Last in Space

Last In Space: a Lo-fi Sci-fi Comedy series that needs a hand building its set (a Spaceship)
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Peter Kelly
Video / Web
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
3 Team Members

EDIT to add:
Last in Space is online, episodes can be seen at www.LastInSpace.net

Huge thank you to everyone who supported us! 

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Last In Space 

1000 years from now, humanity will finally get it together enough to explore the cosmos...unfortunately, we're the last intelligent species in the galaxy to do this. Earthlings are literally Last In Space.

This web series centres on 2 human coworkers, and how they pass the time during their extremely boring shift work. You can see a sample of the first one if you watch the video we've made for this campaign. (at approx the 40 second mark)

Why does the world need another web series?

First and foremost? The world needs more funny in it. 

Secondly, this is about getting creative, talented people together to create new things. This is about people who love comedy & sci-fi wanting to add to the genre. We want to introduce new characters & new concepts. We want to lead by example and show how much fun can be had if we create, rather then remake.

This project is a small step in that direction. 

Where is all this money going?

We firmly believe in using limitations to your advantage. So we've specifically developed this series to require 1 set. We're not making a $20,000 idea with $2000, we're making a lo-fi concept so it will look exactly the way it should. (awesome)

Specifically:

A spaceship cockpit that we can rotate 180 degrees - This will require lumber, plexiglass, paint, etc and will be where the bulk of the money will go.

Green screen paper - more cost effective then paint, we'll be papering a corner of Peter's garage/office so we can add in a space backdrop in postproduction.

Permanent lights - We'll be building and installing set lighting, so we can shoot episodes easily, with very little preparation.

 

What if we make more than $2000?

1. Wardrobe. Two words: Jump. Suits. Or jumpsuits, I guess that's just one. 

2. Honorariums. Right now, everyone has agreed to work for free. If we have some money left over after building the set and clothing the actors, we'd like to pay people for their work.

3. More Episodes. More Rewards. More Awesome.

 

*** UPDATE - We've added a $3000 Stretch goal ***

Response has been very positive so we've added a stretch goal. This isn't us getting cocky, its just that given how well this campaign has been recieved we've decided that if we can raise $3000, we'll make 20 episodes, instead of the planned 13. 
These extra episodes will apply to every perk level (if you've already contributed, you'll be automatically upgraded) 
Early access to all 20, DVD will contain all 20 episodes, etc. 

A huge thanks to everyone that has supported us so far, this wouldn't even be an option if not for you. 

(now if you would be so kind as to let your friends know, that would help us immensely)

Why us?

This series is being produced by childhood friends (Adam Axbey & Peter Kelly) who ended up in different parts of the television industry but try to work together as much as possible. Between the two of us we have 25 years of experience creating media in film, television and for the web. 

But I've never heard of you...

Which is why we've also convinced some incredibly talented folks to help us out. In front of the camera will be Joel Buxton (The Sketchersons) and Steve Patrick Adams (CCA winner & Tim Sims award double nominee). Behind the camera we have a whole host of people helping us out, including Ryan "Bear" Seymour, one of the funniest unproduced writers in Canada right now.

Also, you get to say "I HELPED BUILD A SPACESHIP" and not be lying.

I'm excited about this plan, how can I help?

Take a look at our list of awesome rewards / contribution amounts on the right, select one and follow the instructions. If you can't afford to contribute but still like the project (which, as people asking strangers for money, we totally get), you can help by sharing this page on facebook, tweet a link, and telling your friends about the project.

*** Sold Out***

Please note we've had to remove the sold out perks to make room for new ones. 

Specifically

Name Drop in an episode - all 6 have been claimed

VO roles - All 5 have been claimed. 

 

But I want to be entertained RIGHT NOW, what can you do for me?

The two characters tweet regularly, so click the links below.

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$2,040CAD
raised by 53 people in 1 month
102% funded
No time left
$2,000 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on June 9, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10CAD
    Button

    Bragging rights to helping build a spaceship is great and all, but why not get a spiffy button too. Great way to be able to brag, without having to force it into conversation! Plus you get early access to episodes.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $15CAD
    Patch

    Proudly wear the same insignia as the main characters of our series wear everyday! It may be a lame corporate logo in a 1000 years, but right now it's just an awesome design. Plus early access + button!

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25CAD
    DVD (or digital download)

    A dvd copy of every episode from our first Season (13 episodes), including alternate versions that will not be posted online. (or a digital download if you'd rather have that) Plus button, patch, early access and bragging rights that you helped build a spaceship.

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25CAD
    Joel Standup Comedy + LIS DVD

    Limited amount offered. A pair of tickets to see one of the stars of Last In Space (and The Sketchersons) perform stand up comedy. Shows available are 1st Wed of any month in 2013, @ The Comedy Bar in Toronto. (You gotta get yourself there, then we'll get you in) Plus DVD copy of Season 1, Button, Patch, early access and bragging rights.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Steve Adams Standup + LIS DVD

    Limited amount offered. A pair of tickets to see Steve P Adams, one of the stars of Last In Space perform stand up comedy! Steve won the Canadian Comedy Award for best stand-up newcomer in 2012. Shows available are 3rd Wed of any month in 2013, @ The Comedy Bar in Toronto. (You gotta get yourself there, then we'll get you in) Plus DVD copy of Season 1, Button, Patch, early access and bragging rights.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $60CAD
    Print of Panel

    A print of one of Eric Kim's panels for the animatic. Signed and everything! Also includes DVD/download, patch and button, early access and bragging rights!

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100CAD
    Song!

    Adam will write you a song! You pick the subject matter and style, he'll do the rest. Available as a download only. Plus the DVD, Button, Patch, Early access and bragging rights that you helped build a spaceship.

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $400CAD
    Corporate Video

    Clam Industries (who shot our pitch video) have generously donated their services. This gets you 1 complete documentary/corporate/narrative single scene style video Specifically you will receive: - assistance with pre-production - 3 hours of time with a DP, full grip and HD camera package and 1 assistant - 1 edited video - original source files - final video formatted for DVD, Bluray and web Feel free to contact Peter or Adam for more info on this perk.

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $500CAD
    Set visit and Cameo

    You'll get an exciting visit to the set (keep in mind we're making this in a renovated garage), complete with drinks, and an on screen role. Come sit in the SPACESHIP you are helping us build! Note: You have to get yourself to the studio, in Toronto and we'll show you a good time.(including giving you the DVD a couple of buttons, at least one patch, early access to season 1 and possibly a noogie)

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $750CAD
    Personalized episode

    Ever thought Why don't they make an episode where THIS happens? Or maybe you want to mock your coworkers via a scripted comedy? Or propose to your girl/boy friend in a web series NOW YOU CAN! (except that last one is lame, don't do that) Whatever you want*, We'll tailor an episode of LIS for you. Plus the DVD, Button, Patch, early access and bragging rights that you helped build a spaceship are yours! *Note: we won't make anything racist or hateful, we don't want you to look like a jerk

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000CAD
    Written by You

    Bragging about helping build a spaceship not enough for you? How about a fully produced episode based completely on your script! The producers will help as much or as little as you want, and then make that episode. Only catch is you have to work under the same limitations as our writers (Our 1 set, 2 actors) Note: We won't make anything racist or hateful, cause you're better then that!

    0 out of 1 claimed
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