Aug. 31, 2011 –
– Thanks to the success of the pilot of Old Dogs & New Tricks, the new web series will begin production in November on its first season, which will premiere on a weekly basis on YouTube and at its website in January 2012. West Hollywood, CA
Producers plan to utilize the fundraising site IndieGoGo to help raise funds for the first four episodes. They previously used the site to great success to raise funds for the pilot.
Old Dogs & New Tricks focuses on four diverse, successful gay best friends—each located squarely within middle age and struggling to stay vital and relevant in youth-obsessed West Hollywood—and how they react (or overreact) and adjust (or not) to getting older
The pilot of the new web series, released July 30, 2011, has scored more than 3,600 YouTube views in less than one month, with a 95% “like” rating, with no other marketing than their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“Think The Birdcage meets Sex and the City, and you’ve got an idea of how this fabulously fun show plays,” wrote the website Placevine.com, which covers the web TV industry.
“The response absolutely exceeded our expectations,” says show’s star/creator Leon Acord, “and we’re very grateful for the positive reaction, and to have the chance to continue with the show!”
Acord (Carved in Stone, Some Prefer Cake), Curt Bonnem (Kowalski; Lovelace: The Rock Opera), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (Daddy) and David Pevsner (Naked Boys Singing, To Bitter and Back) star; cabaret star Amanda Abel and Ryland Shelton appear in recurring roles. Producers promise one or two name guest stars as well, the names of which they will divulge at a later time.
Old Dogs & New Tricks is written/created by Acord, and is developed for the web and directed by Arvin Bautista (My Suicide). Matt Ladensack, Laurence Whiting and Acord serve as Co-Executive Producers. The show’s score is composed by veteran film and TV composer Nic. tenBroek (Dark Angel, Xena: Warrior Princess).
For info: www.OldDogsNewTricksTheSeries.com.