When Dave's longtime crush becomes a hipster, he must enter the ironic world of v-necks, cheap beer and facial hair...through song!
What do you get when you cross a fixed gear bike and some of the catchiest tunes this side of the Mississippi? Hipster! The Musical. That's what.
A Big Vision Industries production, in association with Perplexity Pictures, this collaborative film is being brought to life by a group of young and talented artists in Denver, Colorado.
A musical-comedy with heart, Hipster! The Musical is a satirical look at the culture of hipsters. The story follows Dave, a shy college kid who must embrace his inner irony (and grow a beard) to try one last time to captivate the girl he loves.
And only through song and dance will he muster the courage it takes for a happy ending.
Think of Hipster! The Musical being to hipsters what The Book of Mormon is to Mormonism, or The Producers is to Broadway culture.
Other inspirations for the film include Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Sweeney Todd, Next to Normal, Hello! Dolly, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and other musicals, both contemporary and classic, from the screen and from the stage.
This unparalleled idea struck Writer/Director/Producer Adam Blair while he was at the gym one cold September morning. He saw a hipster walking out of the place, dressed for warm weather, yoga mat under her arm. She mounted her vintage fixed gear bike with one hand and began smoking a rolled cigarette in the other. "How delightfully hypocritical," Adam thought to himself. But then the gears in his head started turning. "There's a film in there somewhere..."
And now here we are. Almost seven months later, and this seed of an idea has exploded into a feature-length musical comedy, intended to satirize the ironic nature of hipster sub-culture while also showing - in true musical form - that real emotion and heart can arise when you genuinely embrace yourself and the ones you love.
This movie will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you want to sing and dance along.
With songs by Sam Golden (one of the masterminds behind Denver-based band The Query), Producer Rob Shearer, Director of Photography George V.K., Gaffer Trevr Merchant, Art Director Olivia Pecukonis, and Dance Choreography by the one-and-only Sinjin Jones, this is a quality group of people coming together to create something genuinely unique.
And delightfully ironic.
But! We need your help to bring this project to life. It is incredibly ambitious, and, although we have the talent and motivation needed to make it happen, we don't have enough of the green stuff. The funds gained from this Kickstarter campaign will go directly into the budget for the film - renting camera and grip equipment, acquiring costumes and props, renting studio space, feeding the crew, hiring an orchestra, and all of that other good stuff that goes into a quality film.
Every penny counts in the film business!
But we aren't being stingy about it, either. Every single tax deductible contribution means a really great, exclusive (and ironic) incentive.
Not only does Hipster! The Musical represent a playful mocking of hipster culture through great songs and intricate dance, but it will function as an experiment in the future of independent film distribution. While it will go the traditional route and be shown at international film festivals, it will also pave the way for where the industry is inevitably headed: the Internet. We plan on pushing hard for distribution through iTunes, Netflix, and a personal site dedicated to the streaming of the film.
And you get to be an integral part of it all!
The entire cast and crew of Hipster! The Musical thank you for your support, and hope that you get as much joy from the film and its incentives as we have already!
P.S. Don't forget to like us on Facebook to stay ironically up-to-date on everything Hipster!!
The film's rough poster design, updated!
Concept art of the main characters.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 17, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (31 days)
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SOCIALLY AWKWARD, BUT PROUD: A shout-out from our Facebook page! Remember how we said "every penny counts"? Well you just gave us a hundred of 'em. You're a peach.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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MELODICALLY IRONIC: Just ten big ones snags you a digital download of the film's complete soundtrack! It will be professionally mastered, with polished vocals and rockin' orchestral accompaniment. That's, like, ten full tracks of Hipster-y, melodic awesome.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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BEARDY-FACED: This will get you the awesome digital download of the soundtrack AND a link to download the film before the rest of the world! Everything you need to watch and listen to utter Hipster greatness. And you can say that you watched the movie before it was cool. In addition, you will be immortalized with an earnest "Thank You" in the film's credits.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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PRETENTIOUSLY HAIRY-CHESTED: Thirty-five smackers means an awesome, mastered, digital download of the soundtrack, your very own early download of the film, and a theatrical poster signed by the cast and crew! (And you'll also be thanked in the credits.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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ABSOLUTE SARCASM: Sixty clams for a digital download of the soundtrack and the film, the signed poster, and a fitted t-shirt with the film's ironically nostalgic logo - your ticket to hypocritical hipster nirvana. (And you'll be thanked in the credits.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES TIGHT JEANS: For a big ol' Benjamin, you get a digital download of the soundtrack and one of the film, the signed poster, a sweet t-shirt, AND an exclusive and limited edition behind-the-scenes package. This includes a 'Making of Hipster!' featurette, reprints of original concept art, a gag reel, rough acoustic recordings of the film's songs, and a signed screenplay. The kit will be signed, numbered, and dated. On top of all that, you'll get a very limited edition hard copy of the film, on DVD or Blu-ray. (All of that along with an honest thanks in the credits!)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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OFFICIALLY HIPSTER: Film and soundtrack download, signed poster, t-shirt, and a very, very special surprise. Send us your sizes, and our Art Director will make you a custom Hipster outfit, complete with a prop or clothing piece from the film! This is about as Hipster as it can get. Just imagine yourself watching the film, smoking your pipe, drinking your cheap beer, and embracing your inner hipster with the clothes designed by the film's artists and a piece worn by an actor. We'll even sign it if you want. You are the ultimate ironic fan, man.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCING COOL CAT: For this chunk of change, we'll throw an Associate Producer Credit your way. That's right! You will be immortalized as an official moviemaker, having funded a truly awesome film. We're talkin' you get to be on IMDb. You'll also get everything from the BEHIND-THE-SCENES JEANS package, including the limited edition DVD or Blu-ray.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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EXECUTIVE DUDE: Now we're in the big leagues, Mr. Executive Producer. I hope you aren't getting in over your head, because you're gonna be getting calls from Hollywood about your funding prowess. You'll also get everything from the BEHIND-THE-SCENES TIGHT JEANS package, an IMDb credit, and four VIP passes to the exclusive premiere of the film. (Transportation to sunny Denver, Colorado and lodging not included.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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THE ETERNAL HIPSTER: Everything from the EXECUTIVE DUDE package, plus you (or someone you know - a budding actor, perhaps?) get to be IN the film as a Hipster extra! If they can sing or dance, they'll be in there even more. Not only that, but you also get six VIP passes to the film's exclusive premiere. Amazing! (Transportation to sunny Denver, Colorado and lodging not included.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013