here we go again…


hello my friends,

it is that time again, the time where i fulfill my side of this crazy bargain we struck at some point in the last few years and i offer up something from my creative soul.  although i’m not really one to use the words creative soul in a sentence very often, this time it certainly applies.
most of you know by now that i had major life change in january of this year.  i can say with all honesty that having this creative outlet got me through some of the toughest days.  i am so incredibly proud of this project, and was lucky enough to once again have the privilege of working alongside some of my closest friends.  none of this would have been possible without the hard work and talent of dozens of people, who once again, threw caution to the wind and did another project with me.
my favor well has certainly run dry – i have tapped the creative genius of all my amazingly gifted friends too many times to count.  yet, they all showed up again…for little or no money, to help create this wonderful world called Dot’s Hole.  i am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to make this project with these people, and am beyond grateful for the generous investment of one person who helped to make it all possible to begin this journey.  my main collaborator, annie price, jumped out of her very successful mainstream career for a few months to direct and executive produce with me.  i hope i didn’t scare her away from low budget projects and that she’s ready to make a hundred more episodes with me.  Or least a full season or two…
i hope you will take 45 minutes out of your weekend to watch.  we have made the first two episodes available for streaming this weekend only – april 6th and 7th.  anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection can watch the episodes either from our distrify page, our website, and even our facebook page.  we are having a sneak peek weekend because we know most of you can’t make it to dinah shore weekend, where we are premiering on friday night.  we don’t know where or when we will make the episodes available again, so please catch us this weekend!  the reason for this is that we have not settled on a distribution model.  though going it alone is certainly an option that we may choose down the road, our collective experience has taught us that without some sort of outside support, going more than one season is extremely difficult.  we currently have 3 full episodes in the can, but we have many more seasons worth of stories to tell with these characters.
i’ve been singing this song for years, first with 3way, then again with we have to stop now and now with second shot.  we need your help to keep making this programming possible.  until i get a network or a billionaire backing me, it’s up to you to fulfill your end of this bargain and help us content creators to keep producing lesbian programming.  if you watch it and enjoy it, please tell your friends to stream it.  if you didn’t think it was funny, tell them to stream it anyway and pretend it was a drama.
i shared the cover page of the treatment for second shot, which was originally titled “dot’s hole.”  nancylee myatt and i sat down together exactly five years ago this spring and hashed out the treatment together.  it absolutely blows my mind to see the registration date – may 2008.  since then, nancylee has moved to new orleans, worked on a bunch of mainstream projects, produced two seasons of cowgirl up and is working on yet another series for the web, the n&n files.
dara nai, one of my we’re going nowhere cohorts, came back into the picture to lend (cause we sure didn’t pay her!) comedy writing genius as our head writer.
i have been on my own journey as well…but as it turns out, all roads led back to dot’s after all.  which is exactly what second shot is all about.
i hope you enjoy the show.  we look forward to your feedback.  below are all the possible places that you could watch it.
thank you again…
watch on our website
watch on our distrify home page
watch on our facebook fan page

3 thoughts on “here we go again…

  1. Jill I am so happy to see some faces that I haven’t seen in a while. I was on the gloves are off, I was getting drunk. I was just hitting that point, ya know. Any way, Regular TV sucks, I had cable for six months, no thanks. I like to be on line when I have my free time. I talk to my brothers family in Korea. GM made him an offer they could not refuse, and they have been to Mexio before so it is not their first time on the merry-go-round. Sorry I babble. What I have noticed is we have all these great sites for women. They are all struggling with what kind of format, advertising to make more content. competing with other sites, and I don’t think other sites want the others to do bad it is just a tuff game. Oh course everyone wants their pennies. The one I have seen to a possibity is tello films. The have gotten together with OML. Both sites have premium pay series and then free viewing and you can send in ideas, and things like that. I really don’t know if it would work but I would pay money to have one istead of having to go all over the net to the different sites. PS I will be watching

  2. Wow! 2008. That is SOME dedication. First, congrats on the success of the 1st episode! I hope the series finds financial success in addition to its critical acclaim.

    Which leads to the business side of creativity. I doubt most people realize the financial and professional sacrifices you and your crew have made to make this happen. I’m sure the crew and creative team appreciate your public recognition for their efforts.

    Let’s hope people learn from the highly successful but limited runs of 3-Way and WHTSN that great work ain’t free. Bottom line, if ya want to see it, support it! Stream it! Tell friends!

    We’re hoping that our Minneapolis film series might be great way to get butts in the seats at a ground root level. It may be baby steps but we’re doing what we can in the Midwest to support! And yes, we did have f**king snow flurries yesterday.

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