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About

Photographic version of the first page of the Pitch Comic
Photographic version of the first page of the Pitch Comic

 Super Reality is a live-action mockureality following a team of superheroes.

CONCEPT

Super Reality is following the “O.P.A.L. Force”(Order, Protection, and Liberty), a team of superheroes working for the government that has finally been brought to the public eye. Now we finally get to see a first-hand look at the internal lives of superheroes and what they do when they’re not saving our lives.

We want to make a program that lasts. Something that resonates and has depth to the characters and actually can influence people. We are aiming to make the program feel super-real, like these characters truly exist. We want to treat the O.P.A.L. Force like an “MIB”, they actually exist, we just don’t know it. So everything that is happening in the show, happened in real life. We can even tie this in to crazy events that happen in our actual world!

WARDROBE 

Our wardrobe has been designed with our “real feel” concept in mind. Traditional superhero costumes are physically impossible to do what they do in them. Spandex provides little to no comfort and padding and (especially) the female costumes provide next to nothing in terms of performance and functionality. With the exception of “The Beam” (who doesn’t physically touch anyone anyway), our wardrobe has been designed with more of a “uniform” feel. Something that makes sense for the character, their specific powers, but still providing a look that shows that they’re a unit. Like an army or police unit, we wanted form and function with our style. The O.P.A.L. Force patch adorns the shoulder of our heroes to complete the uniform. 

Pilot Episode

This episode will tell you about the team, their job, introduce their lives, and of course, show you their special abilities! Get to know this secret team of heroes that keeps us safe!

Consecutive Episodes 

Upon the success and following of the pilot, we are already in planning to shoot a full season of shows with 4 more seasons laid out! Depending on the success of the pilot episode and future funding we are excited to bring our fans and friends more Super Reality!

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GOAL

Our goal is to take our show to networks. We feel that the show fits in well with networks like TBS, SyFy, Netflix, FX, and Fox. Being a newer producer, I need to prove to the networks that this show is worthy of a full budget and the green light! 

BUDGET

Where will the money go? Production budgeting is complicated with little details that can catch you off-guard.

Our minimum cost to make the episode is $20,000.

Cast & Crew: $5,500
Location Rentals: $2,100
Production (Camera gear, lighting, sounds equipment rentals: $2,500
Wardrobe: $1,000 (not including payment to designer and seamstresses) Editing/SFX/Sound/Post Services: $1,200
Catering (break & food according to SAG-AFTRA & CA Labor laws): $1,600
Filing costs (WGAW Registry, LLC Paperwork, Insurance, Permits) $1,500
Promotions and Publicity: $1,000
Total Production $16,400
Kickstarter fee (5% of $20,000): $1,000
Amazon Payments fee (5% of $20,000): $1,000
Cost of Perks (assuming sell-out): $800
Cost of Perk Shipping (assuming sell-out): $600
Total projected cost: $19,800
Leaves $200 for incidentals 

Already Invested: $5000 Out-of-Pocket

Beating our goal 

This is ideal. We would love the opportunity to have breathing room and pay our cast and crew what they deserve. And we can bring you a higher-level of production value and editing by making sure that the crew is fully dedicated to the project! 

Additionally we are planning to promote by joining the comic con circuit in select cities (hopefully in ones that are near you, our amazing partners!), pitching to networks, and being a bigger part of the promotions and publicity arena. This all takes money. We can’t wait to show you all of our plans! 

PERKS

Among our exciting perks are some awesome highlights: 

O.P.A.L. Force Patch

Embroidered Limited Edition O.P.A.L. Force Patch
Embroidered Limited Edition O.P.A.L. Force Patch


A limited edition custom patch that adorns the shoulder of each member of the team. This beautifully embroidered patch has an iron-on backing for you to use for whatever you would like! 

Pitch Comic (Digital and Limited-Run Printed)

Super Reality Pitch Comic (Cover)
Super Reality Pitch Comic (Cover)

Painstakenly designed, penciled, inked, colored, and lettered by Justin Piccari, this comic is the pitch book that will be the leave-behind at network presentations during a pitch to help illustrate the concept. You can have the signed limited-run book for yourself as one of our perks!

