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Dark Alley is a fast-paced, hilarious sitcom full of insane characters, crazy action and non-stop laughs.
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I have been writing and performing comedy for over 20 years. Making people laugh is one of my greatest joys. I am very passionate about creating funny and engaging entertainment.

I'm raising funds to help pay for the production of my television pilot Dark Alley. I need the cash to pay for crew, equipment, actors, travel, hotels, food, location rental, wardrobe, and any other incidentals that might pop up. The average budget for a production like this is usually about 5 times what I am asking. Luckily, I have an amazing production company that is working with me on the budget. They are helping to keep the budget low and manageable while at the same time delivering a quality product. 

Dark Alley is a script I wrote about a year ago. It sat inside my computer collecting virtual dust for quite a long time. About a month ago I dusted it off, read it, and laughed out loud the whole time. I had forgotten that it was so funny. I decided I had to at least try and make this little dream of mine come true. I've let a couple of people I trust and admire look over the script and they love it as well. Their kind words of encouragement helped fuel those creative fires in my belly. 

Utilizing the friends I made during my 5 years as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, I have assembled some wonderfully gifted comedic actors to help bring the characters to life. I'm also using my connections from working on several productions for Adult Swim to put together a talented crew. They will help ensure every minute of footage looks as good or better than most shows currently on TV. Once shooting is complete, I will personally edit the show together. I've worked professionally as an editor for 15 years. This is another way I'm keeping the costs low.

I know this is a worthwhile endeavor. With your help I promise to make a great show that is fast, funny, and a kick in the pants to watch. 

Please visit http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVWbkqezmB0RiBk1PqpMNWa5Kh4KUY3qh to view samples of my previous work and testimonials, as well as update videos from me as telling you more about my project the kickstarter progresses.

TESTIMONIAL #1: Ben Schwartz (Jean Ralphio - Parks and Rec)

UPDATE #1 

 TESTIMONIAL #2: Amber Nash (Pam - Archerand Lucky Yates (Kreiger - Archer)

UPDATE #2 

 TESTIMONIAL #3: Henry Zebrowski (Gary - Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell)

UPDATE #3

  TESTIMONIAL #4: Rich Sommer (Harry Crane - Mad Men)

UPDATE #4  

 TESTIMONIAL #5: Keith Alcorn (Co-Creator/Co-Director - Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius)

  TESTIMONIAL #6: Puddles the Clown

  TESTIMONIAL #7: Dana Snyder (Master Shake - Aqua Teen Hunger Force)

 TESTIMONIAL #8: Ricki Derek (World Famous Professional Lounge Show Singer)

 TESTIMONIAL #9: Dave Willis (Co-Creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell)

 Final Update

Risks and challenges

The risks of my project are the same risks that come with any television production. Scheduling conflicts, malfunctioning equipment, and time constraints. I am very detailed oriented when it comes to pre-production. I do my very best to make sure everything is ready way before any bit of data is recored onto a camera's memory card. I am aware of many pot holes on the road to a successful shoot and I will do my best to avoid them.

My team consists of a very talented and prolific production company that will make my project look and feel fantastic. I trust their expertise explicitly and I know they will be able to roll with any issue that may pop up during production.

My years of work in entertainment will serve me well as i move forward with the shoot and post production. I have worked in the television and film industry for over 20 years. I've worked on very successful productions such as Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (Nickelodeon/Paramount), Ice Age The Meltdaown (Blue Sky/Fox), Horton Hears a Who (Blue Sky/Fox), Archer (FX), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult swim), and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (Adult swim). I also have been creating my own short films over the past 20 years, that have been seen on PBS, MTV, Spike and Mike's, and film festivals around the world. I was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York for 5 years, where I wrote and performed comedy on a weekly basis.

I am very passionate about producing quality work that is accessible and funny. I can't wait to unleash this beast onto the world.

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    I will send you a personal e-mail thanking you for helping make a little bitty boy from Texas dream come true.

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    Pics, Pics, Pics! I will email you pictures from the shoot on the day, so you can see all the cool stuff your money is helping make possible. And I will send you a selfie with baby carrots in my nostrils.

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    Not only will you get e-mailed the pics from the previous reward, but I will mail you an autographed copy of the script! If the show gets picked up, the script will be worth like 5 bucks on ebay!

    PLUS link to see the final show once completed.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All the previous stuff and a BOWLING SHIRT! I will be printing bowling shirts with the name of the show on them. It will be the same bowling shirts the staff of Dark Alley wears on the show. I'll have a few left over that I will offer to YOU!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You'll get a bowling shirt, a private link to finished show, and an invitation to the cast and crew screening party. Come and mingle with the wonderful folks you help to help me create the show. You'll also have a wrist band that allows you access to the open bar! (21 and up only) (Also you have to get to Atlanta on your own)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    1. Signed Script
    2. Bowling Shirt
    3. Link to finished show
    4. Invite to Screening Party
    5. Producer Credit

    You'll be able to tell all your friends you are a big time hollywood producer!

    PLUS an actual bowling pin with the shows logo emblazoned up it. Neat right?

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Everything from the previous Reward, plus either a picture of yourself on a wall in the background of the show, or (if you are in Atlanta) you can be an extra in the background. You'll be so famous, you'll barely be able to leave your house.

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    Everything from above rewards, AND I will fly you in for the premiere party and put you up in a hotel for the night.
    BUT WAIT THERE"S MORE, I will name one of the characters in this episode after you!
    (the character name is limited to one person, so first come first served. What are you waiting on! Donate 10,000 bucks already!)

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