A letter from BLOCKBUSTER creator Matt Schrader:
We have huge news!
We’ve finished the script for an all-new season! We need your help to make it, and we'd love you to be a producer on a 10-episode full series! Donate
✨ The Script is Done!
The season is 260 pages long, nearly double Season 1! This allows for stronger story arcs, and vivid audio and music that we expect will push the limits of what podcast storytelling can be. Now we need your help to fund it. Donate
What’s it about? The script is still under lock and key, but it’s safe to say it follows the same inspirational rhythms of Season 1 ... on a much larger scale!
✨ We Need to Raise $35,000
Though the new season is longer, we expect it to be cheaper to produce due to our own experience on Season 1. Costs include:
Professional actors (75+ roles)
Sound design facilities (custom foley and loop group)
Legal/clearance and insurances (required for productions)
This amount is roughly 1/7 the cost of an independent “micro-budget” film. Luckily, we’ve been able to find a partner who will handle much of the marketing costs, but still need your support in funding this amount! Here’s how you can help:
✨ Be a Producer!
One of the most valuable titles on any Hollywood production is that of a Producer (who help “find money” to get things made). We’re offering several official PRODUCER tiers in exchange for your generous funding support:
GOLD: Executive Producer ($9,000) 🥇 Donate
There’s no substitute for having an Executive Producer on this series. You single handedly help us raise a huge chunk of the money we need! As a reward, you’ll receive your name in every episode’s audio + billing on all official credits + an IMDb credit + all the perks that come with being the Executive Producer of a series.
💵 Pays for nearly the whole season of sound design.
SILVER: Co-Producer ($5,000) 🥈 Donate
You’ve made yourself one of the most valuable members of this team. As a reward, you’ll receive billing on all official credits + an official IMDb credit + all the perks/bonuses along the journey.
💵 Pays for all major the lead actor roles, or about a half season of sound design.
BRONZE: Associate Producer ($1,000) 🥉 Donate
This is the lowest tier that will receive “producer" billing on our official credits and on IMDb As a reward, you’ll receive an official IMDb credit + all the perks/bonuses along the journey.
💵 Pays for voice recording of about 15 roles, or one episode of sound design.
If these tiers are outside of your ability, we hope you’ll consider some of our “micro-producer" tiers:
Jr. Producer ($250) 🎖 Donate
Your $250 goes a long way! You’ll be credited as Junior Producer on our official website!
💵 Pays for voice recording of about 3-4 roles, or about two scenes of sound design
Special Thanks ($50) ⭐️ Donate
You rock! We’ll mark your “thank you” with a special distinction on our official website for helping making our best season yet!
💵 Pays for voice recording of about 1 role, or about 2.5 months of podcast servers and website.
Thank You ($25) Donate
This is our most basic tier, and we’ll put your contribution to good use, and give you a thank-you on our website!
💵 Pays about one month of podcast servers and website.
✨ The Perks
I'll be honest here. I don’t love the idea of holding back content for paid subscribers. Our team really believes in delivering the best overall story period. So the biggest “perk” here is you get to be a producer on our best season (and story) yet.
But — we’ll also be producing a TON of materials along this journey. From the original soundtrack to artwork, scripts and of course the high-quality audio, and other behind the scenes pieces. It’s a huge jigsaw puzzle to solve, and we’ll share all the amazing individual pieces with you as a supporter!
✨ What and When to Expect
We’re excited to be back, and plan to deliver the series by the spring 2020, depending on how long it takes to raise our budget. We plan to maintain the same level of historical accuracy and high production values in the new season … and hope you will join us in helping support BLOCKBUSTER SEASON 2 with your donation! Donate
What happens if we don’t raise the amount we need? You will be refunded in full. We want you to invest in confidence.
That’s it from me! Thanks for supporting us on Season 1, and hope to have you back for the next and best season yet!
Questions or comments?
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