Autographed Team Poster

O.P.A.L. Force Team Poster (Proposed)
O.P.A.L. Force Team Poster (Proposed)

One of the highlights of the $150 level comes along with the T-Shirt, Collectible Patch and Digital Pitch Comic. This Limited-Run Poster will be signed by every member of the cast! 

Custom O.P.A.L. Force Jacket {photo}

Full O.P.A.L. Uniform
Full O.P.A.L. Uniform


The Amazing Michelle Hebert has agreed to make 10 custom jackets in the style of Captain Universe’s for our high-end donors. For just $1200, you can have a jacket fit to your sizes. And for $400 more, we can have the pants done too! The complete uniform (including the patch) and you also get the other amazing perks in the package! 

CAST OF CHARACTERS 

Captain Universe

Paul Mischeshin
Paul Mischeshin

The “leader” of the team. He started the concept with top government officials years ago and recruited the other members. He is the golden-boy. Appears to do no wrong. Perfect hair, perfect smile, heroic laugh. Captain Universe is the American hero. 


Lady Justice

 She is a strong woman. Independent, tough, and not afraid of anything. She is the “mom” of the group, the mature one stepping up to solve the problems.

New Moon

Ed Davis
Ed Davis

The strong, silent type. New Moon wants no part of this show. He is aggravated that people are allowed to see into a world he intentionally keeps private. He has a icy gaze and a gruff demeanor when cameras approach him. A terrifically moral and just person, he has trouble letting people into his life and struggles enough being on a team.

Cerebris and The Beam

Justin Piccari/Taylor Cuqua
Justin Piccari/Taylor Cuqua

That disgustingly cute couple that won’t leave each other alone. This unexpected couple is the pinnacle of true love and harmony. Cerebris is studious and thinky, The Beam is a bit narcissistic and flighty. Her emotions can take control of her powers and his tunnel vision for her can take over his. But as a unit they are an effective and precise peace-keeping force.

Animal

Heath Harper
Heath Harper

He couldn’t care less about TV, governments, or civilization. But he knows he was given his abilities for a reason, and when someone is in danger, he is obsessed with rectifying the problem. Animal is rude, crude, and completely unrelenting in his ambivalence.

Spyder Monkey 

Sam La
Sam La

Spyder is the kid. He’s new, he makes mistakes, but his heart is pure and he never gives up. He convinced Captain Universe to let him on the team by showing up every time and giving it his all.

BluntForce

Mark Anthony Vazquez
Mark Anthony Vazquez

We all know this guy. We all hate this guy. He’s that guy you just want to slug. The problem is that BluntForce would just laugh, get up and come back for more. He’s obnoxious, short-fused, vulgar, and just doesn’t care when enough is enough. And he probably escaped from a psych ward somewhere.

Risks and challenges

Our challenges are as exciting as they are potentially hazardous.

Semi-Scripted shows leave a lot to the actors. We could get gems on first take or might take a while to get what we want. It's fun but nerve-racking.

This style of shooting involves a lot less precision as well. While the sound of "ease of the shot" is a nice reprieve, the truth is that only a strong camera op has the ability to see the shot as it's happening, since a lot of the movements don't have true "marks" like a traditional show would. So staging action and semi-scripting of a scene could prove tricky!

Additionally, since we plan on going to network pitch with this program, that is our biggest hurdle. Networks don't like to entertain pitches from people not represented by agents or those without heavy resumes showing their stripes as proven creators, producers, and show-runners. We aim to show Hollywood that we come to play and we aren't joking around.

The contributors on our Kickstarter get to see it, and soon the Networks will as well...

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    Your name in the credits as a Producer, VIP Invitations to Super Reality events and screenings, access to advanced screenings and cuts of the show, and an invitations to join us on set!

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    Custom O.P.A.L. Force Jacket (in the Style of Captain Universe or Lady Justice)
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