Studio City's greenest guy Ed Begley Jr. is shooting a webseries being produced by "Once Upon a Time" star Raphael Sbarge. Also the founder of the nonprofit Green Wish, Sbarge spends a lot of effort collecting money for green causes.
Begley's "On Begley Street" is about his new LEED platinum-certified home. (See the video above.)
They are looking for $25,000 by March 17, and have collected $1,465 so far.
According to Mother Nature Network: "It's going to be the most sustainable home in North America," said Sbarge.
The series will launch later this spring and 10 episodes have been shot. The whole family will be involved.
Begley, who has in the Silver Triangle area of Studio City and made it into an energy-efficient home, is building his new house from ground up not far from the Los Angeles River in the Colfax Meadows area.
They are trying to get money via Kickstarter.com, see here. And here are details below:
On Begley Street is a new webseries from Ed & Rachelle Begley, and you're invited.
"On Begley Street” is a Web series that explores the building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home. We will follow Ed Begley, Jr. (noted actor and environmentalist) and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley as they attempt to build their home under LEED Platinum Certified standards. Each episode explores sustainable living and balancing comfort with consumption. Their adventures are often heightened by the Begley’s numerous and comical mistakes which often result in playful bickering between the married couple. And keep an eye open as Ed and Rachelle's high profile friends stop by for a visit and are then coerced into an afternoon of hard labor. Of course, there's lots of how-to information for the D-I-Y-er but it's about living sustainably as much as building sustainably. Mostly, it’s about the Begleys and their 11-year-old daughter, Hayden, as they struggle to do the right thing for the environment, themselves, and the future.
Although the show will often be laugh-out-loud funny, “On Begley Street” will also be illuminating, quirky, informative, playful... and very Begley. Join Team Begley and become a part of their mission to build a better future for planet Earth.
Why are we making a webseries?
A webseries presents opportunities not available in any other format. The format allows for a lot of experimentation and improvisation which is a lot of fun. We can continue to bring focus to issues that matter most to us and to our fans, like sustainable living and social good.
Why do Hollywood and TV stars need funding?
Good question. First, none of the money raised is going to the Begleys or producers of the series. We all want this to succeed, so all money raised will go to the marketing and distribution of the webseries and the creation of this new online venue for social good entertainment.
Second, if we hit our $25,000 funding goal, we're matching it with our own $25,000. The impact of your donations will be effectively doubled.
We also think of Kickstarter as a great way to start off this new part of our creative and professional lives. Like Kickstarter says, “Kickstarter is about more than just money. A Kickstarter project is a great way to connect with your audience and spread the word about your work.”
What we’re trying to fund is more than just a series - we’re creating an a new venue to present original, fun shows promoting social good. A webseries and online platform gives us the independence to make these types of shows.
What's the status of the production?
OBS has wrapped pre-production and we have shot several test segments. Full production is scheduled to start late-February / early March with the project finishing mid 2012.
How can I help?
By pledging any amount, you will be eligible to receive rewards exclusive to those pledging through this Kickstarter page. Take a look at the rewards column on the right - you can think of pledging as placing a pre-order for the product once it's done.