Four filmmakers/students from The University of Texas need your help to fund a documentary on Austin's thriving underground music.
Austin's underground electronic culture stands apart from the rest of the world. Diversity and imagination is the scene's life-line. Each local artist possesses an original sound and a unique overall approach to music production. They consistently express a sincere appreciation for each other's work which results in a creative and uncontaminated musical experience for all who listen. There really is a story to be told in the collaboration and perpetual support that is shared with everyone involved.
We want the world to listen.
The film will focus on three local emerging crews: Exploded Drawing, Applied Pressure, and LNS. We will dive into the personal lives of three particular artists: Butcher Bear, Boombaptist, and Lo-Phi. The film will provide viewers with a heartfelt perspective into the fascinating worlds of these artists and explain why they call Austin home. Through the documentation of live performances, personal interviews, and compelling acts of musical creation, we plan to share the spirit of camaraderie that ignites their sound.
All money obtained through this Kickstarter will go toward equipment, fulfilling backer rewards, and promotion. Everyone involved in the production of (Beat)en Senseless works strictly on a volunteer basis. Because the sole purpose of the film is to provide exposure to the growing movement, the artists and filmmakers have agreed to receive no compensation for their time and efforts. We believe that this approach to filmmaking will result in a finished product that is fueled by genuine passion and unrestrained creativity.
Our goal is to begin production by SXSW but we can't do this without donations. If you believe in the spirit of the underground, please donate whatever you can and share this project with others.
Help us make this film a reality.
We truly believe that the world needs to know about these remarkable artists and the virtually unknown scene that incessantly ignites their music.
All the best,
Bianca Sauceda, Alice Geaconne, Karan Sethi, and Hannah Casper
ArchanN - Visual Art (Promotional)
ArchanN (Archan Nair) is an incredible international artist who has offered his time and custom designs to the (Beat)en Senseless project. Based in New Delhi, India, his impressive list of clients include Nike, GQ, Rolling Stone, Canon, Sony, Microsoft, Maxim, and Vogue. He has provided promotional work for Data Romance, Chris Brown, and even received recognition from Kanye West.
Michael Scheel - Graphic Design
Michael is a talented local artist with close ties to the beat community. Founder of Glory, Gold, and Glitter, he reflects the underground's idea of unrestrained and original creation through his impressive works of art. His portfolio provides a fascinating look into his collaborative efforts with Exploded Drawing and other creative and commercial clients. Michael will be designing the official film T-shirts that are included in our Kickstarter reward packages priced at $50 and above.
Yep! All backers, regardless of donation size, will have their name featured during the ending credits of the film.
Please email Bianca Sauceda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, that's up to you! If you believe that you have something to provide the film that would prove beneficial to its success, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. We would be happy to speak with you.
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Feb 6, 2012 - Mar 7, 2012 (30 days)
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A signed thank you letter from the producers.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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An original film poster signed by the producers.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Exclusive digital music compilation that includes music from featured artists and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A t-shirt, a DVD of the film, exclusive digital download of official film soundtrack, and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A DVD of the film, limited edition photo 4x6 prints, a t-shirt, free digital download of film soundtrack, and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A professional film photo book, a DVD of the film, a t-shirt, free digital download of film soundtrack, and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Four tickets to an Austin, Texas film screening (travel expenses not included), a DVD of the film, a t-shirt, free digital download of film soundtrack, and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Associate producer film credit that appears during opening credits, four tickets to an Austin, Texas film screening (travel expenses not included), a DVD of the film, a t-shirt, free download of film soundtrack, and an original signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013