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The campaign ends on OCTOBER 11, 2018!
After 6 years, 3 seasons, 21 episodes and 8 Emmy Nominations, we need YOUR help to bring this story to a close. Season 4 promises to be the show's wildest, with tons of drama, laughter and even a drag queen wedding! Although the series is streaming on Netflix worldwide, we're still a completely independent production. We have a partner in place to help cover post production costs, but we still have to raise our production budget by October 11 or we won't be able to film this fall. $100,000 will allow us to produce a 4 episode season, and we have some exciting stretch goals planned if we pass our goal!
The bare minimum we need to produce episodes 1-4 is $100,000. If we reach 125K we will film 2 ADDITIONAL EPISODES and be able to give Douglas and Quincy the wedding of their dreams. And if we reach 150K we will release a FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY going behind the scenes of making of the show!
We have created some incredible rewards for our backers, including digital downloads, producer credits and even the chance to appear as an extra in a giant drag wedding! We are also offering EASTSIDERS MERCH for the first time in the show's history, with your choice of a t-shirt featuring Cal and Thom or Douglas. Can't pick? No problem! Anyone donating at The EastSiders Fan Pack level or above will receive BOTH designs!
ABOUT THE SERIES
EastSiders is an Emmy-Nominated LGBT series about a gay couple and their friends trying to stay together through drunken outbursts, double standards and dirty deeds. In season 3, we set out to Make America Gay Again as Cal and Thom hit the road from New York to LA hauling a vintage camper trailer and trying to find their way back to one another. Ian and Hillary moved in together, Derrick and Jeremy started talking about having kids, and Douglas and Quincy got engaged. Season 4 picks up a year later and tackles some big questions: what does commitment really look like in a long term relationship? What does "gay marriage" really mean? And how do two human beings make love last?
The core cast is set to return for the third season, including series leads Van Hansis (As the World Turns), Kit Williamson (Mad Men), Willam (A Star is Born), Stephen Guarino (I'm Dying Up Here), Leith Burke (The Haves and the Have Nots), Matthew McKelligon (You're Killing Me), Brea Grant (Heroes), Brianna Brown (Dynasty) and John Halbach (Wallflowers). We’ll also be offering backers an exclusive first look at some of the amazing things we have planned for season 4, including the return of some familiar faces and some exciting new guest stars! Make sure to check your backer updates, as we'll be announcing new cast members throughout the campaign!