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ON THE VERGE is an original television series dramedy that explores the world of celebrity and the true cost of doing what's right with your life.
ON THE VERGE is an original television series dramedy that explores the world of celebrity and the true cost of doing what's right with your life.
94 backers pledged $7,390 to help bring this project to life.

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We are looking for additional funds to shoot and edit our television pilot, ON THE VERGE. We have our cast, crew, and locations, but we are in need of additional funds to help iron out our production costs.

We are scheduled to shoot the first week of December, mostly all in Brooklyn, New York. We have a very talented crew, including several individuals that have worked on other hit TV shows like RESCUE ME, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, and most recently the new FX Drama LIGHTS OUT. Our script has garnered serious attention from the network level, but being relative unknowns in the world of prime time television has forced us to produce something that can be seen off the page. It's time to shoot or perish.

ON THE VERGE examines and skewers the life of celebrity on the East Coast in New York City. It's one part ENTOURAGE, one part IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, mixed with one part LOST. The story centers around a hit comedian and the troubles surrounding his personal life and his success. His misfit brother, his mistress, and his girlfriend all angle for his attention, but he soon realizes that there's more to life and he'll have to risk everything to find it.

Though we have the professional know-how and crew already in place, the cost of equipment rentals, location fees, and other necessities leaves very little wiggle room for other incidentals, like transportation, craft service, and even post-production. We're hoping that other like minded individuals like you will recognize a kinship to our script and story idea and help push our dream into a reality. This is your chance to invest in quality programming and put real story telling back on television.

Check out our Promo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

And check out our site for cast interviews, upcoming promos, and exclusive sneak peek scenes. The site is launching Tuesday, October 19th at www.onthevergetv.com

Please feel free to send all questions, comments, and anything else to bryan.ayres@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for all your support!

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    Digital download package and a personal thank you call from Creator Bryan Ayres or a cast member of your choice. Yes, he'll need your phone number. No he will not call to give you "Updates"

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    Limited Edition “On the Verge” Show poster signed by Creator Bryan Ayres, Writer Zach Shildwachter and the entire cast! (plus the phone call and the download package) (Shipping to Canada add $3, International add $8)

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    Get your hands on the fashionable, limited edition “Town Liar Productions” T-Shirt! (plus the poster, phone call and download package) Bet you can’t guess which color it is… (Shipping to Canada add $3, International add $8)

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    You’ve just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will be credited as such in the end title credits of the show! You'll also receive a special limited edition "On the Verge" American Apparel vintage t-shirt created by a Mystery Special renowned comic book artist!!! (and the poster, phone call, & digital download package). You will receive an IMDB CREDIT, and your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers," and will run on the left side of the screen alongside the traditional credits on the right. This way, you can impress your friends relatively quickly when your name comes up on the big screen! (Shipping to Canada add $3, International add $8)

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    PARTY! Two tickets (you and a guest) to attend “The Big Night”. The screening of ON THE VERGE will be held at the world famous Times Center, in the heart of Manhattan. Walk the red carpet along with Bryan, Zach, and the entire cast and crew, and everybody who’s anybody! Red carpet posing is (semi)optional. Oh – and did we mention exclusive merch? We meant to. You will receive a schwag bag filled with lots of goodies from our awesome sponsors! (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)

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    This one is AMAZING! I promise you, no one anywhere will be able to offer you this! For only $600 you will receive one out of 60, (We only have ten total to offer) LIMITED EDITION “Rescue Me” crew photo books, commissioned by Dennis Leary & Peter Tolan and shot by photographer Kenneth Ortiz and signed by Ken himself. These RARE books capture all the behind the scenes action of one of the best shows on cable today, and were only given to a select few as a special gift. Ken is OUR cinematographer and is allowing only ten to be given away of the 60 total that were made! This is a steal at this price! (Shipping to Canada add $6, International add $15)

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    Share a meal w/ Bryan, Zach & Kenneth Oritiz! You pick the cuisine, they’ll pick the restaurant and take care of the tab. (Full disclosure – they have the best taste in restaurants...ever) This will be your time to ask these guys anything. If you’re an aspiring DP, Ken is a great guy to be able to speak with about how to achieve the success your looking for. Talk to Bryan and Zach and find out how they made their contacts and got pitch meetings with Network Execs when no one knew who they were, and learn Bryan’s simple but HIGHLY EFFECTIVE Pitch close. (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)

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    Spend the day on set as Cinematographer Kenneth Ortiz’s personal assistant, Watch how he works and learn from him personally on set! See him in action and be part of the magic! Also you will be credited as such in the end title credits and on imdb.com! (Comes with the Associate Producer package – transportation not included)

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