This animated comedy series has spawned out of the original pilot webisode with the help of the trendy crowd source funding platform and private donations.
Out of the mind of Hollywood "Creatimator"
The patriarch of the family is Salvatore Guinea Sr. who transplanted to America years ago to find the American Dream. Surrounded by his mother Nanna Guinea, his sister Marie, his two sons Sal Jr. and Vito Jr. and his ex-wife Gina who was recruited by the CIA, this family try to stay afloat in the crazy world of stars, gossip. food and entertainment.
The show has gotten rave reviews and is rapidly building its viewership in leaps and bounds.
"It has taken off really quickly and frankly… who knows what that damn family will say" said St.Claire
St.Claire is one of the creatives who find the internet a more viable platform than conventional television and has chosen to use Blip.tv to deliver his show to the masses.
Blip.tv features the webs best web series making it one of the Internet’s largest independently owned and operated video properties. It is now on pace to reach one billion views per quarter.
Many producers are choosing this platform for delivery of their media to avoid the almost impossible odds of actually getting their show picked up for network TV. The folks at Blip.tv have found a way to get advertisers to pay and then they split the revenue generated with the show creators. Is this the end of conventional television?
I asked St.Claire how the show originated and he replied " I was a creative person who, like everyone else, has been out of work for a long time now. I heard the President say we as a nation have to learn to re-invent ourselves. The Guineas are a representation of that actual thought and were born out of a re-invention…
St.Claire voices the main "familia" cast and along with several celebrity impersonators and the help of internet "soundbites"
When asked the hypothetical question of "will all the fame change the Guinea family?"
Sal Sr. emerged from the mind of St.Claire and in his adorable Italian accent retorted
"Of coursa it will…thats a stupida question!"
For those not familiar with the show they can catch up and visit: http://blip.tv/
Or is it?