The All-For-Nots is a webseries produced by Dinosaur Diorama and Michael Eisner / Vuguru. It debuted in 2008 online and on television on Mark Cuban's HDNet. At the time of its debut, it was the largest webseries production to date (75+ episodes over the course of 6 months).
Due to international sales rights, all episodes can only currently be seen here on Blip: http://blip.tv/the-all-for-nots.
The All-For-Nots starred a cast of musician-actors including Kevin Johnston, Vanessa Reseland, Michael Moravek, Erica Harsch, Brian Cheng and Marielle Heller. I was also among the cast, as well as being one of the creators/producers (along with Kathleen Grace), writers (with Matt Yeager and Andrew Wagner) and composers (with Johnston, Reseland and Kyle Jarrow). The show came about after Michael Eisner approached Kathleen Grace and I with an offer to buy and produce more episodes of The Burg. We declined that offer in favor of making a new show.
We originally pitched this project as a 13-episode, roughly 2-hour gritty mockumentary series called Faces For Radio. Our vision would that it would be edgy, dirty, and shot mostly with available light, as we booked our invented band into real clubs and took them on a real tour. Instead, Mark Cuban's HDNet agreed to air the show on TV, which necessitated an unpgrade to large HD cameras. Dodge Nitro and Expedia.com came on as sponsors. Before we knew it, we were producing 24 full length episodes, each with 1 to 3 shorts attached, for a total of 75+ pieces totaling almost 6 hours of content over 24 weeks.
When casting, we looked for musicians first, and we ended up forming a band that actually became real. We played shows all around New York, toured Montreal and Boston, and kicked off the series with a big show at SXSW in 2008. We recorded a 12-song album (mostly to score the series). But the highlight was definitely our performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show in June 2008.