Follow the hilarious misadventures of two lowlife junk collectors and their failing company, Funk ‘n’ Junk. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 18, 2012.
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Ever wonder what might happen if you hired the other guys? You know, the guys with the rusted out pickup truck, the shifty eyes and an aroma of beer-flavoured mouthwash masked only by the smell of a wet ashtray. Well ride shotgun with Jim and Randy, two unemployable lowlifes turned junk collectors in the six part webseries “Manuel Labour” and you’ll soon find out.
After being laid off, Jim, crustier than year old bread, joins forces with his dim-witted nephew Randy to form Funk ‘n’ Junk, a no frills, get what you pay for junk removal company. What initially seems like the best idea of their lives, quickly takes a turn for the worse as the duo accidently kill a client’s cat, attempt to start a bedbug epidemic to increase sales, use Howard Hughes’s robe for toilet paper, cross-dress in an unconscious customer’s clothes and get busted for attempted murder… all the while sparking a fictitious rivalry with a largescale junk removal company.
Jim’s the reluctant boss and owner of the failing junk removal company, Funk ‘n’ Junk. A man of few words and even fewer smiles, he spends more time plotting revenge against a rival junk company than he does keeping his customers satisfied. Despite the relationship with his sole employee and nephew Randy breaking down faster than his truck and believing that an honest days work is for suckers, Jim still dreams of one day being on top.
The only thing bigger than Randy’s personality is his waistline and the only person more competent than him is… well just about anybody. When he’s not busy inadvertently ruining his uncle’s junk company one customer at a time, he’s busy being paranoid that the workers comp. “spies” are onto him and his fraudulent claim. Known for his unreciprocated love of women, Randy has been labelled a pervert by some. Perhaps wearing cat hair covered sweatpants and a fanny pack isn’t the best way to shake that moniker.
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The Cast & Crew:
- Writer, Director, Producer - Ryan Noel
- Producer - Sebastian Salole
- Associate Producer - John Rasmussen
- Cinematographer - Fraser Brown
- Jim Manuel - Rod Ceballos
- Randy Manuel - James McDougall
Ryan Noel - The Notorious Newman Brothers
Fraser Brown - Demo Reel 2012
James McDougall - Budweiser Playoff Payoff
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The Cheers - A very special thank you in the first episode credits.Estimated delivery:
The Sneak Peek - Full HD digital downloads of each episode as they come out one day before they're released to the public, plus the above.Estimated delivery:
The Wish You Were Here - A Manuel Labour promotional postcard signed by writer/director Ryan Noel, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
The Street Cred - A special thank you credit on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
The KickStarter Exclusive - A collectors edition pirated DVD of the award winning feature film "The Notorious Newman Brothers" autographed by filmmaker Ryan Noel, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
The Teamster - Creative input on dialogue, artwork, title fonts, character names and more, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)
The Picasso - A collectors edition 8x10 print of a Manuel Labour scene drawn by the cast and crew and individually numbered, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
The Hangtime - Hangout on set with the cast and crew for a day in Toronto, plus all of the above (travel and accommodation not included).Estimated delivery:
The Easter Egg - Have a photo of you or anything else of your choice placed within a scene of the first episode, plus all of the above (copyrighted images prohibited).Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
The Shameless Plug - Have your face, band, film or company logo worn on a T-shirt by the main characters in the first episode, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:
The Big Shot - Associate producer credit on the first season of Manuel Labour, plus The Sneak Peak to The Hangtime rewards.Estimated delivery:
The Hollywood - Executive producer credit on the first season of Manuel Labour, plus The Sneak Peak to The Hangtime rewards.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)