tacoma Weekly Newspaper says,

"The series brings the Bard into the modern world in a signature Worthey way. Brilliant and fun and deep at the same time."

 

Risks and challenges

Cleanthony & the Caesars is perhaps a little unusual compared to most Kickstarter projects -- we have already been bringing quirky inside out Shakespeare for well over 14 years as live productions (as Shakespeare In the Parking Lot) and are now on our way to the web.

The making of this webseries is a quest for us and has presented many challenges along the way (as any low budget filmmaker can attest) but we have and will overcome them through a mix of experience and perseverance. Our original small funding got us to this point but we need your help to a complete our webseries.

The challenges that lie ahead of us are completing an edit that will comprise almost 400 hours of shooting and getting that cut down to approximately 6 hours to be presented in 20 episodes of the webseries (10 per season). Then we need to go through all of the post production steps required including the picture grade (color correction), audio mixing/mastering and conform (compiling all the elements into a finished product) to get the webseries out into the world. If successfully funded we will be using a team of 2 editors to try to help us speed up the process. It will also allow us to complete the webseries graphics and effects to present the highest quality production.

So far, no one working on this webseries has been paid for their time and effort in making it. Our passion for Shakespeare and our combined years of theatrical experience and television/filmmaking will continue to fuel us through the post production process and help us overcome these challenges to deliver the best webseries we can. Your help will make that possible.

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    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website &
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    We will send you a Cleanthony & the Caesars Postcard featuring one of the main characters.
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
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    We will send you a Cleanthony & the Caesars Postcard featuring one of the main characters.
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
    Special Thanks on the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
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    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.A hand written thank you note.Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website. Special Thanks on the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.A notice on how you can watch the first episode one day before the official premiere date.

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    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.Two tickets to the Series DVD Premiere Party (Venue in Tacoma, WA).Printed Film Noir Still From the Series (Signed by the Cast). A hand written thank you note. Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website. Special Thanks on the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.A notice on how you can watch the first episode one day before the official premiere date.

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    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
    Invitation to the Shakespeare Birthday Cast Party April 20th, 2013.
    Two tickets to the Series DVD Premiere Party (Venue in Tacoma, WA)
    Walk on role in the Series (Transportation costs not provided).Printed Film Noir Still From the Series (Signed by the Cast).
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
    Special Thanks on the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD
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    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
    Invitation to the Shakespeare Birthday Cast Party April 20th, 2013.
    Four tickets to the Series DVD Premiere Party (Venue in Tacoma, WA).
    Speaking role in the Series (Transportation costs not provided).
    Cleanthony & the Caesars T-Shirt.
    Printed Film Noir Still From the Series (Signed by the Cast).
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
    Special Thanks on the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
    A notice on how you can watch the first episode one week before the official premiere date.

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    You become an Associate Producer - listed on the credits on the first 5 episodes and final credits on the (Season One) DVD.
    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
    Invitation to the Shakespeare Birthday Cast Party April 20th, 2013.
    Six tickets to the Series DVD Premiere Party (Venue in Tacoma, WA).
    Speaking role in the Series (Transportation costs not provided).
    Cleanthony & the Caesars T-Shirt.
    Printed Film Noir Still From the Series (Signed by the Cast).
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
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    You become an Executive Producer - listed in the credits on all episodes and final credits on the (Season One) DVD.
    We will send you the Cleanthony & the Caesars Series (Season One) DVD.
    Invitation to the Shakespeare Birthday Cast Party April 20th, 2013.
    Eight tickets to the Series DVD Premiere Party (Venue in Tacoma, WA).
    Product Placement in the series featuring your Business or Charity of Choice.
    Speaking roles for two in the Series (Transportation costs not provided).
    Cleanthony & the Caesars T-Shirt.
    Printed Film Noir Still From the Series (Signed by the Cast).
    A hand written thank you note.
    Credit on the Inside Out Shakespeare website.
    A notice on how you can watch the first episode one week before the official premiere date.

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