Erin Spineto is creating A Bad Case- A Comedy Series Surrounding Type 1 Diabetes
2

patrons

$1
per month


A Bad Case centers around four friends who each have their different way of doing diabetes. Against that backdrop of friendship and learning to deal with diabetes, we have these hypothetical worst case scenarios, which have been inspired by a popular TV show or movie. So we get to see what happens if the guys in Office Space had diabetes, or what happens if Felicity were a Type 1 and how that would flavor the whole movie or show.




Hollywood has consistently gotten our story wrong. They have used diabetes as a handy plot tool to raise the stakes for a story. From minor mistakes to huge blunders, they are sharing an inaccurate story of what it means to live with diabetes.

It is time to change that narrative. It is time to have our stories told accurately and in depth. A Bad Case is the story of four friends who handle their diabetes very differently. There is a good chance you will see yourself in at least one of the characters on screen. For the first time, a viewer might be able to relate to someone just like her, who has the same outlook or quirks, who has developed the same strategies for dealing.

Knowing how crucial a positive outlook is on doing a good job of taking care of diabetes, a series that focuses on diabetes and humor could have an incredible impact on those who are struggling with the difficulty of this condition.

Personally, the only way I can deal with such a long-term and difficult situation is to find the humor, even if it is a sort of gallows humor. When we can come to a point of laughing at the absurd difficulty, we gain perspective and a renewed sense of strength to keep on fighting.

I want to produce this series to explore a new medium for pursuing the same mission I have always had when it comes to interacting with the diabetes community; to empower people to take amazing care of their diabetes.




At the $1 level, you will receive access to all of the behind-the-scenes video. From bloopers to production updates, you will get to see what it takes to produce a series like this. With polls on character names, show logos, and swag creation, you'll have input on the direction the series heads. You'll also see your name as a Supporter on the A Bad Case website and series. And you'll get a chance to be recognized as Fan of the Month on Instagram.

At the $15 level, you’ll get everything above, plus first dibs on the theatrical release tickets. You will also get a swag pack when you sign up. You’ll also get access to the A Bad Case Poster and Wallpaper Download pack to print up show posters in any size and to keep on your cell phone to remind you that, even though, we all may have A Bad Case, we are still Diabadasses!

At the $100 level, you will show the world that you are a Unicorn. You get everything above...
Plus...
A meetup with Erin Spineto in San Diego to share a meal and chat about anything diabetes related, from daily diabetes management to extreme adventures to filmmaking*
Or...
The opportunity to have A Bad Case play in a theater in your town when it opens*
Or...
The opportunity to name a character in A Bad Case (if you join before Feb 10)*
*with a six-month commitment




Your membership will allow me to make A Bad Case the absolute best that it can be. That means that I can:

  • Pay and feed cast and crew
  • Secure terrific locations
  • Design the best sets
  • Purchase gear to record great sound
  • Licence music for the series
  • Edit the series on the best software and hardware
  • Produce A Bad Case in the format needed to show in theaters nationwide




Comedy was meant to be watched together. There is nothing like laughing in a movie theater full of people who understand your craziness. Our goal is to premier the series in its entirety in San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Dallas.

Then we will be releasing it on Amazon Prime and other VOD platforms as well as on DVD. Finally, it will be released to the public on Vimeo and YouTube.




For the first twelve years after my diagnosis, I tried to do diabetes on my own. I was miserable.
And then I met the Diabetes community and everything changed. The support and information and encouragement I got from these amazing people who were dealing with the same thing I had been struggling with for years was life altering.

I know I would be nowhere without the camaraderie of my fellow Type 1's. This project is my way of giving back.

So I owe all of you out there a big, huge, ginormous THANK YOU! For being you, for sharing the love, and for making diabetes just a little more bearable.

You're Awesome!!

Erin 

Tiers
Diabuddy
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You get an all-access pass to the creation of A Bad Case. 


From polls on character names, show logos, and swag creation to video updates on how production is progressing, you will get to not only see how this series is being created, but you'll have input on the direction it heads.


You'll also see your name as a Supporter on the A Bad Case website and series. And you'll get a chance to be recognized as Fan of the Month on Instagram.

Diabadass
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above...


Plus...


First dibs on the theatrical release tickets. 


You will also get a swag pack when you sign up. 


You’ll also get access to the A Bad Case Poster and Wallpaper Download pack to print up show posters in any size and to keep on your cell phone to remind you that, even though, we all may have A Bad Case, we are still Diabadasses!


Unicorns
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above...


Plus...


A meetup with Erin Spineto in San Diego to share a meal and chat about anything diabetes related, from daily diabetes management to extreme adventures to filmmaking*


Or...


The opportunity to have A Bad Case play in a theater in your town when it opens*


Or...


