Hello everyone, here’s my New Here opening salvo!
Name: Ray Robinson
Location: Louisville, KY
Web series made (if any): Just started production on “Deliver Me!” (follow along on Twitter - @Deliver_Me_show)
Preferred film roles: for a web series, Writer, Producer and cameo roles
The film thing you’re best at: making something out of nothing
The film thing you’re worst at: fundraising
My Story: When my wife found out she was going to have surgery and be unable to do any work for two months, I knew I had to do something to keep us afloat financially. So I started taking up pizza delivery five nights a week on top of my normal 40-hour/week day job.Once she’d recovered and was able to go back to full-time work, I backed down to 1-2 nights a week.
Being a writer, I quickly realized that there was a wealth of stories - some comical, some touching, some odd - that I found myself in the middle of as I moved in and out of people’s lives. I shared my observations on Facebook for my friends’ amusement, and one of them said, “You should make movie about your experiences!”, and for a day I laughed that off. Then I realized that these snippets of life would work well as a series, so “Deliver Me!” was born.
“Deliver Me” will be a show about a pizza delivery driver and his experiences, based loosely off my own REAL experiences (but given a little flair). A blend of “Cops” and “The Office” in style, each episode will feature the driver’s thoughts to and from the delivery, what happens while there, and even a fun “after credits stinger”. On top of that, I’m funding the whole show with money from my pizza delivery salary and tips.
I’ve never done anything like this before, but so far the response has been wonderful. I’ve cast my lead actor - a local stand-up comedian that is game for about anything. I had auditions for all the other main roles last weekend with a solid turnout. I’ve even entered a media partnership with a company that created an app for delivery drivers to promote each other.
I hope of learn a lot from those of you with experience, plus wouldn’t mind exploring some more media partners in other web series’ where we promote each other to our respective audiences.
Thanks for reading, and creating!