Sunday, May 2, 2010
I initiated this campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/Warriors-of-the-Discotheque-The-Starck-Documentary because while the short film has done quite well https://www.createspace.com/273024 or http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Discotheque-Starck-Club-Documentary/dp/B002ZZQY4E there's still money on the table so to speak. In our efforts to secure funding for the feature length doc, as well as development for a feature film or episodic TV project, we've come across some road blocks. Primarily, it seems not having Blake Woodall on our team thus far has prevented some in Dallas from really stepping up and backing this project. I get the sense that many are sitting on the sidelines waiting magically for another, better film to emerge from the ether, just straight out of thin air... For more details on the back story go here: http://thenightstalkintippytoe.blogspot.com/2009/09/starck-club-documentary-saga-or-how.html or here: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-starck_30met.ART.Central.Edition1.3cc8951.html
The fact is this: It is now over a year since the other Starck film was announced and yet nothing has transpired... The bottom line is these folks made a big deal to step on our toes when OUR film, THE ONLY film about Starck was screened at USA Film Fest in Dallas. If these two are so eager to make a film, then where the fuck is their film???
I understand and applaud what Mr. Cain has done with the Dallas International Film Fest, as he's helped put that fest, and by extension Dallas, in the top tier for film venues. But, he schedules the festival only a few weeks before the much older, more established USA Film Fest. As if to make up for it, he then posts the USA schedule on his facebook page... Oh, gee thanks Mikey!
Look fellow Starckers, if you want the Starck Club get the full on treatment it deserves then by all means let's make it happen! We have the experience, talent, and manpower to do a great doc for very little resources, BUT we need some resources... please help us w/ a micro contribution or just spread the word around, whatever you can do. I've seen one Kickstarter campaign raise 30K, another 15K, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1231856438/goodbye-promise-an-exploratory-feature-film (in the ball bark of what we need!) This can be done but we need YOU!!!!!!!! We can't sit around WAITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO TELL OUR STORY!!!!!!
But, not only that... Not only we do need some resources, but this is also a bellweather as to how the film would be received commercially. I mean, if we can barely raise 500 bucks the first time around http://www.indiegogo.com/Warriors-of-the-Discotheque-The-Starck-Club-Documentary , and not even garner a single red penny thus far, the second time around. http://www.indiegogo.com/Warriors-of-the-Discotheque-The-Starck-Documentary What would a potential distributor think of the commercial prospects of such a film? Obviously, they'd be very, very weak. Not only is this about raising resources, but also about raising profile. Currently, Indie gogo is working with MTV new media on finding new and interesting projects. Could you imagine a better partner for the Starck film than MTV? I certainly can't, but it will be very difficult to get their attention if we can't even raise a single penny! Not to mention guys, despite the economic woes, the average Starcker is of PRIME earing age, in the primeof their careers. We're talking 10, 20 bucks here, more if you can afford it. We need you guys, we really do. This is the last hurrah for me. If we can't make any significant progress then I'll put together a decent DVD package with what I've got, send it out to those who've supported us, and call it a day as I'm on the cusp of some other projects. It's up to you!
So, join Ashley Arrington, Britton Schweitzer, Amy Allen, Brian Erzen, Lisa Trammell Wichman, Michael Albala, Joan A Wall, Douglass Martin, David Bradley, Scott Pellet, Brian Erzen, Pamela Scrima, David Bradley, Kristina Bowman, and Shannon Pumajero THANK YOU ALL! This can be done, we've already made a quality short film for next to nothing, now let's take the next step.