About this project
"Misdirection" is a five-episode, comedic webseries about a new drama teacher at a small-town high school. He rallies the school's strange, but devoted cast to put on his life's dream production, "Jurassic Park: the Musical".
"Misdirection" focuses on the personal lives of the cast during and between rehearsals, as we learn what it is to be a man with a dream and to be a teenager with hormones.
The idea for the series was conceived in 2010, but was stopped after two episodes. The creators are now revisiting the project with an all-new cast & crew, a fresh script, and renewed ambition. In the three years since the project was originally made, the executive producers have all been attending Emerson College, a communication arts school in Boston, known for it's film & television programs. They are all using the experience they've gained there towards making "Misdirection" a better production in every way. With your help, the new series will air in the Fall 2013.
DISCLAIMER: We are not in any way affiliated with Universal Studios or the "Jurassic Park" franchise (film, novel, or otherwise). We will not be showing the musical in it's entirety, but rather, small snippets of our fan-made work inspired by the film. This project is being done for experience only, with no profit or monetization involved.
Below is the official teaser for "Misdirection", which combines two of our loves: "Friday Night Lights" & "Jurassic Park" - ideas that clearly go well together.
The following is an extended interview with cast members Josh Sackheim and Leslie Diana where they talk about their characters and the webseries as a whole.
Below is a trailer with the old footage from the 2010 production. The new project will not only feature new actors and revised scripts, but also be drastically improved in audio and video quality.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge in creating this series is that we are doing it independently. This project is something that is very near and dear to us, and we wanted to be able to do this on our own terms - but that comes with a cost.
As with most TV/film sets, we need to pay for equipment, transportation, insurance, and locations. Fortunately, we are traveling to our hometown of Cheshire, Connecticut to reshoot the episodes in their original setting. We will be working in familiar territory, but this raises our budget for transportation, food, and lodging for all of our cast and crew members.
With your donations, we get a green light to go full-speed into this production. We have schedules planned, episodes written, and a dedicated cast and crew ready to put this into motion, but financing is the only thing keeping us back now.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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