Imagine if the worlds of Hollywood and Sesame Street collide. Puppets live in the real world and yearn for mainstream acceptance. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 11, 2009.
About this project
My name is Matt, and along with my friend and business partner Jon we have created an awesome and hysterical world that we are bringing to life in the form of a short television pilot.
So, what do we want to do? That's simple, get this pilot shot! The following is a brief description:
"Imagine if the worlds of Hollywood and Sesame Street collide... SYCOPHANTS follows the lives of four puppets and Jay Epstein, puppet agent (who is himself, a person). In this world puppets live among people, but have been relegated to children’s programming and yearn for mainstream acceptance. Superstar Kipa was the first puppet to break through the glass ceiling, and has since become a household name.
Shot in documentary style, our subjects’ lives unfold week after week in front of viewers. Finally, the puppet superstar's struggles will be documented for every fan to see!"
Sounds cool and hilarious, right? We are working on getting everything in place. We have a fantastic crew, spent days scouting for and finally located a great studio, and are scheduling a casting call to find the most talented comedic actors around.
Jon and I have diligently put away a portion of our earnings for the past year in order to pay for this, but we quickly found that we are in need of more in order to pay for even the most basics. So we have set up this page in order to reach out to people that we know - and people that we don't - and find those kind hearted souls who are willing to donate any amount to help us achieve our goal!
Everyone working on this project is doing so because of their passion for the project, no one is getting paid. The money that we are hoping to raise is going toward the following:
-- studio rental
-- equipment rental
-- food to feed our wonderful cast and crew
Our goal is to raise $2,500 by August 11. Any amount is much appreciated, and we are offering incentives for people who donate at certain specified amounts.
This is a passion project of ours, and we are really hoping to turn this into a reality!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive an autographed picture of puppet superstar, Kipa. This will only increase in value!
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive a "Sycophants" T-Shirt
Pledge $100 or more
You will receive an exclusive "Sycophants" poster autographed by the puppets along with a T-Shirt
Pledge $250 or more
Our puppets will record a video greeting card specifically for you or a loved one. Is there a birthday coming up? Have an Arbor Day fan in the family, look no further!
Pledge $500 or more
It's the Trifecta! We'll send you the T-Shirt, Poster and Personal Video Card.
Pledge $1,000 or more
We will create a puppet in your likeness that will be a featured character in a future episode.
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