Season 1 of Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy!

Portland, Oregon | Series


Luann Algoso

2 Campaigns | Oregon, United States

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A comedy web series about the trials and tribulation of a young Filipina who struggles to do good in the whitest city in America–Portland, Oregon. Gabby wants to change the world but it's not quite happening. Yet. A portion is funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council in Oregon.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

This series is from the perspective of a woman of color, a narrative that we're seeing more of in mainstream media. We have a mostly POC cast and prioritize the hiring of POC, women, queer, and gender non-binary folks for the production crew. It's central to our show's mission that both are aligned.

The Story

We're back and we're ready to show you what Gabby and the gang have been up to in Season 1 of Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! 
After successfully raising $13,000 in 2017 on our last Seed & Spark campaign to film the previously titled, Nonprofit Web Series, our team has been preparing to go back into production to film season 1 of Gabby Smashes, with stories that are sure to make you laugh and say awwww! 


(Luann with students from Oregon State University before a screening of the pilot for Gabby Smashes!)
2018 was a whirlwind! We officially premiered the pilot in Portland with over 150 attendees at Portland State University, had screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Oregon State University, and at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit and was accepted into the Queer Women of Color Film Festival in San Francisco and the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York (with an honorable mention)! The show was covered by publications and blogs like Angry Asian Man, the Fbomb, Portland Mercury, and the Willamette Week called our series "one of the most realistic representations of Portland yet." 


The reception of Gabby Smashes has been incredible and we're so excited to pick back up on this momentum and show you all what we've been working on for the past few months. 


Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! (Gabby Smashes) is a comedy about the trials and tribulation of GABBY, a young Filipina who struggles to do good in the whitest city in America–Portland, Oregon. She’s back in Portland after spending a few years away, earnest, and ready to apply what she’s learned to her first job as a community organizer. Gabby strives to do what’s right at all costs, even when the system is stacked against her. Together with her two co-workers, Trinh and Kam, at the nonprofit UNHAPI (short for Uniting Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders), they navigate working with respectability politics, white people’s nonsense, and the realities of working within the nonprofit industrial complex. Gabby wants to change the world, but it’s just not quite happening – yet.





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Costs $2,100

All of our actors bring the story to life, therefore we need to pay them for their work!


Costs $2,000

Paying our producers is important because they literally do everything!

Director of Photography

Costs $1,000

We'll need a DP to ensure a smooth process during filming.

Assistant Director

Costs $400

We need an AD to help ensure we're following our filming schedule and staying on track!

Sound Recordist

Costs $500

They're an essential part of the crew!

Production Designer

Costs $800

They help bring the set to life!

Assistant Camera

Costs $400

They assist the DP and are a critical part of the crew.

Hair & Makeup

Costs $300

We gotta make sure everyone on camera looks good and that the looks are consistent.


Costs $1,000

Because this woman is making this project happen!


Costs $600

We plan to shoot for 5 days so we need food to feed our cast and crew.

Space Rental

Costs $300

This will help us cover expenses for potentially renting out locations to shoot.


Costs $300

This helps cover potential costs for props.

Production Assistants

Costs $300

PAs make the little to big details happen so we want to make sure they're compensated.

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team

The Gabby Smashes production and writing teams are made up of majority women of color and that is an initiative we strive for in building out our cast and crew. We recognize that the film industry, both behind the camera and in front, don't always highlight marginalized communities, so we want to disrupt that with Gabby Smashes! 

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