We hope you enjoyed the sizzle reel above! We are very pleased with the way the shoot is going. The material is fantastic. We are aware that the sound for the trailer above is very rough. That is part of the reason we have initiated a new fundraising campaign for a post-production budget.
We need an editor! OFFSEASON is a collaboration between the community of Provincetown and local artists. However, we are so pleased with our dailies that despite the abundance of talent we enjoy in our little town, we recognize the need for some professional-level editing, sound design and credit animation that we will need to find by casting a slightly wider net. We are budgeting $500 per episode for an editor, which is far below what professional editors typically make for this kind of work, but we hope to find a special editor who sees the value in collaborating on this unique project. After accounting for Indiegogo's fees, we are setting our goal at $5600 ($500 x 9 episodes - Indiegogo fees).
OFFSEASON is an episodic, scripted dramatic television series about the lives of a group of Provincetown residents in the darkest, coldest, loneliest months of the year. For those who only know this notorious vacation destination as the beachy, funky, artist colony and Gay Disneyland, OFFSEASON will turn you inside-out.
Plot-driven with fully realized and multi-dimensional characters, OFFSEASON follows the lives of Dianne Delroy the Selectwoman, Joe Silva the Portuguese-American fisherman, Tony Gouveia the local boy gone gay, Doris Demsey the hairdresser, Margarita Rosa Flores Maldonado the Latina business owner, Olga Woods the vegetable lady, Maya Wholly the builder, Ivan Zamir the questioning Wall Street trader, Captain Dory Pearl Souza, PhD the female ship captain, and Chris Christopherson the evangelical soul-saver.
Mystery, murder, secrets, intrigue and corruption fuel this riveting, quirky character drama.
Created by local filmmaker Nathan Butera, MFA Film and Television, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Filmed beautifully by local Director of Photography Jake Fink. OFFSEASON is an inclusive group effort, with characters created by the actors who will play them and story and scripts written by experienced film and theater writers. Its cast includes familiar local talent such as Braunwyn Jackett, Gwen Kazlouskas-Noyes, Brian Carlson, Nathan Butera, Jody O'Neil, Judith Partelow, Dian Hamilton, Alexandra Foucard, Melissa Nussbaum, Griff Griffith, Bob Keary, and Frank Vasello with Thomas Acone, Andrew Clemons, Roxanne Layton and Bragan Thomas.
OFFSEASON will consist of 9 episodes and will be shot on location in and around Provincetown, MA during the months of January, February, and March 2012 and will begin airing weekly Sunday nights at 8pm on March 4th on PTV, Provincetown cable channel 17 and streaming worldwide at www.provincetowntv.org.
OFFSEASON is a show for Provincetown by Provincetown year-rounders. Building on the rich tradition of the dramatic arts in Provincetown as expressed for over a century now on the stage, OFFSEASON takes Ptown into the 21st century by putting its formidable talent on the air, accessible on Channel 17 for the Outer Cape and available streaming online atwww.provincetowntv.org. After its initial run this spring, OFFSEASON will continue in re-runs through the summer on PTV Channel 17.
What You Get
Cash donors will receive an Associate Producer credit at the end of every episode and significant donors will receive a boxed set of the first season, all 9 episodes, on DVD as well as an Associate Producer credit. Large donations will allow for the option to appear in an episode of OFFSEASON as a featured extra.
Other Ways To Donate
If you would like to donate, but would prefer to write us a check, you can make it out to OFFSEASON TV and mail it to us directly. If you would like to do this, send us a note here on Indiegogo and we will get back to you.