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Donate for Season 3 of the show people say is "The Golden Girls" meets "Murder, She Wrote," but with big, hairy, gay men!

About this project

Season 3 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series promises more laughs, intrigue, sex, and peril than ever before! 

“Where the Bears Are” is a smash hit, with over 7 Million views worldwide and tons of positive press, acclaim, and social media buzz. We also won the "Best Gay Web Series" award from Queerty and afterelton.

CHECK OUT OUR SEASON 1 AND SEASON 2 TRAILERS:

After two successful seasons, we are now ready to shoot a Season 3!

BUT THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE ANOTHER SEASON IS WITH YOUR HELP! 

Season 3 will thrust Reggie, Wood, Nelson and Todd into yet another thrilling murder mystery surrounding the deaths of sexy “Chunk Studio” cover models! With beefy, bulky hunks dropping like flies, it’s up to our amateur sleuths to find the killer. At the same time, Nelson is cast in an indie horror feature, and the horror on set becomes greater than what’s in the movie’s script. Meanwhile, Todd is forced to go undercover as a Chunk model to help solve the murders. And Reggie enlists Wood to help him shoot a reality TV pilot to help him expand his brand as a true crime expert. Season 3 will also feature the usual parade of hot, sexy, hairy men that fans adore, the hilarious comedy everyone expects from the show, and will end in a nail-biting climax that is BIGGER IN SCOPE and MORE THRILLING than anything we’ve ever attempted! 

We, the creators (Rick Copp, Joe Dietl and Ben Zook), paid for the first season out of our own pockets. The risk paid off and we were able to break even and produce Season 2 from DVD and Merchandise sales. But, unfortunately, there isn’t enough money to produce a Season 3. That is why we’ve come to you and Kickstarter to ask for help. 

Our show is a professional production, and is shot in the entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles. Shooting in L.A. is tremendously expensive. We do the best we can to cut costs, but we insist on paying our amazing cast and crew enough money not to have to work other day jobs. It takes a lot of time, equipment, people and money to make our show look as good as it does. So, we are asking for a lot of money from you. We need as many people to give as possible. 

We are constantly being compared to other TV shows and gay features which cost millions of dollars to produce. We are proud of this comparison, and would love to bring you another high quality season at a budget that you, the fans, can afford to support. 

$150,000 is the minimum we need to make another season of our show. We shoot just like a feature film, out of sequence with dozens of characters, multiple locations, original music, and even special effects. Here is how the $150,000 will be used… 

10% will go to Kickstarter and Amazon Payments 

10% will go to fulfilling the terrific rewards we will give you for contributing to the campaign. 

10% will go to Insurance and Legal Contracts necessary for production.

10% will go to Locations, Permits, Equipment, Office Supplies 

5% will go to Cast and Crew Meals, Transportation, Gas, and Parking 

5% will go to Sets, Props, Costumes, Make-up 

20% will go to Post Production - Editing, Sound, Music, DVD production and replication. 

5% will go to Advertising, Promotion, Photo Shoots, Printing Costs 

25% will go to Cast and Crew Salaries

Risks and challenges

Making an independent web series that also cuts into a full-length feature film is difficult. However, we’ve worked in the industry for decades and hire experienced professionals to make the most out of our limited budget.

We don’t have a studio behind us. It’s just the three of us. Anything and everything can still go wrong, from weather, illness to any kind of emergency. But, we have a proven track record, having produced two previous successful seasons of our show, racking up over 7 MILLION VIEWS in the process. We love making it, and are confident Season 3 will be bigger and better than ever!

IT’S GOING TO BE AN AMAZING RIDE! BE A PART OF IT!

And thank you for believing in and supporting the show!

Important information about the rewards:

Kickstarter must be available in your country to participate. If Kickstarter is not available where you are located and you would still like to help, please contact us for more information.

Delivery dates are estimates only and some reward levels contain items with multiple availability dates. Our schedule is subject to change, but we will keep you informed.

VIP event will be held in Los Angeles. You are responsible for your own transportation and accommodations, but we will make sure you have fun!

Additional paperwork may be required to fulfill some of the rewards. For producing credits, appearances on camera, visits to set etc. signed legal agreements will be required for your protection and ours.

You must be over 18 to attend any of our events!

PLEASE DONATE RIGHT NOW! AND SHARE THIS LINK WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! WE REALLY CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!

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    A very sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU email, as well as regular email updates on the production so you won't miss a thing!

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    Your NAME goes on our WTBA website's THANK YOU PAGE devoted to our backers. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    All of the above PLUS your NAME will be featured in our SEASON 3 CREDITS, both in the web series, and the DVD feature edition and you will get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 3 TRAILER before it's broadcast to the public!

