Cal Nguyen is creating Award-Winning Web TV Series
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My name is Cal Nguyen, I'm a fairly new filmmaker but I've been an actor for much longer. I've been on Hollywood studio sets such as Bedazzled starring Brenden Fraser, etc. in my early days in this industry. You can check out my credentials at http://imdb.me/calnguyen. Recently I've helped produce two Kevin Sorbo films, an Amy Jo Johnson and Enrico Colantoni short film, as well as a TV pilot starring Stephen Baldwin. Now...let's get down to it!

I've spent my own money for over 4 years straight to create my ever-growing web/TV series "DAY ZERO". It is slowly but surely gaining steam from around the world (I believe we have the 3rd highest LIKED Facebook page among all webseries pages in America!), and I've already won over 20 awards (mostly film festival type) in over just 2 1/2 years, having been featured in news print media across the country and local news like the Standard-Examiner! http://www.standard.net/Faith/2014/12/19/Film-tele...

THE PROBLEM:  Right now our episodes will not be released in a very timely manner because of the lack of funding where I cannot edit fast enough to release the episodes more often, and I have obligations to Tuff TV network right now as well, in addition to the fact that since I've had a net loss for this long, I will then not be able to keep it as a business (the IRS may classify it as a hobby when we're actually for-profit, we just haven't netted in the green is all) and thus won't be able to write off my purchase expenses at some point (therefore I may not only need to end this series, but it may effectively end my career in the arts itself).

That's where YOU come in to the picture, to help us speed things along so we can give something to offset time, labor and expenses incurred from shooting this. Our guys are all-volunteer but it takes a lot to schedule and rally them to film with deadlines (if we're so lucky to even have one), so it would be better if we could compensate our cast and crew with even a little (currently everything's coming out of my pocket), 'cause a little goes a long way, so we need your support! This page is like an on-going Kickstarter where you give whatever amount you like every time we release a piece of content, and you can set a maximum limit so you don't worry about spending too much.

You will love our 10 first season episodes as well as our slowly trickling episodes for season 2, which can be watched at http://blip.tv/dayzerotv.  Although we are also broadcast over-the-air on TUFF TV, so with your help you can see your name in highlights (depending on level of reward) in over 30 million American homes (it airs Fridays at 130am EST/PST. See http://www.tufftv.com/affiliates/ to find your station).

THE SOLUTION: Please find it in your heart and consider helping me keep up this quality of work by donating at least $5 or more per episode, although it actually costs me around $3000 average (however, by just the looks of each episode, you would think it'd cost well over that, but that's testament to our team making it seem that way!). The VALUE if everything was paid for and everyone was paid, would be more like $50,000 each episode! So we're not asking for a lot, just enough to make it by so that I won't have to lose my business.

Consider becoming a partner and/or simply supporting indie filmmaking by contributing anything to help us fray costs. We need your support and we are NOT charging for anything, it's still free! But it won't be at some point if we can't continue (blip.tv may be taken offline and I don't know when my contract may end with Tuff TV, where only ad barter sales would make me money, it's not automatic!). We're just asking for help to buffer expenses so we can continue producing a quality production that you've always come to know and to get us to a season 3!

Thank you so much!! And if you click the above video, which is not a pitch video at all, it will play the latest episode we've produced and released. Enjoy :)

Respectfully,
Cal Nguyen, Creator/Executive Producer
Day Zero the Series (http://www.dayzerotv.com)
Rewards
Pledge $5 or more per One time deposit
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HUMAN - Thanks for your support! You live to see the next world!
Pledge $10 or more per One time deposit
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HYBRID - You'll receive a one-time thanks on the official website's blog at http://www.dayzerotv.com/blog.php. We'll point out that YOU helped us (or are trying to in any case!) continue making top quality content that wins awards (and you'll help us fray costs of entering film festivals!). Chip in now and you receive instantly one behind-the-scenes video as a token of appreciation AND access to our supported content on Patreon! :) Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per One time deposit
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SOLDIER - Receive the previous perk plus get first dibs on previewing the latest released episodes 1 week before the public! Also get access to blooper reels!
Pledge $100 or more per One time deposit
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YANKEE - All previous perks, PLUS a free stream of the original un-remastered pilot episode "Lethal" (available only from Amazon.com)! Day Zero Pilot "Lethal" Amazon.com stream The one online now from http://blip.tv/dayzerotv is the remastered version :)

Pledge $150 or more per One time deposit
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SPECIAL AGENT - Receive the previous perks plus a disc of both seasons in HD (original episode video files for your computer) and get a Day Zero marketing postcard that was previously only available at certain locations (film fests, restaurants, etc.) in addition to a bumper sticker!
Pledge $250 or more per One time deposit
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SCIENTIST - All the stuff earlier (except for "Special Agent"), PLUS a signed (by executive producer, Cal Nguyen) copy version DVD of the original pilot episode "Lethal" (available only from Amazon.com and Createspace), which includes some bonus material! AND you'll get the bumper sticker plus a postcard, which will be *autographed* by almost all of the main cast members displayed on it, along with a t-shirt autographed by showrunner Cal Nguyen!

