Documentary featuring Chicago based punk-rock band "The Downtown Struts" and their story of luck, love, and life on the road.
In February of 2011, I packed a bag, turned my camera on and jumped in the tour van with The Downtown Struts, a local Chicago band, for their first U.S. tour. After over a month on the road, 18 live shows, numerous late night Taco Bell runs, expensive tour van malfunctions and a new found love for sleeping on floors, we returned to Chicago with over 40 hours of footage.
By the time I was ready to begin editing, The Downtown Struts had planned a second U.S tour and had again invited me along. At this point I realized that what had begun as a documentary about a small Midwestern band going on their first U.S tour had the potential to become an engaging story about the inner workings of an ambitious young band and their drive to succeed.
With your support I can continue to document the bands journey for the next year and tell the entire story of luck, love, and life on the road!
*Currently the band is planning an east coast tour, re-releasing their "Sail the Seas Dry" EP on vinyl through Pirates Press Records, and working on their next full length album that is set to release in early 2012.
Funding for the project will go directly toward the following:
-Mini-DV Tape stock
-Super 8 Film stock
-Super 8 Film processing and Telecine
-Promotion of the film
-DVD Duplication and Packaging
Check out The Downtown Struts music! http://www.facebook.com/thedowntownstruts
Check out Behind the scenes photos from photographer Paul Zdon
Thank You for your time and support!
-Jeremy E Tubbs
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 6, 2011.
Oct 7, 2011 - Nov 6, 2011 (30 days)
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You receive a photograph post card from the films production. Thanks for the support!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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You receive the above reward and a limited edition poster for the film!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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You receive the above rewards and a DVD copy of the finished documentary! AND your name listed in the film credits!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You receive the above rewards and a CD of unreleased Downtown Struts songs used in the film soundtrack!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You receive the above rewards plus a print of a Super 8 still from the film!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $55 or more
You receive the above rewards and a Limited Edition 30 minute Super 8 film on DVD!! This DVD is a very special and intimate look into the making of the film; a must have for any fan of Super 8 films or The Downtown Struts.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The above rewards and an invitation to a secret Chicago screening of the finished documentary with friends and family of the filmmaker and band. (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Seriously, if you pledge this much, I want to hang out with you! Come to Chicago or any Downtown Struts show on the road and drinks are on me! And of course, all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012