In December we posted the first episode of a great looking new web-series called Eastsiders, which we’ve embedded it again above, along with the second episode (which will play after the first). Now the people behind the series are looking for cash to complete the first season of nine 10-15 minute episodes, and have set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000.
In only a couple of days, they’ve already raised $8,500 of their target, but every penny the make above the $15,000 target will be used in making the series better, so it’s worth helping out if you want to see more.
Here’s the series’ set-up, ‘Set in Los Angeles’ iconic Silver Lake, Eastsiders follows a couple: Cal and Thom. They have problems. It’s some really dramatic stuff. Thom is cheating on Cal. Cal knows, but can’t bear the thought of losing Thom. Oh yeah, and they’re gay, if you haven’t already figured that out. But that’s not a problem.’ Soap star Van Hansis, who has been nominated for three Daytime Emmies, plays one half of the gay couple, opposite series creator Kit Williamson.
Eastsiders certainly got off to a great start with is first couple of episodes, showing that the web isn’t just a place for silliness and that there’s an audience for well written drama about interesting subjects. We’d certainly like to see more of the show, so hopefully the Kickstarter will go well.