In today’s “Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch” we have two shows heading into the home stretch in need of some cash!
First up is F to 7th, a series from one of the creators of the The Slope, Ingrid Jungermann. The Slope was a sardonic tale of a lesbian couple living in Park Slope that ran for two seasons. It spoofed yuppie liberalism and gay/multicultural politics, giving it a strange and unique voice in the crowded gay web series market.
F to 7th continues in that vein, but more Park Slope-y, which means more hilarious. Jungermann promises to explore local phenomenon like the ever-fascinating Food Co-Op, not to mention Brooklyn’s escalating gentrification: “Right now they’re building a condo on a community garden…It really is hard to watch white people oppressing other white people,” she said in the satirical promo video.
The creators of the Latino sci-fi web series Chutes and Ladders are currently fundraising for a feature.
Chutes was a KoldCast series about a pair of siblings who travel through time to unravel personal and grander mysteries. It’s one of a broader trend of science fiction web series produced and starring people of color, which I wrote about for Bitch magazine earlier this year.