Chris Lilly is producing a family friendly web series called “Just Us Guys” about a gay dad who has a best friend relationship with his straight son.
As Chris describes it:
“JUST US GUYS is a comedy/drama web series about Scott, a gay dad, who has a best friend relationship with his straight son, Max. When Joyce, Scott’s conservative mother moves into town, she wants to make amends with Scott for kicking him out and this is also when she meets her 15-year-old grandson. (The feel for this web series is Gilmore Girls with guys.)
ELSIE is a spin-off web series from Just Us Guys. She’s a geek/nerd with a feisty attitude and she’s slightly OCD.
You may remember me from last year’s Indiegogo campaign, where I was raising funds to film the one hour TV pilot version of Just Us Guys. What my team and I ended up filming was a prequel web series which can now be seen on YouTube and our web site www.82893productions.com.” (Links are also below)
Just Us Guys was screened in San Diego International Comic-Con Independent Film Festival July of 2013, as well as the first Salt Lake City, Utah Comic-Con Film Festival in September of 2013
Chris has a very personal stake in that a close friend is fighting Breast Cancer. He is also an ally of LGBTQ teens who suffer from bullying.
“As a writer/producer, my hope is that Just Us Guys will give gay teens a responsible role model to look up to. So, since I couldn’t pick just one, I picked both.
Should we make $10,000+ (yes, before we even make our goal), we’ll be making a 10% donation to charity (from the total). Five percent will go to Breast Cancer research and the other 5% will go to help eliminate LGBTQ suicides.”
He launched an Indiegogo campaign last week and needs support for important causes and an entertaining show!
Should everything go according to plan –
Just Us Guys is slated to be 13 episodes, each 10 minutes long for a March 2014 release.
Elsie is slated to be 7ish episodes, each about 1-5 minutes in length for a March 2014 release.
NOTE – If we don’t make enough money to film all these episodes, we may split these seasons into parts A and B, which may delay your DVD shipments, but you WILL get whatever we film!
ALL BACKERS RECEIVE:
-Just Us Guys Web Series (viewable on YouTube)
-Elsie Web Series (Viewable on YouTube)
-Password to a LOCKED page on our website that will contain Behind-The-Scenes content that may never be made public
-Good feelings, knowing that they’re raising Breast Cancer awareness
-Good feelings, knowing that they’re raising awareness to stop LGBTQ teen suicides
JUST US GUYS PREQUEL EPISODES:
Episode 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGc1O90Uh7g
Episode 2 (Elsie’s Backdoor Pilot) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu-4178C290
Episode 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDBOTTT88h4
Episode 4 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSLVWNCEag