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Thank you all for your extremely generous donations, for your help sharing, and for your general enjoyment, comments, and interest in our twisted little show. It is especially inspiring to see people step up and pay for something they like in a world where torrenting is easy and YouTube is free. Talk is cheap. Thanks for your respect.
As a special thank you from us to you, here is a group shot from behind-the-scenes on the Aaron Douglas episode with the cast and many members of the crew (including, clockwise from L) Juan Carlos Bagnell - sound, Steven Calcote - director, Mark Legaspi - cinematographer, Lillian Diaz-Przybyl - script supervisor, and super rockin’ support team-cheerleader Jenn!)
And the same group goofing off as we do MOST of the time on set! :) We promise we’ll be really serious about goofing off from here on out!
Also, huge thanks to all who played the Shelf Life IndieGoGo GAME… we loved all the guesses and participation! Our winner is Natalie F. who guessed $34,600 which was just $21 over the final amount! Way to go! We will ship your Shelf-y Swag out ASAP!
Much appreciation, gratitude, thanks and serious Shelf Love to each and every viewer, tweeter, re-tweeter, facebooker, donator (yeah, we know it is donors, but donators sounds more “sci-fi”) (actually, “donerator” sounds even better), supporter, and sideline cheerleader. We really do appreciate each and every one of you and your contributions to our show!
WE ARE SO very excited about reaching our IndieGoGo GOAL and thrilled that we have surpassed the $30K and continue to climb that we want to do something fun for you all…. So we have a FUN GAME just for YOU!! Everyone can play even if you haven’t donated…
Send in (via email email@example.com or tweet to @shelflifeseries) your estimate of our final amount when the campaign closes THIS Friday night by Thursday at 5p PST and the CLOSEST* estimate for the final amount raised will get a care package of FUN Shelf Life swag…. I smell a t-shirt, and a pen and a button burning a hole in our grubby paws with your name on it!!
We even have a sample tweet for you to use for gameplay:
My guess for @shelflifeseries indiegogo.com/shelflife campaign final amount raised is $XXXXX how high do you think they will go? #ShelfLifeGame
*The closest estimate can be either above or below and will be pulled from all guesses made by Thursday August 16 at 5p PST, and then mailed out after the campaign closes
** If there are two tied estimates, one will get a t-shirt, pen, and button, and the other will get a mouse-pad, pen and button, so everyone can be happy!!
*** If there is more than a two-way tie, we will place all the possible names in a hat and draw a winner, so it is all fair and fun!
Another fun treat … a never-before-seen script from the unproduced episode “Friday,” based on Rebecca Black’s fifteen minutes of fame.* Read & enjoy. And probably weep.
*It is possible that when Yuri wrote this episode, he was going through a phase where he would sing this song all the time. I’m just saying… ALL THE TIME!**
**Shut up, Tara. You don’t know. I mean, it’s not like I was obsessed or anything.***
***I think you just proved that you were totally obsessed.****
****YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HER BRILLIANCE! IT’S BEYOND YOU!! GAH!!!
THE SHELF - DAY
BUG BOY is hanging out on the shelf by himself.
He is singing Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”
“… Seven AM wakin’ up in the morning, gotta be fresh gotta go downstairs. Gotta have my bowl gotta have cereal. Seeing everything the time is going ticking on and on everybody’s rushing—”
HERO MAN has just walked on.
What were you doing?
You’re a dirty liar. You were singing that Rebecca Black song.
No I wasn’t.
Not only does that song suck, but it sucked, like, a year ago.
I can’t wait to tell the—
HERO LASS enters, singing.
“…Gotta get down to the Bus Stop. Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends—”
You gotta be fucking kidding me.
Et tu, Sistray?
I love this song!
Well you’re the only two people who-
SAMURAI SNAKE enters. Yup, singing. In his fashion.
“Kickin’ in the front seat, sittin’ in the back seat. Gotta make my mind up, which seat—”
NO! Absolutely not! I refuse! You all should be killed with fire!
Hero Man leaves in a huff. There’s a beat, then:
One, two, three…
HERO LASS/BUG BOY/SAMURAI SNAKE
“It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s looking forward to the weekend, weekend. Friday, Friday gettin’ down on Friday, everybody’s looking forward to the weekend…”
Hero Man, compelled by the music edges back on, singing.
Partyin’ partyin’ YEAH! Partyin’ partyin’ YEAH! Fun, fun, fun, fun—
Sounds indicate The Kid is coming. They scramble.
They freeze. Beat.
