Dear friends and money having acquaintances!
We at the Dudeletter are expanding like a fart cloud in a compact car. Dudeletter.com is your stop for game, beer, music, and movie reviews, nerdy rants, and your favorite cultural dumping ground. In about 9 months, we have accumulated 50,000 unique views and are looking for more. We are expanding beyond our website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to strange new frontiers. One of these frontiers is video; the mighty frontier of the 1930s. Conquering such ridiculous frontiers is what Kickstarter is all about.
For those of you who know, Salvador Malo has written on the Dudeletter a few times here and there, but his genius is best seen in video form; often in erogenous slow motion. Ever since his days at Georgia Tech, Malo has made some of the funniest and goofiest videos on the local scene; funny ever to the sober among us, oh yes. This project is to fund the first season of a dozen videos to be released on the Dudeletter. We have about four complete scripts, six in development, and a dozen ideas in formation. So we have the scripts, we have the cameras, we even have a cadre of loyal actors; nay, stars. The money will be used to fund props, scenery, costumes to make these goofy videos. Think of the bargain; so much hilarity, such a value.
Your help not only makes the ridiculousness continue and spread, but these films could star you! (in a minor, background, extra sort of way). The movies will be filmed and released once a month for the next year at which point the first season of Salvador Malo will be in the can. This is your chance to help fund this fantastic young filmmaker and every little bit can help.
You want samples? You got it buddy!
Using Kickstarter, we are trying to assemble a podcasting studio so we can start producing a weekly podcast, hopefully by this summer. I am already working on some fun interviews, preparing to record and review sections of concerts, and setting up topics of discussion for conversations with some of your favorite, lovable, fictional characters like Aaron Brandt, Scott Miller, and Billy Rudolph.
Already this year, the Dudeletter has reviewed movies and concerts, beer and books, games and music, restaurants and sports, but there is so much more to do. We want to not only spread from the center – more authors are applying to write for us every week – but also into the audio realm. We have already interviewed brewers from Jailhouse and Wild Heaven, brought you concerts from Phish, Animal Collective, Atlas Sound, and Noot d’Noot, and introduced local bands like the Serenaders and Tiger and the Lily, but we want to bring you audio from the shows and interviews in audio form.
The basic podcast format will include interviews with musicians, brewers, and local celebrities. It will include conversations with our local experts in upcoming concerts, sports, and movies. Mostly though, it will include a lot of shenanigans from our writers and local folks addressing the great questions of the universe in our Dudeletter Roundtable.
Your part in this? To help our dreams become a reality. However, I want to do it right. The project is to equip the Dude Cave to be a recording studio for the podcast. On top of this, want to get equipment to travel with and to do interviews at Cons (like the Dragon sort!), Concerts (all over this!), and Festivals (like Newport and Bonnaroo) and try to bring the experience to you. Help us bring you the world as lazily as only we could!
So help us, won’t you? You will get rewards along the way and your generosity matters; additional funds will go to making the recordings more complete and higher quality.
Thanks for your support,