Nerd vs. Geek: Three awkward social circles merge when a science nerd, film/game geek and theater nerd become Craigslist roommates.
Format: Series (DVD)
Estimated Delivery: March – May 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Forum: Nerd vs. Geek
Nerd vs. Geek Season 1 DVD is the second Kickstarter campaign attempted by Cinevore. The first one received a fair amount of support but fell short of its goal. Still, the web series was produced and now the group is hoping to put it on DVD.
What is Nerd vs. Geek?
It’s the eternal question: do you consider yourself a nerd? Or a geek? Or neither? Which is better, playing as a dinosaur in a video game, or going to a real-life museum to walk amongst their remains? Each of the characters in this upcoming web series struggles with these same questions, as they try to balance their love of all things intellectual and creative with their attempts to fit into a society that treats blue-painted sports fans as gods amongst men, but anime cosplayers as worthy of ridicule.
Also, it’s an ensemble comedy. 3 awkward social circles – a Mensa chapter, a gaming group & a theater company – merge after their leaders become Craigslist roommates. Think Big Bang Theory or Community, with some OverAnalyzers thrown in. There is not enough clever and intelligent comedy in the world of cat videos known as the internet, and Cinevore’s goal is to change that. With your help, of course.
This series will touch on every aspect of nerd/geek culture, including video games, comic books, math, science (fact and fiction), cartoons, board games, card games, theater, TV, and movies. It is a fiction steeped in the often true, even-more-often-sad actual lives of our two head writers, who also play principal characters.
Pledge Levels: 3 levels ranging from $10 – $25
End Date: Fri, Mar 21 2014 12:00 AM EST
Chances of success
**Update: Cinevore updated the project page to include a lot more detail about the series itself. In addition, there’s also a $30 HD tier which will include full HD 1080p MP4 files. Well done!
There is one glaring issue with Nerd vs. Geek’s campaign. If you don’t know what it is when you hit the campaign page, you won’t know what it is after you’ve read the page. The total explanation of the series is about one sentence in length. I happened to hit the page not knowing anything about it, so I am a little confused. (Note I pulled the summary from their old campaign.)
That being said, even without knowing more than that one sentence, the promo video and the page itself did make me interested. So with a little more detail and I think Cinevore will be set.
I would probably also have some levels beyond the $25 mark. However, since Cinevore is only looking for $3,370 to start I think it’s quite possible that they will reach their goal.