Last week, The Tin Can Brothers announced a Kickstarter for their new project, “The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye,” a 10 episode movie-length web series and podcast series. The Tin Can Brothers are a comedy group based in Los Angeles, CA, consisting of members Corey Lubowich, Joey Richter, and Brian Rosenthal. This team is coming together with over 26 other actors to tell the story of podcast host Artemis (played by Mary Kate Wiles) and her podcast producer/twin brother Paul (played by Steve Zaragoza) as they investigate the small mining town, Connor Creek, and discover a furry secret: Werewolves.
The Tin Can Brothers describe “The Wayward Guide” as “a 10 episode web series inspired by the podcasts Serial and S-Town, crossed with the game One Night Ultimate Werewolf, peppered with the surreal comedy of ‘Pushing Daisies’ and ‘Twin Peaks.’” Does this sound like something you might like? Support them on Kickstarter to help them make the project happen!
In the past, The Tin Can Brothers have used Kickstarter to produce the musical, “Spies Are Forever,” and the short film, “Flop Stoppers.” Additionally, they’ve released many comedy sketches and are in the process of releasing their most recent project, “The Solve It Squad Returns,” on YouTube. The Tin Can Brothers attempt to make their work as accessible as possible for anyone who’s interested in it by posting it on their YouTube channel. They also have many of their projects available for purchase on DVD or digital download.
“The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye” has a fundraising goal of $100,000, making it the most ambitious goal set by The Tin Can Brothers. They need this much money to support their large cast, many shooting locations, costumes, makeup, effects, etc. Every penny is important in making the web series possible.
The Tin Can Brothers have released a promotional video for their Kickstarter:
In addition to being able to see the final product of “The Wayward Guide,” The Tin Can Brothers have special perks for people who pledge a certain amount of money, ranging from having access to a production diary of the project for $5, to being an executive producer and having The Tin Can Brothers doing whatever you want (within reason) for $10,000.
With a cast so large, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize some of the actors from some of your favorite productions. For example, many of the actors were also in projects done by StarKid Productions and Shipwrecked Comedy. For a full list of the cast and their work, visit the Kickstarter page for “The Wayward Guide” (and while you’re there, consider pledging a couple dollars). Every $3,000 raised, a new cast member will be announced.
The Kickstarter ends Sept. 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT, and the project can only happen if it meets its goal of $100,000, so be sure to donate! Every dollar donated is an important contribution to and promotion of the arts. Currently, The Tin Can Brothers have raised over ⅕ of their goal, but need your help to become fully funded!