The time has come for both Erin and MeLissa to write you an official letter.
See, we’ve had an opportunity to shoot our first comedy music video featuring beautiful music and beautiful girls (those girls are us, sorry or you’re welcome) for our new song “Based On What I See” which outlines the pitfalls of falling in love with someone over the internet. We’ve all been there, RIGHT?!
But we need your help to make this project happen.
We are aiming for $2,500 to cover expenses.
What are those expenses? Things like:
-equipment like lights, other things associated with lights
-additional actors like our leading men
-locations like a restaurant we’ll have to borrow
-editing this thing into the final work of art
-compensating the kind human who recorded the song
-crew like camera operators, directors, make-up artists (it’s hard work to not look sweaty for 8 hours. Trust us.)
-food for staff. OCCASIONALLY. (Don’t push your luck, guys.)
What we promise you:
We opted against going the Kickstarter route, but we do want to offer some thanks if you are able to help with this project.
$1-$5: A lot of thank yous. Like, a lot of them.
$10: A digital copy of the new song “Based on What I See”.
$25: Your name will be credited in our music video as a producer! And you’ll have a new song to listen to as you polish your new nameplate.
$50: You name it and we’ll make you a custom Erin and MeLissa Show video.
Maybe you want to tell a girl you love her? We can do that.
Maybe you want to tell your friend from summer camp Happy Birthday? Done.
Maybe you want to tell your boyfriend you’re breaking up with him?
I guess we can do that too? Weird. But okay.
We’ll also send you the the new song.
(*In case this needs to be said, we will not make any videos that are slanderous, scandalous, or involve us being naked.)
$75- We’ll make you a custom version of “We’re Just Friends, Right?”, the love song from our award-winning live show “How to Like Yourself”. We’ll insert the name of your choice as well as some of their favorite things and sing to them. Or you. And you still get the new song!
$100 or more- You can pretty much name your prize. We’ll take you to dinner. We’ll bring Starbucks to you at your place of work at a designated time (if it’s feasible. Don’t be crazy.) YOU CAN BE IN THE VIDEO! Really. Be in the video. And celebrate by listening to your own copy of the new song.
(**Again, nothing slanderous, scandalous or naked. Our parents have the internet.)
(***travel not included)
We aim to shoot this video between now and July (based on crew/actor availability and, of course, money) with a premiere date no later than August 31st. Also, expect to find updates on this project here as we get closer to shooting.
We’ve been super lucky and blown away by the support of our friends and family every time Erin and I have a crazy idea. People have donated art, time, video cameras, hair brushes and so much more to help us make things happen, so believe it when we say that nothing we have ever done or will ever do would be possible without you.
We love you.
-Erin & MeLissa
Odds and ends
-”What happens if this thing doesn’t get made?” Your money goes back to you. Funds donated to this project are for this project and any overages will go to funding further projects. But this initial request is for a music video so if some random freak accident prevents us from making this video to begin with, your donations go back to you on August 31st. Promise.
-“How will I get my prize?!” First, calm down. Everyone making donations will be contacted directly regarding the details of their particular donation. All prizes will be administered once the shoot is complete, unless you’ll be joining us on set or something similar.