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Season 4 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series promises more laughs, intrigue, sex, and peril than ever before! And…a wedding!!!

“Where the Bears Are” is a smash hit, with over 11 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 THE TRAILERS OF OUR FIRST THREE SEASONS:

After three successful seasons, we are now ready to shoot a Season 4!

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

Season 4 will thrust Reggie, Wood, Nelson and Todd into yet another thrilling murder mystery surrounding the upcoming nuptials of everyone's favorite bear couple, Nelson and Todd! At the same time, Reggie's true crime TV show becomes a hit on the Inquisitive Channel and sparks begin to fly because of his new co-stars Det. Chad Winters and Captain Coley. Meanwhile, Wood decides to start his own swimwear line called "Sporting Wood" with sidekick George Ridgemont which provides them the opportunity to audition, dress and photograph hot bear models for a living! All while Nelson and Todd plan for the wedding of the century which is most sure to go awry! Season 4 will feature the usual parade of hot, sexy, hairy men that fans adore, the hilarious comedy everyone expects from the show, and a nail-biting climax that the show if famous for!

We, the creators (Rick Copp, Joe Dietl and Ben Zook), used Kickstarter to fund Season 3 and everyone was amazing with their generosity and support! People loved Season 3 so we are back to do it again, but we need your 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

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 three previous successful seasons of our show, racking up over 11 MILLION VIEWS in the process. We love making it, and are confident Season 4 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 4 CREDITS, both in the web series, and the DVD feature edition and you will get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 4 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 4 containing REAR NUDITY! (Only available in English)

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    All of the above PLUS you'll receive a 2-Disc DVD of the uncensored FULL-LENGTH FEATURE VERSION of Season 4, containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including a special 20-minute NEW YEAR'S EVE EPISODE, BLOOPERS, OUTTAKES, DELETED SCENES, and BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE! (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 Season 4! 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 4 CREDITS, both in the series and the DVD feature edition! Be seen by bears all over the world!

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    All of the above PLUS an all-new DIGITAL PHOTO ALBUM with incredibly candid, hot, and sexy BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS, PRESS SHOTS AND STILLS from the first three seasons of our show! See the scantily clad cast and crew like you've never seen them before! We have a huge amount of photos to share in a sharp, stylistic flip book format! A MUST HAVE collector's item for hardcore fans of our show!

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    You'll receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK*

    The fan pack includes the newly created Seasons 1,2,3 and 4 DVD BUNDLE! All 4 Seasons are 2-Disc sets containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including special 20-minute HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, XMAS, and NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL EPISODES! You'll also receive an all-new DIGITAL PHOTO ALBUM with incredibly candid, hot, and sexy BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS, PRESS SHOTS AND STILLS from the first three seasons of our show! In addition, A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 4 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 Season 4! You'll receive a DOWNLOAD of the UNCENSORED, cut together, feature-length version of Season 4! You will also get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 4 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 the all-new steamy, sexy original NOVELLA E-BOOK written by our very own author Rick Copp entitled ORIGINS! The story of how Detective Winters and Martinez first met and fell in love while working undercover! Another must for fans of our show!
    You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK (*Description is above)

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    You'll get to be an EXTRA IN SEASON 4! We need LOTS of fun bears for background this season for scenes that include NELSON AND TODD'S WEDDING, bachelor party, rehearsal dinner, and other key scenes! Be a part of our show! Meet the cast and crew and possibly see yourself on screen! (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to shoot in Los Angeles in April or May 2015. Shoot days are yet to be determined and will vary between weekends and weekdays. We will do our best to fit you into our schedule:) You'll also receive the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK (*Description is above)

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    You'll receive a VIDEO GREETING FROM YOUR FAVORITE 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 his work is becoming more and more popular every day! 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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    Joe Dietl (Wood) will wear your BEAR CLUB'S T-SHIRT in an episode of Season 4! Millions of people will know about your bear group! (Logo or design is subject to our approval and we reserve right not to honor reward if it is objectionable for any reason:) 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 4! 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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    We will say YOUR NAME in an episode of Season 4! Imagine how fun it will be to have your name be spoken by one of the WTBA cast of characters for millions of people to hear!
    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 4 CAST AND CREW PARTY in Los Angeles at the WTBA Season 4 House! You'll be treated like royalty as you party and get to know the WTBA family! It's going 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. Party will be in late May or early June 2015)

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    You and up to 3 friends will be invited to VISIT THE WTBA SET during the production of Season 4! 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. Must be available some time during April and May 2015)

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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 a WALK-ON SPEAKING ROLE IN SEASON 4 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. Must be able to shoot some time in April or May 2015)

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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 4, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of Season 4! 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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    WTBA Leads Rick Copp, Joe Dietl and Ben Zook will come to your city and throw you a party! We provide ourselves and some swag…YOU provide airfare, one night hotel accommodations, and meals in addition to your donation. Perfect for Bear Organizations throughout the country who want to meet us and help fund the show! OR maybe you want to throw a surprise party for your friend or partner's birthday or anniversary? (We reserve the right to vet donor or organization, and get references before granting this reward, and reserve the right to refuse and return donation if we feel it necessary.) 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 a GUEST STARRING ROLE IN ONE EPISODE OF SEASON 4, 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. Must be available to shoot some time in April or May 2015)

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    You will receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 4, 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 4 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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