(low and soulful)
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today it is Friday, Friday. We, we, we so excited. We so excited…
An awesome behind-the-scenes shot of Phil Morris who plays Black Velvet on Shelf Life. You may remember him as lawyer Jackie Childs from Seinfeld or Martian Manhunter from Smallville, but after you see him on Shelf Life, you’ll only be able to think of him as BLACK VELVET: The Afro Avenger!
Do you like his bling? It is SHINY! :) *thanks can of gold spray paint, you make everything look bling-y* (even our IGG campaign)
We thought you might enjoy seeing where it all begins, with the script. We chose a fan favorite (and one of ours, too), PUSHING BUTTONS from Season 2. read the script and then go watch it again to see how things change when we get on set…
Let us know what you think!
Cue shameless plug… Today is Day 5 of our IndieGoGo Campaign to raise $30K in 30 Days! And we are already at over 30% of our goal… at $9159!!! HUGE thanks to each and every donation, and please if you haven’t donated yet, remember every dollar counts! :)
THE SHELF - DAY
BUG BOY, HERO MAN, HERO LASS and SAMURAI SNAKE are sitting on the shelf. The giant marker is nearby and they’ve clearly been sniffing it.
But seriously. Okay. Seriously. If you could be any other action figure, who would you be?
Just, you know, if you could.
I would be a dump truck.
Bug Boy & Samurai Snake start giggling.
That’s not a… a action figure. That’s… a truck.
A truction figure.
They all think that’s funny.
I would be Moon Mistress.
Wait. What? Why?
Samurai Snake mimes touching his breasts.
Oh, wait, Moon Mistress, right? Right? That’s what he said, right?
You got one!
Bug Boy slaps him on the back and inexplicably, Hero Man blurts out heroically:
From the Edge of the Forever Dimension, we ride!
Everybody stares at him.
What the fuck?
I don’t know what came over me.
Wait a minute…
He slaps him on the back again, and this time:
Fist of justice!
Samurai Snake looks under Hero Man’s cape, sees something and also slaps him on the back.
Hero Man looks unnerved.
Stop doing that!
How did I never notice that you had one of those?
One of what?
Hero Lass presses the button on his back.
We’ve won the day!
How many before he loops?
She starts pushing the button in rapid succession.
Evil is a bad habit! I smell deviants! Justice prevails! I’ll smack the Evil from your mouth! I taste blood! From the Edge of the Forever Dimension, we ride!
There it is.
Hero Man starts to cry. Bug Boy offers his back to Samurai Snake.
Hey, do I have one?
Samurai Snake taps him. Nothing. Hero Lass offers her back.
What about me?
Bug Boy presses her back. Nothing.
Samurai Snake turns around and Bug Boy presses it. He farts loudly.
Everyone clears to the other side of the shelf as SS sssssnickers and does a victory dance.
Yuri calls this photo our “Sieg Heil” photo. I think that’s just plain offensive. But then again that is what those guys on the shelf do best. And besides, Yuri’s Jewish so he can say stuff like that.
But for those of you who’d like something a little less offensive, check out some of these other pix taken by photo maven and all-around cool chick, Roz Helfand!
Travis Stevens giving us all a Woody.
Juan “Some Audio Guy” Bagnell giving Bryan head— Oh, dammit! We’re still offensive!
Photo reply to our crazy antics! Send pictures of you and your action figures, we won’t judge! How could we, at this point?
We’re off and running on our race to 30K! Hopefully you were able to join us for Shelf “LIVE” - our interactive webcast party last night (we can’t believe we raised over $2000!!), but if not (and lucky for you), we announced that ANYONE who donates to our IndieGoGo campaign during the first 48 hours will get an exclusive early access link to the Aaron Douglas (go BSG!) episode - and since we just launched the campaign yesterday (Wed July 18th at 8pm PST) you still can DONATE TODAY and get this amazing BONUS perk not listed on our IndieGoGo site!! Otherwise you’ll have to wait to see this masterpiece for several months. (boo… so go donate now, get your link and laugh, as this time, Canada blames us!!)
Also exciting! We’re posting new content every day - be it video, pics, or some other fun content - each day of the campaign… so tune in here as they will all be posted on our tumblr feed. TODAY’S fun nugget is a behind-the-scenes shot of the making of the BLUE LEGO!
It took an apple box, a can of spray paint, six pvc pipe ends and about 5 hours of wandering around Home Depot to make these happen!
Thanks for joining us on this wild ride, and here’s to a new amazing season of SHELF LIFE!!
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