Presented By Adventure Capital
Inspiration comes in many forms, but few forms are as awesome as quidditch! With competitive quidditch becoming as popular as it has over the past 10 years, it should come as no surprise that the sport itself and its legion of dedicated players would inspire new original stories all their own. It’s basically “Art Imitating Life, Imitating Art.”
“Adventure Capital” is envisioned as a new comedy series that seeks to bring some of the hallmarks of the Quidditch Community to the screen, albeit with one major external factor. The premise: What would happen if a sport like Muggle Quidditch was taken over by an amoral capitalist who wanted to exploit the game and its pure-hearted players for his own profit?
In the story, Hale Hill, a disgraced Wall Street analyst, discovers “Squimig,” a sport that comes from the fictional World of Warlox book series. Hale immediately recognizes the potential to monetize Squimig for his own enrichment by turning it into a professional league. The only thing standing in his way is the sport’s idealistic players, the Westside Warlox.
The Warlox, led by Team Captain, Geryon, represent the unique balance of competitiveness and community that has become synonymous with quidditch leagues around the world. The team’s ranks run the gamut from hardcore geeks who wear cloaks and shout spells to gifted athletes who are eager to see this quirky sport to become legitimate.
The project was created by co-writers Jake D. Williamson and Britt Chandler Johnson and looks to celebrate the enthusiastic idealism of fan culture as it collides with the cutthroat mentality of Wall Street sharks. They characterize the concept as “The Wolf of Wall Street” meets “Harry Potter.”
Now the creative team looks to those who inspired them for assistance in bring the project to life.
“Adventure Capital” is currently raising funds, via Kickstarter, to shoot its pilot episode. Kickstarter is a popular crowdfunding website with an “all-or-nothing” platform, meaning that production will only receive the funds if their goal is met. They have until April 30 to raise $16,000. Thus far over $10,000 has been pledged to the project. If you are interested in seeing this delightfully nerdy comedy, you can support “Adventure Capital” by pledging to the pilot at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1717555510/adventure-capital-pilot.
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