BROTHERS Web Series

“Brothers,” is a narrative web series about a group of four transgender friends in Brooklyn, NY.
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Brothers Web Series
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Video / Web
Brooklyn, New York
United States
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WATCH EPISODE ONE

Meet Jack, Davyn, Aiden and Max. 

Jack, a transgender man living in Brooklyn, has recently started sleeping with a cisgender* man after exclusively dating women his entire adult life. His friend Davyn is on the verge of proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Amy. Aiden, the youngest of the group - pre-testosterone and pre-surgery - is aiming to raise money for his top surgery as the date approaches. Max, the eldest, has been on hormones longer than both Jack and Davyn, but hasn’t had the financial resources to obtain his top surgery. 

There is a definite lack of trans masculine stories being told; stories that reflect us and the people we know. This is where you come in. BROTHERS follows the daily lives, the ups and down, ins and outs of what it means to live as a transgender individual in today’s urban society. 

Do you know a Davyn? Are you an Aiden? These are our friends, our teachers, our coworkers, our husbands, our BROTHERS. 

ABOUT US

Emmett Lundberg (writer/director) is an award-winning screenwriter living in Brooklyn. He has spent many years on the sets of feature films including "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Julie & Julia," and the upcoming "Birdman." BROTHERS was born of Emmett's desire to see himself and his community reflected on the small screen (or any screen.)

Chris Rodriguez (director of photography) was born in the Bronx and currently lives in Brooklyn. He has worked on several major motion pictures, including “American Gangster”; “Across the Universe”; “Duplicity” and “A Walk Among the Tombstones.” Chris is currently submitting his short film "Early Learnings" to festivals worldwide, and is developing two other original feature films. 

Sheyam Ghieth (producer) has been a bus driver, a foreign correspondent  and a designer. She was born in Egypt and has lived in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Germany, Italy and Louisiana. She has worked on several feature films, including "The Bourne Legacy," "Sex and the City 2," and "Side Effects," as well as television shows such as "Gossip Girl." 

WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET 

BROTHERS needs your help to make these characters come to life. The money raised will go toward shooting the remaining 7 episodes of an 8-episode first season. The shoot is projected over three weeks in September and the funds will be used for professional crew, equipment, transportation, location fees and feeding said crew. We are, in effect, shooting the equivalent of a full-scale feature film on a streamlined budget.

We're asking you to help us raise $60,000 and, in exchange, not only will you become a part of the team making this series come alive, but you'll also get truly wonderful, covetable perks! 

Anything you can donate we can use. $1. $10. $100. Really, every single penny will get us closer to our goal. 

You know you want to see what happens next! 

THE IMPACT

Making trans stories more visible is a huge stepping stone in moving transgender equality forward. By telling personal and compelling stories, we hope to share the similarities of trans individuals with the world. And given the popularity of characters such as Sophia Burset on Netflix’s "Orange is the New Black," (played by trans woman Laverne Cox) it is evident not only that trans voices can be vivid and compelling but that there is a market for them. 

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

If you can't pitch in monetarily just now, there are other ways to help! 

Share our campaign and video with everyone you know! Link to our Web site and basically help us get the word out about the project. 

Donate your home, business, location, time or equipment. We are calling in favors from everyone we know. 

The world needs BROTHERS, especially now. And with your help, we can realize this vision. 


*Cisgender individuals identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. 


Find This Campaign On
$15,065USD
raised by 195 people in 1 month
25% funded
0 time left
$60,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on June 30, 2014
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  • $75USD
    Featured
    Set Visit

    Come meet the cast and crew on set in New York (hey, free lunch!) See how we make the magic. You'll also get a Thank You Email and a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out. (Travel not included.)

    3 out of 5 claimed

  • $1USD
    Our Eternal Gratitude

    You may not have much to spend but you're still helping us in the biggest possible way. Thank you, from the bottom of our BROTHERLY hearts.

    3 claimed

  • $5USD
    Thank You Email

    We will thank you! Via the ether! We're thanking you now, in fact.

