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Married w/o Kids Web Series: Season 1

A new comedy episodic series that follows two Black artists struggling to make it in Brooklyn while married w/o kids.

Married w/o Kids Web Series: Season 1

A new comedy episodic series that follows two Black artists struggling to make it in Brooklyn while married w/o kids.

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About

Married w/o Kids, a comedy web series about two young Black artists living in Brooklyn, trying to make their dreams happen while managing their day jobs, wavering friendships and their relationship.

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 INSPIRATION:  I was inspired to write this series from moments in my own life. I found my situation unique as my husband and I are both artists who came to New York after college to live out our dreams together.  With transitions in our careers, change in our neighborhood due to gentrification affecting our rent, and self doubt on whether or not we should continue to pursue our creative aspirations, I started finding humor in the ways we'd work out the new and complicated moments in our relationship.

For instance, like Moving-In together. This simple, yet complicated process can test a relationship, and it turns out to be the case for Jamila, a Visual Artist, and her long time beaux Isaac, a Jazz Musician.  Moving forward in relationships is inevitable, it’s the sharing space part with your partner that becomes a bit tricky. Especially when on the day one is moving-in, the other forgets, as it’s the same day that the new basketball season begins. For Jamila and Isaac, the boundaries of their relationship will be tested one box at a time. 

Isaac 'helping' Jamila move in but his focus is on the game.
Isaac 'helping' Jamila move in but his focus is on the game.

 Why we need Kickstarter: Simply put, we need Kickstarter to help us shoot the remaining episodes of Season One! The success of MWOK is primarily due to our hard working cast, crew, small team of producers and editors who work for free to low scale rates simply because they believe in our vision and want to make this show a reality. We originally intended only to shoot the pilot episode, but due to great responses from our group of supporters, we decided to finish filming the season and shoot five more episodes including the season finale. In order to continue the season and sustain production value, we need financial support.

Jamila and Carmen celebrate Jamila's move-in
Jamila and Carmen celebrate Jamila's move-in

 Break-Down of our Production Budget: 

  • Cast
  • Crew
  • Camera equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Sound equipment
  • Craft Services
  • Wardrobe
  • Transportation
  • Locations
  • Production Design
  • Permits & Production Insurance
  • Post-Production
  •  Publicity/Marketing Cost

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR DONATION:  Besides the opportunity to support female directors and filmmakers of color on and off the screen, you also get 5- New Episodes and tons of behind-the-scenes content, cool merch, on-screen credits, digital downloads, and more! Check out the rewards to the right and watch out for updates with new content and limited-time perks. Join us in creating Married w/o Kids the web series. 

MWOK Limited Edition Panel Cap
MWOK Limited Edition Panel Cap
MWOK Fanny Pack
MWOK Fanny Pack
MWOK Coffee Mug
MWOK Coffee Mug
MWOK Laptop Sticker
MWOK Laptop Sticker
MWOK Hoodie
MWOK Hoodie

MEET THE FILMMAKERS & CREATIVES:  

TAMEEKA COLON-PARSON (Creator/ Writer/ Director) Native New Yorker, raised in The Bronx, Tameeka Colón-Parson discovered her love of writing, directing and producing for film and television, freelancing as a video producer for one year shortly after moving to Brooklyn in 2013 to pursue her career in production. Tameeka has earned her M.F.A. in Cinema Arts Producing from Brooklyn College, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. Her silent film "Perfect Stranger" was not only selected as a Faculty Pick of 2016 but was also selected as a finalist for the Glamour and Girlgaze #NewView Film Competition in 2017. Since then, she has gone on to make original content and has collaborated with The Bennett Sisters, Toshi Reagon, Brooklyn Ballet and AfroPunk, as well as producing music videos for artists such as Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter, Anna Wise (Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A ButterFly) "Go". Tameeka wants to tell stories that are relatable, funny, emotionally engaging and inspires hope. 

 MALCOLM PARSON  (Music Composer) Malcolm Parson is a professional cellist, music producer and composer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Malcolm’s first break came in 2016 when he composed the main theme for From The Kill Pen, a documentary by Sharon Boeckle that won Best Documentary at Nova International Film Festival. That same year, he recorded on Brian McOmber’s score for MA, Toru, and recorded as 1st cellist on Tamar Kali's score for MudBound, an Oscar nominated film directed by Dee Rees. In 2018, he scored The World's Greatest Storyteller, a short film directed by Horatio Baltz that has screened at festivals such as Athens International Film Festival, The Lower East Side FIlm Festival, and Bushwick Film Festival. Recently, Parson co-composed the score to Little Woods, a crime thriller western film written and directed by Nia DaCosta, with Brian McOmber that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, released on April 19, 2019 by Neon.  

 STEPHEN CAVALIERO (Cinematographer) A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Cinema Studies, Stephen Cavaliero is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and artist born and raised in New York City.  Starting as an Editor's Assistant in 2008, he honed his technical skills and understanding of the filmmaking process by working with filmmakers such as Jonathan Hock, Jonathan Stack, and Edward R. Pressman. In 2014, he began to explore and to work in aerial cinematography under the tutelage of Paul Callahan of Southgate Films, where he worked as a cinematographer, producer, and editor. Stephen has earned his M.F.A. in Cinematography from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn, New York.

EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! Every donation matters to help us reach our goals. On behalf of the MWOK cast and crew, I would like to thank you all for your continued support! If you like what you see, help us spread the word! Share our campaign on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you check out our website too. 

Isaac says, "Thank You"!
Isaac says, "Thank You"!

 THANK YOU!  Your support means the world to us and we can't make this all happen without YOU! We hope to keep making you laugh for the rest of Season One! 

FOLLOW US: 

Facebook: fb.me/marriedwokids

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriedwokids/

Twitter: @mwok_series

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is reaching our goal, if we don't raise our goal, we won't be able to keep any money raised thus far.

We are a team of very creative and resourceful individuals with over 10 years of collective experience in writing, production, social media, music and film. The challenges we anticipate relate to shooting schedules, small crew and editing teams. We aim to start principal photography April 2020, at the top of Spring where more freelance projects kick up. We've allowed for these challenges in our shooting schedule. Cast and crew are fully committed to seeing this project to the end with episodes expected to debut in August 2020.

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