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Research. Everything you ever wanted to know about anything ever.

Welcome to Research.

From the creative team that brought you the award-winning short film Sudden Death! comes Research. - a comedy web series. 

*please visit http://www.researchseries.com for more information

Everything you wanted to know about anything ever.

Research. is a hilarious comedy web series that we'll be shooting at the beginning of 2012.  

Dave has been hired by a certifiable genius to run his new research and testing facility. He must navigate a maze of eccentric colleagues to run a successful (or even functional) lab. Hilarity ensues (doesn't it always? Think along the lines of Arrested Development or Party Down.) Eight (8) episodes are written for this season at approximately 5 min. a piece to be released every other week.  We also have seven (7) thirty second to one minute bumpers for the in between weeks.  That’s two solid months of free original content!

LOGLINE:  Hired at the behest of an imaginary golden puma by a certifiable "genius," Dave must navigate a maze of eccentric colleagues to run a successful (or even functional) research and testing facility.

What are you doing with my money??

A lot!  We are committed to stretching every dollar as far as it will go.  (We are bargain basement heroes!)  That being said, we are also committed to making Research. look and feel like a million bucks.  

Here's what we'll use your money towards:

  • Locations and Props/Set Dressing.  A research and testing facility probably won't let us just walk in their doors.  We will have to rent a location and design & decorate the rooms to fit out needs.
  • Equipment.  Camera needs, lights, dollies and track - it all adds up.
  • Costumes.  Lab coats, hospital gowns... and maybe a few other surprises, will all have to be rented for the duration of our shooting schedule.
  • Crew.  Although some of us will be working without a pay check, we would like to pay those who we can and reimburse them for what they purchase to put into the project. (tape, clothes pins, etc. - yes, we really need them!)
  • Food.  A fed crew is a happy crew.  Our days are long and a hot meal goes a long way.

*please visit http://www.researchseries.com for more information

How does Kickstarter even work?

It's pretty simple:

  • We set a goal.
  • We set a deadline (Monday, November  14!)
  • You pledge whatever you can to help us reach that goal. Bigger pledges get bigger rewards from us. (like tee shirts, Christmas ornaments and secret links – you can even get a character named after you!)
  • If we reach (or hopefully far exceed) our goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged, we get our funding, and you get the cool reward you chose.
  • If we don't reach our goal by the deadline, your credit card is NOT charged, and you do NOT get the cool rewards.
  • Shipping is included in the cost of rewards (except for international shipping).
  • It's okay to exceed our goal (we’ll be able to use real puppies on set rather then Doug’s stuffed Zeke!) but it's NOT okay to make even a penny less than our goal.
  • In short, we have to make our goal by the deadline, or we don't get our funding, and you don't get your rewards.

What rewards?

You always get something for your money...even if you pledge as little as one dollar. Check out the fun, unique, and meaningful rewards on the right hand side of your screen. Pick something you like (may we suggest a package that includes a one-of-a-kind Research. ornament? Or the special edition DVD of Sudden Death! with tons of extras? Starting at $50) because your pledges will help us redefine the level of comedy and quality for web series so we can create an outstanding product.

Why should you support this web series?

We'd never ask you to support something we wouldn't put our own necks on the line for.  Just as with Sudden Death! we are stretching our time, resources and money as far as they can possibly take us and will continue to do so to make a great web series.   Research. will be a web series of superior writing, directing, production and of course, comedy.  (that is what we do isn’t it?)

We believe in this project!

Research. has been in development for nearly 9 months.  We’ve gone through numerous drafts and brought on the very best cast and crew.  We know that Research. is going to be fun, funny, unique and entertaining (and hilarious of course). We’ll be bringing you a new product in a way you’ve never seen it before with the quality and commitment with which we created Sudden Death!  Come on, would Doug Jones steer you wrong? 

So join us!  And let’s create something wonderful together.

Join Research. on Facebook.  Tweet with us on Twitter.  

And check out what we're all about on our website – http://www.researchseries.com

We're here for you.  If you have questions, comments, great research or Research. ideas let us know!  Contact us at: info@mildlyfearsomefilms.com

FAQ

  • The answer to that is... keep giving! We're only done once we've run out of time. The goal we've set is the minimum that we need to make Research. We're hoping to far exceed that goal.

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  • The episodes will be airing in Spring 2012 and will be available at http://www.researchseries.com

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  • The entire creative team (and much of the crew) is behind Research. The writer/director, producers, some actors, composer and editor are all a part of Research. It's the next project from Mildly Fearsome Films (who brought you Sudden Death!). We've had a great run with Sudden Death! and can't wait to get to this next project!

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  • Doug will be playing the role of Denny, the lovable recurring test patient. It won't really be like any role you've seen Doug play before (or at least we haven't). We're excited, Doug's excited... everyone's excited!

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  • While the exact dates are still up in the air, we'll most likely be shooting in January of 2012.

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  • Then you're awesome, and we love you.

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    Love and huge thank you email from the director on behalf of the entire cast and crew in the form of a handmade digital Thank You note! You'll also get exclusive updates here on Kickstarter plus love on the "Research." Facebook page and website.

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    A specially handcrafted one-of-a-kind "Research." Thank you card sent through the good ole USPS from the director and producers. Plus updates here on Kickstarter and love on the "Research." Facebook page and website.

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    Does that $10 reward look good to you? What if we add a special link to outtakes from our Doug Jones "Research." announcement video? Trust me, they're worth their weight in gold.

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    $25 Drive, anyone? The creative team that brought you "Sudden Death!" is bringing back the $25 Drive. Donate $25 and we'll send you a copy of our award-winning short film, "Sudden Death!" Easy peasy. (plus love - you always get love) Add $15 for international shipping.

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    Get all the wonderful perks of the $25 package - yes, a fabulous "Sudden Death!" DVD - but you will also get a one-of-a-kind, handmade "Research." Christmas ornament. Or if you're my family, a Hanukkah ornament. They're great. You'll love them. *Available for the $50 package only!!

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    A signed SPECIAL EDITION DVD of "Sudden Death!" We've never released this DVD to the public but we're happy to announce that we're releasing it for this special fundraising project. We will also include one of our film festival posters, a personal Thank you card and lots of love on all of our web presences. (Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    All of the wonderful perks of our $75 package along with a secret, personal link to special "Research." extras, behind-the-scenes and outtakes before they're released on our "Research." website. (Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    All of the wonderful perks of our $100 package as well as a special edition "Research." tee shirt! We'll only be giving them out during our Kickstarter campaign so get yours now! (Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    All of the great perks of our $250 package -- plus... Have you ever wanted to see your name in lights? Donate $500 or more and we'll name one of the characters in the "Research." web series after you. Yup. We'll do it.

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    $1000 - what are you - a saint? Get all of the perks of our fabulous $500 package and snag an Executive Producer credit on our website and IMDB for the "Research." web series. It doesn't get better than that.

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