Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March?! OVER?!

It certainly doesn't feel like spring has hit here in Chicago, and while we are definitely buoyed by the success of the kickstarter, this crummy weather makes it hard to keep our nose to the grindstone and continue work on this project.
And, I'm just gonna get real with you here -- as the producer/director, I (Adora) am pretty much the only one doing everything, considering this show is on a shoestring budget and people, ya know, mostly want to get paid for their work. And, that being said, in addition to an internship, I work a day (night?) job on the side to pay my rent. As a server. In a sports bar. And I am not sure if y'all know this, but it's March Madness this month, which means a LOT more waiting tables and a LOT less working on webseries stuff. Which, when you've spent all day dealing with grown men crying because their Alma lost, makes you want to curl up in the fetal position and eat an entire pizza lying down when you get home, because you're just that disillusioned with the human race.
But I digress. My point is, we are sorry (and by we I mean myself and my DP, mostly) that the thank yous for your donations and support have been lacking. Also, there's lots going on 'round these parts, I swear.
We got in contact with with Columbia College animation department and are now balls-deep in student animators looking for work. God, aren't students the best? Mostly because they don't demand compensation. We have so many talented artists to feature now. Wa-hoo.
Anyway, April should be bringing in more activity; we're trying to finish up our interview with Mimi's Garden entrepreneur Amy Fowler and check out interviewee John "the Duke" Wayne's new restaurant endeavor E+O this month, as well as get in interviews with Blue Nose Brewery and a monologue by Steph Douglass about a Queen Bee.
Also, a party to celebrate!!
Hold us to it, folks. We'll try to keep this blog on the up and up as much as we can.
Until next time.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Pledge Prizes!

(Reposted from Kickstarter Update #4)
Well, isn't this just awesome.
105% funding with 5 days to go.
Well it took us a day or two to mention here but if you're following our facebook page or twitter you'll already know this: new awesome bonus prizes for new donors!
Here's the deal: for anyone who donates or increases their pledge after we've made the goal (there's already a few of you) you get this awwdorable plush knitted test tube. The pattern is provided by this amazing artist out of the UK; you can check out here stuff here. So tell your friends! ANY donation or pledge increase over $5 gets a cute lil guy (picture attached) in the color of your choice. We're adding it as a tier today. 
GAWD isn't he just the cutest?! COULD BE YOURS!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Jigga whaaaat

[re-posted from Kickstarter Update #4]
So, wow guys!
We never thought with our push yesterday that we would make our goal with a week to spare. In a matter of hours we went from 72% funding to 100% -- $800 in less than five hours, fifteen new backers and multiple pledge increases. You guys. Are. Amazing. For reals. The support you've given us has been overwhelming and totally invigorating. We can't say it enough when we say: thank you, thank you, thank you SO much. It means a lot that you've all invested in this project. It's been years in the making, and to see it come to fruition and have the support of so many of you is just indescribable. It honestly means so much. We will be personally thanking every one of you once the campaign is over.

Friday, March 1, 2013

March! Already! Crap!

How does the time go by so fast? I swear I just wrote an entry for this blog. And now it's March. And holy crap, there's only ten days left to the Kickstarter. Which is 2/3 of the way funded. So, if you haven't, please consider donating. We have super awesome cool fun-time rewards. Glow in the dark buttons! Stickers! Things we hand-make you because it's cheaper!
Awesome necklaces by a talented artist! Don't you waaaant? You get this AND....
...a one-of-a-kind scientific illustration (and other stuff!) for only $75. AWESOME. Right?!
Yeah, so, spread the word, tell your friends, tell your science-y friends, and your teacher friends, and parent friends, and your nerdy friends, and filmmaking friends, and just EVERYONE, ever.
And thank you to those of you who have supported so far. To those of you we know, we love you and thank you, to employ a cliche, from the bottom of our hearts. And to those of you who we don't know -- thank you for believing in what we're doing. It truly means a lot. And we are excited to send you your rewards! But, we still need some more funding to make all that happen, so repost, reblog, if you want some flyers, send us an email, we will try to get you some...let's keep this awesome momentum going.
Meanwhile, we're coordinating stuff with a puppeteer to do some ancient Greek myths told in puppet form. Yeah, that's right.
We're still trying to hunt down a few more interviews as well, so if any of you out there know a pilot, hockey player, food scientist, or genealogist, send them our way!
More updates soon. We have some video sneak peaks we're working on!