'Best Friends!' Donate ANY AMOUNT to watch the first 3 episodes now!

A comedy webseries about life long pals, Jeff & Josh. When Jeff gets a girlfriend Josh goes to absurd lengths to break them up. Help us finish our first season!
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Best Friends! the web series
Video / Web
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

When he said ‘Best Friends Forever’...He meant it!

 

******UPDATE 06.03 Watch our 3rd Campaign Update Video.

*****UPDATE 05.31 Watch episode 1 for FREE!

****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.

* UPDATE 05.15: Listen to the official 'Best Friends! fan song' by Annelise Collette

 

What is 'Best Friends!' ?

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

Josh Edelman

 ‘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.


Sergio Crego

 

‘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.


Our Cast:

Skyler Caleb

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

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?

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.  

They include;

- 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. 

 

Last Words

Last Words

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;

1) Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-Friends-Web-Series/434917206594359)

2) Share our campaign on Facebook, just paste this link into your status; www.igg.me/at/bestfriendswebseries)

3) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bfwebseries) and tweet about us.

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!

Do what you can, shout it in the streets or share it with your therapist.  We'd LOVE you for it!!!

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!

                               Best Friends!

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  • $25USD
    UPDATED Friends with Benefits

    ANY DONATION AMOUNT gets you a private link to the first 3 episodes of 'Best Friends!'. We've left this perk at $25 as a suggested donation amount. PLUS you get a digital download of our posters and the script. (Delivered upon completion of filming)

    4 claimed

  • $50USD
    Chums

    Same perks as above PLUS a private link to the entire first season in advance of its public release. (Delivered upon completion of filming.)

    6 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $69USD
    Podcast Pals

    Same perks as above PLUS be promoted and discussed on Josh’s popular weekly podcast whowouldyoudopodcast.blogspot.com. (Warning: Adult subject matter)

    2 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    Musical Mates

    Same perks as above (minus limited availability perk) PLUS a thanks in the credits of each episode and a digital download of the original score to season 1 of 'Best Friends!' (Delivered upon completion of the first season)

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    Professional Jokester

    Same perks as above PLUS be the funniest person in the room with Josh Edelman’s Novelty Gift basket including a routine of 5 hilarious comedy cards; Pick Up Line Napkin, 5 “F**k You” Thank You Cards, 10 “My Card” Luxury embossed business cards, Comedy Elevator Sticker, Comedy Seduction Magic Card.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $200USD
    Writing Partners

    Same perks as above PLUS get professional coverage of your screenplay by www.screenplay coverage.com. The perfect gift for a writer!

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $200USD
    DP for Rent

    Same perks as above PLUS get our cinematographer, Sergio Crego, to light and shoot anything you want for 2x 8 hour days. That’s 2 days of lighting and DP work for the cost of one day! Must be shot in LA. Equipment list available upon request. (A $400 value)

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • $250USD
    Magician's Assisstant

    Same perks as above PLUS Josh Edelman will perform his hilarious and mesmerizing magic act at your next event. (1 hour of Magic Time) Must live in LA. See link for more info; www.edelmania.com (A $500 value)

    3 out of 4 claimed

  • $500USD
    Bosom Buddies

    Same perks as above (minus limited availability perks) PLUS a sweet 11x17 poster, physical copy of the script, and a DVD of the first season, all signed by the cast. Oh, and you're invited to the LA premiere! (Transportation and lodging not included)

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Blood Brothers

    Same perks as above (minus limited availability perks) PLUS an Associate Producer credit… which gets you an IMDB credit. Who doesn't want that?

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Best Friends Forever!

    Same perks as above (minus limited availability perks) PLUS be credited as Executive Producer! This also grants you a visit to the set during the filming of season 1. (Transportation and lodging not included)

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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