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Launch a New TV Series, "Spirit Hunters."

Backers to help an award-winning screenwriter launch a tv series concept.

Launch a New TV Series, "Spirit Hunters."

Backers to help an award-winning screenwriter launch a tv series concept.

$23
pledged of 2 500 $pledged of 2 500 $ goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 2 2013 8:09 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 2, 2013

About

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

"Spirit Hunters" is a television series concept developed for two years, with a unique theme: three Navajo teenagers are chosen to vanquish mythical creatures and waylaid spirits.

"Spirit Hunters" was designed to instill wonder, thrill and educate viewers about Native American culture and spirituality. The show features layers of conflict to tempt viewers: teenagers coming of age, artificial tech-heavy white culture versus the natural, spiritual Native culture; loyalty; friendship; ego; and coming to grips with a unique gift.

I completed 3 episodes of a planned 13-show season, and spent 2 years researching this project.

I seek your help to raise $2,500 to enable me to launch the series.

WHY SHOULD I FUND THIS PROJECT?

Story-telling, at its zenith, is both entertaining and meaningful. There is a great demand for tv programming due to expanded cable channels. Thus my screenwriting focus turned to tv, and I created 6 tv series concepts. "Spirit Hunters" was submitted multiple times for professional coverage (feedback and notes from Hollywood professionals), plus I worked for over a year with a producer/director-mentor to refine the episodes.

I love tv, and hope you do, also. My earliest influences were Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, shows that entertained, thrilled and were also thoughtful and contemporary. My fave shows are Shameless, Joan of Arcadia, Arrested Development, Weeds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and Banshee.

The entertainment industry is a unique closed universe, where entree is gained by connections, reputation and relationships. The industry is constantly alert for new talent and commercial projects. This September, I have a unique opportunity to connect with producers and studio executives to pitch my marketable projects, and launch "Spirit Hunters."

WHO IS MAKING THIS PROJECT?

Who is Steve Solomon?  Screenwriting is my passion the past 3 years, fueled by my creative engine and love of tv and movies. In 2010, a feature-length script won one of the best shorts in the Calif. Film Awards, followed the next year by Festival winner in the Love Unlimited Film Festival, devoted exclusively to promoting love.

Musical performance was my creative outlet for many years, where my college band was privileged to play with legends B.B. King and Charlie Musselwhite.  I continue my commitment to music to this day.

My career history was distinguished by success, as a public sector supervisor responsible for $10 million in federal grant programs, as an elected public union president, and for 2 decades as one of California's leading lemon lawyers.

My success hinged on building a network of relationships and trust. These skills will serve well as a screenwriter breaking into Hollywood.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I REACH MY GOAL?

"Spirit Hunters" will be sold for production as a tv series. The creative vision captured in the words of my screenplays will dance on tv screens. Once the first sale is made, my reputation moves into the "known" category, making future sales much easier, and quicker.

Risks and challenges

The risk is that "Spirit Hunters" will not be produced as a tv series. It is possible that another of my tv series concepts will be sold, or that none will be sold.

I am confident that my writing is at a level of the best it can be, the concepts are marketable.

I am open to any variety of possibilities: selling a script to be produced by others, personally involved as writer of the series, being a consultant, etc.

Your financial help makes possible the chance to break into Hollywood to contribute entertaining and meaningful new programming to television.

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    In addition to an autographed one-sheet for "Spirit Hunters," autographed one-sheets for my 5 other tv series concepts, and three songs from my band Wicked Soul's 2009 showcase performance at Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.

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    Six autographed one-sheets, three songs and I will include you as a character in an episode of "Spirit Hunters," with traits you choose.

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