A senior thesis documentary about artist made t-shirts and the impact it makes in culture
Hello! And welcome to the fund raising site of Machine Washed Cold.
I hope you found the video above interesting filled with lovely music by We are Trees!
If you like what you hear check them out at www.wearetrees.bandcamp.com
Their music will be the score for the film!
Now this film supports artist made t-shirts. I'm delving into why as a culture we wear personalized t-shirts. What you wear identifies you as a person and I want to get to the bottom of it through interviews from people at wired.com to the co-founder Jake Nickell of Threadless.com and the awesome team in Chicago that make the t-shirts and run the website.
Currently the project is in a state of always in all stages of the game.
Such as PREPRODUCTION: PRODUCTION: POST PRODUCTION
Another cool element is that portions of the interviews will be animated!!
To find out more updates about the film check out these cool links! You just might be inspired yourself.
Follow updates on Twitter at:MachineColdDOC
Now: I need your help in fund raising because getting to Chicago, Texas and New York City is an expensive business. All of these hold valuable and lovely interviews for the project. Your money will also go to harddrives to hold all of this information. In the digital age your project is only as safe as the harddrive you have.
We are also sending little cameras to people that live overseas, to document their lives and explore the other world outside of the US. Some live in South America, while others are in Malaysia.
Once again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting independent filmmaking and making my dream a reality.
Jen Sparkman, your fearless director
You will receive items after the project is completely funded. Also you will get copies of the completed film after May of 2012
It's an online community where people can submit t-shirt ideas, that possibly end up on a shirt.
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You get a special thanks credit in the film! A huge thank you for supporting independent filmmaking.
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You will be sent a postcard from one of the cities that the documentary is being shot in. And all listed above.
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Why you’re such a generous person in these uncertain times. You will receive a digital copy of the film and all listed above!!
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You get a special thanks credit and a personal e-card sent by yours truly, the director. You’ll also be supporting the blood, sweat and tears that will be going into this film. These dollars represent the hours of imagination that has been pulled into every artist that makes screen printed t-shirts.
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You will get all of the above mentioned and a few bonuses. Such as a copy of the DVD personally signed by the director and producer. Inside will have a section of personal pictures and videos and a hand written note saying thank you for supporting independent filmmaking. As a special bonus you will receive a book called: Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community. Only at the 25$ amount will you receive the book.
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Why you’re such a generous person in these uncertain times. You will also receive a behind the scenes making of the documentary, of making Machine Washed Cold. And everything listed under except the Threadless book.
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Now because it's the last days of the fundraising you will receive a tote bag from Threadless and everything listed below besides the Threadless book!!
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I remember once getting a 100$ bill for my birthday. I think I bought a bunch of candy with it. It didn’t go that far. But your contribution will! You can select a t-shirt off of Threadless.com that’s 10$ or less! That’s right you get a free t-shirt because you’re awesome, and what better way to support artists then to get a t-shirt from them. And everything listed under except the Threadless book.
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WOW! Thank you for supporting this project. You get all items listed above. Plus a poster of the film! And then you'll get the special edition Threadless book signed by the co-founder and anyone else we run along into over the journey filming!
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