|Dead Explorer in the Austin Chronicle!|
Dead Explorer was featured in the Austin Chronicle newspaper today. They wrote a very cool news story about my show and my Kickstarter campaign.
“Alejandro Dominguez, creator and host of Web series Dead Explorer, spends a lot of his time being quiet and in the dark, but he’s speaking loud and clear – and in full light – about his needs for season two.
For the series, paranormal investigator Dominguez travels around the country to various haunted locales to try to shed a tiny bit of night-vision light on the stories of these places – from the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin to the USS Hornet in California. But at the end of the day, and despite almost 6,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, it’s just a passion project – and a costly one at that.
Dominguez launched a Kickstarter campaign for $4,000 in order to help defray costs as he begins shooting season two. Watch his personal appeal below, and then visit the campaign website to check out the perks for donating. With $1,116 raised of his goal so far and with only 11 days to go, he could use your help.”
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More about my Kickstarter Campaign
I think what sets Dead Explorer apart is that its fans love the production value and non-scripted format of the show. Dead Explorer features real people and experiences with no gimmicks. Although I’ve been contacted by production companies and YouTube networks with “deals”, I felt they would have compromised what Dead Explorer is about (one network wanted me to replace my recommended paranormal contacts on YouTube with their non-paranormal clients). I am proud to stay independent and connected with the web series and paranormal communities! Kickstarter is the way for me to fund an independent series like Dead Explorer. It’s all or nothing, but it gives us a chance to grow together! Plus, last year Dead Explorer was only available on YouTube with 4-6 minute episodes. Due to popular demand, full length half hour episodes of Season Two are finally coming to ROKU and Amazon on Demand. I’m proud that I will be able to provide full length episodes, it also means more time (and money) will go into each episode to meet those goals. Please visit the official Dead Explorer Kickstarter Campaign page.
Last night, the Kickstarter campaign officially ended. The support I received was amazing! People shared the campaign with their friends 574 times on Facebook! I am humbled! Although I did not meet my goal and will not receive any funds, the support alone was very rewarding. Plus, I learned new things along the way and got some cool media coverage! To those who pledged, you have my deepest gratitude. I promise to ALL of you that I will continue to work hard to film the best paranormal web series possible. – Many Thanks, Alejandro