Its a big day for us! We launched both our NEW CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN and our STREAMING PLATFORM switch TODAY! Very exciting stuff indeed!
But...this past couple of weeks/month has been trying for all of us. We spent a couple days moping and weeping into our Breathe Easy, then remembered - ITS THE JOB OF ARTISTS to give perspective on the darkness. This fired up our loinparts HARD and it dawned on us that the best thing we could do is USE IT to inspire us in the making of this next batch of episodes. I mean we were ALREADY PLANNING on ending up the story arc in a PLANNED PARENTHOOD ("STD Day"). Its gonna be rich. AND more FEMINIST and GAY then ever. What can you do? YOU CAN HELP us make these dreams into a reality!
GUSBANDRY is a MOVEMENT OF PRIDE, ALLIANCE, SUPPORT AND LOVE.
When we toured the Southern film festival circuit this fall, (Austin, Nashville, Miami, New Orleans) many people came out to tell us how F*d things were in their communities, how religious discrimination and hate swirls around them, how two people of the same gender can’t hold hands walking to Starbucks and not be shunned.
We know this is happening in the world, and we make this show to be a small tool of change. Our mission is to employ laughter to send messages of freedom and acceptance, and we intend to push things EVEN FURTHER with this next bout of episodes. Writers Alicia J. Rose & Courtenay Hameister have extreme insanity up their sleeves with a feminist/gay comedic purview that will PULL NO PUNCHES. WATCH US.
We are funding 25K to support all stages of PRODUCTION, MARKETING and PR of the next three episodes. We focus on maintaining a gender/racially diverse cast and crew that gets paid fair wages. And even though we run a modest ship, we aim to keep our production value as high as if we were on network TV. The film community in Portland, Oregon is nimble and genuinely talented and we are lucky to work with such fine folks. THESE are the people you are supporting by contributing to our campaign.
If we surpass our $25k goal, we will set stretch goals to fund the making of more episodes.
For EARLY CONTRIBUTORS we are offering some fancy pants perks - including nights at The Jupiter Hotel and River's Apartment (which is actually a sexy Air BnB), gift cards from Fantasy Video and Mothers Bistro - and more to come (rumours of show tix at Doug Fir and the Wonder are on the rise...) - as well as CUSTOM CURATED ARTISINAL GIFT BASKETS by Brooke and a "Webinar on Oral Performance" from Kurt. Sigh...so good. SO BECOME AN EARLY SUPPORTER TODAY! <3
AND NOW...drumroll please...
The Benefits of Gusbandry has taken the leap to SUBSCRIPTION based streaming - that means NO MORE free streaming on the Youtbes. We know you are sad, but we really classed it up, get ready to click:
STREAM SEASON ONE HERE:
We are thrilled to be the flagship episodic on Seed & Spark's NEW subscription based STREAMING CINEMA, which costs $10 a month - half of which goes to support the indie projects of your choice! We are massive fans of the team at Seed & Spark! FUN STUFF
Yup, we made it happen. SEASON ONE of The Benefits of Gusbandry has a sassy little Amazon Prime Portal and some sexy new graphics to match (thanks Lara Cuddy!). If you subscribe to PRIME - please WATCH THE SHOW, LEAVE US A REVIEW and SHARE IT WITH YOUR PEOPLES!! We are just building our profile, so you can make a HUGE difference by giving us your love at Amazon.
We wanted to give people options, so we put down some Season One Gusband roots at ye ole Vimeo On Demand and VHX. Though they are more "buy" than "stream" we have a feeling these portals will evolve quickly. But in the meanwhile, if this is how you roll, you can get your Gusbandry needs met.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP?
SEASON 2 of my favorite feminist/gay #PORTLANDMADE comedy webseries @TBOGUSBANDRY crowdfunding NOW @SEEDANDSPARK goo.gl/9FzQPj #webseries
SHARE THIS LINK TO OUR CROWDFUNDING PAGE: goo.gl/9FzQPj
Most of all THANKS to each and every one of you. We couldn't have gotten this far without you. So much love to each and every one of you during this chaotic time. We stand with you and look forward to making your laugh your ass off sometime soon.
Alicia J. Rose
& Team Gusbandry