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    All of the above PLUS you'll receive a DOWNLOAD of the UNCENSORED, full-length feature version of Season 3 containing REAR NUDITY! (Translated in 12 languages)

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    335 backers

    All of the above PLUS you'll receive a 2-Disc DVD of the uncensored FULL-LENGTH FEATURE VERSION of Season 3, containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including a special 20-minute HALLOWEEN EPISODE, BLOOPERS, OUTTAKES, DELETED SCENES, and Wood's infamous WEB CAM SHOW! (Translated into 12 languages. Region Zero, plays in all players)

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    All of the above PLUS you'll receive an exclusive DOWNLOAD of the all-new UNCENSORED SEXY OUTTAKES/BLOOPERS COMPILATION from Seasons 1, 2 and 3! Want to see more of the guys making out in their underwear? Now's your chance!

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    All of the above PLUS A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 3 CREDITS, both in the series, and the DVD feature edition! Be seen by bears all over the world!

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    You'll receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK*

    The fan pack includes the newly created Seasons 1,2, and 3 DVD BUNDLE! All 3 Seasons are 2-Disc sets containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including special 20-minute HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, and XMAS SPECIAL EPISODES! You'll also receive an all-new LIMITED EDITION WTBA POSTER featuring SCANTILY CLAD cast members from all 3 Seasons! The posters will be signed and ONLY available to donors at this level or above. (Poster won't be sold in our store.) In addition, A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 3 CREDITS, both in the series, and the DVD feature edition! PLUS, you'll receive an exclusive DOWNLOAD of the all-new UNCENSORED SEXY OUTTAKES/BLOOPERS COMPILATION from Seasons 1, 2 and 3! You'll receive a DOWNLOAD of the UNCENSORED, cut together, feature-length version of Season 3! You will also get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 3 TRAILER before it's broadcast to the public! Your NAME will also go on our website's THANK YOU PAGE devoted to our backers. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    You'll receive a PERSONALIZED PHONE MESSAGE FROM THE WTBA CHARACTER OR ACTOR of your choice! Tell them what to say, or they'll craft their own message to you! Keep it forever! (No naughty stuff though:) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    34 backers

    You'll receive a VIDEO GREETING FROM THE WTBA CHARACTER OR ACTOR of your choice! It could be a birthday or anniversary greeting or whatever you want! (No naughty stuff though:) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You'll receive a 30 MINUTE SKYPE CALL FROM THE WTBA CHARACTER OR ACTOR of your choice! Get to know a cast member personally! You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You'll receive an ORIGINAL PAINTING by WTBA Director and Cast member, JOE DIETL! Joe's a talented artist and he'll be happy to create something special just for you! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB!* As a member of the club, your NAME and PHOTO will appear on our WTBA FACEBOOK PAGE with a heartfelt thank you from us for your generous donation! You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You'll receive SIGNED COPIES of WTBA Writer and Cast Member, RICK COPP'S, BEST SELLING MYSTERY NOVELS plus an HOUR LONG SCRIPT CONSULTATION with Rick in person or on Skype! Need feedback on a script or book? Rick will work with you personally! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You will receive an HOUR LONG ACTING WORKSHOP/COACHING from WTBA Writer and Cast member, BEN ZOOK in person or on Skype! Need to prep for a big audition, or maybe one person show? Ben is happy to help! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You will have the opportunity to WORK OUT ALONGSIDE WTBA Cast member, IAN PARKS in person or on Skype! The hour will fly by as Ian keeps you entertained with tidbits and gossip about the show! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    Your GROWLR PROFILE will appear and be written into the script for SEASON 3! Want millions of people to see your pretty face, and have it immortalized on screen? Now is your chance! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You will appear in the WOOD'S WEB CAM segment of the SEASON 3 DVD! This is a fun chance to improvise and become a star as well as work with cast member Joe Dietl in person or by Skype! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above)

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    You and a guest will receive a VIP INVITATION to the SEASON 3 CAST AND CREW PARTY in Los Angeles at the WTBA Season 3 House! You'll be treated like royalty as you party and get to know the WTBA family! It's gonna be a blast! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You and up to 3 friends will be invited to VISIT THE WTBA SET during the production of Season 3! See how we shoot the show and meet the cast and crew! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You and a guest will have DINNER WITH THE WTBA LEAD CAST MEMBERS in Los Angeles! Dine out with the gang for an evening you'll never forget! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 3, as well as an official IMDB credit!
    You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of Season 3! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You will receive a WALK-ON SPEAKING ROLE IN SEASON 3 OF THE SHOW with an IMDB CREDIT! Be the envy of your friends and a part of the mystery! (Role will be 5 lines or less:) You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You will receive a GUEST STARRING ROLE IN ONE EPISODE OF SEASON 3, with an IMDB CREDIT! Want to appear in our show and be a part of the mystery? Now is your chance! Who knows? You may even be the killer! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    You will receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 3, as well as an official IMDB credit! Exclusive set visit privileges come with being a part of our team, as well as an invitation to the Cast and Crew party at the WTBA Season 3 House! You will also become a member of THE 500 CLUB! (*Description is above) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK! (*Description is above) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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