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Jun 25, 2015 1:52 PM ET

GHOST LIGHT: rips the blinders off what goes on behind the curtain-and-bright-lights of community theater

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 25, 2015



Our story is far from over. We’re excited to bring you the thrilling second season of our winning web series.  Season 1 was an introduction into all that is backstage:  potential hauntings, backstage romance and trying to fit in as the new guy all while navigating new tools, terms, and technology.  Season 2 takes the rug out from under the very feet of our off-beat hero, Lee.  Just as he’s been accepted, the theater’s livelihood is at stake, and Lee is about to risk and lose it all before he’s even had it.  We’ve had an incredible year, being accepted into the Miami Web Fest and attending the ITV Fest where we met all sorts of content creators making new and wonderful series for the frontier that is the web.  We have a small but mighty fan club out there and we’re excited to bring you a bigger, better, more incredible second season!!


We cannot make this second season without your pledge!  We are masters at squeezing the most out of a dollar, so you can rest assured your investment in the project will be used to great effect.  Season 1 was done on a shoestring budget – $6550 in total, of which we raised about $4900 on Seed & Spark.  All of our actors deferred their pay, the artistic team donated their time, and our crew worked well below their standard rates.  Additionally we shot all of Season 1 in a grand total of six days.  That’s MORE than an entire episode per day.  And when you figure how many locations we had and how many actors…. well, let’s just say it was a bit insane.  We don’t to drive anyone insane this year (especially our director), so we’ve doubled the amount of time needed.  We’ve added cool new locations and expanded our crew as well – and all this adds up.  Our cast is incredibly talented, our crew is made up of seasoned industry veterans, and our story is a truly unique voice in the world of web series.  We thank you in advance for your financial support!!


Nope, not Superbowls – we’re #theatergeeks afterall.  But every good artistic project needs goals beyond their goals.  While $11,000 covers our production costs, it DOES NOT pay our Artistic Team (Director, Composer, Editor, and our Colorist & Sound Editor for post-production), and it doesn’t pay our actors.  This is a passion project for many of us, and we’ve all agreed to defer our pay until a millionaire picks up our series.  But an extra $1350 pays our Artistic Team and an extra $3700 beyond that pays our thirteen actors a small stipend.  Grand total $15,934.  Here’s a pie chart, cause we all love pie charts:  

Budget pie chart w actors and artistic personnel $16K_1.png

We hope you’ll try and soar us past our FIRST goalpost on Seed & Spark and help us sail beyond to pay our team!!!

THANK YOU for watching our series, for loving our series, for believing in us.  We’re nothing without you.  


Team Ghost Light



Season 1 follows Lee, our main character, as he arrives on the steps of the Nova Theater seeking a job that he assumes will be a breeze, only to learn there’s alot about working in a theater he could have never prepared for.  He’s bullied into believing the theater ghost haunts him, he doesn’t understand the lingo, he falls for the girl who’s dating his best friend, and basically has to struggle with being an outsider in this strange new world.  Screenshot Lee on stage.jpg

Season 2 picks up a season or two later.  We see Lee has finally been more or less accepted as a staff member of the theater.  The problem now is that the theater itself is under threat, and the motley crew of the Nova must band together to save their home from corporate doom.  And, of course, he’s still in love with Michelle, the Box Office girl, who’s still dating Lee’s best friend Eddie.  Awkward!

Season 1 was really about marrying the differences between people who lead this very different lifestyle of devoting their lives to making community theater with the outside world.  Season 2 opens up that lens to ask where community theater – or theater in general – fits in in a world driven by commercialism.



For Season 1, we plan on creating a website dedicated to the show where we will release a new episode weekly, in addition to other featured content. We plan on using a Facebook fan page and You tube channel to increase our fan base. When Season 1 has been released we plan on submitting it to festivals that support webseries, such as itvfest and NYTV Festival.

As we grow, we plan on investigating how to reach a wider crowd – via sites like webseriesnetwork, webserieschannel, blip, crackle, and Hulu.


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