This absurd sitcom pilot stars America's Next Top Mortal, Lizzie Boredom, an aspiring star who attempts to cheat death through fame. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 6, 2012.
About this project
I'm entering my comedy pilot, Killing Time with LIzzie Boredom, in the New York Television Festival's Pilot Competition, and I need your help! If I can raise $6,000 in pledges before January 5th, I can shoot Killing Time with a high production value. However, if the pledges don't add up to $6,000, then you don't get charged, and I don't get anything. That's right, it's all or nothing. Stakes are high. If you believe in this project, like I do, please donate as much as you can, and share this link with others!
Continue reading to find out more about this awesome show!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Killing Time with Lizzie Boredom is an absurd sitcom about a young woman's attempt to become a celebrity. Ironically, she is also an agoraphobic hypochondriac. Inspired by the self-deprecating comedy of performers like Maria Bamford and Eugene Mirman, similar to the grotesque humor of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and riddled with Buster Keaton-style physical comedy, Killing Time will investigate the desire for fame as a coping mechanism for dealing with our own mortality.
Lizzie Boredom leads two opposing lives, and each episode criss-crosses between them. Lizzie's mundane and morbid home life depicts her as she battles her own mania: her inability to leave the house, her fear of mortality and her tendency to overeat. Lizzie escapes these demons by jumping into an over-the-top imaginary life where she acts out familiar scenes that mock typical television tropes.
WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE
Killing Time is a story about American culture in the information age. It questions our narcissistic use of technology as a way to achieve notoriety and, in a sense, immortality. At its core, it gives exposure to the modern-day existential crisis.
With your pledge, I can hire a professional crew to shoot a high-quality pilot. Upon completion, this pilot will be entered in the New York Television Festival Pilot Competition and pitched to networks like Comedy Central and Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim".
By supporting this project, you will be helping pay for costs incurred during a three-day shoot (professional production crew salaries, props, equipment rental, and location costs).
Lizzie Boredom is a character that I've been loosely developing for a couple years. A close friend once told me, "she is all of your worst qualities, and none of the good ones."
I have been working on film and video projects since I was 14, working mostly in experimental and documentary cinema. I've always been a fan of dark comedy, so now I am attempting to bring these production techniques to a new genre.
In recent years, I have worked as an educator and a film editor. I am currently the Head of Development at Hard Working Movies and spend my free time frequenting creative events in New York and beyond.
You can link to some of my previous video work by clicking here.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks so much! You'll be listed on my website as a "Kickstarter Backer".Estimated delivery:
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Special edition Killing Time with Lizzie Boredom computer or cell phone WALLPAPER! + listing on the website as a "Kickstarter Backer".Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive one-week access to a SNEAK PREVIEW of the pilot episode on a password-protected Vimeo location + all the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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A SIGNED DVD of the pilot episode with a DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY track + all the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Invitation to ROCK OUT with the CAST AND CREW in at the official after party in Brooklyn, NY! Enjoy trashy snacks, booze, and a screening of the pilot! + all the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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A limited-edition "Killing Time with Lizzie Boredom" high-quality, matte-finish POSTER with a painting by the Art Director, Maggie Muldoon + all the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Lizzie Boredom will draw a DISTURBING PORTRAIT DEPICTING YOUR DEATH + all the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Choose from a SKYPE or PHONE THERAPY SESSION with Lizzie Boredom (an unqualified and unlicensed therapist). Selected video clips will appear online with your discretion + all $75 rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Enjoy a TRASHY AND INDULGENT DINNER PARTY and feel sorry for yourself with Lizzie Boredom (outside NYC area must pay travel). Selected video clips will appear online + all $75 rewards.Estimated delivery:
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit + all $75 rewards.Estimated delivery:
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit, general praise for the rest of your life + all $75 rewards.Estimated delivery:
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