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Turning Thirty is Hard. Summoning an Old God is Harder.

Help us spread the word about it! Tweet about The Common Cult, subscribe to our YouTube channel (where you can watch our last webseries, Mermates) or like our Facebook Fan page.

THE COMMON CULT is a comedy web series about a group of friends in their thirties. Oh, and they're in a Lovecraftian blood cult that's trying to raise a Great Old One to our plane of existence. Because this is going to be an on-going web series on a larger scale, we're turning to Kickstarter to help us make the show! The money we raise will be going towards renting locations, cameras, microphones, a ton of props and and tons of fake blood, and even things you wouldn't think about, like submission fees to film festivals and food for the cast and crew.

The first season will be six episodes, written by Michael Jonathan Smith and stars Alex Aschinger, Mike Funt, Kim Kutner, Anil Margsahayam and Chris Yule. 

STRETCH GOALS

  $500 - We'll release the Outtakes from making the Kickstarter Video! But it will only be available for a limited time to those of you who donated any amount and will eventually appear on the DVD. WATCH IT ON OUR UPDATES PAGE!

✓  $1500 - We'll release the Outtakes from making the teaser! But it will only be available for a limited time to those of you who donated any amount and will eventually appear on the DVD. THIS WILL RELEASE ASAP!

✓  $2000 - New Content: We will produce a "The Common Cult" short entitled "How To Start Your Own Blood Cult." It will only be available to watch by donators of any amount (and download by those who pledged $10 or more), as well as a bonus feature on "The Common Cult" DVD.

✓ $2500 - New Humiliation: Alex Aschinger and Chris Yule will spend a day in their "Circle of Five" robes and we'll make a featurette so you can laugh at them! This will be available to all donators of any amount, and will be a bonus feature on "The Common Cult" DVD. PICTURES NOW UP ON OUR UPDATES PAGE!

✓ $3000 - New Rewards: We will make "The Common Cult" Circle of Five membership buttons! This will be mailed to all donators who pledged over $5!

$3500 - New Rewards: We will produce limited edition "The Common Cult" t-shirts! This will be mailed to all donators who pledged over $50!

$4000 - New Content: We will produce six "The Common Cult" prequel mini-sodes! Prequel-sodes! These videos will be available to download by donators (who pledged $10 or more), then will eventually be on our YouTube page, as well as "The Common Cult" DVD.

CHECK BACK OFTEN TO SEE MORE STRETCH GOALS!

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UPDATE: KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT!

We passed our $3500 stretch goal, which means all pledges over $50 automatically receive a t-shirt with their package! Here's a rough layout of what the shirt will look like. Pretty rad, right?

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UPDATE: NAN LAWSON'S EXCLUSIVE PRINT!

Here is the super exclusive Kickstarter print by artist Nan Lawson that pledges of $85 and above will receive. Pretty gorgeous, huh?

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UPDATE: MEET THE CAST!

We'd like to introduce you to our incredible cast that will be gracing your
computer screens this fall. First, let's meet the members of our little cult: 

"The Circle of Five, The Wheel in the Darkness"

Alex Aschinger as "Leon"

As the leader of the group, Leon likes to make sure everything is nice and organized, before attempting to summon an ancient lord of chaos.

Kim Kutner as "Rachel"
You can't hold a candle to Rachel. She holds her own candle, which is black and shaped like a goat.

Anil Margsahayam as "Casey"
The only thing Casey loves more than his wife? A drafty robe.

Chris Yule as "Donald"
Donald enjoys the simple pleasures: The love and affection of a good man and blood sacrifices on the Eve of Y'SoggHuggoth, The Day of Blood.

Mike Funt as "Micha"
The new guy, who's not quite sure what this whole thing is, really.

Check out our updates to meet the season one guest stars!

COMING SOON!

  • Images of the Kickstarter Edition cover of "The Common Cult" and "Mermates" dvds!

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