    5 claimed

  • $10USD
    Shout Out on Twitter/Facebook

    We will shout your name from the rooftops. Or from our Twitter feed, at least. And our Facebook page. Loudly.

    10 claimed

  • $15USD
    Exclusive Song Download

    You'll get an exclusive download of the hauntingly beautiful cover our composer created for the show. Just wait til you hear the whole thing. You'll wanna dance with somebody who loves you, too....

    3 out of 150 claimed

  • $15USD
    Handwritten Thank You

    We will really, really thank you, with pen to paper and all. You may not be able to read our handwriting, but we'll make sure you know how much we appreciate you.

    8 claimed

  • $20USD
    Thank You Picture

    We'll take a picture of ourselves thanking you and send it to you! We'll also share it on social media and you can tell people you know us.

    9 claimed

  • $25USD
    Merchandise, Sweet Merchandise

    You can take your pick of a tote bag, coffee mug, or T-shirt emblazoned with our hot logo. Way to show your BROTHERLY pride. You'll also get a Thank You Email.

    48 claimed

  • $40USD
    Pre-Release Link

    Want to watch BROTHERS before anyone else? We'll send you a link ahead of the release date so you can drive your friends crazy with spoilers. (Not really - we're very anti-spoiler around here). You'll also get a Thank You Email and a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out.

    10 out of 50 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $45USD
    point5cc T-Shirt and Hat

    Win yourself a T-Shirt and Hat, generously donated by Point 5cc Tshirt Company, and show off your transness, or allyness, or just all-around coolness.

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $50USD
    Autographed Poster

    We'll send you a limited-edition poster - your choice of the two coolest-looking posters you've ever seen. It'll go great on your wall along with that one of Ryan Gosling. You'll also get a Thank You Email and a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out.

    5 out of 100 claimed

  • $50USD
    Autographed Script

    Your very own hard copy of the script for Episode 1. Autographed, with real ink! You'll also get a Thank You Email and a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out.

    4 out of 100 claimed

  • $100USD
    Walk-on Part

    Ever wanted a walk-on part in a Web series? Well, now you can have one. Throw in $50 and we'll even write you a line! You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, and an Autographed Script! (Travel not included.)

    5 out of 10 claimed

  • $150USD
    BROTHERS Season DVD

    You can have your very own DVD of the entire season of BROTHERS. You'll be the envy of all your friends. You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, and an Autographed Script!

    2 out of 5 claimed

  • $200USD
    Customized Song

    Ever wanted someone to write a song specifically for you? We can make that happen. It can even be set to Whitney Houston, if that's what you want. (Our composer also happens to be our favorite one-man cover band.) You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, and an Exclusive Song Download!

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • $250USD
    Name in Credits

    We'll give you a big shout out in the credits of every episode of the season! You can say you helped bring us to the screen. Which you did. You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, an Autographed Script and an Autographed Poster!

    2 claimed

  • $250USD
    Coffee with Cast & Crew

    You'll get to hang out with Jack, Max, Aiden and Davyn (or at least the guys who play them.) In NYC. What else would you rather be doing? You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, an Autographed Script and an Autographed Poster! (Travel not included.)

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Character Based on You

    We'll create a character based on YOU to appear in the show. Yes, you. We can use your real name or the name you always wished you had. You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, an Autographed Script, an Autographed Poster and a Pre-Release Link!

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Co-Producer Credit

    Congrats! You're co-producing a Web series! How much cooler can you get? You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, an Autographed Script, an Autographed Poster, a Pre-Release Link and a Set Visit! (Travel not included.)

    1 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Producer Credit

    Now you're in the big leagues. You're actually a producer. How many of your friends can say that? You'll also get a Thank You Email, a Facebook or Twitter Shout Out, an Autographed Script, an Autographed Poster, a Pre-Release Link, a Set Visit, a Season DVD and Dinner With the Director and Producer!(Travel not included.)

    1 claimed

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