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!
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