dorks

After being thrown out on the street, two asian stepbrothers Koji and Kevin become garbage men that dispose of bodies for the Mafia.
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Patrick Chavis
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

Dorks is a web series written by longtime anime fan Patrick Chavis. The show is about two wealthy step brothers. After getting kicked out of their house by their parents, they are forced to go to the only person who can help them - long lost family friend Carey, a garbage man who puts them to work. What Kevin and Koji fail to discover until later are Carey's  ties to the Italian Mafia. Basically, they aren't just throwing out the trash but dead bodies!

The initial idea came from me, Patrick Chavis. I’m a writer and filmmaker raised in Orange County, Ca and I work in Los Angeles. I wrote  “dorks” with the sole purpose of writing a funny fish out of water story. I love those kinds of films and movies like Blazing Saddles, Lawrence of Arabia, and Lost in Translation influence me greatly. I believe great humor and comedy comes from a place of misunderstanding and being able to laugh about it is important.  I mean, the world a confusing place! Ask Jackie Chan, I feel like half of his movie plots are connected to some kind of mis-communication. Luckily, Jackie can fight and that usually saves him.

The producers and I decided to shoot “dorks” as a web series because the show is so comedic and flexible. By flexible I mean the show has a central story-line, but it also has a various subplots connected with the smaller characters in the series. Using YouTube we can give the audience more options and more flexibility while watching the show. For example, if a smaller character like Alonzo disappears or doesn't show up for two episodes and you want to know "What happened to Alonzo?" there will be an episode or segment covering, where he has been during the period. Even better, if you don’t care about Alonzo - you don’t have to watch those episodes! YouTube allows the show to have a direct connection with our audience that television just doesn't have. It also provides us with an easy way to deliver and expand on the show for the audience. 

The crew behind this show has worked on many projects before and we plan on shooting this show with the highest production value possible. Here is the most recent example of our previous work:

After The Credits Roll 

To Sleep and Dream 

Coffee Shop Philosophers 

We are on Indiegogo because we don’t have the funding to shoot this project. We are not a big studio and will not be receiving funds from anywhere else. This is it! So if you are a backer of this project, you are not only funding the project but you are also buying a copy of the project.  We are making this for you and we want to give it to you, period.

As you can see in the prize section of the indiegogo, for only $20 dollars not only will you receive early streaming privileges,  you will also get your own tangible digital episode. The funding will handle location expenses, insurance, crew, actors fees and lastly, the editing necessary to put everything together into a nice pretty bow.

 

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  • $5USD
    Donor

    You will receive a credit for supporting the project and a picture of the crew on set. As well you will also receive the show a week earlier then the regular youtube audience.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $10USD
    Next Step

    A digital download of all two episodes. Everything in the above pledge categories as well.

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  • $20USD
    Koji Reward

    2 Episode DVD signed by the creator and actors printed and delivered. Everything in the above pledge categories as well.

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  • $35USD
    Kevin Reward

    Official Dorks Digital Poster Including all previous rewards.

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  • $50USD
    Gangster

    Your image methodically placed somewhere in the shows background set. A copy of the original shooting script. Plus all other previous rewards.

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  • $75USD
    Yakuza

    You are invited to have an actual background role in the show. That will include IMDB credit as well as a picture with the director and main actors on set. (Must live in Southern California cannot drive you to set.) Plus all previous awards below.

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  • $100USD
    Mobster

    Limited Edition Dorks t-shirt. All previous awards below.

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  • $150USD
    Triad

    Limited Edition Dorks hoodie. All previous awards except Dorks T-shirt.

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  • $250USD
    Mafia

    Invited to a private screening of the show before even one episode hits the web (must be in Southern California area to attend cannot drive you to screening). All previous rewards below but you must choose either the hoodie or t-shirt and its limited by availability.

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  • $500USD
    The Godfather

    Associate Producer IMDB credit on the first season of the show. A walk on role with a line inserted into the script especially for you. (Must live in Southern California cannot drive you to set.) All previous rewards below but you must choose either the hoodie or t-shirt and its limited by availability.

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  • $1,000USD
    Welcome to the family

    Executive Producer IMDB credit. Hands on film experience. You will be on set learning first hand the process of filmmaking from a production stand point. You will also be in the editing room with the director helping to make big decisions on the show.(Must live in Southern California cannot drive you to set.) All other awards included besides the associate producer credit and you must decide on either the hoody or shirt and those are limited by availability.

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