Chill.com is one of the more unique video distribution companies out there right now, and they’ve got a great plan for a new series entitled “Vigilante Diaries”. The project stars the unmistakable Jason Mewes and features an all-new type of pay-per-view.
Okay, here’s the scoop. The first two episodes of the groundbreaking original series “Vigilante Diaries” are currently online and available at Chill.com for the bargain basement price of $4.99. The series features episodic funding, which means the more fans who tune in and buy the episodes, the more episodes that will be made. Too bad that wasn’t the case for “Bridezillas.”
From the Press Release
Chill.com, the web’s premier video distribution platform for entertainment content distributed direct from filmmakers, artists, and comedians, announces the debut of “Vigilante Diaries,” an all-new online action comedy series starring Jason Mewes and Paul Sloan.
Chill.com first launched its direct artist-to-consumer video sales platform last fall, providing filmmakers, comedians, and other artists a place to release their premium video directly to fans. With “Vigilante Diaries,” Chill is building off its early success in comedy specials and documentary features, launching a first-of-its-kind “episodic funding” model where fan support in the form of paid downloads will determine whether the series continues beyond the first two episodes.
“Vigilante Diaries” is a high energy, dark graphic tale of one man’s task to clean up the streets… and another man’s task to get it all on tape. The series, created and written by Paul Sloan, kicks off inside the pad of Michael Hanover (Mewes), the sole heir to Hanover Enterprises, raised in mansions and hotels but with a true passion for filmmaking. One day Hanover crosses paths with a real-life vigilante crime fighter loose in Los Angeles (Sloan) and – seizing his opportunity to make it big – begins shooting a documentary alongside all the gunfire and bloody mayhem. Completing this dark superhero cadre are vigilante protégé “The Kid” (Kevin L. Walker), “Jade” (Jacqueline Lord), and “Red” (Jessica Uberuaga).
The series has already mapped out ten episodes for its first season. If a 30-day goal of $50,000 in fan purchases is met for the initial episodes, the cast and crew will quickly move into production on Episodes 3 and 4, with a follow-up launch date four weeks later. The process will continue so long as fans continue to watch and support the show financially. Additional fan support is made possible through a number of exclusive bundles available alongside the download, including a walk-on role in future episodes and a chance to be “killed” by The Vigilante.
“‘Vigilante Diaries’ is a totally original series that brings to life that classic dark and gritty look from the best graphic novels and first-person shooters combined with Jay’s natural talent for comedy,” said director Christian Sesma. “These first few episodes are just the first taste of what is really a love letter to video game snipers, action film nuts, and comedic fans of Jay’s past work. We’ve got all the bases covered with lots of laughs alongside guns, girls, and gore.”
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