When he said ‘Best Friends Forever’...He meant it!
******UPDATE 06.03 Watch our 3rd Campaign Update Video.
****UPDATE 05.26 We've updated our perks. Now ANY donation gets you access to the first three episodes!
***UPDATE 05.24: Our plea video was featured on Tubefilter's weekly indie spotlight.
** UPDATE 05.22: Check out our Campaign Update Video.
* UPDATE 05.22: Our trailer was featured on Thelondonfilmeview.
What is 'Best Friends!' ?
‘Best Friends!’ is a brand new 9-episode comedy web series that follows the relationship of two life long friends, Jeff and Josh. When Jeff gets a girlfriend man-child Josh goes to absurd lengths to break them up. It’s Step Brothers meets Fatal Attraction.
Watch our TRAILER; www.vimeo.com/65990454
Check out our WEBSITE; www.bestfriendswebseries.com
Our campaign is unique in that we aren’t asking for you to 'jump start' the project, only to help us finish it! We’ve already produced the first three episodes and are releasing them early as part of our campaign. Consider it a peace offering to satiate your appetites while we finish the rest of the season.
Who We Are
‘Best Friends!’ is written and directed by Josh Edelman, an NYU Tisch Film School alumni who interned through college at Martin Scorcese's, Sikella Productions. He has worked as a personal assistant for Lloyd Kaufman, Independent film Mogul at the historic Troma Studios, and as a Development assistant at VOX3 films. Recently, Josh shot and produced the award winning web series “Metropolitan Stories” for NYU’s LA Webseries Program. Josh is also a working professional magician and stand up comedian.
‘Best Friends!’ is produced by Sergio Crego who has been Josh’s friend since middle school. He is a freelance producer/cinematographer based in the Los Angeles area. Last year, Sergio released his first feature film ‘Democracy At Work’. He recently helped with the lighting design on “Metropolitan Stories” for NYU’s LA Webseries program. Sergio is proud to call ‘Best Friends!’ his favorite project to date.
Skyler Caleb (JEFF) is an actor/writer who is currently touring the film festival circuit promoting a feature film he wrote and starred in called WAKING. You may remember him from some stints on TV shows like The Office or Two and a Half Men, or a bunch of indie films. In addition to being assigned the duty of being Josh's best friend in the series, Skyler is busy working on getting more feature films he's written off the ground.
Kristin Rogers (SHANNON) was born and raised in the Maryland/DC Area and is a graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. She is psyched to be a part of Best Friends! Before moving to LA, Kristin had performed in the DC area in plays like, As You Like It, Escape From Happiness, This is Not A Time Bomb, and Hamlet Reframed, which won best drama at the Capital Fringe Festival.
How do we make it so cheap?
It starts with our funny but economical script for season one. Also, the producers(Sergio and Josh) have been producing internet content since middle school, have years of indie filmmaking experience from working in the industry since graduating college, and know how to invest your money where it matters.
Now, $8,000 is a lot of money: relatively speaking. However, factoring in crew costs, equipment rentals, Josh’s appetite, and special effects, it's really just the bare minimum. But we can do it.
In order to deliver the hilarious conclusion to our story we’ll need the support of our friends and fans. That's YOU!
Filming the first three episodes on our own was doable but the next six episodes takes things to a new level, and that requires money. By that, we mean we can’t keep asking everyone to work for free :-/
What We Need & What You Get
The producers of the show are not turning a profit. All money we raise will go into making the show. That includes; renting film equipment, locations, paying our amazing production team, meals for our crew and covering post production costs.
If we raise more than $8k (YOU CAN make it happen!) we’ll simply add more awesome stuff to the series. More stunts, special effects, and even bigger production design.
If you contribute, not only will you be getting access to a hilarious new web series, but we’ve pooled together our assets to bring you some pretty sweet perks.
- A private link to the first three episodes. Watch right now, months ahead of the show's public release.
- Get tons of sweet extras like, posters, scripts, novelty comedy cards, DVDs and the show's musical score.
- Rent Sergio, our cinematographer, to shoot whatever you want.
- Have Josh perform a hilarious and mesmerizing magic show at your next party or event. For more info check out: www.edelmaniamagic.blogspot.com
- Get professional script coverage for your next blockbuster idea! www.screenplaycoverage.com
- Get talked about on Josh's popular weekly podcast, 'Who Would You Do?'.
Many are only available to a limited number of backers so contribute now before I buy them all myself!
*Make sure to read the terms and conditions for each perk.
We are two fans of comedy and alternative media who think ’Best Friends!’ is worth your investment. We can’t do it without you, so please give what you can.
Our long term goal is to finish the first season then shop the series to our favorite internet channels in the hopes of getting picked up and funded for a secon season. Believe us when we say we’ve got A LOT of hilarious ideas for future seasons.
Broke but still wanna help? Here are just some of the ways you can;
2) Share our campaign on Facebook, just paste this link into your status; www.igg.me/at/bestfriendswebseries)
4) Steal our poster image and make it yours until June 12th.
5) Share the link to our site; www.bestfriendswebseries.com
6) Of course if you can, donate, even if it's a small amount. If all our friends donate even $10...we could meet our goal!
This is where we start building a community of best friends, so if you have other skills or ideas you'd like to share, contact us!