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Meet/Cute: A Rom-Com Podcast

Meet/Cute is a new look at narrative podcasts; part rom-com, part sit-com, all pod-com.

Meet/Cute: A Rom-Com Podcast

Meet/Cute is a new look at narrative podcasts; part rom-com, part sit-com, all pod-com.

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About

Let's cut to chase...

CUE THE QUICK PITCH:

Meet/Cute is a wacky, ensemble-driven narrative podcast created by independent artists. We are committed to making work that is fun and accessible for our audience and our artists. (See the below nitty-gritty for more information)

Why MEET/CUTE?

If you love Community, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother and other ensemble-driven shows, then this podcast is for you! Not to be cliche, we genuinely believe this podcast is for you. Meet/Cute is the perfect blend of rom-com and sit-com fun, whenever and wherever you want it.

Meet/Cute is a genre-bending, new look at narrative podcasts.  It is part rom-com, part sit-com, part hangout-com...all pod-com (see what we did there).  It is zany, heartwarming, and downright foolish at times. It is messy, goofy, and unfiltered. It’s mutha effin’ Meet/Cute! *Cue the obnoxious air horn*

The show follows two podcasters and their cheeky pals as they navigate their war torn relationships. A battle over the coveted podcast title "Meet/Cute" leads to hilarity and rivalry. Along the way, friendships blossom as deals are struck and understandings realized. This scripted podcast is full of twists and turns, brought to life by a talented cast and crew, but it needs YOU to complete the project! That’s right, we are asking you to dig deep in your hearts (and pockets) to help us fund this brand-spanking-new podcast. 

Here is a quick 3-minute preview of the podcast you will be making possible:

THE NITTY GRITTY

 "SHOW ME THE MONEY." -JERRY MAGUIRE 

Podcasting might seem like a cheap and easy thing to do, but that can’t be further from the truth.

We absolutely love how inclusive and accessible podcasting is. Seriously, how amazing it is that we can listen to quality podcasts for free. But that takes investors, like you, to believe in the art and keeping it accessible through your generous donations. Please be our angel. Here is what you will be investing in:

  1. Compensation for the artists*. This is the number one most important part of this Kickstarter. Currently, we have our team working on a delicious, but-thoroughly-unacceptable advancement of taquitos and wine. Please help us remedy this asap. 
  2. Graphic Design (seriously isn’t our logo sweet!)
  1. Website hosting and domain name: www.meetcute-pod.com  
     
  2. Marketing material and advertisements
     
  3. Additional production expenses to pull off our most ambitious episode yet.  A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA FINALE recorded live in front of a studio audience at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro.
     
  4. Stretch Goal if we meet our goal: Rental cost of quality recording equipment and production craft services for all the rehearsals and recordings.  That’s right, the Kickstarter goal doesn’t even come close to cover these costs.
     
  5. Bonus Stretch Goal: If we raise enough money, we can begin planning a second season, and the ultimate dream goal: pay the co-creators for all of their amazing work on this project.
     

*Fun fact: Each episode has 4-10 actors, multiple script drafts developed by a group of writers, an official table read, recording by an audio engineer, then multiple audio drafts by our audio designer/director...that is a crap-ton of artist hours that need and deserve to be compensated.

The Budget Breakdown
 

We want you to know exactly where your money is going, so here is a piechart. (Our love of Rom-coms and sitcoms is close to being matched by our love for pie charts... Mmmmm data visualization)

THE CLOSER:

Even if you haven't listened to this podcast yet, if you support the idea that art should be accessible, please contribute. If you found any of this campaign intriguing and funny, this podcast will bring you joy. If you have listened and you find the actors endearing and extremely talented (Cuz you know that’s true), if you loved the writing and audio design (talent galore, people!), or if you just plain love to laugh, please help us fund this wacky beast of a show.  We thank you so much for your support, we couldn’t do this without you!!

“AND THERE’S ONLY ONE PERSON THAT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I CAN FLY… THAT’S YOU.” – HITCH
 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk and challenge for this project is that the project will not reach enough audience members, and the project will fizzle. We have already recorded 80% of the season and in the process of developing and completing the remaining 20%. There is low potential that this season will not be completed. We have already hit and ran right over tons of roadblocks that we have smashed right through and used it to our advantage. The number one thing we know is that nothing ever goes entirely as planned, so we are adept to being flexible and remembering, sh*t happens. That is part of what makes this process so exciting. But the remaining factor is this is how we feel about this project:
“YOU JUMP, I JUMP, REMEMBER? I CAN’T TURN AWAY WITHOUT KNOWING YOU’LL BE ALRIGHT.” – TITANIC

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