A documentary film about an annual event that celebrates punk culture is profiled from the many views of people affected by it.
The Project: This documentary film profiles a week long annual event in Ann Arbor, Michigan known as Punk Week. It celebrates the punk community and culture through a wide array of activities. The week's highlights include concerts, a generator show, mud wrestling, Do-It-Yourself workshops, and the shopping cart race at the finale. During its nine year run, Punk Week has allowed for many creative events. However, in recent years it has been meet with opposition from other groups.
Hosted in a town that is no stranger to free speech and protest, Punk Week has been supported and criticized by various groups. Some labeling each others views as hypocritical. The focus of this film is to tell the story of Punk Week from the multiple perspectives of individuals affected by it both directly and indirectly. This includes the organizers, local businesses, and attendees who hop freight trains from all over the country.
Filming Details: In the Summer of 2010, my team and I did some initial recording with minimal resources and were able to document a portion of the event. During this we accomplished two goals. First to see how our presence as filmmakers was received. Second to get connected with key figures that could speak on the subject and its history. For the last few months the film has been in a research and pre-production phase. We are hoping to raise funds to enter the production stage which will coincided with Punk Week 10. Production will continue towards the end of 2011. The film has a tentative release date for 2012.
Funding: Our team has some very resourceful members, however there is a limit to those abilities. Funding is crucial and will be used in production cost, securing equipment, editing, festival submissions, media licensing, promotional materials, and other cost that accrue during the making of this film. The minimal goal necessary is $9800 to create this project, but we do encourage exceeding this as it will continue to add to the richness of the film.
Thank You: Filmmaking is a collective art form. It relies on support from multiple sources. Your contributions are crucial in allowing us to tell this story and for that we thank you. We hope you spread the word of this film and help others get involved. We greatly appreciate all your support for without this could not be accomplished.
Updates: Upon reaching our first milestone of $1000, we will release a short clip of footage filmed during Punk Week 9. Additional clips will be released at milestones.
*International Backers: If you are receiving a tangible good such as a DVD or T-Shirt, we ask that you consider additional shipping however we understand if you cannot accommodate this request. Thank You!
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ALL WEEK LONG - For those who want to experience Punk Week from a documentary filmmaker's viewpoint, we will bring you along for one day of filming this Summer during production. Help get behind the camera or ask interview questions. Travel and lodging cost not included. Also receive all prior rewards (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, & Sat) Note: Fri and Sat reward will be combined to 4 VIP Tickets and 4 Invites to the after party.
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Shopping Cart of Mystery - Four wheels and a metal basket, at least it started off that way. You will receive a shopping cart decked out and race ready. Also some extra mystery gifts will be included. This reward also includes the ALL WEEK LONG reward as well. (Lower 48 State US Residents Only.)
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