The DISPATCH Patreon Project
DISPATCH. Patreon. A match made in some place where matches are well made.
tl;dr – I’m publishing a monthly serial called DISPATCH at patreon.com/jasonkorolenko, where you can fund the series creation by subscribing on a “name your own price” basis.
What Is DISPATCH?
DISPATCH is a project that has been marinated and simmering in my brain for many years. It is the story of an emergency dispatch agency on the brink of collapse after a series of mishandled calls, and–more importantly–it’s the story of those people on the other end of the line when you dial 9-1-1. They are human, just like us, and they are fallible, just like us. Inspired by the mockumentary format of programs such as Derek, The Office, and People Just Do Nothing, and the single-room setting of Cheers and Taxi, DISPATCH is a literary sitcom, a litcom if you will, that blurs the line of genre. It is comedy and drama, it is emotional and irreverent. It is about people and relationships. It’s about everything, yet like Seinfeld, it is also about nothing. But that’s life, isn’t it? If I do my job correctly, DISPATCH will make you laugh and cry and seethe in anger and clench your butt cheeks in frustration and hopefully just duck and run through a gauntlet of emotion in every episode.
What Is Patreon?
Patreon is similar to Kickstarter or IndieGogo in that the platform allows for artists of all creative persuasions to crowdfund their work. The difference is that Patreon projects are funded either by project or by month, which means you can support artists on a continual basis as they create. It is the perfect platform for DISPATCH, as this project will be ongoing and long-term, with new episodes posted on the first of every month. And you pay what you want. Cool, right? $1 a month, $2 a month…whatever you feel it’s worth. There’s no risk; cancel anytime you want, and you can even check out a sample “pilot” episode for free at Patreon.
So pop on over to the DISPATCH Patreon Project and take a taste. Let me know what you think.
And as always, thanks for following along.