I've been writing this comedy, KICKERS, for the past 4 years, in between raising a family of 3 boys (not including my husband) and working as an actress in numerous roles both on TV and on stage.
Being an actress and a comedian, I had no other choice but to write a comedy that would allow my female characters just as much comic freedom as any male character would get and even more.
Ever since I was a little girl on that football field, cheering for my team, I raised the question what if...? What if my beloved football club would have had all women players? and that's how KICKERS was born.
Support an independent productionKICKERS is an Independent production. Israel had already established itself as a TV content powerhouse with many shows created and sold globally. But still, due to budget constraints, the amount of shows that's being created each year is quite limited. Therefore most of the TV schedule is filled with reality and cooking shows, and amazing, well written, high quality scripted shows are waiting on the shelf to be aired.
After pitching KICKERS around for a while and receiving enthusiastically positive feedback, I have decided not to wait for the opportunity to come, but to create my own, and make my dream a reality.
Along the way I've met the show's father, my director, Gill Weinstein who brought to the table his visual vision which tied the show together, and from then on we've been working together as partners.
Now we're on our way to produce the pilot episode. We plan to finance it mostly from our own pockets and from investors we've already met, and for the rest with need YOU.
With your help we can make KICKERS a reality.
What's the show about?KICKERS is about a female football team that dreams of getting into the professional league.
It's not easy to create a female football club from scratch. We all know that all women pay a price on every field they are playing on, and this is no different. They try to get some finance from city hall and in return they got ELDAD. He was once the star player of the men's club, then he tried his luck on the international level and failed. Miserably. Now his back coaching the women's team. He has a good attitude towards women, but women don't like his attitude. But this is small potatoes...
This team is a family. Seriously, all of them are relatives. They train only at night because no one had quit their day job. They don't have a budget, and they share their training field with the high school team, and the little league, and the cricket team, who the hell plays cricket? Their sponsors change every week, this week it's "Abramof Tar & Adhesives".
But nothing will make them give up their dream. Because every game is a fresh opportunity for new disappointments. Because like family, you don't choose your team.
How does your contribution help?So, the first step is producing the pilot episode. We're planning on shooting during 2017. It's not a secret that producing a TV show is VERY expansive. After much preliminary work and budget calculating, and with the help of our friends in the Film & TV industry in mind. We came to the conclusion that on top of our own money and our investor's, we need a minimum amount of 60,000 NIS to make this pilot episode happen. We ask this amount from YOU, our audience. Because all of us will benefit from more high quality TV on our screens.
60,000 NIS is the bare minimum and we hope that we achieve much more than that. We are fully invested in this project ourselves, and we'll greatly appreciate your support in making this dream a reality, for all of us. GO KICKERS!
The creatorsKineret Peled Amiri, (36) A graduate of the Department of Theatre, Tel-Aviv University. A comedian ("Domino Gross") and an actress both on TV and stage ("Polishuk", "Ronn" and more).
MA in scriptwriting from the Department of Film & TV, Tel-Aviv University. Written for TV and stage. Married and a mother of three.
Gill Weinstein, (35) A graduate of the Department of Film & TV, Tel-Aviv University. A director and a film editor both on TV and film ("Benched", "Maftir", "Cannon Fodder").
Married. Lives and works between Tel-Aviv and Germany.