My name’s Andrew, and I like to make up crazy ass words. Luckily, I’m a writer, and I’m here to raise money for a project that I’ve been working on for many years now. It’s called MILLIONS. It’s a dramedy about six suburbanite friends that embark on an ambitious but dangerous journey to become millionaires before they turn 30. It’s like Entourage in a suburban setting, but with a dark Sopranos twist. It’s a series ultimately about our dreams and how money can fuel or destroy them depending on the path we choose. The story is made up of an ensemble cast and is character driven first and foremost. As an artist this is a project very near and dear to my heart, because although it’s highly fictionalized, it’s very personal to me. I'm here to graciously ask for your contributions if you think it’s as exciting and intriguing a project as I do. I am biased of course.
The first season is entirely written, and we’ve assembled an extremely talented and experienced crew, who are ready to go to work. But financing is our last missing piece of the puzzle. We’re here to raise $8,000 in 32 days (until October 29) to help fund at least our first episode. With it, my ambition is to create an exceptionally entertaining show that can stand proudly next to most TV shows out there. It’s a show made for the twenty-something generation struggling to find a place in a society that worships money and youth.
For an idea of our vision for the series AND to convince you that your money will be in good hands we've put together the above sample trailer, which we're calling the MILLIONS MIXTAPE. This was done with absolutely no money, except the generous work of our talented and amazing friends.
But the show is a whole different ballgame and we can’t do this without your help! We’re offering plenty of fantastic rewards for your pledges, which include exclusive merchandise, personalized sketches, on-set access, walk-on roles, and party invites. However, the money we’re raising here is not even close to enough for the entire season (filmmaking is ridiculously expensive as you probably know), so the episodes we do complete will not air publicly until we finish the entire season. BUT as a Kickstarter backer you will have exclusive access to screening the episodes as they’re completed. We hope to fund subsequent episodes with finished ones through various other potential outlets (sponsors, etc.) or even return to Kickstarter depending on how this round goes. Either way, we’re determined and certain that the first season will be completed.
Our tentative start shooting date is the summer of 2011, but we’ll be giving regular production updates on our blog at www.iamricherthanyou.com or www.millionstheseries.com (which will officially launch in the next few weeks). In addition to production updates, the blog will be updated daily with various content outside of the show, including artist and entrepreneur video interviews and my personal vlog and blog commentary on diverse subjects. So please visit the site regularly while we’re in the midst of raising money!
Thank you for reading, and your generous support will be more than appreciated! Hopefully we don’t let you down in bringing you an entertaining show!
P.S. RE: REWARDS $75 OR MORE – You’re wondering if Terence and I have any talent whatsoever, so check out this link for samples: www.flickr.com/photos/millionstheseries/sets/72157625013362864/detail
P.P.S. RE: REWARDS $ 250 OR MORE – You’re wondering what the shirt will actually look like. Well it looks badass. You can see a prototype here: www.flickr.com/photos/millionstheseries/sets/72157625042603128/detail
Created and Written by Andrew Chung
Directed and Edited by eMCee and Andrew Chung
Motion Graphics by Ash Edwards www.ashedwards.com
Sound Editing by Kevin Chamberlain
Make-up by Tiffany Moh
Super Assistance by Terence Chung and Tiffany Lee-Looi
Starring Calvin Yeung as Brandon, Willson Luong as Deron, Terry Lee as Mary, Nathan Chung as Jay, Mark Dones as Eddie, and Andrew Chung as Charlie
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- (32 days)