Jo-Jo, sixteen, is given an errand to run for his mother. During his trip, Jo-Jo escapes the confines of his physical reality through his imagination.
Through a cultural lens...Inner city youth, for the most part, grow up with restricted physical movement and expression. Let’s consider for a moment the circumstances: the urban landscape isn’t conducive to play, lacking open space; at home many families are crammed into small apartments; subways and buses get easily crowded; given the pervasive violence in urban areas, there is a constant squelching of physical expression for fear it will become violent. All this creates a formula for an overwhelming stricture. Dancing, then, becomes an important means of overturning all this.
Here's the story...Jo-Jo is sixteen and living in East New York. On a typical weekend morning Jo-Jo is given an errand to run for his mother. During his trip, Jo-Jo finds a way to escape the confines of his physical reality through his imagination. There, he finds his expression and freedom, room to break dance. But his dream is infiltrated by a challenging female.
This is a non-traditional music video with a story driven tone that I believe compliments the music perfectly. Consider it a mash up of these ingredients:
The budget for the pre-production and production was done for $2,500.00. We are greatly benefiting from great friends, supporting our vision by donating their time and talents.
As we near the final stages of pre-production we are looking to get into production & post-production as soon as possible and need the help and support of anyone who believes in this video.
We have the script, locations and crew in place, we have a great musical talent and several actors confirmed with a few more in the works, we just don't have the money to shoot.
Your Money Would Go Towards:
Equipment and space rental
Props and related shooting costs
Catering and other minor misc. expenses
Equipment (hard drives, batteries, memory cards, sound gear, lenses)
Post-production (rights, sound mixing, color correction, festival submissions, marketing materials, DVD printing, etc.)
Small gifts for our young actors:
For Jo-Jo, a long coveted ipod
Simplee a chance to see the Ballet
Our team consists of experienced filmmakers, music supervisor/sound engineer, lighting director, actors and a stellar cinematographer. Through a combination of your assistance and the facilities we have available to us, we're confident we can capture a unique experience for music fans.
Our goal is to submit the finished film into festivals: the Can-Do film festival, SXSW music video festival, Sundance, etc. It will also officially release on the internet with Initials B.R's newest CD.
For more of Initials B.R's music visit, http:facebook.com/initialsbr. (you can also listen to the song "Strike on Back").
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,500 goal
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Jun 23, 2010 - Jul 22, 2010
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A digital download of the finished music video "Dans". One of 3 buttons featuring our star performers: Jo-Jo, Simplee, Jo-Jo’s Mother.
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A digital download of Initials B.R's song "Strike on Back", and all of the above.
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A DVD copy of the finished music video, and all of the above.
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Initials B.R. and “Dans” Tee-Shirts, designed by Brooklyn graphic artists, and all of the above.
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An Associate Producer credit in the film and all of the above.
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An "Executive Producer" credit in the film, and all of the above.
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An "Executive Producer" credit in the film, and an invite to private screening and after party of the film, with special performances.