Proof of Concept

Welcome to Poseidon's Gate - A comedy web series.

Follow Hunter and Celler Kellington as they comically struggle to take owenership of their family's amusement park despite having no real park management experience.

Written by Nick Salve and James Philips. Inspired by 8 years of amusment park employment.

Nick Salve Headshot James Philips Headshot
Nick Salve James Philips

Our story

When I was younger, I spent 8 summers working at a local amusement park. I started in kiddie rides, graduated to a custom dark ride, and then spent the final couple years in administration.

I've also spent 30 years making films. Starting when I was 7 until now, I've been passionate about telling stories through film and video.

Now it is time for me to squash that experience together. I have written an 11-episode season of a web series called Poseidon's Gate. 

I've taken the knowledge I learned through my experience at the park as well as picking the brains of my good friends who own it to build this comedy series which highlights the comedy and drama associated with running a small theme park.

Back in 2016, I produced a Proof of Concept for my idea with a budget of $0. I gathered some friends and said "If you come spend a day filming with me, I'll buy you Pizza."  These absolute saints agreed to help me out. 

Since then, I've learned a lot about writing, I've learned a lot about directing, and I've put together what I am confident will be an entertaining series. 

I'm asking for money so that I may give something back to the people who show up on set every day this time around.

    This money will go toward things such as
    (in order of priority):

  1. Feeding cast/crew
  2. Paying cast/crew
  3. Purchasing Props
  4. Advertising
  5. Renting Equipment

Let's do this together!

Help me bring Poseidon's Gate to life!


Watch the proof of concept episode here:

Other Clips and Media

Why we chose to produce this at Palace Playland

The Best of Meg Being Meg

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I estimate that I can produce each episode at a cost of about $5,000. To produce all 11 epsiodes in the season, I'm hoping to raise a total of $55,000. Literally every cent helps. This money will go toward things such as (in order of priority):

  • Feeding cast/crew
  • Paying cast/crew
  • Purchasing Props
  • Advertising
  • Renting Equipment
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    Poseidon's Gate in the Press

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    Portland Press Herald - Indie Film: Summers working at Funtown inspire web series


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