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The pilot for a comedy series about four underachieving twenty-somethings who strive for success with mixed results. Read more

Saginaw, MI Film & Video
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The pilot for a comedy series about four underachieving twenty-somethings who strive for success with mixed results.

Saginaw, MI Film & Video
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About the show:

(Un)employed is a comedy series about four underachieving twenty-somethings who strive for success with mixed results. The main cast features Mike Blodgett (First Hour Movies), who plays Tyrone; Eric Hurst (Your Brain on Tech), who plays Steve; Aaron Warner, who plays Berry; and Marla Carter, who plays Emily. The show will focus on the day-to-day lives of the four main characters as they try to gain some footing and find their individual places in the world. Joining them will be Alex Seder, a resident extra; Paul Walter Hauser (First Hour Movies, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, What's Wrong with Virginia) actor and contributing writer; and Brian Gotts (Your Brain on Tech), producer and director extraordinaire.

Why we need your help:

This Kickstarter project is intended to help finance the production of the pilot episode of (Un)employed, a comedy series intended for television and web distribution. The script is polished, the characters are fleshed out, and the table read is done; all we need now are a few generous producers. In order to film our pilot episode, we need to raise enough money to purchase the necessary equipment (microphone, boom pole, audio recorder, tripod), as well as props and makeup, and secure extras and shooting locations. All money earned will go towards production of the pilot episode and the equipment will be used to continue producing the show.

A photo of the cast: Mike, Eric, Aaron, Marla, and Alex

Follow along:

You can find updates here on the Kickstarter, as well as Twitter and Facebook. We'll also be adding interesting bits of media at our production blog, on Tumblr.

Teaser:

Here is a little taste of what you might expect from (Un)employed.

Extra stuff:

Here are a few outtakes from our Kickstarter video.

FAQ

  • After filming and editing, we'll be posting the pilot on the web, as well as sending it out to television networks or anyone who will watch it. We hope to continue the show, be it on the web or on television.

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  • If you are the person who indeed receives the $100 or more reward, you can name the waiter character (almost) anything. You can't use profanity or any other types of obscenities. You can think of silly names, as long as it is reasonably believable. His name cannot be a product, brand name, or copyrighted word. We will contact you via e-mail if you receive the reward and have a discussion until we reach a firm agreement. Have fun with it. Only the first name of the waiter will be spoken in the episode.

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  • If, unfortunately, we don't reach our goal of $1000, no donators will be charged and we will receive no money.

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    30 backers

    "Special Thanks To" credit in the pilot episode.

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    3 backers Limited (3 left of 6)

    An original, signed, shooting script of one of the cast members.

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    "Producer" credit in the pilot episode.

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    The ability to name a supporting character (male waiter, speaking role) in the pilot episode. This is at the discretion of the crew.

Funding period

- (30 days)