A documentary that follows 2 up-and-coming artist. Their lives, their work and their struggles.
Kings and Astronauts is a documentary that follows 2 young artists as they start and complete an art piece/project. You'll learn about their lives, their influences and their art. We will also dig into the perception of an artist in the digital era and how the economy effects their livelihood.
Chike Atu is a mens fashion designer who lives in New York. He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Chike decided not to finish his studies at FIT, and seek fashion industry openings. Currently, he holds a day job as a mens shoe designer. But has a personal business designing and hand-making mens neckwear.
Jeremy Paten is an illustrator/painter who lives in New Orleans. He graduated from the Memphis College of Art where he majored in illustration. He currently holds a day job as a painter for a studio that creates large sculptures, props and floats. He also receives commissions for painted pieces from time to time.
All donations will go toward equipment and travel costs. We're creating a couple cool products to reward those who donate. First, we have a limited edition hand silkscreened poster.
We also have a cool Kings & Astronauts Tee.
We'll also offer DVDs of the film and credits in the film as rewards for donating. Check out the donation levels for details.
Thank you for viewing and considering this project. And a special thanks to all who support the project!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A $25 donation gets you all of the above and a limited edition silkscreened movie poster for the film, signed by the director.Estimated delivery:
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Get all of the above. Plus a Alfred Julius bowtie, handmade by one of the artists in the film, Chike Atu. See the Updates section to view the color and style optionsEstimated delivery:
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A $1000 donation gets all of the above plus an "Executive Producer" title in big letters in the credits of the film.Estimated delivery:
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A $5000 donation gets you all of the above plus you will be flown to Memphis, TN for your own personal premiere and 1 night stay in an upscale downtown hotel. (US only)Estimated delivery:
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Everything above plus you can bring 1 guest to Memphis for the personal premiere and 1 night stay. (US only)Estimated delivery:
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