Funding Unsuccessful This project’s funding goal was not reached on .
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

Ambitious 6-part comedy-drama set in Brighton and following protagonist Bertie, her counsellor and her misfit telesales friends

↓Scroll down for more footage↓

About:

A group of Brighton based actors and filmmakers have teamed up to work on an ambitious 6 part comedy drama: Juliet & The Shrink - following the life of an awkward and introverted 20-something protagonist who has recently moved to Brighton and falls in with a bunch of quirky misfits.

Director Veronica Jean Trickett has brought together a reliable team of cast and crew with varying levels of experience in the industry, for the production. Most of them live and work in Brighton & Hove.

We plan to show this next year/early 2014 where it will be available to stream online for free, regardless of any broadcast agreements, and for a minimum of 6 months.   

Synopsis:

Roberta Hammond aka Bertie is an introverted girl, who grew up in the Midlands in England. Loosing both parents at a young age she and her younger sister were raised by a resentful and overbearing older sister and so as a result, Bertie was not encouraged to develop her confidence and social behaviour.  As Bertie's odd character unravels, and we begin to understand why she is so extraordinarily quirky: we see how Bertie reacts to socialising with her new coworkers at TelSell Brighton - who are in comparison, every opposite to her; we learn why she must frequent counsellor sessions; and we see how her obsessive behaviour leads her into hilarious predicaments time and time again.

The story is as much about the coworkers at TelSell as it is about Bertie. As we follow the loves, lives, trials and tribulations of a group of clueless misfits, we laugh at the idiotic things they do, but realise that we are not so different ourselves.

Teaser!

Shot at the beginning of the year - this teaser conveys a dream sequence where Bertie is reliving the moment her best friend tells her that she has started seeing Bertie's Ex. Until this point Bertie still held out hopes that they would reunite...

http://vimeo.com/veronicajeantrickett/julietandtheshrinkteaser

Scene 1 from pilot episode!

This excerpt shows the first scene of the pilot - titled 'Welcome To TelSell' and is our protagonists first day at work after transferring down to Brighton.

http://vimeo.com/veronicajeantrickett/julietandtheshrinkpilot

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter:

www.facebook.com/julietandtheshrink

@JATS_Brighton

The People:

We have been pulling together a reliable team of cast and crew from the beginning of 2012. These collaborators have qualifications from many film and acting institutes and varying levels of experience in the industry. 

JATS Teaser shoot
JATS Teaser shoot
Lucy is ready to go!
Lucy is ready to go!
Neil staring down the camera!
Neil staring down the camera!
The boys practice their 'Three Stooges' technique
The boys practice their 'Three Stooges' technique
Bertie meets her counsellor David
Bertie meets her counsellor David

Detailed information on these members can be seen on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JulietAndTheShrink/photos_albums)

The funds:

The funds are to ensure that the whole cast and crew are able to get to shoot locations, that we have props and costume for scenes, minor equipment purchases, refreshments, to purchase stock footage, the rights to use composed music, print scripts, storyboards, and any other documentation needed and lastly to book rehearsal space and shoot locations (in those instances in which we can't negotiate free space).

The Thank You's!

We've had so much support from our community already and the project would not have gotten this far without help! That's why were saying thank you to the following people for supporting us so far with Juliet & The Shrink! :

Managing Director Bill Smith and team of The Latest TV for the constant words of encouragement.

Managing Director Marc Hatton of Modular Cabling Systems for his support!

Managing Director Rory Singer of New Road Consultancy for counsellor shoot location.

Writer Ade Grant for his constructive criticisms on our work!

Caroline Morris of Wired Sussex for advice, support and referrals.

Digital Artist Marwane Belkas for feedback on our ep. 1 excerpt & Kickstarter videos!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The project is an obvious challenge for the team as it requires hours of dedication to create what we hope to be a brilliant series of 6x30 minute episodes.

Our main challenge is to produce something that has the production quality of broadcast television - but without the budget! Having a cast crew that are not only willing to volunteer their time but also their professional equipment means that Juliet & The Shrink will look fantastic without exhausting our budget.

We'll make sure we use any budget we do have wisely! We draw from our production team, who have had professional experience in seeing filming projects through to completion - finding the right resource at a good price by liaising with providers and negotiating costs.

Another challenge is to develop a large script into video in a way that is seamless and enjoyable to watch. We've specifically chosen 30 minute segments as they are an ideal format to convey our story - allowing audiences enough time to fall in love with our characters. We'll make sure that we get feedback from focus groups so that we know we're going in the right direction and we'll make sure we're using all the storyboards, location plans, callsheets and tried and tested filming techniques used in the industry to produce a wonderful viewing experience.

And lastly - the production coordination challenge! Our cast & crew are working for free and on a part time basis, whilst holding down other jobs and commitments. So managing the team and scheduling shoots is a major challenge. However, people have already demonstrated their willingness to dedicate their time to the project - even if it means working on weekends or being flexible with their availability and managing our time is already becoming a finely tuned system.

It's a careful process, where we are forever refining our technique and working together to meet our goal!

FAQ

16
Backers
£651
pledged of £12,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge £5 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £5 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £10 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Picture of cast & crew

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £5 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £10 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    A Director signed doodle of the cast and crew.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £5 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £15 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (25 left of 25)

    Director will email or post on Facebook a short poem in your name.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £20 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Director's signed picture of cast & crew

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £5 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £25 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) or Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £30 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)

    Be an extra! We'll need people for party shots, one liners and other capers! We'll let you know when the episode will need you and then you can say what you're free for (Not including travel and accommodation) . Yay! Fame!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £30 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Director will post a video on Facebook reading out a love poem in your name and on the wonders of you + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) or Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Posting tweet and picture to Facebook delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge £45 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    DVD of the series + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £10 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £55 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Director's signed DVD of the series + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £10 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £60 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Director's signed T shirt with JATS logo + signed doodle of cast and crew by Director + Bloopers download + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £10 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £100 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    Sponsor credit + Director signed picture of cast & crew + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £5 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £200 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)

    Sponsor credit + chat with Director on Skype + Director's signed DVD of the series + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £10 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £300 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Invite to wrap party (not including travel and accommodation cost) + Sponsor credit + chat with Director on Skype + Director's signed DVD of the series + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Twitter and Facebook options delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £10 to ship outside the UK
  • Pledge £1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Executive producer credit + Invite to wrap party (not including travel and accommodation cost) + IMDB credit + chat with Director on Skype + Director's signed DVD of the series + dedication video of cast singing a song of your choice with interpretive dance, posted on Facebook + Director's signed T shirt with JATS logo + Bloopers download + We will post a tweet of your choice on our Twitter page (within the Twitter's guidelines) + Picture of your choice uploaded to JATS Facebook page, with caption of your choice (within Facebook's guidelines). Posting tweet and picture to Facebook delivered shortly after pledge deadline.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add £15 to ship outside the UK
Funding period

- (60 days)