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Westworld Parody is a music video parody to Taylor Swift’s hit song ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. It will be featuring your favorite characters such as Dolores, Maeve, Teddy, Bernard, Ford, & more! This project will focus on the rising rebellion of the hosts in a comedic parody tone. There will be dancing, there will be blood, and there will be a massacre the entire family can enjoy - Westworld style, of course.

 

HBO's Westworld Cast
HBO's Westworld Cast

 

Taylor Swift's Music Video for 'Look What You Made Me Do'
Taylor Swift's Music Video for 'Look What You Made Me Do'

  

We are Perfectly Serious Productions, a YouTube parody channel. The three of us girls have been making videos together since high school. We decided to take our projects to the next level when we released our first music video parody on YouTube, Harry Potter and the Music Video Parody (about Hermione!). You can check out our entire channel here: https://www.youtube.com/perfectlyseriousproductions

Since then, we have continued to grow our channel to include other music video parodies, sketches, behind the scenes videos, bloopers, challenges, vlogs, and more! With each new project, we have learned to stretch our ambitions even further to always be pushing the limits. We hope to grow our channel with each and every project, making them bigger and better each time. Our budgets are higher, our standards are higher, and our goal is to appeal to the present pop culture so our videos are consistently relevant. We hope to produce projects that are we are extremely passionate about, but more importantly that viewers can relate to, laugh at, and escape from reality, if only just for a few minutes.

First and foremost, every single dollar we receive goes straight to making the production better looking, better sounding, and more epic to watch. With your help we’re able to bring Westworld to life in our crazy parody music video arena. We’re able to dress our amazing real actors in screen accurate wardrobe. We’re able to shoot at the same sets the show was filmed. We’re able to produce high quality music with real singers for a catchy and satisfying song. Every donation, no matter how big or small, involves the backer in the project itself, separating them from just another viewer. Not to mention a ton of other great rewards available with each tier.

This is a great question. Since the entire cast & crew are working for free and donating their time, we are raising the minimum amount of money needed to shoot at the location, purchase wardrobe, makeup, & props, feed our cast & crew, and supply the equipment needed to create a high production value project on a minimal budget. The pie chart below explains how the money will be broken down between departments. Below that you can find details of how each department will be using the finances for the video. 

 Kickstarter takes out a 8% fee from what we raise ($440)

The location is the most important part of our budget. It is also the largest part, taking up 3/5th of our entire budget. By shooting at Paramount Ranch, where Westworld was filmed, we can authentically match shots and create a believable environment for our parody to live in. You'll think you're actually watching the show! Until you hear our ridiculous lyrics and see the Westworld Parody Cast dancing around, that is!

LEFT: HBO's Still from Westworld RIGHT: Our Still from Location Scout
LEFT: HBO's Still from Westworld RIGHT: Our Still from Location Scout

This is the breakdown the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service gave us to shoot at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA for one day of filming (12 hours):

With the total being $3,245 - you can really see exactly where most of the money raised will go! 

Besides our location, another important part of our budget will go towards what every Western film has in it...horses! Luckily we've found a location called the Shadow Hills Equestrian Center located in Sunland, CA that rents out a Horse & Handler for $150 for 3 hours. We'd like to shoot with two horses to recreate a scene that was released in Westworld's Season 2 Trailer of Dolores and Teddy chasing guests down on horses, putting us at a budget of $300 for horses. 

 

Here's a video of our location scout to visit the Equestrian Center & gather more information: 

 

After describing our project to the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service we learned that they require a Licensed Armorer on set while any prop guns are present - even if they don't shoot blanks or create a sound. As long as it looks like a gun, an Armorer is needed. This is for the safety of the actors and crew. Paramount Ranch does still allow visitors while filming is in progress. Prop guns are made to look real, and for the safety of everyone at Paramount Ranch on our shooting day, an Armorer must be present. We've called around and the average rate for an Armorer is $50/hour with a 10 hour minimum, putting us at a budget of $500 to allow us to use prop guns on set.  

