Indiegogo Crowdfunding Film Campaign Offers the Chance to Meet and Shadow an Emmy Winning Producer and Director

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Indiegogo Crowdfunding Film Campaign, “Newlywed and Broke”, is allowing one lucky person to Shadow Emmy award winner, Kico Velarde for two days. Velarde is currently the Supervising Producer of Jay Leno's garage on and will be the main director of this project.

Kico Velarde

Kico Velarde

Indiegogo crowdfunding film project, “Newlywed and Broke” has been on roll with announcements of new talent that has recently joined the cast

Indiegogo crowdfunding film project, “Newlywed and Broke” has been on roll with announcements of new talent that has recently joined the cast. The latest cast member is Emmy winner, Kico Velarde, who will be joining the crowdfunding film comedy series, as the main Director of the project. As part of a special perk, the creators of the project have arranged to allow one lucky project investor the opportunity to “learn from the best”, by shadowing the Emmy Award winning director/producer, for one prep day and one shoot day.

For anyone who has ever been interested in getting into "The Biz", this is a dream come true (and it’s fully tax-deductible). Velarde comes with years of experience and is the Supervising Producer of Jay Leno's garage on

Newlywed and Broke is a web series billed as a modern day “I Love Lucy”.  Where “I Love Lucy” pulled back the curtain on a couple dealing with life in show business, “Newlywed and Broke” will pull the curtain back on a couple dealing with today’s trying times of job loss and financial hardships… in hilarious ways! Each episode will expose laughter-inducing ways that the couple struggles to make and save money.

The goal of the company’s Indiegogo campaign is to produce a TV quality web series that will first air on the Newlywed and Broke website. Once there is an established market for the show, the series will be pitched to networks like ABC, FOX, HBO etc.

In addition to the series, the show’s website will feature 52 Youtube style videos called, “Broke Tip Tuesdays”. Each week, these videos will provide viewers great money-saving tips by covering subjects such as “Broke Dating”, “Broke Cooking”, “Broke Travel” and many more. The crowdfunding campaign page is currently offering project supporters the opportunity to share their stories and broke tips, some of which will end up in future episodes.

“This is another example of just how committed these crowdfunding campaign creators are, to making sure that the “Newlywed and Broke” series becomes funded. Can you imagine convincing an Emmy winning producer to invite someone whom he’s never met, to follow him around on set for two days? That’s just simply not done. And the talent these guys are attracting is another story. They recently announced that accomplished actor, Benito Martinez would be joining the cast. Martinez is well known for many roles, including his role in FX Networks' acclaimed crime drama “The Shield” and in FX Networks hit show, "Sons of Anarchy". This is a quality project and that’s apparent by the people who are willing to attach their name,” stated Universal Media Consultants Founder and crowdfunding campaign promoter, Philip Cardwell.

Kico Velarde brings a wealth of experience to the Newlywed and Broke project. Having been an editor on projects for companies such as NBCUniversal, Deluxe Digital Studios, Technicolor, HGTV, Olmos Productions, and IFC. In addition, Kico has produced two Internationally Acclaimed and Award Winning feature films: 2007 Director's Fortnight (Cannes International Film Festival) Camera d' Or nominated "PVC-1" and the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear nominated "Meteora".

In 2011, Kico was tapped by NBCUniversal to join the producing team of Jay Leno's web-series "Jay Leno's Garage". That same year, Kico took home his very first Emmy for "Jay Leno's Garage", following that up with two more Emmy Nominations in 2012 and 2013.

Taking a leap of faith to follow his ultimate dream, Kico switched hats once again and made his directorial debut with the short film "The Shooting Star Salesman", which made it's premiere at the 2012 New York International Latino Film Festival presented by HBO and was voted "Film of the Year" by the Georgia Latino Film Festival in November of 2012. In 2013, "The Shooting Star Salesman" won the "Best Narrative Short Film" award from the Reel Rasquache Art and Film Festival and was nominated for an Imagen Award for "Best Theatrical Short Film".

Kico's credits also extends to music videos as well. He has worked with Director Djay Brawner as Editor on the Foo Fighter's Music Video "Rope", which aired on FuseTV in June of 2011.

The project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

About The Companies is a boutique creative agency providing crowdfunding campaign management services as well as assisting crowdfunders in the development and delivery of a well-founded campaign model. The company assists in all facets of campaign definition, planning, pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities. Bringing together a best in class team providing social media strategy, media production, campaign production, business planning, strategic marketing and crowdfunding expertise - IndieFund.It is committed to small business crowdfunding success.

Universal Media Consultants is an advertising and marketing agency that provides crowdfunding promotion. The company is highly active in the crowdfunding space and is providing advertising and marketing services to a wide range of crowdfunding projects at no initial costs to the client.

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit arts service organization that empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.

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