Update: If we reach $8,000 we'll get to produce six episodes, one every other week the legislature is in session. If you're a business or non-profit interested in sponsoring the series, the "Good Ol' Boy" and "Uncle Ted" pledge levels include motion graphics which you can use in other projects.
We've been making homegrown political satire in Alaska for years and today we're asking for your help in creating an ongoing news program to cover the 2014 legislative session. Think of it like a localized version of the Daily Show or Weekend Update... except not as good.
No one gets immunity. We're taking on both sides of the aisle and plan to tackle a wide range of issues. Each episode will be around 3-7 minutes and include a mix of current events, special guests, and craziness from around the state.
Thanks to the chicken wing guy, we have a 90 day session in Alaska. If we cross our minimum funding threshold of $3000, we'll do three episodes, one each month. Of course, we'd like to do a lot more than that, up to one episode per week if we can get the support.
- $3000 = 3 Episodes (1/month)
- $8000 = 6 Episodes (2/month)
- $20,000 = 12 Episodes (1/week)
If you're interested in watching our short films, feel free to browse the Alaska Robotics YouTube Channel or take a look at some of our favorites below.
- Buy Back Alaska
- Legislative Update 2013
- Tea Party Animal
- Downtown vs. The Valley
- Frank Murkowski - A Tribute
Risks and challenges
We've produced hundreds of short films for personal projects and business clients over nearly a dozen years. If anything is going to be a challenge, it's the balancing act of critical humor in a small community. Alaska is a vast landscape but we have a tiny population so it's likely that every issue we explore and every politician we discuss will be connected to us by very few degrees.
We hope our community of backers will keep us pointed in a positive direction. We want people to laugh, learn and ultimately work towards a better future for Alaska. If this show can help people keep up on the news without feeling total despair, we've done our job.
We suppose it could go wrong and boil into a storm of controversy and nasty emails. Maybe we'll get death threats or someone will try to use their power to get us fired. Fortunately, we're self employed and don't die easily.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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