About this project
Season Two of "The Residuals" is coming to Broadway World! Our amazing cast is slated to return, and we've already booked guest stars such as the incomparable Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Funny or Die), the fantastic and ubiquitous Michael Torpey (Inside Amy Schumer, Spokesman for Hanes and Chase Freedom Card), and the inspiringly versatile Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wicked on Broadway).
What We Are:
"The Residuals" is a comedy series about both sides of the camera in the commercial auditioning world. Watch Season One here! www.theresiduals.tv
Season One got an amazing response: excellent reviews, and an increasingly large and fervent following of people demanding to know when they get to see more. With your help, we'll finally be able to answer that question.
Luke Kelly-Clyne of Splitsider calls the series “fantastic,” praising it for being “subtly brilliant” and “irresistibly shareable.” BroadwayWorld’s Matt Tamanini says, “ ‘The Residuals’ has an unmistakable charm all its own.” Media guru Paul Levinson thinks “the acting is outstanding” with the cast displaying “impressive comedic talent.” Tubefilter featured "The Residuals" in the Indie Spotlight comparing the series to "Parks and Recreation" and calling it "plenty funny."
What We Did:
Season One was entirely self-produced and we financed the whole thing from our personal savings. The season was only possible due to the fact that everyone involved worked for free, or nearly so. The result under those challenges is one that we are extremely proud of, but our goal is to make Season Two even better. This will be possible by...oh, you know, paying people to do what they do...? Is that even a thing? Yes it is, actually. And that's not the only thing we'll be paying for. Which brings us to...
What You Can Do:
Season One was ten episodes that averaged seven minutes each. With your help, we plan to make the ten episodes of Season Two about ten minutes each. That's an almost 50% increase in content compared to Season One.
We will no longer be at the mercy of people's schedules when we're able to compensate them. This means we can shoot all of Season Two in 6 days over 2 weeks (instead of 5 days over 2 months, as was the case in Season One).
We will be able to hire production assistants and a sound engineer.
We will be able to pay every single actor that walks in the door to perform for us, and we won't have to worry or skimp on the countless other costs that come up when in film or TV production: equipment upgrades (like a boom mic and pole, a new tripod, lights, hard drives, and a mountain of batteries), props, food, locations, web design, scripts, transportation, makeup, costumes, publicity, and there's always those last minute expenses that have a way of presenting themselves at the least convenient of times.
What You Get:
We tried our best to come up with a large, diverse, and creative list of rewards for everyone that contributes. We hope that we thought of something for everyone. And...
Coming to Season Two: Keith divas it up on the set of his own webseries, Mark Lyell's personality rubs off on Valerie too much despite Devan's efforts, Lance and Emmett bond, Ellen falls and she can't get up, Pete tries to hold everything together. And a LOT more...
Risks and challenges
"The Residuals" is our main focus right now and will remain our top priority.
To say that Season One was a learning experience is a huge understatement. We faced a lot of challenges and handled each and every one of them.
Some things we learned to deal with on the fly included:
* Scheduling conflicts
* Transportation issues that can delay filming
* Technical difficulties before, during, and after production. For example, last season we lost about 3 scenes worth of footage and we needed to make up for it without adding more shoot days. We did that by reworking our already incredibly comprehensive - yet very packed - shooting schedule and hustling like crazy. We re-shot the scenes and stayed within our timeline.
Additionally, we have accountability with BroadwayWorld.com. Not only do we want to put out the best product possible for ourselves, but we also don't want to let down BroadwayWorld.com or you, our generous backers.
We're so grateful for this opportunity and we promise we won't let you down.
Thank you so much,
Mike and GillianLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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