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Watch: 'Whatever This Is' Shows What It's Really Like to Work on Reality TV

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire August 2, 2013 at 3:35PM

Adam Goldman and the people behind the web series hit "The Outs" are back with their new series "Whatever This Is," which is currently 3 days away from the end of their ambitious $165K Kickstarter campaign. They debuted the series' first episode earlier this week.
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Whatever This Is

Adam Goldman and the people behind the web series hit "The Outs" are back with their new series "Whatever This Is," which is currently 3 days away from the end of their ambitious $165K Kickstarter campaign.  They debuted the series' first episode earlier this week.

The project description, according to the project's Kickstarter campaign:

'Whatever this is.' follows Sam (Hunter Canning) and Ari (Dylan Marron), two production assistants in New York, and Lisa (Madeline Wise), Sam's girlfriend.  

Sam and Ari are scraping by working on low or unpaid video production gigs thrown their way by Oscar (Ross Hamman), an existentially grumpy middle-man at a small production company. Making rent is hard enough; they barely have time to sneak toward their personal goals and personal lives in their off-hours.  

Lisa is a teacher and therefore unemployed for the summer. A chance encounter puts her on the road to a possible summer job, but she's not sure where it could lead - or if she's even qualified.  

'Whatever this is.' asks a tough question: how long are you expected to do work that you hate, for pennies, until it becomes something that you love that pays the rent? Is it even possible?

Goldman was profiled in our FUTURES column last year for his work on "The Outs," and Aymar Jean Christian recently wrote about Goldman on Indiewire in his piece about web series creators trying to make their follow-ups.


Filmmakers who have experience making some dough by working on reality television, does it hit close to home?

Watch the whole first episode below:


This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit, Kickstarter





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