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A web series that follows part-time detectives Alice and Alex McNally. Anything they say or do can and will be used against them.
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Hello!

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.**

**Yet.

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."

Right.

Get it together.

Sorry.

That's alright.

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. 

Some examples:

  • 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! 

Last question.

...yes?

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.

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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.

We all made the Dean's List. So.

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    The Weakass Detective

    Give us 5 bucks and you'll be able to sleep at night. We'll make sure of it. That's creepy, but thanks for the support!

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    The Whoop-Whoop Detective

    We'll give ya a good ole shoutout on Facebook and Twitter!

    And you'll get an ever better night's sleep!

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    The Wunderkind Detective

    Alex and Alice McNally will make you a (very) personal, wun-der-va-kind, thank you video.

    Which will also be expressed through Facebook and Twitter.

    And you'll sleep like a BABY.

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    The Walk-On Detective

    You will have the pleasure of being featured in The Weekend Detectives finale! Spoiler alert: it's a huge party.

    AND you'll get a thank you vid and online shout-out.

    AND you'll sleep like a goddamn rock.

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    Poster of the Week(end)

    Each week during the campaign, we're releasing a new exclusive poster. If you dig this week's poster, throw down a Franklin! Signed, sealed, delivered; it's yours.

    You'll also receive a thank you vid, an online shout-out, and your alarm will snooze itself.

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    The Weekend Designer

    You have the choice of either a custom business card OR logo design from Max (who moonlights as a graphic designer)!

    Plus a thank you vid, an online shout-out, and you'll never need NyQuil again!

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    The Weekday Detective

    Oh my goodness. We are offering you, yes you, generous donor, VIP access to the set for a day! Get behind the scenes and see how the show is made. You'll also get a cool badge!

    Plus a thank you vid, an online shout-out, and your cute lil pooch will lick your sleeping face more than you're comfortable with.

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    The Winning Detective

    You are officially the cream of the flippin' crop, an Executive Producer. Congratulations, we couldn't have done it without you!

    AND you get VIP access to set.

    AND you get an original Max Reinhardsen design.

    AND you get the poster of the weekend.

    AND you will be featured in the finale, if that's up your alley (that rhymed!).

    AND you get a thank you vid and an online shout-out.

    Not even true love's kiss will be able to wake you from your golden slumber, you champ you.

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Funding period

- (30 days)