Over the last few months, I’ve been involved in the development of the CircUS Party 2020 campaign, a mockumentary web series in the style of BORAT and THE OFFICE that will bring the political circus out of Washington and back into the classic setting of the Big Top. The CircUS Party just launched their crowdfunding campaign and are seeking initial funds to produce the pilot episode.
If financed, I would likely continue to assist in the development of the web series by writing and producing. I also ran sound during the production of the Teaser Trailer below and make a brief cameo doing as much in the second video.
The CircUS Party web series is the brainchild of Creatrix Iz Web, a member of the original CircUS Party, Head of Development at Social Construct Films, and Ringmistress of Clan Destiny Circus as well as an experienced acrobatic dancer and aerialist. Iz and I have worked together at Social Construct Films for a few years now and it’s been a lot of fun to watch this concept grow into fruition.
With over 1,000 card-carrying members (most of whom joined at Bonnaroo during the 2012 live tour), the CircUS Party already has a huge online community to facilitate participation in the web-series and prompted organized civic action. Though not an actual political party, the CircUS Party reserves the right to become one at some point and make the run for the White House, or a more localized level of government, similar to comedian Stephen Colbert’s presidential campaign in 2008 where he only ran in the South Carolina primaries.