Who are you?
We are Max Reinhardsen and Natalie Rich, the creators and stars of "The Weekend Detectives", the funniest web series there has ever been.*
*No one has said that.**
What on EARTH is "The Weekend Detectives" about?
We're glad you asked! "The Weekend Detectives" follows the McNally twins, Alice and Alex, as they solve mundane crimes and misdemeanors at the local precinct. After their late father, the former Chief of Police, tragically met his end in the field, the department hired the twins part time to appease his dying wish. However, as they are not qualified to handle more serious cases, they only work on the weekends. Hence the title.
What's the title, again?
"The Weekend Detectives."
Get it together.
Why do you need to raise all this money?
We need help funding the following: location fees, equipment, overall production costs (printing, props, costumes, etc.) and most importantly, compensation for cast & crew (transportation and food). We have five fully written episodes. We think they're really funny, but it isn't going to be easy. We want to challenge ourselves and put as much production value into this show as possible.
- Permits/fees for filming in NYC (Indoors and outdoors. We go all over the damn place).
- Transportation to and from set (Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Mostly trains!).
- Pizza (And salad, relax).
- Equipment Rental (Light kits, a better camera, mics, a freakin' two-terrabyte hard drive, etc.).
Here is a percentage breakdown of our estimated budget:
Why did you choose Kickstarter? Did you know other crowdfunding sites let you keep the money you earn, even if you don't reach your goal?
Yeah, of course. What did you think, we just googled "crowdfunding" and clicked the first link?! That is... yeah, that's what we did. But we realized we don't want to half-ass this thing. We wouldn't want to produce it for any less.
Is it just you guys?
NO. We have assembled a team of all stars, including a director for each episode, a producer, director of photography/editor, stylist, composer, sound editor, props master, publicity manager, an assistant director, and an amazing cast.
I was planning on buying Mockingjay, Part 1 on Blu-Ray. Why should I give my money to you weirdos instead?
First of all, Mockingjay will be on Netflix soon. If you don't have Netflix, ask your roommate's mom for her account information. Problem solved. You're welcome.
We have an enormous amount of faith in this project, and we are confident that we have the potential to create some really funny content. Any amount helps, and there are rewards! Look to the right! What are you, crazy? What, are you OUT of your MIND? It's so easy!
Why do you want to make me laugh so badly?
Because laughter is the best feeling (other than puppy fur), and if we can give that to you, maybe it'll be like we're saving the world a little bit.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest risk is that, for the most part, this is our first time creating a show on our own. However, being the new kids on the block doesn't scare us. We have the smarts and the talent on our team to create something fresh, unique, and funny.
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