Save The Wolves!
Save The Wolves!
Caitlin Moran makes an indecent proposal to Della to save RAISED BY WOLVES & give the world more 'Ripley-from-Alien'-style parenting.
Caitlin Moran makes an indecent proposal to Della to save RAISED BY WOLVES & give the world more 'Ripley-from-Alien'-style parenting. Read more
About this project
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In 2010, we got so drunk during a night out that we ended up climbing into a skip. As we lay there, on our backs, talking about how much our childhoods made us laugh, Caz said:
“You know what - we should write a sitcom about it. After all, how many shows are there about huge, working-class, home-educated families from Wolverhampton?”
And Caitlin replied:
“Yes - to be fair, the bits everyone likes the best in my million-copy-selling book, How To Be A Woman, are about my teenage years, where you and I are sharing a bunk bed, and we were arguing continually about my vagina, and how much you didn’t want to talk about it.”
And Caz said:
“Oh - had you written a million-copy-selling book? You never mention it.”
And we fought in the skip for a long time. And when we finally got out of the skip, we wrote Raised By Wolves. And it all worked out so well!
Raised By Wolves became one of the highest-rated comedies on Channel 4, was voted the ninth-best sitcom of the 21st century by Radio Times, and won the Rose d’Or for Best Sitcom of 2016. It was watched around the world, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (she wrote Juno!) is adapting it for an American audience. It was two years of glory - it couldn’t have gone any better.
Sadly however, despite its success, we heard that Raised By Wolves would not be getting a third series, because that’s what happens in TV sometimes. We presumed it was something to do with David Cameron and the death of David Bowie. Those two things have fucked everything up.
But in the months that followed, we had thousands of people on Twitter saying, “This can’t be the end! We need more Raised By Wolves! It’s the only show I can watch with my mother! It’s the only show I can watch with my teenage daughters! What of the hashtag #whatwoulddellado? THIS CAN’T BE THE END OF RAISED BY WOLVES! DO SOMETHING!”
Within a month, 20,000 people had signed up to the Raised By Wolves Facebook page, mobilising to bring the show back (you're the best!), with thousands more signing up to our email Rebel Alliance (thank you!)
And so we were like, “Okay. You know what - let’s do this. Let’s do Raised By Wolves Series 3 - through Kickstarter! They do it all the time in the US. Let’s be the first UK show to give it a go. Let’s be those bold pioneers.
"After all, if it falls on its arse, no one will remember our spectacular failure in three weeks' time. And if it works - well, it opens the door to hundreds of other projects that could also be directly commissioned by fans. "THIS COULD BE THE REVOLUTION!”
So, here’s the plan: we’re asking you to help us fund at least ONE episode, so we can give the world a further slice of Aretha’s misanthropy, Grampy’s complicated love life, Germaine’s sexual awakening, and Della’s Ripley-from-Aliens-in-CostCo parenting.
Obviously, the more we can raise, the more episodes we can make - the more people support the campaign, spread the word and fund us, the bigger the chances we have of continuing to make the show. We’ve got the scripts right here! We know what happens next!
All we need is your help to get them onto the screen. Come on - let’s get Rebekah Staton back in those boots, with a fag in her mouth, telling the world exactly where it’s going wrong, with a power-tool in her hand. That would immediately make 2017 better.
And that would all be a very big BOOM! Pour yourself a cider, a.k.a. Mom Perignon, and relax. You deserve it.
We’ve come up with the lushest pile of loot for those who help fund us. Your name in credits, a visit to the set, a cameo on the show, a personalised video message from Della... (photos of the merchandise and what's on offer is down below under our SWAG section...)
And, as Grampy says, if you tickle our knackers, we’ll tickle yours. We totally want to take care of your knackers, tickle-wise.
But if we don’t hit that £320,000 - IT’S ALL OVER. We won’t take your pledged amount of moolah and Raised By Wolves will be dead by Christmas Eve. And we will spend Christmas Day regrouping and healing. Obviously, we’d rather spend it on set, back-combing Germaine’s hair, and wondering what that weird smell is issuing from Grampy’s Nook.
I’ll keep this short, as I just overheard Germaine saying she’s going to give herself a lip plump by applying the hoover nozzle to her face.
I’ve always been into people getting off their arses and learning a trade, like that Alan Sugar. And whilst it seems unlikely that Germaine will set up a sausage stall anytime soon (though, to be fair, when I asked her about it earlier she said “I totally would set up a sausage stall, Mom. A MAN SAUSAGE stall!! And I’m the BUN!!!”), I’m pleased to hear that two fellow Midlands twats, Caitlin and Caz, are having a go at saving Raised By Wolves, with your help.
And let’s face it, you’re the ones cutting into your oven-chip budget to help them, so you’re the real heroes. Though that doesn’t mean I won’t nick your parking space down the Mander Centre if you’re too slow, petal. Caitlin and Caz have asked me to supervise their production, if it goes ahead, to ensure you get your money’s worth. I’ve agreed, on condition I’m provided with a smoking area. (A covered smoking area mind, I’m not tabbing in the rain.) I’ll be bringing Wyatt and Mariah with me - day care charges are friggin' extortionate. And they can lift surprisingly heavy objects, if properly motivated - so they can shift equipment and the like.
I’ll also be keeping a close eye on the financial side of things, so don’t worry, Grampy won’t be taking any ‘corkage’. And I’ve warned everyone there’ll be no two-hour lunch breaks on my watch - my kids can eat a fish finger sandwich in under sixty seconds.
