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The First Crowd Powered Entertainment™

“While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to the plot, to the director and lead actor. It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.

“While You Were in a Coma,” written by the McManus Bros. with input from the TentSquare Community.

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TentSquare presents a TentSquare Studios production “While You Were in a Coma”
James St. Vincent   Brooke Butler   Austin Savage   Kasey Leigh Dickerson   sound design by Andrew Smetek   wardrobe by Leti Peña   score by Mads Heldtberg   special make-up effects by Nate Bright   Jenna Green   alien make-up effects by Beki Ingram   make-up by Leti Peña   edited by Zack Passero   production designer Jeff Subik   director of photography David Klassen   associate producer Ashleigh Snead   co-producer Seth Webster   executive producers Jaqueline Barragan   Russell Dinstein   Robert Tonino   produced by Andrew Van Den Houten   Zach Passero
written by The McManus Bros. with input from The TentSquare Community
directed by Jean Paul Labbe

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Screenings and Press Updates

Screenings

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Boston Underground Film Festival
Comedy Shorts Block
March 29th, 2:15pm
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Vail Film Festival
Shorts Program 2
Friday, March 27th, 11:00am
Sunday March 29th - 6:45pm
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Geek Fest
Various Dates
Various Locations

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Con
Thursday, May 14th - Sunday, May 17th
Screenings All-Day
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Sci-Fi London
Screening Block #6
May 31st, 2015 06:50pm
June 6th, 2015 02:15pm
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Long Beach Comic Con
Saturday, September 12th
Sunday, September 13th
Multiple Screenings
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New York Comic Con
Thursday, October 8th - Sunday, October 11th
Multiple Screenings
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Tucson Comic Con
Saturday, November 7th
Sunday, November 8th
Times TBA
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Long Beach Comic Expo
Coming February, 2016
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Press

“While You Were in a Coma” Premiering Online
BloodyDisgusting.com - By MrDisgusting | Thursday March 5, 2015

Upcoming Horror Short Shows You What Happened While You Were in a Coma
DreadCentral.com - Debi Moore | September 7, 2014

“All Cheerleaders Die” Star Brooke Butler Joins First Crowd Powered Film!
BloodyDisgusting.com - By MrDisgusting | August 28, 2014

Behind the Scenes

Take a trip behind the scenes while making the world's first Crowd Powered Entertainment™, TentSquare original short film “While You Were in a Coma."

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Updates

  • While You Were in a Coma Teaser
    Friday, February 06, 2015

    TentSquare brings you the much anticipated teaser for "While You Were in a Coma"

  • Nathan Stell Recording for WYWIC!
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    In the studio, recording the winning track for WYWIC!

  • Hi from LA! Reflections on WYWIC
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Dropping a note to say hi and reiterate my gratitude for being involved in such a wonderful and fun shoot!

  • The hospital room
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014

    Thor our camera man & Otis room..

  • Check out @brookieserene doing #dancedares
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    So you think YOU can dance? From the set of "While You Were in a Coma", Brooke Butler cracks us up on the set!

  • It's a wrap for the ending!
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    JP, David and James

  • The end
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    The fence

  • Final ending
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    The Quarantine end..

  • Cruising in El Paso
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    Location scout fun with the WYWIC crew!

  • Production Night 3
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    On-set with "While You Were in a Coma" Producers Zach Passero and Andrew van den Houten.

  • Kasey Leigh Dickerson - Day 1 in El Paso
    Saturday, September 06, 2014

  • Shout out to the Tentsquare Community
    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    So excited to see the finished short.

  • Brooke Butler on her way to El Paso!
    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    Excited to start production on "While You Were in a Coma."

  • You're all right here with us!
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    TentSquare members! You're all along for the ride...

  • Hello, El Paso!
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    Our historic arrival in El Paso, TX.

  • Welcome to Production
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September 3rd - September 10th

Starting September 3rd , "While You Were in a Coma" gets into full production swing in El Paso, TX.

Screenplay Development - Complete

March 25 - June 12

From the genre to the types of characters to the different plot twists, the McManus Brothers are building the script based on your feedback.

View Results

Director Competition - Complete

April 24 - June 11

It’s your chance to be discovered so make it count!

Selection Process:

Round 1 -
Reel Submissions
Round 2 -
Interview Submissions
Round 3 -
Scene Submissions

Rewards:

  • Winning TentSquare Director
  • Fee - $100/day for shoot days.
  • Per Diem - $30/day, if you are not a local hire.
  • Flights - Economy Class
  • Credit - Single Card Main Credits
View Results

Actor Competition - Complete

May 30 - July 9

It’s your chance to be discovered so make it count!

Selection Process:

Round 1 -
Monologue Submissions
Round 2 -
Interactive Auditions
Round 3 -
Callbacks

Rewards:

  • Winning TentSquare Actor
  • Fee - $100/day, plus 10% of daily rate if represented by an agent, for shoot days.
  • Per Diem - $30/day, if you are not a local hire.
  • Flights - Economy Class
  • Credit - Single Card Main Credits
  • Note: If you make an impression on our judges, producers and director in any round of the competition, you still could get a part since multiple roles will be awarded. TentSquare short films will become SAG-AFTRA Signatory after competition winners are selected.
View Results

Cinematographer Competition - Complete

June 23 - July 3

It’s your chance to be discovered so make it count!

Selection Process:

Round 1 -
Reel Submissions
Round 2 -
Interview Submissions
Round 3 -
Visual Treatment Submissions

Rewards:

  • Winning TentSquare Cinematographer
  • Fee - $100/day for shoot days.
  • Per Diem - $30/day, if you are not a local hire.
  • Flights - Economy Class
  • Credit - Single Card Main Credits
View Results

Song Competition - Complete

July 25 - August 25

It’s your chance to be discovered so make it count!

Selection Process:

Round 1 -
Original Song Submissions
Round 2 -
Interview Submissions
Round 3 -
Song Submissions for TentSquare Original Short Film "While You Were in a Coma"

Rewards:

  • Winning Original Song
  • $500 to deliver a recording to be used in the film “While You Were in a Coma.”
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TentSquare Short Film Voter Sweepstakes

April 14 - July 8

Members that vote in the TentSquare competitions between April 14th and July 8th will be entered into the TentSquare Short Film Voter Sweepstakes. Two lucky members will be randomly selected on July 14th and win the following:

  • Executive Producer Credit in the main titles of TentSquare comedy, "While You Were in a Coma."
  • Opportunity to participate in producer calls to weigh in and ask questions throughout the filmmaking process.
  • TentSquare Merchandise.

Every member's vote during this period is considered an entry, so the more you vote the better your chances! For more information on the TentSquare Short Film Voter Sweepstakes, see the Official Rules.

The Most Votes Wins So Tell Your Friends!