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Project Name: Classic Alice
Asking For: $60,000 on Indiegogo
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $22,117
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 15
Description: As with many other web series inspired by The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Classic Alice takes a modern approach to classic literature. Its protagonist, Alice, is portrayed by series creator Kate Hackett and is obsessed with books. Over the course of the first 30 episodes, Alice dives into a number of famous novels and begins imitating the characters she reads, acting out their mannerisms in her own life.
The first season of Classic Alice began in 2014 and covered a number of different English class favorites, including Crime and Punishment, Macbeth, and Rip Van Winkle. Along the way, it picked up a decent-sized following and a pack of dedicated fans known as “Ocelittles.”
Now, Hackett and her team are looking to #SaveAlice. Should they raise the money they are asking for, they will shoot “Books 8 & Beyond,” suggesting new entries to the Classic Alice canon.
Best Perk: Lots of Classic Alice‘s perks are fittingly literary. At the $45 level, for example, “Alice” will choose and recommend a book that fits each backer’s specific interests.
Why You Should Fund It: There are a lot of web series utilizing a similar formula to the one Classic Alice employs, but Hackett’s show is one of the most interesting and cleanly-shot implementations of the Lizzie Bennet format. The decision to spread a narrative across multiple books keeps Classic Alice fresh while still allowing it to develop its characters in the way its fans want. It’s the sort of web series a cool English teacher would assign, and for that reason, bookworms should be particularly interested in checking it out.