Join The Adventure!
BUDDY BEAR'S MUSICAL ADVENTURE IS almost finished!
“A Perfect Prep Tape" --Parenting magazine, "A Great Video" --Parental Help.
But we really need your help to finish out our editing, visual effects, and music production
My name is John Aguirre. I am the creator of Buddy Adventures. Buddy Bear Adventures is a educational video series intended for Pre-K-to-Kindergarten age children who, like Buddy Bear, are excited to learn and experience first time adventures.
In Buddy Bear’s first outing, “Buddy Bear's First Day At Preschool” garnered many awards, winning Parenting magazine’s “Video of the Year Award. "
Buddy Bear Adventures is a fun, original children's series that reinforces positive educational and developmental themes such as conquering fear, working together, peer respect, and the acceptance of new ideas. Children learn while having fun with Buddy Bear as he inspires imagination and curiosity in colorful way.
We've got Buddy Bear's Musical Adventure in the can, but we're not quite finished and that's where YOU come in. We need your help and support to finish.
Our goal is to raise enough money to complete production on My First Musical Adventure with Buddy Bear, the first chapter in a new series that introduces our young audience to musical instruments, songs and dance, and encourages children to participate!
Buddy Bear can't do this alone
With your help, Buddy Bear’s new episode will continue the series’ tradition of quality edutainment for Pre-school-to-Kindergarten age kids.
We’re done shooting the show and have already assembled the post production team of dedicated and talented editors, musicians, music producers, visual effect and motion tracking personnel to help make this happen.
It takes a lot of money to bring a quality character like Buddy Bear and his show to life.
A great thing about crowd-sourced funding is the possibility of giving something directly back, and bypassing any distributors that would end up making all the rules.
We’ll keep you posted on our progress with frequent updates, feedback, photos and videos from the post production process. Additionally, we’ll be giving away some great rewards and perks based on your generosity!
The entire team (below) is extremely excited and passionate about this project - with your help, we believe we can make Buddy Bear a success!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't contribute, we understand. You can still help by clicking the "Like" button above and sharing this Indiegogo page everywhere you can. It will be a tremendous help. Post it to your Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest or wherever else you can spread the word! There are a ton of preschool teachers and bloggers out there and it's really tough for us to reach out to them by ourselves. Indiegogo has some fantastic tools to help all of you spread the word.
JOHN AGUIRRE - Director / Creator
John's recent directorial credits includes 2 music videos he co-directed with Dale Fabrigar; both, "Feels So Right" and "Laugh Laugh" videos were for created for mega music producer, RedOne (Gaga's secret weapon). The videos are currently enjoying hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube and Feels So Right enjoyed a broadcast run on national tv in Morocco where it was shot. John's current credits include working on the recently Emmy nominated show. "Dog With A Blog". His indie feature film credits include "The Utopian Society (director), "You Did What" (produced by), Black Gold (2nd unit director) Soul Fire Rising web series (director) My First Day At Preschool (director). Other recent credits are stage managing for "The Bold and The Beautiful" and assistant directing gigs on "Big Time Rush" and "Fresh Beat Band" for Nickelodeon and "Pair Of Kings" and "Lab Rats" for Disney.
TERRA JOLÉ - Buddy Bear Suite Performer
Terra is a veteran performer of stage and screen who is currently starring in her own Lifetime reality show Little Women: LA. She has performed on both large and small stages, on television shows and in films and is an accomplished pop singer and dancer, touring most recently with Miley Cyrus. Terra is armed with a positive attitude and brings an electric energy as well a lot of heart when it comes to animating Buddy Bear to life.
DALE FABRIGAR - Producer / Director
Dale Fabrigar just completed directing the feature film entitled, "Lonely Boy" for Exit 43 Productions, due for release later this year. and also recently directed the popular creature feature/thriller, "Area 407" for IFC Midnight/Sundance Selects. He produced and directed a web series for STARZ Digital Media and Koldcast.tv and has many short film and 2nd unit directing credits. Not only is Dale producing, but he will be directing a future episode of My First Day Adventures With Buddy Bear. Dale and John have successfully collaborated on several projects together over the past 4 years.
ROLAND CANAMAR - Executive Producer / Director of Photography
Roland is a veteran D.P. and craftsman of motion pictures. He's worked on feature films, tv pilots, commercials and web series.
ROB MANKOWITZ - VP of Business Development
Working with My First Day Productions since 2004, Rob has been instrumental in the ongoing development of the brand. His professional experience includes working on both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry in such capacities as an Independent Film Producer and Casting Director, Reality TV Casting Director and raising capital for varied entertainment projects through private finance.
By promoting a grassroots effort combined with traditional business channels, Rob has procured, developed, coordinated and overseen the various ways in which the current title has been marketed and distributed. He secured national recognition for "My First Day" by getting the title reviewed by notable educational publication Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine which awarded it Best Video of 2004. Several parenting publications nationwide also gave the video their highest marks. He also had the renown online site, Dr. Toy review and ultimately name "My First Day at Preschool" as a top ten Audio/Visual choice for 2004.
Rob is extremely excited and optimistic about the future of the MFD brand and is proud to be working alongside his talented colleagues at My First Day Productions.
EDWARD HANNIGAN - Social Media Producer
A lifelong technologist and veteran of the dot com wars, Edward has re-established himself in the entertainment world as a media and new business consultant, as well as a digital image technician and still photographer . Edward has worked on reality shows and small features, as well as music videos and YouTube focused work. Edward resides in Orange County, California.