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Locally Grown is a comedy series that celebrates the quirky characters and funny situations that arise at a local farmers market.

It's definitely time for an intervention.

http://youtu.be/Sr6tjuDSwv0

We're getting a little worried about Simon and the pants...

Lisa and Lorraine on pants...

Actor Freak Out Leaked Video

About the Series

Locally Grown (www.locallygrowntv.com) is a comedy web series that celebrates quirky characters and their entertaining situations at a local farmers market. Think a mix between Portlandia, Modern Family and Arrested Development set in a fictional northwest market.

The series follows the Granger Family and their connection to the community, the market and each other.

  • Grandpa Edmund can’t seem to give up his “rein” on the farm. He knows there’s only one right way to get something done…his way.
  • His absent-minded wife, Gigi, agrees with everybody all the time.
  • Their daughter, Liza, is the ‘whoops' daughter – a country girl turned yuppy conservative with a misguided passion to find her passion.
  • Their other daughter, Sam, is successor to the farm. Between that, her dad, her husband and the kids, she’s just trying to keep it all together.
  • Hubby Jim is an honest, spiritual man who dreams of utopian society.
  • Their daughter, Courtney, is a staunch vegan with wanderlust.
  • Son Eddie Jr.’s business smarts put Donald Trump to shame.
        •                                                                                                                   The thing is… the Grangers are the most normal people at the market
          There's a hoard of zany characters like… 
  • Wayne, the wheelchair bound hippy with political aspirations.
  • Burke, the young, germaphobe busker, and
  • Ruth, the Market Master a.k.a. ‘Godfather’ of the market.

…just to name a few. 

We will also be featuring actors, musicians and other entertainers that live in and around the Pacific Northwest in guest-starring roles, as well as surprise cameo appearances by characters from other local web series and films. 

How We'll Use Your Contribution

We are not going lie to you. Filmmaking involves a lot of long, hard hours put in by cast and crew. Your generous donations will be used for Locally Grown’s production, post-production and marketing costs for the pilot episode. That means everything you see on screen from props to sets to costumes to make up to special effects to actors. Plus our website, t-shirts, tote bags…you get the picture. 

We have an abundance of talented professionals 'locally grown' in Seattle who have worked on major motion pictures and television shows. And we want these hometown folks to work with us. But they cost money. So your donation also goes toward attracting these talented individuals. 

It also helps pay for everything behind the camera -- including the camera itself, production, design and art departments, plus feeding the crew and actors. They get really cranky if you don’t feed them. It gets ugly. And since we are not making a zombie movie, cannibalism would be totally out of line. 

When you think about it, you’re not giving the money to us, you’re giving it to the vision you are creating on the screen. That means when you share Locally Grown with your peeps, you are going to be able to say, “Yep, I made this entire community happen.” In fact, you will have become a vital part of the community. 

Our sincerest gratitude for visiting and helping us bring this funny, quirky series to life. 

Other Ways You Can Help 

Why You Should Back this Series

Because when we say ‘locally grown,’ we are not just talking about creating a hit comedy series, we are also talking about growing and integrating an entire community of entertainers, artists, actors, musicians, and filmmakers that we’ll spotlight throughout the series and on our website. We will also spotlight local vendors so they can offer their wares to a larger audience. 

We aim to entertain you with a comedic look at the market community.  Beyond that, though, we want to help promote and educate people on actual markets and all they stand for: Local vendors, sustainability, health, wellness, connection to your community. 

You need some laughs, we need some financial support – together we can help Locally Grown reach the national audience it deserves. 
 
 
Other Stuff About Us
 

We have successfully produced many compelling shorts and TV shows, including The Divine Marigolds, Stop Requested, and Star Trek: Phoenix. We’ve also co-produced on several shorts, including Bobbie Ellis is Gonna Kick Your Ass (Winner Best Comedy Short Breckenridge Festival of Film 2012); Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Official Selection 2012), All My Presidents and Bunker (both also Official 2012 SIFF Selections). 

Plus we’ve produced industrials such as SHINE and United Way’s Spirit of Caring Awards video.

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    LOCALLY SOURCED PACKAGE: For just about the cost of a tall espresso you will receive a thank you on our website, Facebook and Kickstarter pages. And get a first look at the “Freak Out” video where Simon thinks the camera has stopped rolling. Sharing this with 10 of your friends will make us do the happy dance farmers-market style.

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    COMMUNITY PACKAGE: In addition to everything in the Locally Sourced Package, you’ll get exclusive first-peek access to behind-the-scenes footage and photos of the pilot shoot. And you’ll receive exclusive email updates from the set during the shoot.

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    FLOWER CHILD PACKAGE: You’ll receive an “I am Locally Grown” wallpaper image in addition to everything in the Community Package.

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    SUSTAINABLE PACKAGE: We’ll make you privy to a top-secret family recipe for El Diablo’s Hot Sauce. Easy to make and delish! Plus you’ll get everything in the Flower Child Package.

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    O! ORGANIC PACKAGE: A mouth-watering Locally Grown Virtual Recipe Book featuring recipes handed down for generations of cooking, and a special thanks in the end credits of the pilot episode. You will also get exclusive first-peak access to behind-the-scenes footage and photos of the pilot shoot and email updates during the shoot.

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    FREE RANGE PACKAGE: Holy cow! You’ll get to see the pilot before we premiere it live in Seattle through private online-pre-screening access and a Locally Grown tote bag! Plus everything in the O! Organic Package.

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    RECYCLABLE PACKAGE: You’ll receive an already in-demand Locally Grown t-shirt (adult S/M/L/XL), plus access to the private online pre-screening of the pilot, and everything in the O! Organic Package!

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    GROW YOUR OWN PACKAGE: You’ll receive one children’s “I am Locally Grown” t-shirt (S/M/L), plus an autographed copy of the pilot episode script signed by the cast, and everything in the O! Organic Package.

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    BOUNTIFUL BUSKER PACKAGE: A short, personalized song will be written and recorded just for you (or the person of your choice) by award-winning blues musician Michael Wilde. You can also use it as a ring tone. Plus everything in the O! Organic Package.

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    THE ACT LOCALLY PACKAGE A: Acting locally ourselves, two of our producers will provide eight hours of time each assisting a local Seattle entity of your choosing, document the experience and share it on our website, in our social media and with our press contacts. And you’ll get Producer credit on screen and on IMDB (imdb.com).

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    THE ACT LOCALLY PACKAGE B: You’ll get a walk on role in an episode and we’ll document the day for you, plus we’ll give you the VIP treatment for the star you are. (Sorry, no air fare provided.) You will also receive IMDB credit (imdb.com) as your character in addition to Producer credit on the pilot.

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    HEIRLOOM PACKAGE A: We will write, produce, shoot and deliver a 30-second broadcast commercial for you or your chosen organization (does not include air time charges). Plus you’ll get Executive Producer credit on screen and on IMDB (imdb.com) for the pilot.

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    HEIRLOOM PACKAGE B: We’ll work with you 1:1 to create a personally tailored package of the incentives above with equal value to the Heirloom Package A incentives.

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