I’d best be off, I can hear muffled screams of “I’VE RAVAGED MY FILTRUM!!” from upstairs. I’ll give her two more minutes to fully appreciate the power of the Dyson - and finish my ciggy - and then I’ll step in with an ice pack and a bollocking.
Up The Wolves!
We’ve had to pay a bit to Kickstarter as they have fees AND we have to pay credit card fees AND pay a production manager to help us put this whole campaign together.
Every single other penny we raise will be spent on Raised By Wolves Series 3, and also on creating and delivering all the cool booty/rewards we’ve made for you!
The more we raise, the more we will spend on production.
- More scenes;
- More sets;
- More filming days with actors;
- The best soundtrack possible (we LOVE our soundtrack);
- Keep our top team of directors, producers and camera, sound, lighting people, production team, hair and make up etc. on board;
- And we might even be able to afford a STAR cameo in Raised By Wolves 3!!!
More info on our exciting internships coming soon!
You can watch Series 1 and 2 now on All 4!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When and how do I get my rewards?
Downloads and DVDs:
We’ve put down our estimated delivery time for a Raised By Wolves special episode December 2017 (latest). If more episodes are funded (especially if a broadcaster comes on board) it might take us longer to make the full series and our delivery date might be extended. We hope that won’t happen, but if it does we will of course keep you in the loop.
The download will be sent to you once it has been released online. The DVD will come a little later than the download as we have to make them and print the covers (which is why we included the download in this reward, so you can watch the show as soon as it’s released). The format will be PAL or NTSC and we’ll send PAL to UK and Europe and NTSC to US addresses. If you want to swap formats, please drop us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Backers rewards (merchandise)
We have that booked for shipping in mid-February 2017, so we’ve given a delivery date of March 2017 to cover all eventualities, but you should get everything in February 2017.
The 'Della Thank You Message' (all packages)
All our wonderful backers will get this downloadable GIF via their backer update the week after our campaign ends.
Behind the scenes updates:
Updates will start in December 2016 and continue all the way through until our Raised By Wolves 3 premiere.
‘All Credit To You’ package episode credit:
Your ‘thank you’ credit will roll on our special episode (and on every additional episode funded by our Kickstarter campaign).
We’ll personalise your signed DVD with your name unless you tell us otherwise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Love Wall' package:
We’ll be in touch to ask you to send you photo to us (via mobile is fine) and our art department will print it out and place it on set.
Your film will be written (by Caitlin and Caz) and filmed (with Rebekah Staton) in January 2017. It will be delivered to you as a QuickTime movie by e-mail. It will arrive in time for Valentine’s Day 2017 (in case you’re gifting it). ‘Stand Alone’ means that nothing else comes with this film (because it’s so awesome!)
'Witness the Fitness' package:
We'll send you dates for your visit eight weeks prior to the production of the first episode. Travel and accommodation are not included. We’ll be filming in the UK, probably Manchester or London (we’d love to film in Wolverhampton but sadly there are no TV studios there).
'Lah De Dah' package:
This includes two tickets for the evening premiere in London. One set of merchandise – tote, dog tag and chain, Germaine badges and mug – will be sent to the person who paid for the reward. We’ll give you the date for the premiere eight weeks beforehand. Travel and accommodation are not included.
'Midlands Twat Premiere' package:
This includes two tickets for the evening premiere in either Wolverhampton or Birmingham (we’ll let you know which nearer the time). One set of merchandise – tote, dog tag and chain, Germaine badges and mug – will be sent to the person who paid for the reward. We’ll give you the date for the premiere eight weeks beforehand. Travel and accommodation are not included.
'Extra Special Hamper of Dreams' package:
Your role will be written and allocated during our ‘pre-production’ phase i.e. when all the writing and planning gets done. We’ll let you know what your role will be and the dates for filming your part eight weeks beforehand. Travel and accommodation are not included and we do sometimes shoot at night so you may need to arrange somewhere to stay but we’ll let you know that when we send you the dates.
- The extra doesn't have to be you; you can nominate a friend/family member (as a gift) but all extras will need to sign a simple release form;
- They must have the right to work in the UK;
- They have to be at least 15 years old at the time of filming (minors must have a parent/guardian present). Don’t worry if you’ve already signed up with someone under 15 in mind, but please do let us know ASAP. We need to comply with local authority requirements for filming with minors and it’s possible that we may be filming during school term time.
'Chatlin with Caitlin' package:
We’ll work out a time and date that suits you (and Caitlin) for this Skype chat of 30 minutes.
'Captain Big Bollocks' package:
Your Associate Crowdfunding Producer credit will be on the special first episode and the full series if funded. This credit will be on the end credit roll of the special episode (or episodes if the series is funded!)
'Benevolent Oligarch' package:
Your Executive Crowdfunding Producer credit will be on the special first episode and the full series if funded. This credit will be on the end credit roll of the special episode (or episodes if the series is funded!)
Risks and challenges
We like the way that Kickstarter is 'all or nothing' because we have worked our budgets very carefully - and at least one special episode can be made on this budget.
For productions, risks and challenges are mostly to do with finance (we'll be okay on this) and the availability of cast and crew. But we've worked with our team for two strong years (and this is the Raised By Wolves family), so we are confident we can achieve this.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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