Bianka Alexandria Bell

is creating A New Web Series

1

patron

$1

per month
Series Summary:

A dramedic series-long exploration of Bianka, a queer, mixed-race, and often distracted multidisciplinary artist struggling to achieve financial, emotional and romantic stability in her life. She's clearly gifted in her crafts, but Bianka has a difficult time understanding this herself. Her occasional spouts of self-doubt (a product of living as the family disappointment for not pursuing Law School and instead, moving to San Francisco to become the next Childish Gambino) generally supersedes her frequent moments of creative genius and interferes with any semblance of success she is close to attaining. Because of her keen ability to advise others, psuedoconfidence and cunning persona, Bianka appears unbothered to the masses. Her two best friends, Frankie and Geneva (Gen), are the only two people in her life who actually detect her reoccurring discontents, and consequently, act as her own personal (wacky) confidantes on the journey towards self-understanding.


Production/Release Timeline:

As of May 21st, 2018, the production of Season 1 of Blatantly Bianka has officially been wrapped! Whoop! The test pilot was released on Bianka's personal YouTube channel on January 1st, 2018. It was because of the receptive feedback Bianka received within the first week of its posting that she went ahead and declared production for an entire series. Since January 2018, Bianka has (co-)written, (co-)directed and produced 6 episodes for the Blatantly Bianka franchise. The Season 1 finale is now in post-production, with its tentative release date set for Wednesday, June 27th.


Proposal:

Bianka has completed the entire first season of the series on a $0 budget (apart from some post-production funding for the season finale episode, which she was able to score at the last second). Because of the project's innovative content, Blatantly Bianka was able to onboard a few experienced crew members to improve the quality of the series. Each episode showcases the technical growth of the show. However, with a budget for Season 2, the project's professional aesthetic can be taken to new levels, with a much more flexible ability to integrate even more complex and "real" storylines of narratives that need to be told. Mental health, body image, gender identity and race are just some of the serious subject matters we want to organically explore throughout the comedic manifestations of our characters' personal evolutions.

This said, we are looking for enough Patrons to come together so that we can get Season 2 looking, sounding, and feeling flawless. With enough funding, we'll be able to begin production on Season 2 in September of 2018.


What Your $$ Will Go Towards:

LOCATIONS/PERMITS. 
Filming in San Francisco is expensive! In order to diversify the visual aesthetic in the series, we'll need money to pay location owners to shoot in/on their properties. These include (but are not limited to) bars, restaurants, cafes and parks. 20% of any earnings attained through this Patreon will go towards on-location shooting costs.

ACTORS/CREW.
Bianka wants to compensate her main actors and crew for their time and skill. 50% of this Patreon's earnings will go towards crafty (food/drink on set) and PAYING actors/crew! Yay for artists supporting artists!

FESTIVALS/PR:
To get the show's name out and recognized within the international film community and entertainment industry, we'd like to be able to continually submit selected episodes to various film festivals/contests around the globe. 10% of of any earnings attained through this Patreon will go towards festival submission fees/travel expenses for festival/PR trips and an official IMDB page.

EXISTENCE/extra stuff.
As a self-employed creative executive curating her own platform, Bianka needs money to eat/pay the bills! She wants to spend more time on Blatantly Bianka in its second season than she realistically could during its first; and this inevitably means spending less time on maintaining more conventional, consistent forms of income. That said, 20% of any earnings attained here will go towards Bianka's survival costs, and any extra props/equipment that may be needed for shoots!


About The Creator:

Bianka is a 23-year-old San Francisco-based writer, filmmaker, actor and musician. Though well-versed and interested in Politics (which she majored in at Bard College), she has been involved with an array of film, music and print media projects throughout her adolescence, undergraduate and post-graduate years. Bianka is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Film at California College of the Arts. Bianka's decision to pursue The Arts came subsequent to her understanding of how our present society functions: Our generation is enthralled by messages which are expounded via visual, performance and print art and media, resulting in a general proliferation of awareness and advocacy for crucial social and political movements of this time. Since recognizing this, Bianka has conjured in her mind that it is her duty as both an artist and a socially-aware citizen to disseminate progressive ideologies through her works—both fictional and nonfictional. She is the (Executive) Producer and (primary) Director for Blatantly Bianka, as well as the lead actor.

