WE DID IT! We are now 100% funded for Season 7! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your incredible generosity and support! Here are some reasons to keep kicking in for the last 3 days of the campaign:
If we hit our STRETCH GOAL of 180K we will produce a special Season 7 Bonus Holiday Musical Episode Extravaganza!
The more money we have for Season 7, the more we can throw up on the screen for your viewing enjoyment!
We have amazing REWARDS! Check them out and DONATE TODAY!
Season 7 of the award-winning gay comedy mystery web series promises to be one of the CAMPIEST and most OUTRAGEOUS yet...featuring a bear beauty contest and a crazed stalker that is targeting all of the bears! 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 30 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 FOR SEASONS 5 AND 6:
After six successful seasons, our audience keeps growing and we are now ready to shoot a Season 7!
BUT THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE ANOTHER SEASON IS WITH YOUR HELP!
Season 7 will thrust our hairy heroes into yet another thrilling mystery surrounding a bear beauty contest, "Mr. Bear America," that will take place in beautiful Palm Springs, California. Our beloved gang of four decide to go relax for a week in the desert and attend "Bear Week" activities. However, they get more then they bargained for when a vicious and dangerous stalker begins to leave each of them threatening notes! At the same time, Reggie is promoting his latest best-selling book and judging the parade of hairy hunks! Wood too is busy self-promoting, by hosting a pool party at a clothing optional resort to push his latest porn opus, along with his gorgeous, furry models. Nelson is stressed out from shooting the pilot for his new series where his character can "time travel!" And, Todd has a mysterious secret! Something that threatens to break him and Nelson apart forever!
Season 7 will feature the usual array 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, 5, and 6 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 shooting in Southern California 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 30 MILLION VIEWS in the process. We love making it, and are confident Season 7 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 Palm Springs. 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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