The Autobiography of Jane Eyre

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre is a modern day transmedia adaptation of the gothic novel, Jane Eyre.
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Erika Babins
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Transmedia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
3 Team Members

What's the Project?

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre is an interactive modern adaption of the gothic novel told through social media, produced for the web.

Adapting the novel for the modern era, the series introduces a Jane Eyre who grew up in the world of the internet and cell phones. Transmedia story telling is a relatively new format made popular by Hank Green and Bernie Su with their Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Although YouTube is the main platform for the story (through Jane’s vlogging), fans can choose to dive further into this modern retelling by following the characters’ interactions on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, all of which keep the fictional world “alive” for the audience in-between episodes.

Who Are We?

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre was created by Nessa Aref and Alysson Hall. Together they gathered a team of young artists comprised of both post-secondary grads and current students of schools such as: UVic, UBC, Capilano University, SFU, CCPA, VCC, UBCO and the Art Institute of Vancouver.

What Do We Need?

As of now, our production has been operating on a $0 budget. That means anything we need for the show (actors, writers, editors, wardrobe, props, film equipment, etc) has to be begged, borrowed, or stolen. Well, we haven't stolen anything. Yet. 

We're about halfway through our projected amount of episodes and want to be able to keep going. $5000 will be enough to cover the costs of the show and keep it at the calibre we've set.

With $5000 we'll be able to:

-Pay back the designers and producers who spent their own money on wardrobe, props, film equipment and promotional material.

-Buy any future production necessities for the rest of the production

-Be able to supply some food for production days (roughly 2 writers meetings and 6 shoot days a month)

-Have a small safety net should we have any unexpected costs such as SD cards, lighting, or microphones. 

Once we've made our goal, we'll be able to give honorariums to the 30+ talented writers, actors, editors, composers, producers, and designers who've donated their time and efforts to making Jane possible and help to fund some our trip to Vid Con 2014 to further market the series and meet fans and viewers.


The Perks

We, at The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, understand that your money is precious to you and we're offering some lovely incentives to ease the parting. You could score yourself an exclusive portfolio of Jane's never before seen photography, an original piece of Adele artwork, show bookmarks and mugs, tea especially chosen by Jane for you, signed scripts and even the opportunity to skype with Jane Eyre herself! See the sidebar for the details of each exciting perk.

On top of all that, we wanted to celebrate the fandom community that has emerged through our show. So, we've created 7 special videos that can only be unlocked when we reach certain financial goals. Those videos will be posted the campaign site and our Production YouTube Account.

When we reach $500 you'll get to meet the production team as we answer some of your questions in a Q&A 

You'll also have the chance to see the characters in ways you never would otherwise

$1000Grace can't handle it anymore

$1500Jane confesses some true feelings

$2000 Suzanna shares the secrets she's learned keeping her mouth shut and ear to the pavement

$3000Rochester shows his true colours

$4000- Pilot the Dog does his very own Vlog

And, when we reach our $5000 goal, we'll release never before seen behind the scenes and bloopers from our filming so far!

$7500- Adam Wright (Rochester) will give a Backstreet Boys performance you won't forget.


***NEW INCENTIVE VIDEOS***

$8,000 - Watch a sleep deprived showrunner play the role of Adele Rochester. Yep. That happened. 

$8,500 - More Bloopers! 

$9,000 - The finger puppet series begins! Video #1 will involve - a science fair with Adele… 

$9,500 - Finger puppet video #2 : A candle lit cooking class with Ricardo… with a special appearance from Grace Poole. 

$10,000 -  Finger puppet video #3: Eurotrip with Joanna and Liz!

$10,500 -  Finger puppet video #4: Catch up with Blanche and Warren


Your Impact

The medium of the webseries allows artists like us, with limited resources and connections, to share our work and tell stories in a way that simply wouldn't have been possible even a few years ago. Transmedia has opened up an entirely new world for story tellers of all kinds to explore. But we are only as strong as our community. 


Being a start-up, we understand if you if you aren't in a position to support us financially. But remember that subscribing, liking and sharing the show and our campaign is as equally as important! Every like, reblog and tweet counts and is appreciated.

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$11,176CAD
raised by 263 people in 1 month
224% funded
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$5,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on January 3, 2014
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  • $5CAD
    The Very Thought of Tea

    Your support means so much. We'll thank you on our Facebook Page and YouTube Credits.

    56 claimed
  • $15CAD
    Tea Spoon

    The Official AoJE handle will follow you on Twitter! Plus a thank-you on our Facebook page and YouTube credits

    22 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Cream and Sugar

    Jane will send you a digital copy of her photography portfolio including never before seen shots! Plus, a "thank you" on Facebook and in our YouTube credits.

    50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50CAD
    Tea Bag

    Jane will send you a bookmark with quotes from the show and a signed print from her portfolio. Plus a digital copy of her portfolio and a "thank you" on Facebook and our YouTube credits

    46 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $75CAD
    Loose Leaf Organic

    Jane will send you a t-chart outlining her favourite teas, their flavour notes and ideal mood/food pairings along with a bookmark, a signed print, a digital copy of her portfolio and a thank-you on Facebook and YouTube

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100CAD
    Travel Mug

    A signed script of one of our favourite episodes! Plus, Jane will send you a t-chart outlining her favourite teas, their flavour notes and ideal mood/food pairings along with a bookmark, signed print, digital copy of her portfolio and a thank-you on Facebook and YouTube

    22 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $150CAD
    Tea Cup

    Jane will send you one of Adele's original pieces of art! Along with a signed script from one of our favourite episodes, the Tea Chart, bookmark, signed print, digital copy of her portfolio and a thank-you on Facebook and YouTube.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $200CAD
    Tea and Crumpets

    Receive a thank you video from the cast or crew member of your choice! Plus Adele's artwork, a signed script from one of our favourite episodes, the Tea Chart, bookmark, signed print, digital copy of her portfolio and a thank-you on Facebook and YouTube.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250CAD
    China Tea Set

    Jane will send you a care package with a show mug and tea! Along with a Thank You video, Adele's artwork, a signed script from one of our favourite episodes, the Tea Chart, bookmark, signed print, digital copy of her portfolio and a thank-you on Facebook and YouTube.

    3 claimed
  • $500CAD
    Afternoon High Tea

    You choose: A skype date with either the creators Nessa Aref and Alysson Hall or Jane Eyre herself! Plus all the above perks!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000CAD
    Japanese Tea Ceremony

    We love you, and to prove it, you will become a Co-Producer! Along with all the above perks, of course.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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