“Coffee House Chronicles”
“Coffee House Chronicles”is a new web series exploring the many ways LGBT people connect.
Los Angeles, California, United States Video / Web
Hi, Stewart Wade here. I’m a writer and director — three features so far (Coffee Date, Tru Loved, and most recently Such Good People). While I love features, I’ve also always been drawn to the short film format, but the outlets for their distribution have historically been few and far between. Now, with the advent of online channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Hulu, I am newly inspired!
I envision Coffee House Chronicles as an anthology web series which explores the many ways that we connect in this brave new world of the Internet, social media — and coffee houses on every corner.
The first episode, Secret Asian Man, is sexy and funny — but also explores racism in the LGBT community. I’ve already shot it, starring two gorgeous and talented actors, Mykee Steen and Cesar Cipriano. But I need your help to launch the series, and get future episodes off the ground.
Here’s a brief description of the upcoming episodes I plan to shoot — if I raise the money:
The Exception: Jeff is haunted — literally — by his perfect ex. Can his quirky and less-than-perfect BFF, Anthony, get him to leave behind the idealized past in exchange for a messy, imperfect future together? The wildly talented Drew Droege has agreed to play the role of Anthony!
Perfect Present: A happily married man wants to get his husband the perfect gift for their 25th anniversary. But is one of the world’s sexiest gay porn stars really the best gift to celebrate their love?
Sunday Secrets: Two female yoga buddies drag their husbands along for a Sunday brunch. Turns out the men aren’t exactly strangers…
What We Need & What You Get
Each episode costs about $2,000 (costs vary mostly with locations). So…a mere $10,000 will allows us to create 5 episodes! Your contribution will give you the warm glow of helping to bring good art into the world — specifically movies with characters and situations you DON’T get to see everyday on TV or at the movies. More concretely, you will also get our thanks, in various formats depending on your level of contribution. For more substantial contributions, the perks are even better! You can get even an executive producer credit on the project!
This web series will change the world! Okay, not really. Well, maybe just a little. Because I believe that telling good stories, bringing laughter into the world or moving people, does make our lives just a little bit better.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you’re not in a position to contribute (hey, I’ve been there!) you can still help by spreading the word. “Share” on Facebook or Twitter — you know the drill.
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This campaign started on Sep 28 and will close on November 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
SELECT A PERK
Tall Eternal Gratitude
For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can earn our eternal gratitude.
Grande Eternal Gratitude
You can receive our eternal thanks via a personal thank you email!
Venti Eternal Gratitude
Our gratitude will be known by the entire world, as we shout it out on Facebook and Twitter.
Trenta Eternal Gratitude
Our thanks will be less ephemeral — because you’ve now gotten your name in our end credits!
Your name in the end credits PLUS a pre-release link to each episode.
In addition to all of the above perks, you will get an official “Coffee House Chronicles” coffee mug.
Old School Perk (DVD)
All of the above, and a DVD of the first season when it becomes available.
Walk On Bi
For a mere $100, you can get a walk-on role in an upcoming episode. This could be your chance for stardom…
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In addition to your walk-on role, you get to sit down for a cup of coffee with the cast and crew — using your very own official “Coffee House Chronicles” mug.
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The Credit You Deserve
In addition to all of the above perks, you will get an Associate Producer credit for a $500 donation, and an Executive Producer credit for $1,000. For donations larger than that, titles are negotiable, but “Our Personal Lord and Savior” is definitely on the table.
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