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Donate for Season 6 of the show people say is "The Golden Girls" meets "Murder, She Wrote" but with big, hairy, gay men!
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Season 6 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series promises to be one of our most ambitious yet...featuring a spy plot line, a murder AND the return of one of our most notorious villains! Known for our SHOCKING PLOT TWISTS, the season will dazzle diehard fans and new viewers alike!

“Where the Bears Are” is a smash hit, with over 23 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 FIVE SEASONS:

 

 

 

 

 After five successful seasons, our audience keeps growing and we are now ready to shoot a Season 6!

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

Season 6 will thrust our hairy heroes into yet another thrilling mystery surrounding the death of one of Nelson's co-stars on his TV series, "Law and Order: MRU." Meanwhile, Reggie's true crime show on the Inquisitive Channel is moving up in the ratings, thanks mainly to his new co-host...famous serial killer, Cyril Bowers! Reggie also will find love this season with a wealthy business man.  At the same time, Todd is busy at the agency trying to foil a possible assassination attempt of a foreign dignitary. And, Wood decides to expand his brand by getting back into the gay bear porn industry! If that weren't enough, Det. Winters and Martinez open their own detective business and hire former boss, Captain Coley as their assistant! 

Season 6 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, 4 and 5 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 five previous successful seasons of our show, racking up over 23 MILLION VIEWS in the process. We love making it, and are confident Season 6 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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    Thank You Email

    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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    Name on Website's Thank You Page

    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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    Name in Credits

    All of the above PLUS your NAME will be featured in our SEASON 6 CREDITS, both in the web series, and the DVD feature edition and you will get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 6 TRAILER before it's broadcast to the public!

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    Digital Download of Season 6

    All of the above PLUS you'll receive a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the UNCENSORED, full-length feature version of Season 6 containing REAR NUDITY! (Only available in English) (Holiday Episode not included.)

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    DVD of Season 6

    All of the above PLUS you'll receive a 2-Disc DVD of the uncensored FULL-LENGTH FEATURE VERSION of Season 6 containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including an all new 20-minute INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EPISODE, BLOOPERS, OUTTAKES, DELETED SCENES, and BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE! (Translated into 12 languages. Region Zero, plays in all players)

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    Digital Download of Sexy Outtakes

    All of the above PLUS you'll receive an exclusive DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the all-new UNCENSORED SEXY OUTTAKES/BLOOPERS COMPILATION from Season 6! Want to see more of the guys making out in their underwear? Now's your chance!

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    Photo in the Credits

    All of the above PLUS A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 6 CREDITS, both in the series and the DVD feature edition! Be seen by bears all over the world!

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    Digital Photo Album of Season 6

    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 Season 6 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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    Complete WTBA DVD Fan Pack #1

    The WTBA DVD FAN PACK #1 includes the newly created Seasons 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 DVD BUNDLE! All 6 Seasons are 2-Disc sets containing REAR NUDITY and tons of EXTRAS, including special 20-minute HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, XMAS, NEW YEAR'S EVE, MOTHER'S DAY and INDEPENDENCE DAY 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 Season 6 of our show! In addition, A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 6 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 6! You'll receive a DOWNLOAD of the UNCENSORED, cut together, feature-length version of Season 6! You will also get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 6 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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    Complete WTBA Digital Fan Pack #2

    (Perfect for previous donors who already have past season DVD's!)

    The WTBA DIGITAL FAN PACK #2 includes DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF THE FEATURE VERSIONS OF SEASONS 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 as well as DOWNLOADS OF ALL OF THE HOLIDAY SPECIALS! Already have the DVD's? Now you can have the downloads for your mobile devices! The digital feature versions include REAR NUDITY and the 20-minute holiday specials include HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, XMAS, NEW YEAR'S EVE, MOTHER'S DAY, and INDEPENDENCE DAY EPISODES! (Downloads only available in English) You'll also receive the DVD version of Season 6 only, as well as an all-new DIGITAL PHOTO ALBUM with incredibly candid, hot, and sexy BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS, PRESS SHOTS AND STILLS from Season 6 of our show! In addition, A PHOTO OF YOU or YOU AND YOUR PARTNER will appear in our SEASON 6 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 6! You will also get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the Season 6 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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    Digital Copies of Rick Copp's Novels