Working 12 hour days outside on set can really drain the body. To keep our 50 man crew healthy and energized we’ll need plenty of food and water for all 3 days of shooting. For our projects we like to shop at Smart & Final for great deals on bulk products. Here’s a list of the items you can expect us to purchase for the entire shoot (ALL 3 DAYS OF FILMING):

We'll also be providing hot lunches every day on set for the cast and crew. This will cost an additional $300 for a budget of $100/day for 50 people. This puts us at a total of $557.08 for food on set.

It’s not Westworld without Dolores’ blue dress, cowboy hats, and guns. Art Department will help make the video more authentic so that you really feel like you are in Westworld while watching it.

COSTUMES 

The most important costume we need is, of course, Dolores’ iconic blue farm dress. We have price checked it through several places online and found quotes between $70-170, depending on how many parts of the costume we want. So the more money we raise, the better the costume will look!

We are also providing costumes for Maeve, Teddy, Ford, Bernard, Felix, The Man in Black, as well as all our background extras. 

Most of the male clothing -- jeans, black pants, button-up shirts, boots, cowboy hats-- as well as clothing for extras, we plan to find in thrift shops. Maeve’s ensemble will be one of the most difficult to recreate with her corset, dress, gloves, earrings, necklace, and boots.We have allowed ourselves $200 for our Costumes budget.

PROPS/SET DRESSING 

This section takes into account both the items we need to recreate shots in Westworld as well as shots in Taylor Swift’s music video. While we don’t want to give too much away, we do plan to recreate that bathtub shot of Taylor covered in jewels pretending to hold a gun. We'll be replacing the jewels with fake bullets. Getting that item in bulk is going to cost a minimum of $100. We were lucky enough to obtain a free bathtub when we got our player piano, so we can safely take that out of the final budget!

And of course, you can’t shoot a western without prop guns. We will need several of those to recreate some of the shootout scenes you remember from the show. This will cost a minimum of $100 to either rent or buy for our two-three days of filming. Our actors will need to get bloody in order to make it realistic for the viewers watching them get shot. We have a couple recipes in mind for making a large amount of fake blood for as little as $48. This brings our Props & Set Dressing budget to $248. 

We would love to add in some extra details to certain shots we plan to recreate, such as Arnold’s gramophone, the maze toy, and Ford’s desk. The more money we raise, the more authentic we can make the sets! 

 

 

Caitlin Halliburton - Director, Producer, Writer, Actor, & Editor 

Caitlin has been making videos from the time she was 3 years old. She graduated from film school when she was 20 and has been filming ever since. Her dream is for PSP to take off so she can work full time on what she loves. She has directed every project so far as well as played the main role in almost every video we have produced!

Katey Fittingoff - Producer, Writer, Editor & Production Designer 

 Katey graduated New York University with an Anthropology degree and has always been interested in people, art, and travel. She loves the adventures life has thrown her way and hopes that PSP will allow her to fulfill all her passions simultaneously. She started PSP as simply Writer and Art Director and has since grown to take on many roles in each project, mainly behind the camera, though you may sometimes spot her in certain shots if you look closely!

 Julia Markas - Producer, Writer, Locations, Actor & Editor 

Julia is currently studying Psychology. Her love for filmmaking was discovered in a high school video production class while she directed, produced, and edited a music video she shot. Her goal is to be able to work for PSP full time and to use her Psychology degree to help the company. She was originally cast as Ron in Harry Potter and the Music Video Parody (about Hermione!) and has a role in almost every production. She has now become a full-fledged producer for the company, also taking on many roles from writing to location scouting to acting! 

Bob Telford - Robert Ford 

Bob has joined us on several projects already, from The Wrecking Games, to Hello, Game of Thrones, to our most recent sketch, A Very Potter Halloween. We love his versatility when it comes to playing all sorts of characters and are thrilled to have him on board once again as the infamous Robert Ford in Westworld Parody!

