Funded for Season 1

The Weatherman

by Dark Heart Productions

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About This Project


Tony Turpinson is the most insecure man on television. A weatherman past his use-by, he is desperately trying to find relevance in an increasingly hostile TV world. His rival, Brian Kirk, is funnier, younger and trendier and Tony may soon be out of a job.

His wife has left him, his son ignores him, the networks are losing interest. The only one supporting him is his long-suffering assistant Tim, and even his patience is being stretched by Tony's neurotic fixation with minutia and uncanny capacity for faux pas.

In a last-ditched attempt to save his career and his profile, Tony tries to modernize and liven up his segments with improvised banter. The trouble is, the more he's allowed to speak, the further he puts his foot in his mouth. Before long he manages to inadvertently offend just about everyone around him.

Can Tony reinvent himself in time to save his career? Can he finally find acceptance for being the great meteorologist he sees himself as? And what's with his shoes?

Created by Timothy Nash and Lucas Crandles, winners of the New York Television Festival for Best Writing, and Los Angeles Independent Television Festival for Best Animation. They also have over 3,000,000 views for their work online.

Enjoy the pilot episode and if you'd like to see more, please consider funding! Thank you.

About the Creators

Dark Heart Productions Melbourne, Australia

Dark Heart Productions, headed by young Australian creators Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash, is an internationally award-winning creative body committed to the production of high quality short and feature films, television programs and web content. We endeavor to create challenging, original and entertaining content that is both intellectually stimulating and commercially viable. Our work has garnered over 3,000,000 views online, has been reviewed in numerous publications, and has been licensed to educational institutions around the world.

Rewards

Just helping out

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BLANCH DUBOIS AWARD (thanks for supporting us)

23 EXECS

$5 OR MORE GETS YOU

ENDER'S NAME (Lite) - Receive a special thanks in the credits for the episode of The Weatherman you helped fund.

0 EXECS

$10 OR MORE GETS YOU

ENDER'S NAME (Pro) – Receive a special thanks in the credits for all first season episodes of The Weatherman.

14 EXECS

$25 OR MORE GETS YOU

BEHIND THE LAUGHTER: THE WEATHERMAN STORY- You'll get access to the complete behind-the-scenes package during the making of The Weatherman. Cast and crew diaries, video journals, bloopers, updates and more.

19 EXECS

$50 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE NOTEBOOK – We'll send you a bound copy of the script for the episode of The Weatherman that you helped fund, with a hand-written special thanks from creators and the cast.

13 EXECS

$100 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE PRODUCERS (THE LEO BLOOM AWARD) – You've earned a full Producer credit in the episode of The Weatherman you helped fund. Hooray!

21 EXECS

$125 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE PICTURE OF TURPINSON GRAY – You'll receive a signed 8x12 inch black-and-white photograph of Robert Grubb in The Weatherman with a personalized greeting from the man himself.

1 EXEC

$150 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE COLOR TURPLE – You'll receive a signed 8x12 inch color photograph of Robert Grubb in The Weatherman with a personalized greeting from the man himself. He'll even use a colour pen if you ask nicely.

4 EXECS

$175 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE DIRTY HALF-DOZEN - You'll get ENDER'S NAME (Pro) and an original copy of the script Robert Grubb used for an episode of The Weatherman, complete with his notes and changes. He'll sign it too, of course.

0 EXECS

$200 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE PRODUCERS (THE MAX BIALYSTOCK AWARD) – Receive a full Producer credit for the entire first season of The Weatherman. Springtime for Hitler!

6 EXECS

$250 OR MORE GETS YOU

REFERENCE WITHOUT A CAUSE (THE BOB SACAMANO AWARD) – We'll reference your full name in the show once, guaranteed to appear in an episode. We might even use it again if it sounds funny.

7 EXECS

$350 OR MORE GETS YOU

NORTH BY NORTHWESTERLY – Tony Turpinson (Robert Grubb) will deliver you a personalized weather report for your city, using your name and a joke or two in true Turpinson style. Something to pass on to your grandkids.

0 EXECS

$500 OR MORE GETS YOU

ON THE WEATHERFRONT – Appear in the show! We'll write you a part and you'll get guaranteed screen time in the show. If you're lucky/funny/ridiculously good looking you might even be a recurring character. You'll also get THE PRODUCERS (THE LEO BLOOM AWARD) included! Excludes travel costs, sorry guys.

2 EXECS

$500 OR MORE GETS YOU

CLEAR AND PRESENT STRANGER - If you're not the acting type, join us on set for a full day's filming, seeing all the behind the scenes action with the cast and crew. Join in the production side of things if you're so inclined. Fully catered. You'll also get THE PRODUCERS (THE LEO BLOOM AWARD) included! Excludes travel costs, sorry guys.

2 EXECS

$750 OR MORE GETS YOU

AND THAT'S THE END OF THAT CHAPTER! – We'll name an important character in the series after you - your full name. We're talking prominent, recurring character here. First ten only!

1 EXEC

$1000 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE BIG LEBOWSKI – You just became an Executive Producer for the episode of The Weatherman you helped fund. Congratulations! We'll credit you accordingly, and you'll have your choice of the ON THE WEATHERFRONT or CLEAR AND PRESENT STRANGER awards!

5 EXECS

$2500 OR MORE GETS YOU

THE GODFATHER - We're going to make you an offer you can't refuse...you're going to be an Executive Producer for the entire first season of The Weatherman. A nice little notch for your IMDB belt! And you'll have your choice of the ON THE WEATHERFRONT or CLEAR AND PRESENT STRANGER awards!

5 EXECS

$5000 OR MORE GETS YOU

BREAKFAST AT TURPINSON'S– Not only will you get THE GODFATHER, you'll be invited to the first private screening of The Weatherman episode you helped fund. On top of that, we'll take you out for a bang-up breakfast beforehand, all expenses paid, with the cast and crew of the show. Share an OJ with Robert Grubb as your chortle merrily about your new found Executive Producer status. And you'll have your choice of the ON THE WEATHERFRONT or CLEAR AND PRESENT STRANGER awards! Excludes travel costs guys, sorry.

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