The opportunity to name a Character in A Bad Case (if you join before Feb 10)*


*with a six-month commitment




A Bad Case centers around four friends who each have their different way of doing diabetes. Against that backdrop of friendship and learning to deal with diabetes, we have these hypothetical worst case scenarios, which have been inspired by a popular TV show or movie. So we get to see what happens if the guys in Office Space had diabetes, or what happens if Felicity were a Type 1 and how that would flavor the whole movie or show.




Hollywood has consistently gotten our story wrong. They have used diabetes as a handy plot tool to raise the stakes for a story. From minor mistakes to huge blunders, they are sharing an inaccurate story of what it means to live with diabetes.

It is time to change that narrative. It is time to have our stories told accurately and in depth. A Bad Case is the story of four friends who handle their diabetes very differently. There is a good chance you will see yourself in at least one of the characters on screen. For the first time, a viewer might be able to relate to someone just like her, who has the same outlook or quirks, who has developed the same strategies for dealing.

Knowing how crucial a positive outlook is on doing a good job of taking care of diabetes, a series that focuses on diabetes and humor could have an incredible impact on those who are struggling with the difficulty of this condition.

Personally, the only way I can deal with such a long-term and difficult situation is to find the humor, even if it is a sort of gallows humor. When we can come to a point of laughing at the absurd difficulty, we gain perspective and a renewed sense of strength to keep on fighting.

I want to produce this series to explore a new medium for pursuing the same mission I have always had when it comes to interacting with the diabetes community; to empower people to take amazing care of their diabetes.




At the $1 level, you will receive access to all of the behind-the-scenes video. From bloopers to production updates, you will get to see what it takes to produce a series like this. With polls on character names, show logos, and swag creation, you'll have input on the direction the series heads. You'll also see your name as a Supporter on the A Bad Case website and series. And you'll get a chance to be recognized as Fan of the Month on Instagram.

At the $15 level, you’ll get everything above, plus first dibs on the theatrical release tickets. You will also get a swag pack when you sign up. You’ll also get access to the A Bad Case Poster and Wallpaper Download pack to print up show posters in any size and to keep on your cell phone to remind you that, even though, we all may have A Bad Case, we are still Diabadasses!

At the $100 level, you will show the world that you are a Unicorn. You get everything above...
Plus...
A meetup with Erin Spineto in San Diego to share a meal and chat about anything diabetes related, from daily diabetes management to extreme adventures to filmmaking*
Or...
The opportunity to have A Bad Case play in a theater in your town when it opens*
Or...
The opportunity to name a character in A Bad Case (if you join before Feb 10)*
*with a six-month commitment




Your membership will allow me to make A Bad Case the absolute best that it can be. That means that I can:

  • Pay and feed cast and crew
  • Secure terrific locations
  • Design the best sets
  • Purchase gear to record great sound
  • Licence music for the series
  • Edit the series on the best software and hardware
  • Produce A Bad Case in the format needed to show in theaters nationwide




Comedy was meant to be watched together. There is nothing like laughing in a movie theater full of people who understand your craziness. Our goal is to premier the series in its entirety in San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Dallas.

Then we will be releasing it on Amazon Prime and other VOD platforms as well as on DVD. Finally, it will be released to the public on Vimeo and YouTube.




For the first twelve years after my diagnosis, I tried to do diabetes on my own. I was miserable.
And then I met the Diabetes community and everything changed. The support and information and encouragement I got from these amazing people who were dealing with the same thing I had been struggling with for years was life altering.

I know I would be nowhere without the camaraderie of my fellow Type 1's. This project is my way of giving back.

So I owe all of you out there a big, huge, ginormous THANK YOU! For being you, for sharing the love, and for making diabetes just a little more bearable.

You're Awesome!!

Erin 

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Tiers
Diabuddy
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You get an all-access pass to the creation of A Bad Case. 


From polls on character names, show logos, and swag creation to video updates on how production is progressing, you will get to not only see how this series is being created, but you'll have input on the direction it heads.


You'll also see your name as a Supporter on the A Bad Case website and series. And you'll get a chance to be recognized as Fan of the Month on Instagram.

Diabadass
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above...


Plus...


First dibs on the theatrical release tickets. 


You will also get a swag pack when you sign up. 


You’ll also get access to the A Bad Case Poster and Wallpaper Download pack to print up show posters in any size and to keep on your cell phone to remind you that, even though, we all may have A Bad Case, we are still Diabadasses!


Unicorns
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above...


Plus...


A meetup with Erin Spineto in San Diego to share a meal and chat about anything diabetes related, from daily diabetes management to extreme adventures to filmmaking*


Or...


The opportunity to have A Bad Case play in a theater in your town when it opens*


Or...


The opportunity to name a Character in A Bad Case (if you join before Feb 10)*


*with a six-month commitment