    You will receive the official re-release digital downloads of Rick Copp's first three mystery novels THE ACTOR'S GUIDE TO MURDER, THE ACTOR'S GUIDE TO ADULTERY and THE ACTOR'S GUIDE TO GREED as well as an original short story featuring former 80's child star turned amateur sleuth Jarrod Jarvis, his first appearance since the last novel in the trilogy was published in 2005! Fans of our show already LOVE Rick's voice as a writer and will thoroughly enjoy having these comedic mystery novels in their digital library! You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Visit the Set

    Are you a fan who has always wanted to visit the WTBA set? Now you can! Come hang out on the set for a day with the option of being an EXTRA or if you are camera shy, just hang on the sidelines and observe. You'll be able to meet cast members and see how we shoot the series! We need LOTS of specific bear types for background this season for scenes that include a wild leather bar, a courtroom, and a gay porn shoot, and other key scenes! Be a part of our show! (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to visit in Los Angeles in May 2017. 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 your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Video Greeting from Cast Member

    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 your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Skype with a Cast Member

    You'll receive a 30 MINUTE SKYPE CALL FROM THE WTBA CHARACTER OR ACTOR of your choice! Get to know a cast member personally! Past donors have become amazing friends and we want to build a friendship with YOU too! You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Wood will wear your shirt in an Episode

    Joe Dietl (Wood) will wear your BEAR CLUB'S T-SHIRT or your BUSINESS' T-SHIRT W LOGO in an episode of Season 6! Millions of people will know about your bear group or business brand! (Logo or design is subject to our approval and we reserve the right not to honor reward if it is objectionable for any reason:) You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Original Painting by Joe Dietl

    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'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Growlr Profile will appear in Season 6

    Your GROWLR PROFILE will appear and be written into the script for SEASON 6! Want millions of people to see your pretty face, and have it immortalized on screen? Now is your chance! You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Your Name will be used in Season 6

    We will say YOUR NAME in an episode of Season 6! 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'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Attend the Season 6 Cast and Crew Party

    You and a guest will receive a VIP INVITATION to the SEASON 6 CAST AND CREW PARTY in Los Angeles at the WTBA Season 6 House! You'll be treated like royalty as you party and get to know the WTBA family! It's going be a blast! You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)(Flights and accommodations not included. Party will be in mid-June 2017)

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    Associate Producer Credit

    You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 6, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of Season 6 and an invitation to the OFFICIAL SEASON 6 WRAP PARTY! You will also have the option of a CAMEO SPEAKING ROLE BY SKYPE in Season 6 of the show with an IMDB Credit! You can appear in an episode of the show by the magic of Skype from wherever you are in the world! Perfect for fans who have always wanted to be a part of our show but don't live in LA! (Role will be 5 lines or less:) You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.) (Must be able to Skype some time in May 2017) (Flights and accommodations not included for set visit or party.)

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    Dinner with the WTBA Cast

    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'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    WTBA will throw you a Party

    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'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.)

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    Co-Producer Credit

    Are you a fan who wants to support the show and be a part of the team? Now you can! You will receive a CO-PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 6, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of Season 6 and an invitation to the OFFICIAL CAST AND CREW WRAP PARTY at the WTBA Season 6 house! You will also have the option of doing a WALK-ON SPEAKING ROLE in Season 6! (5 lines or less.) Perfect for fans who want to be a part of the show! You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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    Executive Producer Credit

    Are you a super generous, super fan of the show who wants to be an integral part of our WTBA Team? This reward is for you! You will receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on screen, both in the web series and the feature-length DVD of Season 6, 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 OFFICIAL CAST AND CREW WRAP PARTY at the WTBA Season 6 House! You will also have the option of doing a GUEST STAR ROLE in one episode of Season 6, with an IMDB Credit! Fans who have appeared in our show are recognized at Bear events all over the world! Why not be one of them? You'll also receive your choice of the COMPLETE WTBA FAN PACK #1 OR #2 (Descriptions are above) (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.) (Flights and accommodations not included)

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