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