Regular readers of The Randy Report know I’m a huge fan of web series.
Episodes are usually 15 minutes or less – great for my short attention span. And, the folks involved have the freedom to tell the stories they want to tell without network suits interfering in the process.
Web series are the playground of the next generation of TV and film creators.
Some really talented folks are in the process of getting ready to shoot their web series Alphabet Boys, which they describe as the Golden Girls meets Sex and the City meets Looking.
We plan to produce a cutting edge web series that is the contemporary brother to classics like “Sex and the City” and “The Golden Girls” by introducing several characters to the forefront of episodic storytelling, some of whom just happen to be gay. It’s simply a part of who they are, not what they are. What makes this show unique? These characters are not defined by their sexuality, be it gay or straight. They’ll draw you in with their personality, character and individual perspectives on life.
Alphabet Boys is a bold and fresh comedic web-series revolving around four guys navigating the struggles of life in the Big Apple: Love, friendship and finding the ever-elusive Mr. Right. The show takes place in Alphabet City, where Dante, Blake and Ross suddenly find themselves with a new house-guest when Stefano shows up at their door. Three gay men under one roof is dramatic enough, but add a straight one with extra baggage to the mix and you have Season One of Alphabet Boys!
This season brings fun filled shenanigans during excursions through the city, pool parties, broadway shows, bad dates and personal drama between the boys. With complementary, yet completely opposite personalities, there’s never a dull moment with these four!
Check out the pilot for the project below:
The creative team has launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to raise funds for the first season. Head over to Indiegogo to check out their pitch.
I’ve donated to several crowd-sourcing projects and always glad I did. From films to web series to recording projects, you become not only a backer of the project, but you go along for the ride as those funded keep you informed of the project’s progress through updates both before and after completion.
For a small contribution (or large if you’re feeling it) you get to be a movie, television or record producer and be involved in the creative process.
I like the premise of Alphabet Boys, and the folks involved all have excellent pedigrees. Just an example: one of the principals, Joey Sorge, is a buddy of mine with a resume an arm long including tons of Broadway credits (Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed…, Nice Work If You Can Get It). These folks aren’t beginners 🙂
I like seeing my friends’ success, so I’m happy to share this project with you shiny, happy people.