CTRL.ALT.DEL: Season 1
• 5 episodes, 10-15 minutes in length
• "Like a clever cross between 'Girls' and 'Sex and the City'... but darker."
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About the Show
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CTRL.ALT.DEL is a dark comedy that follows Carson (Gabrielle Christian), a free-spirited girl in her late-twenties who lacks direction in her life. She has no job, no true 'passion' or calling, but she has a solid group of friends, an online Vlog she updates regularly, and a steady boyfriend - though he doesn't quite understand her quarter-life crisis. After landing a job as a casting assistant to entertainment industry titan Aggie Carter (Ash Lendzion), Carson's journey towards self-discovery goes from zero to full-speed almost instantly.
While Carson is constantly plagued by misfortune and chaos, she is always surrounded by colorful people who help light the way towards her personal success and growth. Carson documents her journey on her vlog, and her YouTube channel ends up gaining a much larger audience than intended. With every step she takes, we watch the chaos unfold along with the entire world. Carson is the reflection of truth that some of the most wonderful things can still flourish in darkness. While she may not have it all figured out, she has the tenacity that carries her to surprisingly high places.
Episode 1: "Pull Your Weight"
So... Why $16,447?
Simply put, this is the exact amount of money that will help cover all the costs to produce this thing. It will allow us to deliver the entire 1st season of CTRL.ALT.DEL to you. Every single penny is going towards day rates for our talented, hard-working cast and crew, equipment rentals (cameras, lights, grip), location fees, professional sound mixing, editing and grading, and food for production days to keep everyone awake, energized, and happy.
As with all productions, the costs adds up quickly - and the show just can't happen without these necessities. This is our first campaign to launch this show, and while we want to stay reasonable, we always want to be able to offer you the highest possible production value.
The CTRL.ALT.DEL team consists of over 25 people - from the writers and producers to the cast and production crew. We all came together as a family with one common goal - we realized the potential of this project, and we want to make this show for you. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, it's ALL or NOTHING. We have a great story to tell, but these characters and this story cannot exist without you. With your help, we can get this show off the ground.
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Characters & Cast
Gabrielle Christian plays Carson - the fun, dynamic, yet aimless 28 year old vlogger who is searching for her purpose. Gabrielle has appeared on several popular and critically acclaimed series such as 'The Middle,' 'House,' 'Numb3rs,' 'CSI Miami,' 'Young Americans,' 'Drake & Josh,' and the groundbreaking 'South of Nowhere'. Gabrielle can be seen on the Emmy Award Winning web series 'Dirty Work' as well as 'The Unwritten Rules', and is currently producing a film on human trafficking called 'Breaking Chains'. She has also been recently featured on several commercials including Time Warner, Clorox, and Ross. Gabrielle hails from Washington DC and is also an advocate and spokesperson for two non-profit organizations, SIDS Educational Services and FAIR Girls.
Ash Lendzion plays Aggie - the entertainment industry titan and bitchy boss of Carson. Ash has worked on an impressive list of projects ranging from web shows and independent films to the big screen - most notably, the film 'Spring Breakers' alongside James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens. Ash graduated with a drama degree from UW and has studied improv, technique at The Groundlings and Playhouse West. Ash's talent has often been compared to that of Kristen Wiig, Rashida Jones, and Zooey Deschanel. Be sure to also catch Ash performing stand-up comedy around Los Angeles. In addition to acting, Ash also writes and creates films with her friend, Heather Morris (Glee), for their company Onewordtitle Productions.
Danny Jordan plays Reed - an uptight, nerdy journalist who is also Carson's longtime (frustrated) boyfriend. Danny is from a small town in Oklahoma that doesn't even have a post office, and moved to Los Angeles over 7 years ago. Since moving, he has booked several commercials and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno numerous times. Currently, you can watch Danny on 'Third String Kicker,' an extremely popular sketch comedy web show - they release a new video every Monday.
