SALMONBOY is a portrait of one family's journey through a living art project, in connection to the passing of their first born son.
WHO is behind this project ?
SALMONBOY is co-directed and produced by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, and Star Drooker of Salmonboy Studios, who is also the film’s central subject as a father and artist.
WHAT is this film all about ?
SALMONBOY is a narrative documentary focusing on one family’s journey through a living art project, in connection to the passing of their first born son. The intention of the film is to openly and compassionately discuss love, loss, and the role of art, as a meditation on the commonalities of our human experience.
WHEN did the project start ?
The film entered into pre-production over twenty years ago, when Star met his wife Trish. Within 24 hours, the couple decided they would have a child named Jesse, and open a vegetarian café and performance space which would be his home. Their intention was to close the café after four years, and produce a film about the experience of dreaming in public.
Six months after the cafe opened, Jesse was born and lived for 19 days. The couple kept the cafe open for the nine years that followed, as living testimony to the life of their first born son. After closing their doors in 2003, Drooker partnered with Moynihan to complete the film.
Two decades from its genesis, this is that story.
I'm a private kind of person, is my pledge publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
WHERE does my hard earned money go ?
SALMONBOY has been completed as an extended cut, and is now being submitted to festivals and marketed for an independent theatrical release. Funds raised through KickStarter will support the marketing of the project, final post-production elements, and send SALMONBOY into the world.
WHY is this film important ?
Why, you ask? Because we all experience loss. And the way that we interpret these experiences defines not only who we are, but who we become. Though each of our experience varies by degree, this is a thread that unifies us as members of the human race. But still, we are afraid to talk about it.
SALMONBOY beckons us to be open. To acknowledge pain, honor memory, fearlessly celebrate life, and shows us how art can truly be the salvation of the soul. Join us on this journey by becoming a Salmon as part of the KickStarter campaign.
Any other questions about the project, please contact us!
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Nov 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $25 or more
Jump in for a swim. You choose between the limited edition SALMONBOY EP (featuring five original songs from the film) or a cool t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Own a limited edition copy of SALMONBOY. This is the original Producer's release - an extended cut that is currently being submitted to festivals. Plus, we'll throw in either the EP or a t-shirt. Your call.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Become a Salmon. All of the above (Shirt, EP, DVD) plus special Thank You in the end credits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
Signed print of an original Polaroid Mosaic from the film, plus the whole bag of tricks (Shirt, EP, DVD) and a special Thank You in the end credits.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
The Home Concert Series. Star will perform songs from the film for you and a group of friends. Makes for a great Saturday night. Must be within reasonable driving distance of Massachusetts, USA.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
Grid photo shoot. Turn yourself into moments of time. Star will perform a digital photo shoot with you, your partner, family, whomever. Own your own custom Mosaic (cost of framing not included). Must be within reasonable driving distance of Massachusetts, USA.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Limited edition portfolio of original Polaroid Mosaics from the film. 19 signed, numbered 17x20 prints.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $7,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Prominently featured King Salmon credit at the end of the film, and framed, matted, signed original Polaroid Mosaic. PLUS, exclusive invite for you & guest to attend SALMONBOY festival screening with the filmmakers (cost of travel and lodging not included).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012