Hollywood artists juggle their frustration with the movie business and upheaval in their personal lives. They also burst into song.
This may be the first original, independent American movie musical ever made. At least I can't think of another. It came out of the intense frustration of trying to get something, anything made in early 21st Century American cinema.
Also, looking around, I've been struck by the personal turmoil so many people seem to be going through. I've seen more divorces, births, deaths, marriages and career-loss in the last two years than in my whole life. Something is clearly in the air and I wanted to put it all together in this story.
I also want to bring joy back to the movies. The culture has been filled with angry, assaultive works of stress that confuse drama with trauma. I remember when going to the movies was a euphoric experience. But this isn't a throwback. It's a throw forward.
With nine original songs, featuring the extraordinary music of D.D. Jackson, and an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, Hollywood Musical! is something unique that aims to make you feel great without feeling dumb.
When life is hard, you've gotta laugh. You've gotta cry. You've gotta burst into song.
This picture is completed! You are not helping to get it made. Your contributions will help get it seen. We need to pay off a few debts from production and create a new website but, most importantly, we need to get this into festivals, get to those festivals and pay professionals that can negotiate acquisition and distribution of this unique and special movie. And, unlike most Kickstarter film projects, once you contribute, you get to own and watch the movie for yourself!
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