Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell has spoken exclusively to TenEighty about what to expect from the new series.
A Kickstarter fundraising campaign was launched by the team for series two, and after surpassing its original £25,000 total, ended at £32, 421.
Speaking to TenEighty about what to expect from the new episodes, Tom revealed: “The plan is actually to make six episodes for season 2 of Crash Zoom but instead of diving into the whole season with a single fundraiser I’d rather prove we can deliver the first half before asking for help with the rest.
“No matter how hard we try to run a perfect show there’ll likely be budgeting issues, crew turnovers, missed deadlines, and general screw-ups so I’d like for the donators, audience, and my team to know what we’re getting ourselves into before fully committing to such a long-term endeavour.”
The last series of the animated episodic featured the voices of YouTubers such as dodie and Chloe Dungate among others. In the upcoming series, Tom will be working with around 30-40 donors from the Kickstarter to provide majority of the additional voices, which he described as “an interesting challenge”.
When asked if there was anyone in particular he would like to work with, Tom told TenEighty: “I’d love to work with Phil Lester as a voice actor again, since I know he can do a great tough guy voice!”
“Crash Zoom is at its core a ‘webtoon’ which is why I wanted to create it with the direct support of my online audience,” he told us.
“It belongs on the Internet and nowhere else. If we were creating a show for TV or a streaming service like Netflix (which we’d one day love to) we’d be asking them to fund the show instead.”
“I’m so sincerely excited to work on this project,” he added. “I haven’t been this motivated in years and I’m intensely grateful to everyone who has supported the show either through the fundraiser or just by watching it and engaging with it. I can’t wait to make the donators proud!”
The first season of Crash Zoom is available to watch on YouTube.
Interested in more crowdfunded content? Check out how Daniel Hardcastle raised over 1000% for his book or alternatively, take a look at Liam Dryden’s thoughts on his ‘Movie Bluffs’ Podcast.