You may recall the web series Hosed about a volunteer fire department in the fictitious town of Effingwoods, New Hampshire. The comedy rang true with many, because we have seen some of the characters in Hosed during our own time as firefighters. Hosed comes from comedian Juston McKinney who is now working to make Hosed The Movie and is seeking to raise money for the project via the popular crowd-based fundraising site, Kickstarter.
The Kickstarter campaign underway seeks to raise $200,000 to help turn this into a full feature film next year. A few weeks into the campaign, over $20,000 had been raised with a month to go.
The filmmakers are offering lots of swag for those who contribute, from t-shirts to boot koozies to patches that will show you are a member (or even chief) of Effingwoods Fire & Rescue. You can even pledge enough, like some already have, to become an extra in the film. It is a chance to have fun laughing at ourselves.
The Movie Plot
In a small town where you can pick your friends but not your heroes, an underachieving volunteer firefighter played by Gary Valentine (Cousin Danny King of Queens), gets an unexpected shot at his dream.
Smitty was supposed to be 4th generation Boston Firefighter. When it didn’t happen, his only dream in life of becoming a full time firefighter was gone. No one was more disappointed than his father Richard (played by Lenny Clarke), who on the verge of retirement, and not wanting to become a stay-at-home dad, kicks Smitty out of the house. Smitty now a volunteer firefighter in Effingwoods, NH and working part time at the “Bait, Tackle and Tanning”, is fighting to earn pay-per-call and earn the respect of his Dad.
But it won’t be easy with Smitty’s biggest foe, an unethical town SELECTMAN, who sees the fire department as a bunch of incompetent wannabes, steers the public funding to the town’s one man police department, who happens to be his nephew, Police Chief Kopp.
Living in the town of Effingwoods can take its toll, but one thing is for sure, if there’s a fire, the heroes of the EFD will roll.
More from Hosed
Web Series: Episode 1
Didn’t catch Hosed when it first came out in 2011? Watch the very first episode below or browse them all here.
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