Last 14 hours…
Network…check (Discovery Channel)
Star…check (Ryan Singer)
Sidekick… (Jarrod Harris)
People in the mix ( Steven Brodie Stevens, Allan S. Williams, J. Weisman…)
I have said and written all I can write and say; it’s up to you and I hope I can see this number increase last minute!
It’s the final crunch time…I have to ask you to help because so many good things are happening on my end the only hold up is the universal hold up…Money.
Five or ten bucks per person would make this project smooth sailing. I have developed a program about “Ben Kite” who owns a kite company on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
On top of his business, and love of the bohemian nature of the beach he is a bona-fide history buff. The episodes will feature many working LA comics and improv artists reenacting historical events on the beach. The cast and the locales will give this program an alternative feel but before you know it you’re learning and laughing and you will realize it’s fun for the whole family.
The program will star comedian Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris who recently filmed a documentary about their comedy tour. (We are producing that too) These guys are the Martin and Lewis of their time. While on tour he was approached by a Discovery Network Executive and told to develop a program and little did she know I was doing the leg work thousands of miles away. We’re ahead of the curve artistically and like most artists we’re not near the money goal.
Remember, I’m not asking you to finance the thing I’m asking you to chip away at the huge upfront costs to shoot the sizzle reel and pilot. 100 people at five or ten will be just enough…trouble is we’ve got three days left.
Please help if you can and if you can do more please do. If you know a few folks who would like to support the arts please pass this along. But, please don’t pass on this yourselves.
Love to you all,
I can tell you this…The part of Ben Kite is and has been developed for the hilarious Ryan Singer. He has just returned from a three month tour of the Midwest and East Coast and all places in between. He and the comedian Jarrod Harris also filmed the footage and are shooting their own
renegade comedy documentary.
I hope you’re all on board with the project; Jarrod and Ryan together are the Martin and Lewis of our generation and together they will bring their improv strength to “The Ben Kite Co. Presents: Historical, Yet Hysterical…”
All we need to proceed is a generous and whatever you can afford pledge. It’s really an exciting time and I hope we can deliver you a great final product.
Also, please enjoy the following video I edited earlier today but most importantly I did all the vocal parts.
Cali Girls for Peter Santana & The Ben Kite Co.
The BOYS are one it!
Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I tried to reach a financial pledge goal on Kickstarter to fund the project that I believe in 150% called “The Ben Kite Co.: Historical Yet Hysterical.” It is a pilot I want to shoot and sell to an “A&E” or “Discovery” type network but could easily be on “Comedy Central” or “IFC.”
I learned that one should never ask for money the week of Hanukah and/or the weeks leading up to and after Christmas. I also learned that I may not have been clear in saying that I am looking to get pledges in the five dollar to twenty-five dollar range. I know it’s never a good time but I am hoping you will reconsider donating to my project and almost as importantly if you know friends in your circles who you know support the arts would you consider passing this project on to them with your endorsement?
I am making headway in the official clothing lines for the characters and I will have sponsorship that way but I am looking for the amounts needed to rent cameras, lights, props, permits, etc. etc. The script is strong and many working comics and improv artists from the LA area are involved but I can not name them at this time but their stars in the making.
So, thanks for giving me another consideration and love to you all!
Alex (Red Patch Kid…) and Nick (Under the weather) Santana plug their Dad’s The Ben Kite Co. Indiegogo campaign!
The Nick and Alex plug The Ben Kite Co. Indiegogo Campaign.