Pledge $500 or more per One time deposit
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UNITED NATIONS SPY - All of the previous perks except for the Scientist perk, but you'll have the opportunity to have your voice recorded saying "Previously, on Day Zero..." that gets placed in the very beginning of an episode that has a story-arc continuance! Will require good voice recording equipment that you can send digitally, otherwise we'll have you recorded by someone near you and/or you can come to us but no travel pay or lodging provided.
Pledge $750 or more per One time deposit
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CONFEDERATE - Receive all of the previous perks except the Scientist perk and United Nations Spy, but become a Southern rebel by receiving an autographed (by Cal Nguyen) script of the season 2 finale episode 2x10 "Omega" AND receive a box set of both seasons in HD on a disc of computer-playable files!
Pledge $1,000 or more per One time deposit
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MARTYR - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist and United Nations Spy, and become an Associate Producer of an episode!
Pledge $2,500 or more per One time deposit
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ANGEL OF LIGHT - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy and Martyr, and receive a Co-Executive Producer credit for an episode!
Pledge $5,000 or more per One time deposit
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FATIMA CRUSADER - SPECIAL ONE-TIME DISCOUNT: Get your 30 second advertisement/commercial aired on Tuff TV, during our series run Fridays at 130am EST/PST for 5 episodes (so basically $1000 for each of the five episodes' worth of advertising with us)!!! As well, receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy, Martyr and Angel of Light, and become an Associate Producer of all 10 episodes of a season!
Pledge $10,000 or more per One time deposit
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ARMOR OF GOD - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy, Martyr, Angel of Light and Fatima Crusader, and become a Co-Executive Producer of all 10 episodes of a season!
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Pay everyone for their time, and compensate for food and gas and equipment fixes/purchases/rental expenses as well as keeping Cal's career intact!
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My name is Cal Nguyen, I'm a fairly new filmmaker but I've been an actor for much longer. I've been on Hollywood studio sets such as Bedazzled starring Brenden Fraser, etc. in my early days in this industry. You can check out my credentials at http://imdb.me/calnguyen. Recently I've helped produce two Kevin Sorbo films, an Amy Jo Johnson and Enrico Colantoni short film, as well as a TV pilot starring Stephen Baldwin. Now...let's get down to it!

I've spent my own money for over 4 years straight to create my ever-growing web/TV series "DAY ZERO". It is slowly but surely gaining steam from around the world (I believe we have the 3rd highest LIKED Facebook page among all webseries pages in America!), and I've already won over 20 awards (mostly film festival type) in over just 2 1/2 years, having been featured in news print media across the country and local news like the Standard-Examiner! http://www.standard.net/Faith/2014/12/19/Film-tele...

THE PROBLEM:  Right now our episodes will not be released in a very timely manner because of the lack of funding where I cannot edit fast enough to release the episodes more often, and I have obligations to Tuff TV network right now as well, in addition to the fact that since I've had a net loss for this long, I will then not be able to keep it as a business (the IRS may classify it as a hobby when we're actually for-profit, we just haven't netted in the green is all) and thus won't be able to write off my purchase expenses at some point (therefore I may not only need to end this series, but it may effectively end my career in the arts itself).

That's where YOU come in to the picture, to help us speed things along so we can give something to offset time, labor and expenses incurred from shooting this. Our guys are all-volunteer but it takes a lot to schedule and rally them to film with deadlines (if we're so lucky to even have one), so it would be better if we could compensate our cast and crew with even a little (currently everything's coming out of my pocket), 'cause a little goes a long way, so we need your support! This page is like an on-going Kickstarter where you give whatever amount you like every time we release a piece of content, and you can set a maximum limit so you don't worry about spending too much.

You will love our 10 first season episodes as well as our slowly trickling episodes for season 2, which can be watched at http://blip.tv/dayzerotv.  Although we are also broadcast over-the-air on TUFF TV, so with your help you can see your name in highlights (depending on level of reward) in over 30 million American homes (it airs Fridays at 130am EST/PST. See http://www.tufftv.com/affiliates/ to find your station).

