FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hang w/, the powerful live-streaming social platform is partnering with Alan Tudyk (FIREFLY, FROZEN, DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY, 42, I, ROBOT) and Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG) to provide exclusive behind the scenes footage from the set of their new Web Series, CON MAN.
The production is being funded via fan support on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform. Users can unlock "Private Access" to Alan, Nathan and Con Man's live-video feed by contributing to the Con Man Indiegogo campaign - which has raised more than $1,000,000 in its first day alone.
Con Man is a light-hearted take on the personalities, luminaries, and characters in the sci-fi community of which Tudyk and Fillion are superstars. The web series will share some of the surreal occurrences the pair have had, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
Fans can continue to contribute to the campaign at www.igg.me/at/conman. As additional funds are raised, the number of episodes produced will increase.
Hang w/ is the official live-streaming app for the web series and will take fans behind the scenes for an unprecedented, live streaming look throughout the duration of production - with a combination of scheduled and spontaneous live broadcasts.
Hang w/'s "Private Access" broadcast function allows a broadcaster to share live-streaming video only with a select group of people. Hang w/ Perks on Indiegogo are priced as follows:
- Conventioneer - For contributors of $15, Indiegogo funders receive Private Access to the Con Man production account.
- Photographer - For $250, Indiegogo funders receive Private Access to Alan Tudyk's and Nathan Fillion's Private Access Hang w/ accounts.
- All levels above $15 include Private Access to the Con Man production account as well.
Private Access will be used to give backers unprecedented access to special moments throughout the production.
"Hang w/ puts the fun in crowdfunding - also the Crow and the Ding," said actor Alan Tudyk. "Hang w/ will be a personalized way we communicate with the people who want to participate in Con Man from start to finish. Hang w/ will be the funder's front row seat as we create the series."
Actor Nathan Fillion said, "What?! That was my idea! I wanted to do this app ages ago! This is a total-- wait... Nope, never mind. This is way better than what I was thinking of. Wow. Look at this app. This is brilliant. Shoot! I need to sign up for this! Well, sign me up again, I'm gonna Hang w/ frickin' everybody! This would be really cool to do with Con Man. Does Alan know about this?"
"It's an honor to have Alan, Nathan and the cast and crew of Con Man using Hang w/ in such an innovative way," said Dave Swartz, Hang W/ President and Chief Creative Officer. "Private Access on Hang w/ as a perk for Indiegogo is sheer genius. Nearly 150 backers have contributed $250 for Private Access. Nearly 20,000 have contributed at least $15 - in the first 24 hours. Con Man is proving that fans will gladly pay money for the privilege of Hanging w/ their favorite artists through exclusive live streaming video."
Archived Hang w/ content from the Con Man production can be viewed by downloading the Hang w/ app and clicking on the Con Man channel.
For live notifications when Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and Con Man are broadcasting live to the public, follow their accounts within the app.
For Private Access, visit www.igg.me/at/conman.
About Hang w/
The Hang w/ app connects people through live-streaming video and simultaneous chat, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live to dozens, hundreds or even millions of viewers around the globe.
Hang w/ was incubated by MEDL Mobile, Inc., a mobile industry pioneer that has architected, created, developed, marketed and monetized hundreds of mobile apps and driven more than 22 million downloads. MEDL Mobile is the majority shareholder of Hang With, Inc.
The Hang w/ platform has attracted hundreds of actors, athletes, musicians and brands including 50 Cent, Jared Leto, Timbaland, Larry The Cable Guy, Ali Landry, Claudia Jordan, Jamie Kennedy, Kaskade, Lucy Hale, Mike Metzger, Jake Ellenberger, Soulja Boy, Tony Orlando, Terrell Owens, The UFC and many more.
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
About Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion:
Both actors are best known for their roles in Whedon's TV series Firefly. Alan Tudyk is an American actor who has appeared in many films and shows. Films ranging from I Robot, A Knight's Tale, Knocked Up, 3:10 to Yuma, and many more. He has appeared in many TV series as well. He's also a popular voice artist. Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor known for his work in the popular series Castle. He has starred in major films such as Waitress, Slither, and Trucker.
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