This blog will be different than my usual story and recipe formula.
That’s because Jodie and I have a major announcement to make. We are producing a webseries.
Go to our Kickstarter page.
What’s a webseries?, you ask. Quite simply it’s an independent television show designed to air over the internet. A good analogy would be that webseries are to network television what blogs are to traditional newspapers. And just as the line is blurred between blogs and journalism (some bloggers work for traditional news outlets, some are well researched and designed, and some are downright terrible) the same is true of webseries, some are web content for existing TV shows, most are independent shows that are hosted by a web content provider like BlipTV or YouTube Channels, and some can, of course, be terrible low brow humor filmed badly. Luckily, thanks to organizations like IAWTV (The International Academy of Web Television) who host yearly awards and create a formal membership for the leaders of digital entertainment, the last form of webseries (the terrible kind) is fading away, and we are being left with quality programming.
More and more people are turning away from their television networks and getting their entertainment online. Services like Apple TV, Tivo, Hulu and Netflix, allow you to easily access web content. Sometimes you may not even know you’re watching something originally designed for the web. Some shows are even picked up and run on cable television.
Jodie and I have been a part of this world for the last few years, and we are ready to take our involvement to the next level.
What does this have to do with a food blog? That’s the great thing. The show we have written is about food. It’s not a cooking show. It’s a fictional sitcom style show that centers around food and foodies. It’s in the vein of such films as Julie & Julia, Ratatouille, or Eat, Drink, Man, Woman.
It’s titled Pairings.
We think the world is ready and wants such programming. Each episode will be thematically rich with food, and the characters will be cooking regularly. We will pair each episode with recipes that the characters cook in the show.
This is where we need your help. Jodie and I cannot afford to fund this project alone. We are fundraising through a site called Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that has raised millions of dollars for creative projects in the last three years.
The genius of Kickstarter is twofold: first, you may donate in any amount. If we can get 400 people to donate $20, we will reach our goal. Secondly, we only get the money if we reach our goal, otherwise our donors are refunded their money. That way everyone is protected. If you give money, you will see a product.
So Jodie and I are asking for your hard earned money. Just follow this link to our Kickstarter page and don’t’ forget to pick a reward!
We would be touched and honored if you found in your heart to support us. We promise to use it wisely.