Fund This: Reckless Tortuga Needs $25,000 To Bring Back ‘Online Gamer’

Project Name: The Online Gamer Asking For: $25,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $5,577 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 25 Description: For more than four years, The Online Gamer has been the crown jewel of the Reckless Tortuga YouTube channel. Starring Eric Pumphrey as Aaron a flagrantly obscene, volatile, and twitchy gamer. Popular installments often apply Aaron's online gaming logic and his sociopathic tendencies to the rest of his life. Thus far, Aaron's adventures have spanned more than 80 episodes (and a cross-channel spin-off in Machinima Prime's The cLAN), and through the current Kickstarter campaign, Reckless Tortuga hopes to fund eight more. Creator Bio: Beyond The Online Gamer, Reckless Tortuga has built a channel that includes some of the best gaming-related sketch comedy on YouTube. Co-creators Jason Schnell, Lindsey Reckis, and Eric Pumphrey crossed a million subscribers last June; you can read our interview with that trio here.
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Fund This: ‘Bad Roomies’ Seeks $75,000 For “Modern Comedy”

Series Name: Bad Roomies Asking For: $75,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $15,112 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 18 Description: Bad Roomies is a planned feature film about two roommates, played by Patrick Renna and Tommy Savas, whose lives are perfectly normal--until their third roommate dies. The ultimately settle on a new third wheel, a "sexy" and "conniving" woman played by Lindsey Reckis of Reckless Tortuga, which sets a madcap screwball comedy in motion. Creator Bio: Renna and Savas are both fringe Hollywood guys who have had numerous roles in film and TV. Savas is also a regular performer on Reckless Tortuga, and the YouTube sketch channel is on board for Bad Roomies. In addition to Reckis, Eric Pumphrey will also have a role, and Jason Schnell will serve as the director

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YouTube Millionaires: Reckless Tortuga “Owe It All To The Fan Base”

Reckless Tortuga, the sketch comedy channel run by Jason Schnell, Lindsey Reckis, and Eric Pumphrey, has been entertaining YouTube audiences for years. In 2010, its Online Gamer series garnered lots of attention, and three years later, it has crossed one million subscribers. We talked to the group about its many exciting projects of the past, present, and future. Tubefilter: How does it feel to cross one million YouTube subscribers? What do you have to say to your fans? Reckless Tortuga: It's really an amazing accomplishment for us. When we first started the channel we would have never thought we would reach 1 Million subs. It's truly an honor and really owe it all to the fan base that has supported us for so long now. Tf: What sort of response have you guys received for The cLAN? Any interest in a second season after this one wraps up? Rt: The cLAN has
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How Reckless Tortuga Broke into YouTube’s Top 100

I first fell in like with Reckless Tortuga after watching Psycho Girlfriend. Lindsey Reckis plays the role of highly insecure, emotionally erratic significant other to Tommy Savas’ comforting chill dude demeanor. She takes his innocuous asides to hyperbolic proportions, asks leading questions, and sets him up for failure in a way that varies from a touch to a helluva lot more absurd than our real-life interactions with a few choice ex-loved ones. In addition to telling tales of how crazy the ladies can be (amiright, fellas?!), Reckless Tortuga takes on obsessive gamers, killing zombies, dysfunctional theater groups, ghosthunters with attitudes, mail-order brides, douchebags you work with, and inane PSAs in a handful of web series that never fail to entertain. What started as a Let’s-throw-this-video-up-on-YouTube lark for Reckis and her Reckless companions, Eric Pumphrey and Jason Schnell, has turned into a sustainable business of making a living by making
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