WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE HERE!
About the Story:
Three frat guys are involved in a series of outrageous events as they attempt to juggle the various pressures of college.
Tyler is gay. I know what you're thinking. What?! A gay frat boy? Naked hazing and constant homo eroticism. How did anyone ever expect a homosexual to fall through the cracks?! Blasphemous. Tyler struggles to find balance between Greek life and his friends outside of the fraternity. As he begins to recognize the divide between his two social circles a series of fortunate events pushes Tyler towards the ultimate challenge: Sleep with one guy from every on-campus fraternity.
Joey struggles to maintain a healthy relationship with Heather, his girlfriend of three years, as the thought of marriage after college looms in the near future. Seems normal, right? Well it doesn't help that she can go from 0-to-Fatal Attraction in the blink of an eye. Trust me... She's not crazy because she's in a relationship, she's in a relationship because she's crazy.
Meanwhile, awkward but lovable Doug is terrified that he may graduate college as a virgin. Seriously, we don't even need Tyler and Joey... we could build the entire show around Doug's lack of sexual prowess. It's that bad.
On the surface Bro-ing Pains may seem like just another raunchy college comedy, but deep down it is the story of a group of kids all faced with adversity. It may come in different forms, but in the end the adversity they face teaches us all the same thing. The fears we have are common. Everyone has the desire to belong.
What Do We Hope to Accomplish?
Our goal is to produce seven episodes of the series and release them bi-weekly beginning September 16th. The scripts are near completion. We know exactly where this is headed and we hope you'll want to be a part of that.
We also strive to utilize the most of local business, musicians, and talent. Gainesville, FL is a thriving city boasting an incredible creative population. We couldn't think of any better place to produce this project.
How can you help?
We would love to have you involved in our production in any way possible.
Donate! -- Your donation will help with camera equipment rentals, location rentals, travel expenses, post-production expenses like audio editing and color correction, as well as any unforeseen costs that arise during production. Every little bit helps: $25, $10, $5, or even $1. Donations will make you eligible for awesome benefits including exclusive access to fun stuff, small tokens of our appreciation, and in some cases credit on the show.
Spread the Word! -- Times are tough. We get it... we're college students. But just because you can't donate doesn't mean you can't help. If you like what we're doing and want to see more then share our Kickstarter page, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. This business is about cooperation. Working together allows us to grow, evolve, and learn. Sometimes a good word can do more than a stack of money ever could.
Check back for updates and progress on the show as we beginning filming in the next two weeks! We're really excited for the chance to share this story with you. Your support will not only make this project happen, but it will also make it the very best that it can be.
Thank you so much.
- Jonothon & Skyler
About Us/Project Development:
Jonothon and Skyler are two Telecommuncations students at the University of Florida. Jonothon has written and acted in numerous online short films and even a few direct-to-video B-horror movies. Skyler has directed several shorts in the Gainesville area and worked as a Key Grip on a film selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
One year ago we were finishing up production on our first feature length movie "The Row." It was a film about the pressures faced by a gay frat boy as he attempts to sleep with one guy from every on-campus fraternity.
Sound familiar? Well it is. That film was the inspiration for this web series. More than anything that production was a learning experience. What we took away from that production was invaluable. We believe there's so much left in this idea and by utilizing the lessons we learned we really want to do it justice.
So we took the original idea, downsized it, and streamlined it. Now we're coming back to do it again, and we're not the only ones. Most of the original cast is back as well.
- (30 days)