Nick Bolton plays Trevor - Aggie's snarky minion assistant who works alongside Carson in the chaotic casting agency. Nick is an actor originally from a small town in West Virginia. After years of performing on stage, Nick moved to Hollywood and began his transition into film. Currently known for his portrayal of Jordan James in the feature film "Birthday Cake", opposite Lee Meriwether (Batman), Jane Badler (V), and Helen Shaver (The Craft), Nick can also been seen in the upcoming web series "Project: Phoenix", alongside Golden Globe Winner Susan Blakely (Rich Man, Poor Man), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), and Linc Hand (42). Nick has also studied with the famed improv troupe The Groundlings.
Maria Russell plays LaRhonda - the loud, sassy Latina who is the 'mother hen' of Carson's group of friends and happily married to an older wealthy man. You know Maria from her many memorable roles in episodes of 'The Mentalist,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'C.S.I.,' 'Southland,' 'Kath and Kim,' 'The Bold and The Beautiful,' and 'Leverage.' Notably, her film work includes the critically acclaimed feature, "A Lousy Ten Grand." Maria often performed at the LA Improv and is a member of the well known sketch comedy troupe, Six and the City. She has had the honor of working with some of the comedy greats - Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon, and Margaret Cho.
Samantha Guarderas plays Megan - a self-made LA working woman and the abrasive, dry-humored best friend of Carson. Samantha was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She was a competitive figure skater for 11 years which led her to travel all over the country. Samantha graduated from Loyola Marymount University where she majored in Communications and now resides in West Hollywood where she studies improvisation, dramatic technique, and acting.
Gina Gretta plays Gen - a sweetly naive, air-headed hand-and-foot model who is trying to break into high fashion, and one of Carson's best friends. Gina was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts & Design. She has done multiple print and online modeling campaigns, commercials, music videos, and student films. Most recently, Gina was featured in the PSA, "Helping Parents to Rock," with Jack Black and Tenacious D. The comedic skit aired on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! She has continued to do fashion shows and make appearances in other Jimmy Kimmel skits.
About the Director
DIRECTOR, CO-WRITER, EXEC PRODUCER - Kendra Doshier hails from Anchorage, Alaska where she attended high school with co-writer Matthew Akins and actor Samantha Guarderas. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a Communication Major and concentration in TV & Film Production. Kendra has an extensive background in writing and independent filmmaking; she was a published writer for the Anchorage Daily News for four years and has written/produced several screenplays and directed several projects under her production company Number6 Films. She has worked on Top Chef: Seattle and has even had the pleasure of working with Writer/Director Nicole Conn (A Perfect Ending, Elena Undone, Little Man). Kendra has been living in Los Angeles for a year and is currently an Associate Producer for the popular entertainment news show, 'Dish Nation' (20th Century FOX).
Contact us with any questions via our FAQ, or CtrlAltDelSeries@gmail.com
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we have is raising the funds to film our web series. Again, we must stress that it's ALL OR NOTHING. If we don't meet our goal, we don't get a penny and the show doesn't happen. It's a huge risk, but we're willing to take it because we believe so fiercely in this project. The scripts for the whole season have been written, and everybody is ready to get back to work - and with your contributions, we can give you this witty, relatable, and fun show.
We realize it's our responsibility to make sure the show is at its highest potential, and that our backers are part of the process. Every dollar breathes a bit of life into CTRL.ALT.DEL - and we've included some awesome perks for you guys to show our gratitude and to give you a piece of this show to keep.
During production, our biggest challenge will always be time. We're working with over 25 people, and sometimes schedules don't match up - but we've blocked out the month of October to knock this season shoot out. We are sticking to a tight, organized schedule - but sometimes things come up, whether it's illness, locations falling through, or actors being booked for other projects and having to rearrange the production schedule. Whatever time crunches and scheduling conflicts may arise, we will find a way to make it work and get these episodes out to you as soon as possible.
On behalf of the entire cast and crew - thank you so much for your support. It really does mean the world to us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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