Two weeks ago, the Trinitonian ran an article about Trinity graduate Kendra Doshierâ€™s â€˜12 web series â€œCtrl.Alt.Delâ€ and its Kickstarter campaign to gather the funding necessary to finish the production of the rest of the first season. Â Doshier reached her campaignâ€™s goal on Oct. 9, with money to spare. A question-and-answer interview with Doshier follows.
Q: How did you find out the show reached its funding goal?
A: Weâ€™ve actually been following the campaign pretty obsessively from the beginning. I get notifications on my phone every time we get a backer. It was just a very big part of my life for the past month. Itâ€™s pretty much been a full-time job. I knew immediately when we reached our goal and surpassed it.
Q: What are you looking forward to filming this season?
A: Weâ€™re all super excited just to get back to it. We have some really awesome guest stars that we snagged, and weâ€™re really excited to work with them. I think itâ€™s just going to be a lot of fun. Weâ€™re super motivated, and now we donâ€™t have that stress of money. I had to pull out a loan for the first episode, and it was super stressful. Now we can just focus on the actual show.
Q: Who is your dream guest star?
A: Iâ€™m super excited about having Jonathan Lipnicki. Everyone knows him as the little boy from â€œJerry Maguire,â€ â€œStuart Little,â€ â€œThe Little Vampireâ€ and â€œLike Mike.â€ Now heâ€™s older and not so dorky anymore. Heâ€™s hilarious. We also have Aasha Davis and Valery Ortiz. Theyâ€™re really excited to work with us, so itâ€™s going to be a lot of fun.
I would probably have to say that my dream guest star is Zooey Deschanel. I was actually considering getting some people who arenâ€™t actually actors involved, so Aaron Carter came to mind. I want to go after people I actually think I can get.
Q: What is the coolest part about filming a show you wrote?
A: Just seeing it come to life. Itâ€™s one thing to write something and have an idea in your head, but once you see it come to life itâ€™s a very surreal experience. I havenâ€™t experienced anything like it, and I think itâ€™s the best feeling ever.
Q: Who do you imagine will make up the audience?
A: I know for a fact we have a lot of â€œGleeâ€ fans because of Ash [Lendzion], so a lot of fans have just followed the show because theyâ€™re very loyal to the actors. For the most part, weâ€™re kind of geared towards anywhere between 18 and 35.
Q: What do you think makes the show relatable?
A: A lot of people, especially after they graduate college and move to a new city, donâ€™t know what to do, and I think a lot of people can relate to that.
Q: How can people watch the show?
A: They can go on our Facebook page, or they can go to our Twitter account. All of the episodes also live on our YouTube page. We are actually making a website for the show right now, too. We will let people know when we finish the site.
Q: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
A: Be active on Twitter. Thatâ€™s how I access most of my talent. If youâ€™re going to write, keep doing it and be serious about it.
Q: Is Los Angeles really as cool as it seems?
A: No, it is not! Itâ€™s stressful, itâ€™s chaotic, itâ€™s dirty, it can get really hot and people are horrible drivers. Itâ€™s just a big monster. Everyone here is an actor or director or choreographer or singer. You have to figure out how to make yourself special.