Season 5 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series promises more laughs, intrigue, sex, and peril than ever before! And…a SHOCKING TWIST that will amaze diehard fans and new viewers alike!
“Where the Bears Are” is a smash hit, with over 18 MILLION VIEWS worldwide and tons of positive press, acclaim, and social media buzz. The show also won the "Best Gay Web Series" award from Queerty and afterelton.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILERS OF OUR FIRST FOUR SEASONS:
After four successful seasons, our audience keeps growing and we are now ready to shoot a Season 5!
BUT THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE ANOTHER SEASON IS WITH YOUR HELP!
Season 5 will thrust our hairy heroes into yet another thrilling mystery surrounding the honeymoon of everyone's favorite bear couple, Nelson and Todd! At the same time, Reggie's true crime TV show is sinking in the ratings and his personal life is in shambles. But a sexy new romance enters his life causing more complications than ever! Meanwhile, Wood continues to build his swimwear line called "Sporting Wood" with sidekick George Ridgemont but the business relationship begins to sour as boundaries are crossed and jealously arises. At the same time, Det. Winters and Martinez, now back together again, try desperately to get away and relax together and rekindle the flame but find themselves pulled in once again by our gang of crime-solving bear roomies. All while Nelson and Todd's dream honeymoon goes helplessly and shockingly awry! Season 5 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 which has made the show a worldwide hit!
We, the creators (Rick Copp, Joe Dietl and Ben Zook), used Kickstarter to fund Seasons 3 and 4 and everyone was amazing with their generosity and support! People LOVED those seasons and were impressed by the high production values, great script and hilarious performances, 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
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 four previous successful seasons of our show, racking up over 18 MILLION VIEWS in the process. We love making it, and are confident Season 5 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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