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Hello Everybody,

Here she is! The Pozible campaign for Bleak - the web series based on the TV series that doesn’t exist yet!

Running from the 9th - 29th August, the campaign’s aim is to help Bleak’s creators, Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan (otherwise known as ‘us’), fund production costs; like the filming, sound engineering, colour grading and the pillowcase full of Cruskits that will comprise the on-set catering.

Kate McCartney will direct the series, with the talented crew at Wham Bam Collective coordinating and producing the shoot. Kate McLennan will star as Anna O’Brien, Bleak’s idiot heroine and Denise Scott will join a magical cast as Anna’s drug-addled, ex-beauty queen mum, Noni.

Bleak TV - The Web Series, is a 5-part comedy about life taking a massive shit on your face. There’s sex, drug abuse, alcoholism and a suicidal Labrador! It’s just like Offspring, but without the dream sequences, or dreams in general.

So here we are, poised on the cusp of what, from this distance, could either be web series history or an enemy ship. Either way, we’re ready to be moved and humbled by your staggering generosity.

From the bottom of our cockles, thankyou for contributing to this, the worthiest cause of the modern age; two white women’s dedicated web content. It really has made our decade.

With hot love,

Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan


Follow Bleak all over cyberspace
https://twitter.com/bleaktv
bleaktv.com
facebook.com/bleaktv


Co-creators (L-R) Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney.

Some Of My Previous Work

View Kate McCartney's beautiful scribblings here:
http://katemccartney.prosite.com


Look at Kate McLennan's teeth here on her official youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/katemclennan


Check out the talented upstarts at Wham Bam Collective:
http://whambam.com.au



The Challenges

Sure, our time-line to raise funds for the campaign and shoot the series is tight, but we’re very confident - cocky, even - that we can do it. Thanks to Wham Bam Collective and their affiliated peoples, we also have a great crew working behind the scenes. The deadline is close, but Bleak has been cooking for three years and we're ready to bring it out, carve it up and serve it with some rocket.
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on 29th Aug 2013 at 2:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$10 +Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
26 Chosen | 174 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$25 +You will receive a copy of Michael’s favourite relaxation/ erectile dysfunction MP3, featuring the vaguely familiar voices of half-employed Australian comedians. Valued at Australian dollars. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
30 Chosen | 270 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$50 +You will receive a .pdf of easy-to-assemble Bleak finger puppets, featuring the O’Brien family; Anna, John, Noni, Michael and Zeus the Dog. You’ll also receive an extract from an episode of Bleak, so you can act out your favourite scene of suburban despair! PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
15 Chosen | 285 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$70 + You’ll receive a batch of Swear Jar Cookies made by Anna’s best friend, Fran. The cookies will be delicious gingerbread, iced in all your favourite expletives and delivered to your door. Allergy and intolerance options are available; just name the ways your body fails you and Fran will accommodate. Australia only. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
6 Chosen | 294 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$100 +Anna the Agony Aunt will record you a personal video where she will dispense life advice on your own personal problem. This video will be sent to you and uploaded to bleaktv.com for the world to enjoy. You can remain anonymous. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
14 Chosen | 36 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$200 +You will receive an Advanced Bleak Screening Package. This will feature the first episode of Bleak before it goes online, and an array of Bleak-themed accoutrements; domestic sparkling, brie, lavosh, smoked almonds, 1 ribbed condom and a dead myna bird (fake). Australia only.
0 Chosen | 20 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$300 +McLennan’s Delivery Service or McLennan’s Cocktail hour. Kate McLennan, who is a super cook, will create a bespoke 2-course menu (intolerances tolerated) and will deliver it to your home. Alternatively, she will come to your house and host a cocktail party for you and your friends for an hour. Warning: She might do stand-up. Melbourne metro only. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a glass of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
2 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$500 + McCartney will design and frame a digital portrait of you and your favourite pet/ household item. Alternatively, she will design and make a T-shirt featuring a print of whatever you want (no robots, cars or combinations of the two). If you don’t believe McCartney can draw, check this stuff out: http://katemccartney.prosite.com. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and 3 glasses of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$1000 +You will be taken on a personal tour by McCartney of Museum Victoria, where you will be doused in scientific information and wonderment. You will then have tea and cake downstairs in the Museum Victoria conservation lab, with Kate and her sister, Elizabeth, who hasn’t agreed to this yet. Because it's hard to move buildings, this reward is Melbourne metro only. PLUS: Invite to the Bleak launch, and 5 glasses of the Noni-themed cocktail ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$1001 +McLennan will take you on a personal tour of Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong. You will also be treated to tea and a cake at her parents’ house. Her dad, Pockets, makes a quality sponge. Because it's also hard to move large urban centres, this reward is Melbourne only. PLUS: Invite to the Bleak launch, and 5 glasses of the Noni-themed cocktail ‘Mimosa, Darling?’.
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$2500 +You will be treated to a personal circus or burlesque lesson with a trained professional and one of the two Kates. Although they promise to make this the best fun you've ever had, these two activities are as much a punishment for them as they are a reward for you. Melbourne metro only. PLUS: Invite to the BleakTV: The Web Series launch, and a small bucket of the Noni-themed cocktail, the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’. Melb Metro only
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$5000 + Listen, if you donate $5000 you’re obviously extremely cool. Come to the set, have a lukewarm panini, and co-direct an episode. Melbourne metro only; if we had the budget to move the shoot, we probably wouldn't need a Pozible campaign. PLUS: Invite to the Bleak launch, and an open bar for you, filled with the Noni-themed cocktail the ‘Mimosa, Darling?’. Or, if that doesn’t take your fancy, it will be filled with handcrafted horsehair cider or whatever you fancy millionaires drink.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013