We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now. Read previous installments here.
What would you do if you discovered you were a long lost descendant of Abraham Van Helsing? For Timothy Helsing, protagonist of Redshirt Films‘ I Am Tim, the solution involves more than two dozen blood, dryly comedic web series episodes. A successful Indiegogo campaign allowed Redshirt to release 26 gleefully bloody installments, but it is still hungry for more. The British studio has launched a second Indiegogo campaign with hopes of completing a third and final season of I Am Tim.
I Am Tim stars Jamie McKeller as Helsing, who after two full seasons has become quite an experienced hunter of the occult while also acting like a bumbling Average Joe. For season three, Redshirt wants to send out its most popular hero with a bang, so it is seeking £1750, much of while will go toward the blood and guts budget (the other two considerations are “location” and “crisps”). If you’re not sold on I Am Tim deserving your money, perhaps the pitch video, narrated by fictional puppet actor Michael Badcramp, will sway you.
We previously shined our Indie Spotlight on another Redshirt production, Nights at the Round Table. Both of the studio’s major efforts show an attention toward strong writing and clear production. If you agree, the donation button is right here.
OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES TO CHECK OUT:
- TransMilitary. A documentary series about transgender members of the United States armed forces.
- Bitter Party Of 5. Five struggling actors film a low budget talk show after they bond while shooting a failed pilot together.
- 30 Days In India. A documentary about a yoga instructor searches for inspiration by traveling to the discipline’s birthplace.
- Pat And Myra Kill Somebody. A comedy about a pair of social misfits who attempt to take down an evil energy corporation. Currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.
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