The Abandon

The Abandon is a new web series that follows a group of African-American friends during an alien invasion.
Keith Adkins
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Video / Web
New York, New York
United States
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My name is Keith Josef Adkins. I'm a former writer for the hit show Girlfriends with Tracee Ellis Ross.  As many of you know, I created a webseries called The Abandon.  It follows a group of African-American friends who find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion. (Think The Walking Dead meets Lost). 

My plan is to bring you five more episodes in the first season and we're already prepping to bring you episodes 2 and 3. Yes, you can get excited!


I'm currently raising extra funds to help pay and feed our actors, get top-notch marketing and PR, and secure the best production crew possible.  

I want to raise $5000 by the end of March in order to do that. 


With nearly 11,000 views there's been a lot of buzz about the series. Needless to say, my team and I are extremely grateful and enthusiastic.  Read what people are saying:

“With its solid sci-fi premise, sharp dialogue, and cliffhanger first episode, it’s got mass appeal… “ – Colorlines

"The Abandon... Ready for PrimeTime.." - Huffington Post

"Sci-fi Alien invasions + people of color?! Stop! This geek has gone to web series heaven. Great story line. Fantastic acting. Great camera work... You have fan, follower and supporter in me." - Anonymous subscriber


Donate to the cause! Whether it's $5, $20 or $200, I can use the help. Besides, I love to brag that The Abandon is a community-funded and -supported project!


Keith Josef Adkins is a screenwriter, playwright, and creator of The Abandon.

As a screenwriter, Keith wrote for the CW hit series Girlfriends.  He was commissioned by SimonSays Entertainment to pen a feature-length sci-fi drama called The Disappearing.  Recently FBC Films named The Abandon the Best Web Series of 2012.  IndieWire’s Shadow and Act named The Abandon a web series to watch in 2013.  Keith is also developing The Rhine, a TV series about class, race and conservatism in Cincinnati.  He recently taught graduate playwriting at Columbia University.  In a nutshell, I'm a busy guy (wink).

Please visit our website for more info and updates about The Abandon!


All contributions are for donation purposes only. They are NOT investments.

If interested in contributing more thatn $5000, please contact at

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raised by 57 people in 29 days
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This campaign ended on March 30, 2013
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