Two weeks ago, the Trinitonian ran an article about Trinity graduate Kendra Doshier’s “˜12 web series “Ctrl.Alt.Del” and its Kickstarter campaign to gather the funding necessary to finish the production of the rest of the first season. Doshier reached her campaign’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: We’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. It’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: We’re all super excited just to get back to it. We have some really awesome guest stars that we snagged, and we’re really excited to work with them. I think it’s just going to be a lot of fun. We’re super motivated, and now we don’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: I’m super excited about having Jonathan Lipnicki. Everyone knows him as the little boy from “Jerry Maguire,” “Stuart Little,” “The Little Vampire” and “Like Mike.” Now he’s older and not so dorky anymore. He’s hilarious. We also have Aasha Davis and Valery Ortiz. They’re really excited to work with us, so it’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 aren’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. It’s one thing to write something and have an idea in your head, but once you see it come to life it’s a very surreal experience. I haven’t experienced anything like it, and I think it’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 “Glee” fans because of Ash [Lendzion], so a lot of fans have just followed the show because they’re very loyal to the actors. For the most part, we’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, don’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. That’s how I access most of my talent. If you’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! It’s stressful, it’s chaotic, it’s dirty, it can get really hot and people are horrible drivers. It’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.