Confessions of a Superhero is an upcoming web series by two friends of the website, Mike Noyes and Scott Sawitz. Mike and Scott have been working on this project for some time now, and they’ve finally come up with a script that they’re both proud of and passionate about. Now, with script in hand, it’s up to people like us – film fanatics that have a love of independent filmmaking – to help make this a reality. The duo has turned to Kickstarter to help collect the neseccary funding needed to turn the written page into a live-action web series. Even better? This looks like genuinely fun material, and is something we are proud to help promote.
The best part is that there are some really great perks for donating, from a simple “thank you”, to hosting a private screening at your home, all the way to buying in as a producer on the web series. The most important thing to remember is that every little donation helps. Nothing is too small. The project is looking to collect $10,000 (a very modest budget for any independent film/web series) by February 3rd. The bad news is that if all $10,000 is not collected, then the project will see no money. This is why I am happy to call for help from our readers and listeners. Confessions of a Superhero has a funny script that is aimed at adults. It isn’t your typical superhero tale, as you can tell from the video above. Best of all, this gives you an opportunity to help make two passionate film geeks’ dreams come true for a small donation.
If you haven’t donated on Kickstarter before, it’s an incredibly simple process. Click “Back this Project”, select your perk, and enter your payment information. That’s all there is to it. You won’t be charged until the end of the run – in this case, February 3rd – and if for some reason the project doesn’t meet its $10,000 goal, you won’t be charged at all.
Here is a little more about the project, but be sure to visit the Kickstarter page for full details on what you’re backing, and all the available perks.
Confessions of a Superhero is a comedic script written by Scott Sawitz and Mike Noyes, set to begin shooting in May of 2016. This is a passion piece for the two of us, something we’ve been working on in various forms since 2009. It’s been a project we originally envisioned as a web series, then as a movie, then as a TV show, and now have gone back to web series.
We want to provide a new, unique and refreshing look into the ever expanding world of comic books, superheroes and villains. Marvel and DC give us a certain, sanitized look on the big and small screen about superheroes. We’re aiming to bring a diverse cast of characters together for a more mature take on the genre.
What happens when superheroes stop being polite … and start being real? You’ll find out during Confessions of a Superhero.
John Boehner is Captain Liberty, protector of San Francisco and hero to children. Blake Larson is Professor Payne, his nemesis and super villain. They don’t know one another’s secret identity … which would make their lifelong friendship and current living arrangements as roommates rather difficult.
It’s poker night as John’s super powered hero friends are coming over to welcome the newest recruit into their super powered club. Hyperactive Ben’s from Boston and John’s partner in crime. Matt and Jim are the two elder statesmen of the team … and the old married couple of the gang. For Kurt it’s his first night as a member of the Legion of Valor.
Meanwhile Blake is out on the town, as he’s looking for love on the interne. Also he has a death ray to finish. San Francisco isn’t going to hold itself hostage, you know.
It’s a look into the everyday lives of the super powered.
We intend to go into production in May for 10 days, with an August launch date on YouTube. We’re going to deliver an episode a week, with a mid-week piece about the show itself as well as a Friday preview piece as well.
What’s the funding for?
We need this to fund the production of the series. The first round of capital helps us to kick start our production so that we can feed the cast and crew, rent our primary locations and make this dream of ours into a reality. A $100 donation will help us feed the cast and crew for a day. $500 will buy half of our props for the entire shoot.
Our budget is as follows:
- $2500 for cast and crew
- $1000 for crafts services
- $1000 for wardrobe and props
- $2500 for location rentals
- $2000 for equipment
- $1000 for marketing it upon completion
Even the smallest donation can help. We’re not asking you to donate every penny you have for our cause; we humbly ask for your support at even the smallest level. Every donation helps. If we exceed our goal then every dollar beyond that is going to go right back to the production. We’ll pay the cast better, for starters, with every day that goes above and beyond the amount we’re looking for as well give a better quality project in the end.
Where’s Confessions of a Superhero going to be broadcast?
We want this show to be out there for all to see so that we have the widest visibility for all involved. Shows like The Guild have started this way and we feel it’s the best way forward.
On top of making it available on the internet we also plan on pressing it to DVD. The initial plan is to get it out on the various social media channels and drive viewers.
Our stretch goal at $12,000 will be that both Lego scenes that are located in our rewards section will be guaranteed to be made even if they aren’t funded.
Our stretch goal at $15,000 will be three separate HenchBuilder.com sketches.
Our stretch goal at $20,000 will be a two disc special edition of the DVD instead of the single DVD release we’re planning on.
Risks and Challenges
This unique web-series can only happen with your help. The team at Drunk Justice Productions has completed other projects in the past on limited budgets and we’re looking to get another great one under our belts.
Superheroes and humor have been put together in the past and with great success. This won’t happen without your generous help and support.
You can support this project on Kickstarter by visiting this page.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.