Kickstart This — “Eastsiders” Needs You

Kit Williamson and Van Hansis star as Cal and Thom in the new web series "Eastsiders."  Watch at

Kit Williamson and Van Hansis star as Cal and Thom in the new web series “Eastsiders.” Watch at

Here’s the deal: this is a well-written, crisply acted, well-crafted series that needs to be funded. In the Age of the Innerwebs, this is a way that creative people can develop their talents and also increase the importance of technology to cultural shifts. What’s that mean? It means less advertiser control of our entertainment and more original work delivered to a population starving for it. I’m so excited about this. Just in the last year I’ve watched programs produced for the Web explode in number and quality.

I won’t bore you with any more of my treatises on this issue — for now — because I want you to take a couple of minutes and watch an episode and then give these folks a couple of ducats.

I’ve said before that the reason that I was eager to watch this program is because I’d pay to watch Van Hansis order a ham sandwich, but I was equally captivated by Kit Williamson and the rest of the cast.

In a different generation, I did my share of begging, borrowing, bartering and stealing to get my own work produced on a shoestring. (Dear God, when did I get old enough to be telling war stories that no one alive can relate to anymore?? LOL) Anyhow, all these folks want is a credit card number and a few bucks. Just do it.


3 thoughts on “Kickstart This — “Eastsiders” Needs You

  1. Hi Mark!
    I’ve just found your blog and I must say it: it’s brilliant! Course you know it, but still, I wanted to share with you my humble opinion 🙂
    As you said too, I got interested in Eastsiders because of (or thanks to) Van Hansis -I’m bit ashamed of saying it now-, but the more I watch the first two episodes, the more I like all the actors and think the entire cast is really amazing. You wrote “Just do it”, well I say: I did it! And I know it’s totally worth it!
    Have a nice day – Elisa

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