The webseries is live
Wicca Please is the code name for a Spiritual Detective Agency based in Los Angeles that protect the world from mischievous mayhem and malevolent mojo.
This webseries follows their hilarious exploits as they: destroy a succubus, interrogate a vamp, transport a satyr, and battle the undead. With huge funny bones and mega-power at their finger tips, these four do-gooders laugh in the face of death, inappropriately jest at the apocalypse, and snark and the un-snarkbale.
Think Buffy vs X-files at Comic Con (without a budget)
The team: Corey (David LeBarron) the powerful long lifed witch, Regency (Chris Baughman) his tech savvy nerd assistant, Det. Demilla (Sara Maraffino) a tough as nails cop leading a ”special considerations”
Wicca Please went live June 20th and we will be releasing a new episode every 2 weeks. Each episode is around 10 minutes and each has a great villain.
In this first episode Corey and Regency are called to a dark alley by Detective Demilla. She has a “package” for them. She delivers a young woman on the run from her vampire husband! Yup, he’s a sucker and he’s been tracking them for 3 days to get his woman back. Demila is scared. And that never happens. She should be!
We also have a considerable amount of oops and bloopers for fans. “Yea, we had a lot of fun,” says LeBarron, “I think the fun I had writing them and the fun we had shooting them And the fun we had putting it all together REALLY shows.”
Wicca Please is the love child of David LeBarron award winning and nationally recognized Storyteller. He is also a practicing Pagan and has been published in Circle Magazine. This project is a fusion of those two loves.
The website is a blog that balances between being an actual agency offering things like “Half Off All Exorcisms this Summer” and then honestly referring to shooting schedules.
“We play back and forth on the website like it’s real. We actually went to Private Detective sites and copied some of their looks.”
David’s love of storytelling started in 3rd grade when he read and reenacted the story of the birth of Athena. Taken by the “Muses” he wrote and directed many plays in his backyard, making props and sets out of his Mom’s linen closet and living room furniture. Luckily, he was never told to stop. So he never did. At Wagner College he began the theatre lab program and afterwards sat on the board of the Independent Theatre Company in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Now in L.A., he continues to weave his tales through theatre, film and storytelling. His Mom’s sheets are safe but nothing else is.
Theatre (playwright very partial)
The Sex Life of Achilles at Hollywood Fringe Festival “the biggest kudos must first go to the playwright” The Examiner. “I loved the play from beginning to end,” Korakaos for Bitter Lemons. “Awesome.”
David was proud to perform in The Regional Showcase at the National Storytelling Conference and to have opened the LA Storytelling Festival this year. He is currently recording a children’s CD Stories from a Magical World, which includes Swan Lake and the story of evolution.
Call me Joe a short HIV awareness campaign won OUTRATE award. Storyteller, a feature, played NYC Fest and Heal the Bay Fest. Sledge played Silver Lake Film Fest. The Strippersons, Homewrecker Houseboy, and Tanya Roberts Tahiti Village have all been internet successes.
David hosts and produces a monthly performance and spoken word venue: Apt. 3F.
In NYC, David proudly emcees a yearly benefit for Kageno, an organization which, among other things, brings fresh water and healthy living choices to impoverished people in Africa.
Please see www.davidlebarron.com or www.talesofthetribe.com for details.
They are planning out the next four episodes and hope to fund them via Indiegogo.com Their funny plea for money is stated thus:
We already proved we can do it:
We shot the first 4 episodes of Wicca Please out of pocket and with a lot of joy. We called in favors and shaved wherever we could. I personally had to repaint and bleach the garage from the fake blood we threw everywhere. (Sorry homeowners.)
How do we like it? More More More!
It was so much fun we want to do MORE! The next 8 shows are drafted but we’re taking baby steps. We want to try and help cover costs for the next 4. Episodes 5-8 will cost more than $2,000 a piece, but any cash will definitely help the quality (and exhaustion levels) for shooting the next installment.
At $2 to 4,000 an episode we still aren’t getting paid. Just so you know. BUT we can pay for: full sound sweetening, better effects, even more outlandish make up, an actual costume budget, music scored, and meals that won’t come from Subway everyday… oh and coffee. Lots of coffee.
Hear me Corey is abducted by human traffickers. Can he use his powers tell is friends where he is. “Hello is this thing on? You guys……hello!”
Like Totally Haunted
Forever Hail A warrior arrives from the veil to help Corey on a special mission but he’s kind of…like a…jerk.
Run Crystal Run A sacred crystal has to be transported from LAX to Union Station. Our team is the only force that can handle it…or can they???