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Season 2 of the award winning series. Can Alan learn to balance his love life as well as he does flavors in a dish?
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Photography by Alicia Santistevan
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  • Cast (from left): Nathan Mobley as Bobert, Paul Nguyen as Thomas, Nebula Gu as Rose, Ed Robinson as Alan, Shannon Nelson as Addie, Rick Robinson as Drew & David Nett as Steve

Join us for Pairings season 2!

Pairings season 1 introduced us to Alan and his colorful friends and family. A year after his father passed away, they have all regularly cooked, eaten and played together.

We will bring you more food, recipes, and, of course, more Bobert. We'll begin gravitating to a more ensemble cast as we explore the lives of our other characters in the show. We promise you beer, seared ahi, sparkling pinot noirs, fried chicken, more laughter, and perhaps a few more tears.

We are also incredibly excited to announce that the venerable Richard Hatch is joining the cast of Pairings for Season 2!

Battlestar Gallacitica's Richard Hatch
Battlestar Gallacitica's Richard Hatch

Richard will be playing Alan's father's sous chef & protege who took over his restaurant. An uncle-figure to the Wallace family.

Watch Episode 2. "The Risotto Solution" from season 1.

Awards & Reviews for Season 1

On Friday Dec. 13th, we were honored to be recognized with three IAWTV nominations! The award show is at the Rio in Las Vegas Tuesday Jan. 7th and will be live streamed online.

Best Director Rick Robinson - 2014 IAWTV Awards

Best Actor Ed Robinson - 2014 IAWTV Awards

Best Ensemble Cast - 2014 IAWTV Awards

Best Actor Ed Robinson - 2013 Hollyweb Festival Awards

Best Actor Ed Robinson, Best Cinematography Seth Johnson Nominations - 2012 Indie Series Awards

Best Series, Best Actor Ed Robinson, Best Screenplay Ed Robinson & Jodie Younse - 2012 Webseries Wednesday Awards from Snobby Robbot

Official selection of Melbourne Webfest, Hollywebfest & LA Webfest

Drama of the Week - Indie Intertube

Comedy of the Week - Indie Intertube

"Ed Robinson and Jodie Younse have written a wonderful show, deftly directed by Rick Robinson, that unfolds, using the bet to tell the real story of family, friendship, relationships and a universal desire to find love" - WebVee Guide

"Pairings is food pornography at it's best" - Limited Release

"Pairings’ is one of THE best examples I have seen of writing a very tight, well structured screenplay for a web series, and pulling it off with all the depth of a well written feature."Snobby Robot

"[Episode 4] of Pairings is as close to perfect a dramatic episode of a webseries that I have seen in a very, very long while...if ever." - Indie Intertube

Our first season exceeded our expectations as we were received warmly by fans, critics, and festivals. We were very moved and honored to be nominated and even won awards for all of our hard work. None of that would have been possible with out the overwhelming support of friends, family, and fellow artists who helped us achieve our first Kickstarter goal.

Why Kickstarter?

Because it worked the first time!

But more importantly, Kickstarter protects you, our donors. If we make our $10,000 goal, you know we are fully funded to make our second season. If we don't reach our $10,000 goal you get to keep your money.

Kickstarter takes the power out of the hands of TV Networks and places it directly into the hands of the fan. No more of your favorite shoes getting cancelled after just one season. Imagine, if Kickstarter had been around we might still be enjoying the most recent season of Firefly!

Watch Episode 4, "Bittersweet" from season 1.

What is the money for?

While Jodie and I will be putting our own money into Pairings, we simply cannot afford to produce the second season on our own.

Props (including all the food!) Gear, locations, costumes, rentals, insurance, permits, feeding the cast & crew and the like all add up. Oh, and gaff tape. Can't forget gaff tape.

We make all of our decisions keeping in mind that we are spending our donors hard earned money and we always endeavor to make decisions that help our final product look like we had a much higher budget than we do.

If you enjoyed Pairings season 1, please donate to our second season so that we can bring it to you without delay.

Risks and challenges

The film industry is one of the best examples where planning is a must! Plan, strategize, problem solve and plan some more, combined with the need to be flexible and think on your feet.You only have a fixed amount of time (and money!) to film everything that you need. Therefore, you have to go in with a plan on how to get every shot before the sun goes down, or after the sun goes down or before your time at the location is up, or...OK, you get the idea. You also need to be able to problem solve when the shot isn't working or to take advantage of a happy accident. If you've done your job, you've planned the time and assembled the right team to deal with these on-the-fly issues. Film is the ultimate team industry. No one person can be an expert on everything, or be everywhere at once. You have to trust your cast & crew to be able to handle every situation. Luckily, we've been through this once already with great success and should have the entire team back together again, so I know we can handle anything that should come our way.

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    A digital download of the beautiful Pairings Season 1 Soundtrack from multi-award winning composer Rob Gokee. Also, an invitation to our Los Angeles premiere! Not in L.A? We'll get you a password to watch the premiere episodes early.

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    Pairings Season 1 on DVD shipped to your home!

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    Original print of the Last Supper Photograph by Alicia Santisteven signed by the cast. You'll also receive all the perks above.

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    Pairings Season 1 DVD AND a pre-order of Pairings season 2. Both DVDs will be shipped to your address. You'll also receive all the perks above.

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    An invitation to a Google Hangout cooking lesson with Chef and star of Pairings Ed Robinson. You'll also receive all the perks above.

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    1 on 1 cooking video cooking lesson with Chef and star of Pairings Ed Robinson through Skype. You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    Dessert Pairing. Personal Chef Ed will come to your home and prepare you and that special someone a dessert pairing. (L.A / O.C area guaranteed. Otherwise you'll need to be in MY kitchen.) You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    3 Course Dinner Pairing for 2. Personal Chef Ed will come to your home and prepare you and that special someone a 3 course dinner pairing. (L.A / O.C area guaranteed. Otherwise you'll need to be in MY kitchen.) You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    3 Course Dinner Pairing for 4. Personal Chef Ed will come to your home and prepare you and that special someone a 3 course dinner pairing. (L.A / O.C area guaranteed. Otherwise you'll need to be in MY kitchen.) You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    3 course fondue party for up to 5 people prepared in your home by Chef Ed. Cheese, Coq au Vin broth & Chocolate. With plenty of delicious ingredients to dip! (L.A / O.C area guaranteed. Otherwise you'll need to be in MY kitchen.) You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    3 Course Dinner Pairing for 10. Personal Chef Ed will come to your home and prepare you and that special someone a 3 course dinner pairing. (L.A / O.C area guaranteed. Otherwise you'll need to be in MY kitchen.) You'll also receive all the perks in Reward #4 and above.

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    Corporate Sponsorship. Please e-mail Ed@PairingsTheSeries.com for more info on this exciting opportunity.

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