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: Seeking
Asking For: $11,950 on Indiegogo
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $7,035
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 6
Description: Seeking, created by Ronit Aranoff, is a web series about a woman named Ella (played by Aranoff) who is attempting to find love in the big city. On its own, that sounds like a bit of a stale premise, but Seeking adds a twist by basing its plotlines off real stories submitted by lovelorn fans. This formula powered a ten-episode first season, which snagged a few thousand views on YouTube and earned a feature in our weekly Indie Spotlight.
With their crowdfunding campaign, Aranoff and her team are looking to fund a second season, and once again, they’re asking their viewers to submit their own horror stories of romance gone awry. “Send us 108 characters of your worst date to firstname.lastname@example.org,” reads the project’s Indiegogo page.
Aranoff has accompanied the campaign with a pitch video that resembles the first season of Seeking: It’s quick, to-the-point, and just a bit risque. Give it a watch:
Creator Bio: Fun fact: Aranoff began her acting career when she was a month-old, playing a baby in Days of Our Lives. She has appeared in plenty of productions as a non-tiny actress, too.
Best Perk: For $150, Seeking will provide five hours of babysitting, allowing parents to get out for a date. If the date goes bad, you can send it in to Seeking. Win win!
Why You Should Fund It: We’re not the only people who admired the first season of Seeking; in the past year, it has also managed to pick up some fancy hardware, snagging wins at Long Beach Indie and LA WebFest. The series’ true-to-life core is a big part of its appeal, but in the end, Seeking would not succeed without a tight script and strong performances from its cast. Check out the series on YouTube, where you’ll find plenty to enjoy.