Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments right here.
Project Name: SPOONERS The Webseries
Asking For: $15,000 on Kickstarter
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $7,555
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 12
Description: The SPOONERS series isn’t a brand-new endeavor; it’s actually based off characters from a successful short indie film of the same name (which was also funded through Kickstarter). Corey and Nelson have to learn how to navigate what might seem like commonplace-but-still-wildly-entertaining marital experiences, like messing up the relationship with your in-laws or reaching that “milestone when you can finally poop in front of your spouse.” Basically, SPOONERS feels like a more hometown, eclectic iteration of Brad Bell and Jane Espenson‘s acclaimed web series, Husbands.
Creator Bio: Created and directed by Bryan Horch, the series will star musical comedian Ben Lerman as Corey and actor Walter Replogle as Nelson. Horch and Lerman are also responsible for writing the episodes along with Austin Bunn. Michael Capodiferro takes on the responsibilities of assistant director and producer. More of the cast and crew is fleshed-out on the project’s Kickstarter page.
Best Perk: While larger perk levels obviously provide you more rewards, sometimes the simplest, funniest option is the best. In this case, go for the $10 perk which is titled SPOONERS SANDWICH. The creators claim they’ll need 200 sandwiches to keep everyone going during season one’s production, so money donated at this level will provide the backer one of these sandwiches named in their honor. All sandwiches will have selfies taken and put together in a collage on the creative team’s Facebook page. Weird? Definitely. Worth it? For only $10, absolutely.
Why You Should Fund It: SPOONERS’s characters are compelling and fans have actively asked for more stories from their lives. It’d be a shame not to explore those possibilities. Also, with the short film’s positive track record in the indie film festival circuit (it racked up no less than 18 awards from around the world), you can put your mind at ease that you’re putting money into a brand which has already has proven itself to be successful.