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A ground-breaking, original action/thriller sci-fi webseries that takes place in a megacity that stretches from Toronto to Detroit.
James Anthony Young
Video / Web
Toronto, Ontario
5 Team Members

Check out the brand new Teaser #2 video!


The Annex is a riveting, ground-breaking, and all-original Canadian sci-fi webseries that will blow the minds of audiences all around the world by using a combination of intense visual FX, exciting action, and enthralling story-telling,



The webseries takes place in the far future, just after an economically devastating Third World War, in a megacity called The Annex.

The Annex follows a young Chinese street kid who, after taking refuge in the megacity, has discovered that he has become the center of a global conspiracy to make him the living human host for the first artificial intelligence.




Good question! Allow us to introduce ourselves -- we are James Anthony Young and Nikolas Benn, cofounders of Spiderclown Productions, an independent Toronto production company.



We believe that Canadian storytelling should not be constrained to modern family dramas, quirky existential discussions of the human condition or even to planet Earth itself. We believe that stories should go wherever imagination takes them and we focus on exceptional production quality to share these stories with the world.

We bring years of practical experience to this project and have extensive experience putting together convincing Visual FX, intense action sequences and slick production values.



Don't believe us? Then, please visit us at Spiderclown Productions to see examples of our work. Including our film Nightlights, a Visual FX driven space poem.



We are impressed with the quality of Canadian webseries, but we want to continue to push that bar even higher by striving to accomplish something more than just another low-budget drama or sketch comedy YouTube channel.

We want The Annex to move the Canadian webseries domain into the bigger international arena, competing with filmmakers south of the border and the rest of the world, as much as here on our own turf.

But, above all, we want to make something that you will find entertaining to watch, as well as something to be proud of. In short, your contribution will help us make the pilot for The Annex as polished, exciting and as ground breaking as we possibly can!



We have been in pre-production on The Annex for almost a full year and people already believe in this project as much as we do! This is why we have procured funding from not only our own pockets, but from private investment as well!

In the interest of full disclosure our total budget for The Annex pilot is $13,000 CAD and we have already raised about 75% of this!



Typically the budget for a project of this size and quality would be $20,000 - $30,000 CAD. But our exceptional cast and crew, all of them industry professionals, have graciously decided to donate their time and expertise to make The Annex a reality.

But we need YOUR help to secure the last $5000 CAD push to make the production's shoot date in October 2013 happen!



Yes of course! We love your enthusiasm! A great way to help would be to share this campaign with your friends on...





Good old-fashioned word of mouth, email or whatever!


(We personally love Reddit... in fact, we might spend a little too much time there sometimes...)

Don't forget to use the handy-dandy Indiegogo share tools!

Please help us spread the word! The Annex is going to change the face of Canadian webseries!



  1. The Annex promises to be the next step in the evolution of Canadian webseries.

  2. We promise to set the bar high -- as high as we can. Not only so that our story is told properly, but so that other Canadian filmmakers may be inspired to do the same.

  3. We promise to make The Annex pilot a great watch! Not only are we filmmakers, but we are viewers too and we strive to make our projects as entertaining as possible.


But, we cannot do any of this without your help! Thanks so much in advance for your support!



If the above information doesn't answer your questions, feel free to contact us at theannex@spiderclownproductions.com and we'll do our best to help!

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  • $3CAD

    Can't afford to visit The Annex? And really, who can afford one of their fancy Non-Resident Tourist Visas anyways? Donate $3.00CAD and we'll send you a postcard from the City of the Future! (Not really... but it'll be pretty neat anyways!) If you have already donated $5.00 just send us an email to theannex@spiderclownproductions.com with your address and we'll add you to the mailing list!

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  • $5CAD
    Small Donation

    If you donate $5.00CAD, you will not only have our thanks (which is intangible but important!) but you will be given early access to the pilot in a private HD stream before it is released to the public! (Slightly more tangible!).

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  • $25CAD
    Special Thanks!

    If you donate $25.00CAD, you will not only get an early HD stream of the pilot, but you will also get a "Special Thanks" credit in our pilot!

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  • $35CAD
    Script Doctor

    We love writing scripts. We also love reading scripts! Donate $35CAD and not only will you get a sweet special thanks in the pilots credits but you'll get an email from us inviting you to send us an all-original script of your own for us to critique and give you professional feedback on! (Screenplays that are not registered with the Writers Guild of America will not be accepted. This is for your own IP safety! Anyone can register: http://www.wgawregistry.org/webrss/)

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  • $50CAD
    Official Donor

    If you donate $50.00 CAD, you become an Official Donor of The Annex which means you will receive: -- Official Donor credit on our website AND in the pilot's credit -- 1 x Official Donor T-Shirt -- 1 x 11” by 17” The Annex Poster -- an early HD stream of the pilot itself -- exclusive access to a Behind-The-Scenes documentary of the production process (Domestic shipping is included. International is extra).

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  • $75CAD
    Official Donor+

    Not only will get every perk associated with the Official Donor perk but you will also be given a perfect-bound hand-signed copy - by the creator and producers! - of the shooting script for the pilot! As well as a small booklet full of set photos!

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • $150CAD
    Be an Extra!+

    Want to be an extra but also want to get to talk about your experience to a camera? Donate $150CAD and not only will you get the Be an Extra! perk but you'll get an interview in our exclusive Behind-The-Scenes documentary for our donators! Be (a little) internet famous! You'll also get all of the perks associated with the Official Donor+ perk!

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $250CAD
    Official Sponsor

    In the world of The Annex, advertisements play an important role in the daily life of the citizens of the Megacity. If you donate $250.00CAD, your product or business will be featured subtly in the world of The Annex in advertisements, billboards, etc. in the pilot. You will also be listed as an Official Sponsor on the The Annex website and will be given all of the perks associated with the Official Donor perk!

    4 out of 10 claimed
  • $2,000CAD
    Executive Producer

    If you donate $2000CAD to the production, you will not only be given all of the above perks but you will also be given the fancy title of "Executive Producer" in the credits of our pilot and on your fancy T-Shirt in place of "Official Donor". In addition to this, you are invited to visit the set during production in Toronto Production is currently slated for Early October. (Unfortunately, we can not offer accommodation or transportation.)

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