THE SOLUTION: Please find it in your heart and consider helping me keep up this quality of work by donating at least $5 or more per episode, although it actually costs me around $3000 average (however, by just the looks of each episode, you would think it'd cost well over that, but that's testament to our team making it seem that way!). The VALUE if everything was paid for and everyone was paid, would be more like $50,000 each episode! So we're not asking for a lot, just enough to make it by so that I won't have to lose my business.

Consider becoming a partner and/or simply supporting indie filmmaking by contributing anything to help us fray costs. We need your support and we are NOT charging for anything, it's still free! But it won't be at some point if we can't continue (blip.tv may be taken offline and I don't know when my contract may end with Tuff TV, where only ad barter sales would make me money, it's not automatic!). We're just asking for help to buffer expenses so we can continue producing a quality production that you've always come to know and to get us to a season 3!

Thank you so much!! And if you click the above video, which is not a pitch video at all, it will play the latest episode we've produced and released. Enjoy :)

Respectfully,
Cal Nguyen, Creator/Executive Producer
Day Zero the Series (http://www.dayzerotv.com)

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Rewards
Pledge $5 or more per One time deposit
0 patrons
HUMAN - Thanks for your support! You live to see the next world!
Pledge $10 or more per One time deposit
0 patrons
HYBRID - You'll receive a one-time thanks on the official website's blog at http://www.dayzerotv.com/blog.php. We'll point out that YOU helped us (or are trying to in any case!) continue making top quality content that wins awards (and you'll help us fray costs of entering film festivals!). Chip in now and you receive instantly one behind-the-scenes video as a token of appreciation AND access to our supported content on Patreon! :) Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per One time deposit
0 patrons
SOLDIER - Receive the previous perk plus get first dibs on previewing the latest released episodes 1 week before the public! Also get access to blooper reels!
Pledge $100 or more per One time deposit
0 patrons
YANKEE - All previous perks, PLUS a free stream of the original un-remastered pilot episode "Lethal" (available only from Amazon.com)! Day Zero Pilot "Lethal" Amazon.com stream The one online now from http://blip.tv/dayzerotv is the remastered version :)

Pledge $150 or more per One time deposit
0 patrons
SPECIAL AGENT - Receive the previous perks plus a disc of both seasons in HD (original episode video files for your computer) and get a Day Zero marketing postcard that was previously only available at certain locations (film fests, restaurants, etc.) in addition to a bumper sticker!
Pledge $250 or more per One time deposit
0 of 3 patrons
SCIENTIST - All the stuff earlier (except for "Special Agent"), PLUS a signed (by executive producer, Cal Nguyen) copy version DVD of the original pilot episode "Lethal" (available only from Amazon.com and Createspace), which includes some bonus material! AND you'll get the bumper sticker plus a postcard, which will be *autographed* by almost all of the main cast members displayed on it, along with a t-shirt autographed by showrunner Cal Nguyen!

Pledge $500 or more per One time deposit
0 of 5 patrons
UNITED NATIONS SPY - All of the previous perks except for the Scientist perk, but you'll have the opportunity to have your voice recorded saying "Previously, on Day Zero..." that gets placed in the very beginning of an episode that has a story-arc continuance! Will require good voice recording equipment that you can send digitally, otherwise we'll have you recorded by someone near you and/or you can come to us but no travel pay or lodging provided.
Pledge $750 or more per One time deposit
0 of 5 patrons
CONFEDERATE - Receive all of the previous perks except the Scientist perk and United Nations Spy, but become a Southern rebel by receiving an autographed (by Cal Nguyen) script of the season 2 finale episode 2x10 "Omega" AND receive a box set of both seasons in HD on a disc of computer-playable files!
Pledge $1,000 or more per One time deposit
0 of 10 patrons
MARTYR - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist and United Nations Spy, and become an Associate Producer of an episode!
Pledge $2,500 or more per One time deposit
0 of 2 patrons
ANGEL OF LIGHT - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy and Martyr, and receive a Co-Executive Producer credit for an episode!
Pledge $5,000 or more per One time deposit
0 of 3 patrons
FATIMA CRUSADER - SPECIAL ONE-TIME DISCOUNT: Get your 30 second advertisement/commercial aired on Tuff TV, during our series run Fridays at 130am EST/PST for 5 episodes (so basically $1000 for each of the five episodes' worth of advertising with us)!!! As well, receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy, Martyr and Angel of Light, and become an Associate Producer of all 10 episodes of a season!
Pledge $10,000 or more per One time deposit
0 of 2 patrons
ARMOR OF GOD - Receive all previous perks except for Scientist, United Nations Spy, Martyr, Angel of Light and Fatima Crusader, and become a Co-Executive Producer of all 10 episodes of a season!