Seth P. Hansen - Co-Director 

 Seth DP'd all through film school and hasn't taken his eye off the lens since (when he's not acting in front of it, that is). Seth loves to discuss movies and video games and hopes to launch many platforms for all of his ideas to live. We have been lucky to have him on board for almost every project so far, allowing him to evolve from DP to Co-Director!

Isaiah Shinn - Director of Photography (DP) 

Isaiah also has worked on countless projects behind his camera. We loved his style on The Cloned Orphan: A Parody Most Black, and are very excited to be working with him again in a larger production arena for Westworld Parody!

Jessica Zepeda - Make-Up Artist 

Starting at a young age, Jessica loved everything that had to do with skin care and makeup. She has extensive training from the MakeUp Designory in their Master Program and as a Master Esthetician at the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics. She joined PSP on our first project -- Harry Potter and the Music Video Parody (about Hermione!) -- where we fell in love with her work, so she has been with us ever since!

Lauren Sperling - Art Director

Lauren Sperling has been performing since she was a child. She acted in Harry Potter and the Music Video Parody (about Hermione!) and A Very Hamilton Christmas. She has been training in acting, dance, and voice for almost two decades. Her credits include film & regional theater. She also frequently works in film production in the art department and as a certified makeup artist. She art directed Hello, Game of Thrones Parody and we can't wait to work with her again for Westworld Parody!

 

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  • You will also receive exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
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  • You will also receive a keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice! 
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set 
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
  • For only $100 come visit on the set of Westworld Parody, and have a professional Photoshoot at Paramount Ranch!
  • You will also receive a prop from the filming of Westworld Parody!
  • Receive a keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice! 
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set  
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
  • For only $200 get the real Player Piano we used in our teaser!
  • You will also be able to come visit on the set of Westworld Parody, and have a professional Photoshoot at Paramount Ranch! 
  • A keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice to remember Westworld Parody by!
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set 
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
  • For only $250 be IN the video of Westworld Parody!
  • You will also have a professional Photoshoot at Paramount Ranch! 
  • Get a prop from the filming of Westworld Parody
  • A keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice to remember Westworld Parody by!
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
  • For only $500 get an Executive Producer Credit on IMDb! 
  • You will also be IN the video of Westworld Parody
  • Have a professional Photoshoot at Paramount Ranch
  • Get a prop from the filming of Westworld Parody 
  • A keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice to remember Westworld Parody by!
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set 
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits
  • Collaborate with us on our next parody!
  • Executive Producer Credit on IMDb! 
  • You will also be IN the video of Westworld Parody 
  • Have a professional Photoshoot at Paramount Ranch 
  • Get a prop from the filming of Westworld Parody 
  • A keychain with either a white cowboy hat or black cowboy hat of your choice to remember Westworld Parody by! 
  • Exclusive behind the scenes updates only on Kickstarter 
  • A personalized shout out from the character of your choice from set 
  • Thank You card signed by the creators 
  • Plus have your name in the credits

Please give as much as you can - even just $1 makes such a difference for our campaign. And please don't forget to share this Kickstarter on all of your social media platforms! Email it out to friends and family if you can - the more people who see the project, the more of a chance it has for success.

 

 

PS choosing letters for BeAnElf 2016
PS choosing letters for BeAnElf 2016
 
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Risks and challenges

After our project is funded, we'll still run into risks and challenges with the actual logistics of running a film shoot and seeing it through post production. Something can always go wrong - and it usually does! Sometimes permits take longer than expected, an actor can drop out last minute, weather can effect outdoor shooting days, and so much more can happen to anyone shooting any kind of project, no matter how big or small.

Since this is our third full music video parody production with Perfectly Serious, we believe we are ready to tackle problems we have run into in the past as well as any new ones that may arise. We face snags together as a team when they come and we always manage to pull through, one task at a time.

We believe we can do it because we already are! We hope you can help us out along the way and hop on our fun train to Westworld!

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