Monday, April 12, 2010
As some of you may already know we've started a crowd fund raising campaign via Indiegogo http://www.indiegogo.com/Warriors-of-the-Discotheque-The-Starck-Club-Documentary for Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club Documentary. Thus far it's been pretty slow going but certainly some encouraging signs w/ both the campaign and sales for the short film on both createspace and amazon and VOD!
We'd hoped to raise more money to get to Dallas and shoot more interviews and so forth. Luckily, we have a lot of great stuff already and the current goal is to just get enough to pay an editor and release the rest of the out takes online. In something of a step w/ the times and such concepts as ARG (Alternate Reality Gaming) in which you engage your audience in such a way as to get them to participate in the ultimate outcome of your game, film, art exhibit etc. We're going to put a series of out takes from the film and let you guys decide which pieces we should include in the longer version. There are some fantastic segments on all sorts of elements of the Starck club and I can't wait to share some of them w/ you guys.
It's obvious that ecstasy and coke and drag queens and all sorts of crazy stuff was a part of the fabric of the club, but it was so much more than that as well. If you looked at nothing more than the design contribution of Philippe Starck and how the Starck set the tone for the modern night club. Or, the ushering in of the new wave music scene in the early/ mid 80's. As the film exists now we've definitely touched on the key cornerstones of the Club's significance. It's the extra resources that would allow us the ability to really expound on what made Starck so unique!