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Pickstarter: Help the “COPS: Skyrim” Folks Make A Skyrim Machinima Drama

by on May 6, 2013

Would you like to see what Bryan Basham and the team behind the Nerdist Channel’s COPS: Skyrim could do with a dramatic series using Skyrim machinima? You can help make that happen.

The Dark Brotherhood — yes, there’ll be some assassinatin’ goin’ on — is intended as the “first dramatic Skyrim machinima series ever,” five episodes of dark and creepy storytelling, and Bryan is looking to raise $20,000 via Kickstarter to help make it. Here’s what Bryan says about the reasoning behind doing a Kickstarter:

Although machinima is cheaper than traditional animation, it still takes a lot of effort and machinery to produce. In the big picture it’s a bargain for the amount of work that goes into each episode, but it’s twice as much as any channel, no matter if millions tune in, can recoup in ad revenue. So, it’s up to you to help us make The Dark Brotherhood, and take this newly discovered process of machinima to a higher level.

Among the premiums are an exclusive digital download of the “missing episode” of COPS: Skyrim — ten bucks will get you that — or a COPS: Skyrim t-shirt for a $100 pledge, or a week’s head-start in seeing each episode plus a custom voice mail from The Nooch and a COPS: Skyrim t–shirt for $200 (same package except a hoodie and Jenkins does the voice mail for $500) or walk-on voiceover parts — is “walk-on” the right term? — for a thousand smackeroos or a producer’s credit for two grand.

The Kickstarter runs through Wednesday, June 5th. If you’re ready to pledge or have questions, click here to go to the project Kickstarter page. And subscribe to the Nerdist Channel, because there’s more COPS: Skyrim on the way and you’re not going to want to miss it. You don’t even have to talk to Aventus Aretino to make that happen.