ABOUT FLYING FRIENDSHIP FIVE:
There were once a few aspiring comedic geniuses that belonged to Roar Theatre, a comedy theatre in San Diego. As they trained in the art of comedy they formed an idea of a hilarious web series. Unfortunately, 2009 was not the time for the world to witnesses that series because they would get distracted when writing their thoughts on paper. Finally in the winter of 2011 they decided it was time to buckle down and write the series “Writer’s Block” as well as other comedic sketches. Thus Flying Friendship Five was formed. Every member of our group has had previous improv, sketch comedy, and/or stand-up experience. With each member having previous success with live performances, we want to translate that success into the world of comedic videos.
Putting a sketch comedy show together is quite difficult especially when the group of writers does everything but write the show. We used to find ourselves in extremely funny situations while we worked on putting comedy shows together because no matter how hard we tried to stay on task we would always get distracted. So the series of “Writer’s Block” is (very) loosely based on our experiences trying to write sketches for shows. It centers around five writers from The San Diego Theatre Company and their attempt to write sketches. Although we have created new scenarios and exaggerated ones based on reality, all the foundations for the individual characters are based on each of the actors portraying that role. Essentially, you will be watching an autobiography (sort of) into the inner workings of Flying Friendship Five. We plan to share this series online as well as submitting it to different festivals. An example of our show is located in our gallery.
WHAT WE NEED:
This campaign is extremely important to us because we feel that the only thing limiting the magnitude of greatness we can achieve is our lack of funding. With your help we can achieve our goal to spread comedic genius throughout the internet.
We set our goal at $3,000. That money will be used to help fund the first season of “Writer’s Block” through:
-Purchasing one or two cameras
-Purchasing/renting sound and lighting equipment
-Props and costumes
(If we fall short of our goal we will use the money that is generously donated to purchase a new camera since that is our priority.)
WHAT YOU GET:
If you contribute money we have some pretty cool perks like:
-A personal thank you email
-Signed photo of the group (In a few years it will be worth lots of money!)
-A t-shirt (based on one worn by cast members in one of our episodes)
-Producer credit for one episode
-A small speaking role in one of our episodes
But the best perk is that tingling feeling you will get from helping a web series come to fruition.
We are aware that there are many comedic groups sharing their videos on the internet everyday but we feel we can stand our ground and become one of the best groups out there. Our group is a tight knit family that comes together to create comedy because we absolutely love it. Without worrying about raising money to finance the costs of creating the series, we can shift all our attention to writing and filming better quality episodes.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
As artists, we find great pleasure with having people view our work. So even if you can’t financially contribute to our campaign, we greatly appreciate if you can watch our videos and spread the word about us and our Indiegogo campaign to everyone you know! We’ll love you forever and ever!