What makes Walk of Shame Different?
The series is deeply connected to the independent artist community. I'm very passionate about music and independent art and i'd love to include the work of others who I feel really capture the essence of the Walk of Shame world.
Walk of Shame is a comedy drama web series based in "a major city" that focuses on the lives of several twenty-somethings as they attempt to discover the keys to their happiness. This Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds for the 1st season of the show. The show is planned to be 4 or 5 5-minute episodes to be released early next year. The show will be released via TBA distribution method, however it will be available via the internet.
While budgets of Hollywood films soar to astronomical new heights, a web-series offers a stark contrast. I believe that the web series format is a powerful vehicle for new talent and innovative story telling. As audiences segment, cable bills soar, and attention spans shorten, I believe the web series offers a breath of fresh air that audiences will soon love to appreciate. Viewers are used to a web series being something silly and Walk of Shame is a web series with emphasis on drama with comedic elements.
Music is very important to me, ask anyone who knows me very closely. The soundtrack incorporates indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, dubstep, moombahton, country, polka, salsa, psy, neo-folk, cyborg, and 15 other styles that dont' exist yet! This thing is going to be off the chain! Anyway, in all seriousness music is a big part of the series and as a supporter you will get access to a stream of the soundtrack before everyone else. Fo' Sho!
Kickstarter has been an innovative vehicle in funding many other successful artistic ventures. Filmmaking is generally a costly process and although technology has brought independent filmmakers closer to big budget quality there is still a need for a small amount of funding.
What does my donation go to?
Donations received on Kickstarter will be used for:
- Rental/purchase of filmmaking equipment.
- Music licensing. Music is life, and a major part of the show.
- Location fees.
- Promotional and printed goods.
- Craft services. Hey we gotta eat! This is time consuming work.
Walk of Shame is being filmed on a minuscule budget and I the result will seem like we spent much more than we've raised.
Casting & Crew
The search for casting and crew is currently underway. Unfortunately for me Filmmaking is not full time job (*le sigh*). Thus a lot of the time so far has spent on punching up the script and getting this Kickstarter together. This next month or so I should be building a team of talented individuals to make Walk of Shame the best it can be.
Okay, that sounds interesting. What's the Story?
Anna is A 24-year-old a-type personality-go-getter that is searching for love in the big city. Although she can get everything else she wants in her life, love seems to be the one thing that evades her. Anna has just been on one too many online dates. It seems that no matter what she does she just can’t meet the right man. Is it her expectations, or is she too awesome for anyone else? Desperate to change the image of herself she takes a chance on Roger, a man she meets online, and knows little about. While on their first date she realizes she can’t stand him. He’s much too interested in amassing Bitcoins and watching Star Trek reruns. About to walk out on the date, she desperately calls her best friend. Her friend reminds her of her past online dates which have been far worse than this one. Perhaps she needs to give Roger just needs a little more time.
Meanwhile, Theo is an up-and-coming DJ who is making waves in the local community, and on the brink of underground stardom. He’s currently on the biggest performance of his life when it all potentially comes crashing down due to a reporter having a few unfortunate sips of an experimental hipster moonshine that is sweeping the nation. S
Switch back to Anna, who with her friend's advice stays on her date with ubergeek Roger. But it’s not long before her old past catches up with her, and by not long we mean about 30 seconds.
Walk of Shame is not about the regrets of the shameful stumble home after a night of too much drinking, but a dramedy series about the mistakes we make in finding ourselves.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is the fact that this is producing on entirely different level for me. I will be faced with managing a multi-faceted group of individuals to completion of a project with a singular vision. It's also important that a rough cut version is available by the end of the year for grading purposes. Although I believe we'll make our date for the rough cut it will take some more time to put some finishing touches on the final project to be released early 2014.
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