WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vetrepreneur, Jaspen "Jas" Boothe announced her next project, the animated comedy "Discharged." "Discharged" features four veterans who moved to Hollywood together after being discharged from their respective branches of the U.S. military. Boothe launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the venture. The Kickstarter campaign will conclude on April 3, 2017, at 9:00 PM Eastern. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/majormom/discharged
"As a disabled veteran that struggles daily with major depressive disorder, I have found laughter more therapeutic than any medication the VA has prescribed me," said Jaspen "Jas" Boothe, creator and writer. "Discharged is my "Buddy Check" that allows me to create 'Homedy' (holistic comedy) for my brothers and sisters who may also be in need of a laugh." Jas, a formerly homeless veteran, has been awarded CNN Hero, People Magazine Hero, the Oprah Winfrey Standing Ovation and many other accolades for her Veteran Advocacy and Community Leadership.
The plot for "Discharged" begins with the main character, Axel, discharging from the military due to PTSD. Discharged Marine Axel had given up on finding employment until he landed a multi-million dollar contract as a Hollywood stuntman. Remembering his oath to never leave a fallen comrade, Axel employs his closest friends (also veterans) as part of his management team, and they all head off to Hollywood in search of their next chapter.
What looks like a smooth transition soon turns into a challenge as the shenanigans of the team prove difficult for their quiet suburban neighborhood and all of Hollywood to swallow. The fines they rack up in HOA violations alone rival the Mega Millions Jackpot. In addition to Axel, the other characters are Major, Axel's bodyguard and former Military Officer who was convicted of, but later pardoned for, double murder. Jesus (pronounced Hey-Zeus), Axel's agent and an iron-jawed no-nonsense ex-drill sergeant who is known for his uncontrolled outbursts and basic-training flashbacks. And Brandon, Axel's best friend, former Airman, personal assistant and the resident person other than grunt, or POG in military-speak.
Voiced by veterans, "Discharged" places military veterans into hilarious civilian situations. Infused with dark humor, patriotism, and VA medication, Discharged will be an animated comedy about the 1% who serve, that soon becomes the new animated series that the 99% tunes in to watch! The "Discharged" Kickstarter goal is $250,000 and will be going toward animation, production, and other costs. Reward highlights for donations are limited edition stickers, t-shirts, and opportunities to participate in a casting call, to be an executive producer or writer, and more. All donations can be made here.
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