Today, anyone can become a Hollywood producer. And all you need to get started is the spare change in your couch! ‘Internity’ is an example of this: it’s a fan-funded project that stars some name actors. They need some help, though: they’re looking to raise $100,000 from people who would be fans of the show if they just knew about it. All you need is to send them some spare change. Learn more about ‘Internity’ and their efforts after the break.
Internity is a genre mash-up about a young intern doctor, Dr. Nate, who leads a misfit group of interns struggling to survive “intern hell” in a Portland training hospital. Nate’s also a pop culture fanboy who’s prone to flashbacks and dream sequences involving actual cast members from his favorite old shows, movies and Comic-Con personalities in guest appearances. The producers describe the cast and crew:
We have some great people signed on as series regulars: Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Crash, NCIS) plays a fifty year-old, first-year intern who goes back to medical school after a messy divorce. We also have Jim Beaver, (Supernatural, Deadwood, Crimson Peak) Julie McNiven (Mad Men, Stargate: Universe, Supernatural) Richard Ruccolo, (Two Guys & a Girl, Rita Rocks) and Carla Jimenez (Nacho Libre, Last Man Standing, Raising Hope) so far. The pilot will be directed by Michael Dorn (Star Trek:TNG, Castle, Ted 2) who will reprise his Worf character in a Star Trek fantasy scene with Marina and the cast.
Now that sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Far different from the stuff we currently have on TV! The producers also wrote:
We’re fundraising on indiegogo.com, because as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s not easy getting a network excited about a show about a fanboy dork and a middle-aged female intern starting over in a new life. It’s a comedy, but there are definitely dramatic undertones also, and plenty of opportunities to celebrate fandom. The show is quirky, endearing, and we think, something special that people haven’t seen before.
Everyone involved is so excited about this project, but we’ve had a slow start raising funds because it’s been tough to reach the fans who would be viewers if we were on the air. We have around twelve days left to raise $100,000 to make this dream a reality.
This sounds like an ambitious dream. Learn more about ‘Couches Across America’ from the video below. Good luck!