The Effinfunny supported original series, The Guild has been on quite a run. Just weeks ago it took home $10,000 at South by Southwest winning the On Networks Greenlight award for Best Original Series on the Web. It now adds two more online awards for Best Series on the Web from Yahoo! and YouTube.
The Guild's success is at the forefront of things to come in the internet content revolution as after episode 3 each successive installment was entirely funded by the hardcore fans of the series. Donations of $5, $10, and sometimes even hundreds of dollars were sent to the series' producers via Paypal. Once enough money was accrued to cover the base costs of production the cameras would roll. The remaining 7 episodes of "season one" were funded in this manner. The producers now look to partner up with distributors and/or sponsors to fund subsequent seasons.
We here at Effinfunny would like to congratulate the creator and budding star, Felicia Day, for being smart enough to write, act and produce the first couple episodes on a shoestring and for being stupid enough to cast Effinfunny creator, Sandeep Parikh, to play the role of Zaboo with little to no acting experience. Congrats to all the cast and crew for the recent successes and many more to come!
To catch up on all the episodes click here.