Bianka's hobbies and interests outside of filmmaking and acting include music production/rapping and comedy. And sometimes sports (but she's a deep artsy betch nowadays).
Tiers
Special Thanks!
$1 or more per month
Donate between $1-$100 per month and receive a special thanks in the credits of the next episode.
Shout-Out!
$101 or more per month
Donate between $101-$300 a month and get a special shout-out video from the cast of Blatantly Bianka. It will be published to our Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram pages!
Hang With Us On Set!
$301 or more per month
Donate $301+ and you're invited to come watch a taping of 'Blatantly Bianka' Season 2 and hang with the cast on the set!
Goals
1 of 100 patrons
I'll hire an editor to get the episodes out more consistently!
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Series Summary:

A dramedic series-long exploration of Bianka, a queer, mixed-race, and often distracted multidisciplinary artist struggling to achieve financial, emotional and romantic stability in her life. She's clearly gifted in her crafts, but Bianka has a difficult time understanding this herself. Her occasional spouts of self-doubt (a product of living as the family disappointment for not pursuing Law School and instead, moving to San Francisco to become the next Childish Gambino) generally supersedes her frequent moments of creative genius and interferes with any semblance of success she is close to attaining. Because of her keen ability to advise others, psuedoconfidence and cunning persona, Bianka appears unbothered to the masses. Her two best friends, Frankie and Geneva (Gen), are the only two people in her life who actually detect her reoccurring discontents, and consequently, act as her own personal (wacky) confidantes on the journey towards self-understanding.


Production/Release Timeline:

As of May 21st, 2018, the production of Season 1 of Blatantly Bianka has officially been wrapped! Whoop! The test pilot was released on Bianka's personal YouTube channel on January 1st, 2018. It was because of the receptive feedback Bianka received within the first week of its posting that she went ahead and declared production for an entire series. Since January 2018, Bianka has (co-)written, (co-)directed and produced 6 episodes for the Blatantly Bianka franchise. The Season 1 finale is now in post-production, with its tentative release date set for Wednesday, June 27th.


Proposal:

Bianka has completed the entire first season of the series on a $0 budget (apart from some post-production funding for the season finale episode, which she was able to score at the last second). Because of the project's innovative content, Blatantly Bianka was able to onboard a few experienced crew members to improve the quality of the series. Each episode showcases the technical growth of the show. However, with a budget for Season 2, the project's professional aesthetic can be taken to new levels, with a much more flexible ability to integrate even more complex and "real" storylines of narratives that need to be told. Mental health, body image, gender identity and race are just some of the serious subject matters we want to organically explore throughout the comedic manifestations of our characters' personal evolutions.

This said, we are looking for enough Patrons to come together so that we can get Season 2 looking, sounding, and feeling flawless. With enough funding, we'll be able to begin production on Season 2 in September of 2018.


What Your $$ Will Go Towards:

LOCATIONS/PERMITS. 
Filming in San Francisco is expensive! In order to diversify the visual aesthetic in the series, we'll need money to pay location owners to shoot in/on their properties. These include (but are not limited to) bars, restaurants, cafes and parks. 20% of any earnings attained through this Patreon will go towards on-location shooting costs.

ACTORS/CREW.
Bianka wants to compensate her main actors and crew for their time and skill. 50% of this Patreon's earnings will go towards crafty (food/drink on set) and PAYING actors/crew! Yay for artists supporting artists!

FESTIVALS/PR:
To get the show's name out and recognized within the international film community and entertainment industry, we'd like to be able to continually submit selected episodes to various film festivals/contests around the globe. 10% of of any earnings attained through this Patreon will go towards festival submission fees/travel expenses for festival/PR trips and an official IMDB page.

EXISTENCE/extra stuff.
As a self-employed creative executive curating her own platform, Bianka needs money to eat/pay the bills! She wants to spend more time on Blatantly Bianka in its second season than she realistically could during its first; and this inevitably means spending less time on maintaining more conventional, consistent forms of income. That said, 20% of any earnings attained here will go towards Bianka's survival costs, and any extra props/equipment that may be needed for shoots!


About The Creator:

Bianka is a 23-year-old San Francisco-based writer, filmmaker, actor and musician. Though well-versed and interested in Politics (which she majored in at Bard College), she has been involved with an array of film, music and print media projects throughout her adolescence, undergraduate and post-graduate years. Bianka is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Film at California College of the Arts. Bianka's decision to pursue The Arts came subsequent to her understanding of how our present society functions: Our generation is enthralled by messages which are expounded via visual, performance and print art and media, resulting in a general proliferation of awareness and advocacy for crucial social and political movements of this time. Since recognizing this, Bianka has conjured in her mind that it is her duty as both an artist and a socially-aware citizen to disseminate progressive ideologies through her works—both fictional and nonfictional. She is the (Executive) Producer and (primary) Director for Blatantly Bianka, as well as the lead actor.

Bianka's hobbies and interests outside of filmmaking and acting include music production/rapping and comedy. And sometimes sports (but she's a deep artsy betch nowadays).

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Tiers
Special Thanks!
$1 or more per month
Donate between $1-$100 per month and receive a special thanks in the credits of the next episode.
Shout-Out!
$101 or more per month
Donate between $101-$300 a month and get a special shout-out video from the cast of Blatantly Bianka. It will be published to our Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram pages!
Hang With Us On Set!
$301 or more per month
Donate $301+ and you're invited to come watch a taping of 'Blatantly Bianka' Season 2 and hang with the cast on the set!