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Help us with the final push we need to send our web series out to sea and onto your screen!
Winning Swashbuckler Pictures
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Video / Web
Toronto, Ontario
1 Team Member

Regarding Pirates and Lasers...

Hello! I'm Mike Donis, and I'm the creator, showrunner and lead actor for the swashbuckling sci-fi web series, "Pete Winning and the Pirates".

This project is one that is dear to my heart. It's the exact kind of show that I loved watching when I was a kid - filled with epic locations, adventure, romance, action, and exciting, sci-fi fun. Season One was shot last summer and released this past February, and it truly exceeded our expectations. The response we've had has been wonderful - and we were even nominated for several awards while we were at it! (You can check out all four episodes of Season One here: http://tinyurl.com/bt88ncs )

As Pete Winning is never one to back down from a challenge, naturally this means we need to up the ante this time around for Season Two. We've received tonnes of support already, and now we just need that final push to bring Season Two to your screen.

The Stake and the Booty

What we need is to raise $7,000 in order to make this happen. How can we make an even better season with less money than Season One, you may ask? Well, that's not exactly what's happening. With all of the equipment, locations, and labour donations that we've already received for the show, we've just got to raise just the final amount of cash in order to top up for the things that can't be donated: costumes, makeup supplies, gas to keep the boats and vehicles fuelled and food to keep our cast and crew fuelled.

Season One was 4, five-minute, uncompromised episodes. We're kicking it up a notch this time. Season Two is planned to be 8, six-minute, uncompromised episodes - with the Season Premiere and Finale being extended 9 minute episodes. This is three times the content that we produced for Season One, and it lets us really explore the world and the characters more than ever before. There'll be more laughs. More action. More romance. To sum it up: more swashbuckling!

But we can't ask you to just give us your hard-earned cash for nothing. In addition to making this epic show happen, you can check out the perks we're offering for helping us out - such as a limited edition DVD of Season Two upon its completion, lunch dates with the cast, producer credits, and more!

Or, by the way, you could even own Pete Winning's wrist laser - yes, the ACTUAL ONE he uses in the show!

The closer to our goal we get, the more we can do, the more we can shoot, and the more epic Season Two will be...

The Impact

We've screened "Pete Winning and the Pirates: Season One" at several film festivals since its premiere last February, and have tallied over 180,000 views online (and counting!). The response has been unbelievable, and we want to be able to keep momentum and deliver as much fun, exciting content as we can.

With your donation, you'll be helping us bring back adventure that's fun for the whole family - and that's what this project is truly all about.

Other Ways You Can Help Us Set Sail

Thank you for looking at our campaign - some of those perks are really cool, aren't they?! But hey, we understand if you can't donate. A pirate's gotta do what a pirate's gotta do. But there are still other ways you can help! If you spread the word, share this campaign link, and tune in to our show, you're still doing a huge part in making this happen - and if you inspire someone else to donate, you'll have done a huge part in making exciting, classic-style entertainment for the world to see. So please - share, share, share!

Thank You

...for helping to bring us that horizon. Yo-ho-ho and cheers to you!

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  • $1CAD
    A Sailor's Hearty Thank You

    The sea is made up of millions of tiny drops of water. Every penny counts! We truly thank you for helping us move forward in reaching our goal.

    1 claimed
  • $10CAD
    A Wink from Pete

    The title implies it all - and to prove how much we're thankful, you'll be able to see your name with a Special Thanks credit on the DVD and at most public screenings of the show!

    14 claimed
  • $35CAD
    Own the Adventures on DVD!

    Thanks for putting the wind in our sails - and enjoy your limited edition DVD of all eight episodes of Season Two upon its completion! Now that's a whole lot of Winning. (You'll also get an official Special Thanks credit on this very DVD!)

    8 claimed
  • $36CAD
    Pete and Crew Singing?

    You saw the hilarious album cover a fan made for a phoney record album. But now it's not so phoney any more! For 35 dollars you get Season Two on DVD - and for just one dollar more you'll get both the Season Two DVD *and* the ACTUAL MUSICAL ALBUM written and sung by Pete and his crew. Now how can you resist that? Sing along (and see what on earth this group of pirates comes up with. Sure for a laugh!)

    3 claimed
  • $60CAD
    All the Booty

    For this, you'll get the full deal - a limited edition package with both Season Two *and* Season One on DVD! But we won't stop there. We'll also give you a signed, high quality photo of your favourite character from the show, and a downloadable version of Aaron Tsang's thrilling original score. And a Special Thanks credit to boot!

    10 out of 100 claimed
  • $105CAD
    Celebrate with the Pirates

    For this hearty donation, you'll be added to our special guest list for a theatrical cast and crew screening in Toronto! Season One's was a riot - so you'll definitely want to make sure you can be here with us for the screening of Season Two. And while you're there, you can pick up your Season Two DVD - because you get that, too. (Transportation not included)

    2 out of 75 claimed
  • $155CAD
    Be a Pirate!

    You heard us right. Come have some fun with us! We'll dress you up and cast you as a background character on the show! (You'll also get the Season Two DVD and an invite to the cast and crew party.) (Transportation not included)

    3 out of 25 claimed
  • $305CAD
    Welcome, Associate Producer

    Now with your official credit as Associate Producer, you'll also be invited to an elite, private party on a boat in Toronto! (Plus of course, the Season Two DVD and the cast and crew screening invite.) (Transportation not included. Date of party TBA)

    0 out of 7 claimed
  • $305CAD
    A Date with Pete Winning

    Have you ever wanted to go on a date with a swashbuckling hero? For this generous donation, you can! You'll get the Season Two DVD and invite to the cast and crew screening too, of course. (Transportation not included. Subject to cast member's availability and at a mutually agreeable location. But the cast member will cover the bill!).

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $305CAD
    A Date with Eva!

    Resourceful, strong, and sharp. Not to mention those eyes! We're talking about Eva, Saffron Cassaday's character in Pete Winning! And now you can go on a date with her! For this donation you'll get the Season Two DVD and invite to the cast and crew screening too, of course. (Transportation not included. Subject to cast member's availability and at a mutually agreeable location. But the cast member will cover the bill!).

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,000CAD
    Pete's First Mate

    For this generous donation, we'd love to officially credit you as Executive Producer for Season Two - thank you so much for helping make this happen! (We'll also be sure to give you the Season Two DVD, the invite to the cast and crew screening, and the invite to the private boat party!)

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $2,500CAD
    A Special Treasure!

    The Executive Producer credit, the Season Two DVD, the invite to the cast and crew screening, but ALSO one of the laser weapons used on screen by one of Season Two's main characters! A cool, rare item, this screen-used prop is the least we can do to send an extra thank-you for helping make this season possible.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $5,000CAD
    From the Wrist of Pete

    Oh my - thank you very much! For this kind of support, we'll do something that breaks our hearts - and give you Pete Winning's wrist laser. Yes, that's right - the actual one used on screen during the production of Season Two. And additionally, all of the above perks, of course.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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