Here’s some of the things we’ve accomplished so far:
*Pilot won 1st place in the Made in NY Film Festival
*Premiered as an official selection of the Harlem Hip Hop Film Festival
*Invited to attend the Independent Television Film Festival in October to pitch the show to several networks, including NBC and Netflix.
*Filmed an entire season of five, 30-minute episodes (150 pages) in 11 days.
*Synchronized a team of the best talent in the industry – from our actors to our director to our camera crew.
*Initiated a dialogue with executives at Comedy Central about the show.
*Created a rewarding experience for everyone involved; an egalitarian set where everyone was invited to contribute their ideas and talents.
We’ve come a long way from the days of doing readings at the Theatre Lab on 38th street and we still have work to do. This is where you come in. Until now, the production has been entirely self-funded by our creator and producer, Leonarda Jonie.
Leonarda worked 3 different jobs to save over $12,000 in order to pay every single person who contributed their talent to the production. Having worked herself on non-paying productions that were sold as an “opportunity”, Leonarda wanted her set to be different, even if that meant using her own money. And while the project has been entirely self-funded until now, we’ve seen the magic that can happen when you allow others to contribute.
So, we are inviting you to contribute your own special magic and to become a contributor to help us bring this project to the next level.
Your contribution will help us fund the post-production and marketing campaign that will bring our project to a wider audience. It will also help us cut a sizzle reel, which will be used in pitch meetings to land the show on a network.
To honor your contribution, there are perks for every level:
$25: a shoutout on the @SwipeLefttheSeries instagram
$50: a dramatic reading of your worst dating story on the @SwipeLefttheSeries Instagram by Leonarda & cast
$100: one ticket to our exclusive premiere, a private viewing of Swipe Left with cast & crew
$250: 2 tickets + VIP access to the after party with the cast & crew
$500: 4 tickets + VIP access to the after party with the cast and crew AND a dramatic reading of your worst dating story on the @SwipeLefttheSeries Instagram by Leonarda & cast
$1,000: 4 tickets + VIP access to the after party with the cast and crew & Leonarda writing an episode based on your own worst Tinder date!
$5,000: Producer credit + everything listed above
You can also spread the word about our campaign and our project by sharing with all your friends, family, and on your social media platforms by using the hashtag #swipelefttheseries. For more updates and behind-the-scene photos, follow us on Instagram @SwipeLefttheSeries
Thank you for all of your support so far and we look forward to continuing to share our work with you and bringing a little laughter to your life!
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