Pirates, Laser Guns, and Swashbuckling Adventures!
Y'arr! So ye be wantin' a web series full of adventure, romance, futuristic effects—and comedy? We've got JUST the swashbuckling web series for you: PETE WINNING AND THE PIRATES! We're setting sail on a journey to raise enough booty so that we can produce our first season—and while it may be a mighty voyage ahead, if there's anyone who can do it, it's our captain Pete Winning!
But why should you help us?
We've had unbelievable feedback and support from several film festivals with our original short film! Released summer 2011, we've been winning and been nominated for multiple awards—most recently a win for Best TV Pilot/Series and Best Actor (Mike Donis) at the Bare Bones International Film Festival this past April 2012.
We wrote the first two seasons already, but soon realized with all the TIME and EXPENSE required to actually pull them off without sacrificing any quality, we NEED a bigger budget than we've had before!
Our $20,000 goal will allow us to hire our cast and crew for the time needed to shoot season one, and will cover what we need for the costumes, props, sets—and gas for the boats—in order to fully make this a reality. In the event that we don't reach our goal (blasphemy!), we'll shoot for as many days as whatever our budget will allow, without sacrificing quality of the end product, and produce as much of season one as we can.
With a show like this, there's lots of opportunity for cool merchandise—and don't think we won't be sharing it all with you if you help us set sail! Check out the various things we're offering as a thank-you for your generosity.
We can make a Splash!
Too far with the nautical humour? Apologies.
But in truth, this is a kind of web series that is often unmade, for various reasons. We've managed to pull a team together that really knows HOW to achieve what we need to, and has all the TALENT needed to do it. And that is precisely why we need to make this happen—because with your help, we CAN!
More and more, people are watching films online, watching TV shows online, and getting very comfortable with taking in their entertainment in front of a computer screen. We truly hope that with a series like "Pete Winning And The Pirates", we can give web series audiences something that they haven't seen before, and something that can inspire other larger scale online-based pieces of entertainment.
Sharing is helping too!
So you've been at sea for years, and every time you manage to scrounge up some treasure, dastardly villains manage to take it from you! We completely understand—it's a rough life for all of us. Which is why if you can't donate, but like what we're doing, we hope that you'll still get the word out and let people know about this show. If you let THEM know about our fundraising goal—maybe they'd like to contribute too, and we can make season one a GO. We appreciate ALL of your support. Truly, we do.
Winning Swashbuckler Pictures 2012