Jarett Cale

is creating a new show.

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About

WHO I AM:

My name is Jarett Cale.  If you already know me, it’s probably because of this:



If you don't, hi, that's me.  I'm a Canadian comedian, TV/film writer-actor-producer, lifelong gamer and proud daddy.

Fifteen years ago I wrote, produced and starred in the pioneering web series "Pure Pwnage".  In 2010, the show transitioned into an award-winning cable television series, followed in 2016 by an award-winning and internationally-debuted feature film.

Now I'm making a new show.


WHAT I’M CREATING:


An original comedy series.  Every style, any medium, total freedom.

Tagline:
A middle-aged man with crippling social anxiety is thrust into the world of comedy at the behest of his new therapist.  Unfortunately for him, things go well.

Formats:
  • Mockumentary
  • Sketch
  • Live Streaming
  • Animation
  • Audioworks
  • Stand-up

Platforms:
  • Patreon
  • Vimeo
  • Twitch
  • YouTube
  • Stage (a raised floor typically made of wood)

In short: I'm creating a new comedy series with the means granted by this campaign, without restriction on style or medium.  An ultra-modern variety show, not only regarding content, but also financing, production and distribution.

What's most exciting about this model is that it allows the series to continually evolve both on- and off-screen.  The production scope can be expanded on-the-fly; more gear, more people, more places.  The audience can help shape its creative direction; who recurs, what topic, which format... where should we go next?

As the show comes to life, it will see releases that are occasionally shorter single pieces and other times longer, variety-style edits with multiple components, depending on how well they stand alone or fit together.

This Patreon is home base and The Feed™ will be updated regularly with behind-the-scenes videos, pictures and blog posts, documenting the process while sharing some of my personal journey along the way.

Right now it's just me, the fam, and a tiny basement studio, but it's more than enough to get rolling.  We're starting small, but the sky's the limit and who knows where this adventure might take us!


WHY PATREON:

1.  It's the Rug
It unifies a cross-platform project and provides an official and useful home for the core fans and supporting audience.

2.  It's Stable
The ongoing financing model is an ideal fit for an independent, experimental and indefinitely long-running project.  Predictable income provides the security to allow me to focus on My Show and not be unexpectedly distracted by things like starvation and homelessness.

3.  It's Adaptable
My Show is free to evolve over time, however the perpetually-changing ecosystem of Internet media demands.  We'll never be locked into a bad formula or dying medium.

4.  It's Risk-Free
If you think I start to suck, or for any other reason whatsoever in the entire universe because it's actually no one's business but your own, you simply stop giving me money.  It's quick, easy, and I'll forever be grateful for the chance you gave me.

5. It's True Creative Freedom
No networks, no ads, no underwriting.  This means I'm totally free to create niche content, take bold creative chances, or maybe even rock the cultural boat a little.


FAQ:

Q:  Any plans to feature actors from the Pure Pwnage universe in the new project?
A:  I would love to feature the amazing actors from Pure Pwnage.  If the budget allows, they'll be the first people I call.

Q:  Is the new project strictly gaming-culture focused like Pure Pwnage?
A:  No.  While gaming is still a core element of my being and sure to be a decent chunk of MY SHOW™'s subject matter, there will also be a lot of work centered around my other interests and experiences.

Q:  What are you making MY SHOW™ with?
A:  [June 2019]  I'm shooting video on a Google Pixel 3 running FiLMiC Pro, mounted in an Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal.  It's incredible what you can achieve with a smartphone and a little gear in 2019.  I'm using the Adobe CC suite for post-production.

Q:  Where are you based?
A:  Toronto, Canada.

Q:  I noticed something about your show and/or campaign and/or face that sucks.  How do I educate you of this fact while graciously offering my time and effort, pro bono, to improve it?
A:  Your awesome ass should email me at jarett dot com.

Q:  Can I make a capital-for-equity investment?
A:  At this time it's not something I'm considering.  You're invited to change my mind, though.

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