A comedy about four rebellious Amish teens who get excommunicated and form "Hostile Omish", Cleveland's legendary punk rock band.
FINALLY! The story of HOSTILE OMISH is going to be a Feature Film!
Hostile Omish are Cleveland’s legendary punk band with hit songs like "Mohawk", "Generation Zero", "Subway (The Parody)", "Hay" and "Bedford is Burning".
Hostile Omish have toured the nation for 25 years and have played with all the greatest punk acts, including The MISFITS, The DEAD MILKMEN, CIRCLE JERKS, D.R.I. and the BUTTHOLE SURFERS.
The SCREENPLAY IS WRITTEN. The story is funny and filled with great punk music. It's "The Blues Brothers" meets "Napoleon Dynamite".
The LOCATIONS ARE SET and crew is being recruited from the film community and among the legion of Hostile Omish fans. Now, with your help in development funding, we will bring to the big screen the story of the band's amazing journey from the green fields of Amish country to the punk music scene that produced the soundtrack for a generation. All the funds generated through Kickstarter will be used to make this movie happen.
The project will be filmed in Ohio’s Amish country and in music venues around northeast Ohio. We will be shooting in HD, and anticipate three weeks of shooting. Casting will begin in June, with filming to begin in late August or early September. The form of legal entity for this project will be a limited liability company.
It’s 1986. Skwid, Filth and Davey Schwind are Amish teenagers living with their parents in an Old Order Amish community outside Middlefield, Ohio. The Schwind boys are rebellious by any standards, but by Amish standards they are absolutely a menace. All three are in their time of Rumspringa, a time when young Amish are permitted to engage in acts which would otherwise get them excommunicated.
The young Schwinds are taking full advantage of their Rumspringa, drinking, smoking, racing around the countryside in a 1969 Ford Torino they call “Blitzer” and most of all, listening to music. The boys know traditional rock and roll, but they love the metal and punk rock music they hear on college radio. They spend weekends hanging out in an abandoned barn which Davey has equipped with a massive stereo system. The barn is party central for the Amish kids on Rumspringa.
An Englisher (A non-Amish person) shows the boys the basics of guitar playing, and before you know it, they are writing songs with Filth playing guitar, Davey playing bass and Skwid on percussion. Playing secret concerts in the abandoned barn becomes the most popular activity among the Amish youth. The Amish Elders become aware of their activity, however, and the Schwind boys, now joined by excommunicated guitarist Flankel, are brought before the Council of Elders and forced to choose between their music and their life as Amish.
Hostile Omish have fans around the world and their concerts are always fun and memorable. Check out their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/hostileomish .
And the newly-created AMERICAN BARNCORE Page:
Hostile Omish and the production team have come up with some great original REWARDS for your donations and appreciate your help in making this movie happen!
We'll be updating this Kickstarter page as production comes along.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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pledged of $50,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 23, 2012.
May 24, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012 (30 days)
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Hostile Omish will sing "Thank you" by Led Zeppelin in three-part harmony under the light of a harvest moon in appreciation for your support! (Open your window, you may hear it).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You get "walled". Your name will be scratched into the American Barncore Facebook page Wall with a rusty Craftsman screwdriver and will remain there as a testament to your generosity and coolness.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Each donation of $10 or more will receive a Hostile Omish vinyl sticker and our sincere thanks.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Each donation of $25 will receive a special edition Hostile Omish Digital Download Card, courtesy of Jib Machine Records, which will allow you to download an exclusive Hostile Omish song on MP3.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A DVD hard copy of "American Barncore: The Unbelievable Story of Hostile Omish". In appreciation of your generosity, a freshly-minted DVD hard copy of the movie will be sent to you as soon as it's completed.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Each donation of $100 will receive the Digital Download Card, DVD AND a Special Edition Hostile Omish T-Shirt, proudly proclaiming that your generosity helped make this film possible.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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BE A CHURNER. Each donation of $250 or more will receive the sticker, Digital Download Card, DVD and T-Shirt, PLUS entitle you join the Hostile Omish ON-STAGE as the Churner of the Night at an upcoming Hostile Omish concert. The band will introduce you and thank you for your kind donation to this film project. (You have to get to the concert by your own means).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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AUTOGRAPHED DVD. Donations of $500 will receive an autographed copy of the finished DVD, signed by Hostile Omish, the writer, director, and assorted members of the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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AUTOGRAPHED DRUMHEAD. For each donation of $1000 or more, you will receive the special addition digital download card, autographed DVD, the T-shirt PLUS one of SKWID's own drumheads autographed by Hostile Omish.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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RARE -- AUTOGRAPHED "OLD ORDER" DRUMHEAD. LIMITED EDITION - Only eight (8) available. Donations of $1500, you will receive the special addition digital download card, the T-shirt, autographed DVD, plus a RARE, Limited edition "Old Order" drumhead from SKWID's own collection, autographed by Hostile Omish.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR. For each donation of $2000 or more, you will receive the special edition digital download card, autographed DVD, T-Shirt PLUS a REAL ELECTRIC GUITAR autographed by Hostile Omish.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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"Kickstarter Turbo Crew" Credit in the film AND an autographed electric guitar. The ending credits of the film will feature your name prominently as one of the "Kickstarter Turbo Crew". (You also get the digital download, T-Shirt and autographed copy of the finished DVD).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012