SMALL TOWN, BIG DREAMS
$30 raised
1% of $6k goal
1 contributor
4 Years running
We are Big Small Town Studios, and we firmly believe we have the potential to become a household name in new media entertainment within the next five years, as outlined in our (aptly-named) Five Year Plan. Right now, as we speak, we are working on ...

WHO WE ARE

We are Big Small Town Studios, and we firmly believe we have the potential to become a household name in new media entertainment within the next five years, as outlined in our (aptly-named) Five Year Plan. We're adamant about it. We're serious about it. We're committed to making it happen, even if this very campaign is a total flop (but, of course, we hope and pray it won't be).

We opened our doors in the East Tennessee area in April of 2012. That's where it all started: with our first auditions for what has become a top-rated show on the popular web series network Blip. It's our flagship series, THE STRANGER. (Actually, you can watch our very first episode, which came out April 30, 2013, by clicking the playhead on the picture at the top of this campaign!)

Currently, Big Small Town Studios consists of Dustin Street (company founder/owner & showrunner/executive producer on The Stranger); Tanesha Franklin-White (executive producer, The Stranger); Eugene White (co-executive/supervising producer, The Stranger); Drew Howell (executive producer, The Stranger); and Eric Doepel (co-executive producer, The Stranger & showrunner/executive producer, Mena: The Miniseries). Not to mention somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 different local folks who have helped us achieve various stages of production on our projects.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Right now, as we speak, we are working on setting up some office space here in East Tennessee so that we will have an environment to work in as a creative team and put out quality content for our viewers to enjoy. We'd also like to become a full-service production studio and be able to offer music production, commercial production, production design/consulting, animation and more to our clients and to our viewers.

WHAT WE NEED

We have secured a space, but we are working on filling it up with the necessary equipment - some of which we already own.

We're reaching out to you - our friends, family, fans and supporters - to help us get our dreams off the ground. Some of our most pressing needs are:

  • a DSLR camera of our very own, to use for in-studio productions

  • a projector and projection screen for collaborative editing

  • a couple new laptops with the necessary specs to handle film editing software

  • an editing desk

  • a couple large monitor displays to use in the editing process

  • a mixing console for sound editing/recording/mixing

WHY WE NEED IT

All of this equipment is vitally crucial to our success as a viable startup operation. For 18 months now, we have survived out of a tiny home office and on the road. We've brought you quality web entertainment in the form of our debut series THE STRANGER (watch), and we have kept an excellent dynamic of teamwork flowing on our crew. We're about to bring you a spinoff of THE STRANGER titled MENA: THE MINISERIES (watch). Not to mention, our main series has been picked up for a second season, which will go into production in January.

But if we are to become truly viable and turn this effort into something sustainable, we need help creating our first brick-and-mortar presence in the world via this office space and the "stuff" to fill it up.

WHAT IS OUR MONETARY GOAL?

$6,000. You may think that seems low to fill up an entire production studio with monitors, consoles, screens, etc. That's because here at Big Small Town Studios, we believe in doing a LOT with a LITTLE. We can stretch a buck pretty far. Even still, this stuff does get very expensive.

Our hope is that we can acquire the basics for now, keep doing awesome work for our fans and (someday) our CLIENTS, and generate more revenue to purchase even more equipment to help us fly higher.

WHY HELP US NOW?

To reiterate the point, we're serious about this. If you help us now, you can be part of an amazing new beginning for Big Small Town Studios, and we'll continue to sing your praises 10, 15 or 20 years down the road once we're doing what we love for a living! Also, if you give, we will keep you updated via email and through this app on how we're doing! That way, you're making an investment in something you can see and touch and follow!

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We'll thank donors who give anywhere form $1 to $24 on our Facebook page on a weekly basis as donations are received. Your support means the world to us!
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$25 USD
Bronze Donor Memorial ($25-74)
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Your name will be listed under the "Bronze Donors" section of our memorial plaque, which will be hung in our office space, and will stay with us for the rest of time, no matter where we go as a company. Your name will also be listed on our website, in the future "Donors & Founders" sections.
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Silver Donor Memorial ($75-124)
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Your name will be listed under the "Silver Donors" section of our memorial plaque, which will be hung in our office space, and will stay with us for the rest of time, no matter where we go as a company. Your name will also be listed on our website, in the future "Donors & Founders" sections.
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$125 USD
Gold Donor Memorial ($125-199)
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Your name will be listed under the "Gold Donors" section of our memorial plaque, which will be hung in our office space, and will stay with us for the rest of time, no matter where we go as a company. Your name will also be listed on our website, in the future "Donors & Founders" sections.
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$200 USD
Platinum Donor Memorial ($200-999)
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Your name will be listed under the "Platinum Donors" section of our memorial plaque, which will be hung in our office space, and will stay with us for the rest of time, no matter where we go as a company. Your name will also be listed on our website, in the future "Donors & Founders" sections.
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$1,000 USD
Diamond Donor Memorial ($1,000+)
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Your name will be listed under the "Diamond Donors" section of our memorial plaque, which will be hung in our office space, and will stay with us for the rest of time, no matter where we go as a company. Your name will also be listed on our website, in the future "Donors & Founders" sections.
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