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We are making a film (documentary) on the iconic Detroit performance Artist 'Satori Circus' who has connected with audiences for 30 yrs
We are making a film (documentary) on the iconic Detroit performance Artist 'Satori Circus' who has connected with audiences for 30 yrs
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‘Being Satori Circus’ is an exciting new documentary film -in pre production- which seeks to recall a dream by using interwoven storylines to a different reality. The film explores and stars the character of Detroit’s own legendary performance artist: Satori Circus.  

This happens through a staged live performance, silent film and interviews of his collaborators and fans. This is an exploration into the artistry of what is an emerging movement yet, one ironically that continues to flourish for nearly 30 years now. This will be the first full-length feature documentary on this enigmatic performer; a door unlocked with the key of imagination. 

Utilizing various forms, Satori Circus is difficult to pigeonhole. Is this comedy? Is this real? Is this a study in a subculture? Does it matter? With vivid visuals, original musical numbers tumble out as Satori Circus combines cabaret, stream of consciousness, Brechtian theatre, vaudeville, spoken word, silent film, drag, German Weimar Republic Theatre, and mime to mimic and create a new Avant-garde movement from his magic bag of cosmic grey matter. This will be a surrealistic tap dance tiptoeing on the edge of tomorrow; a fidget for the soul. This film will be a frolic of dreams with soaring vocals over the deep recesses of the human condition. 

A unique aspect of the production will be to involve the audience in the exciting staged live show to be filmed at a historic theater venue in the Detroit area of Michigan.

A consummate collaborator, Satori Circus now opens up to Filmmaker Mark Finnell to document this slice of life in his world …or does he? Sometimes performances are lost to the obscurity of time and memory. This film seeks to preserve and bring to life Satori Circus. In ‘Being Satori Circus’, the world wants to know more of Satori Circus. This is a central theme and mission of Finnell’s documentary film.

 

My thought was, "Here is an Artist who has figured a way to channel his creativity and energy into his shows." What I didn't know was that he had been a Performance Artist for 25 years. I first met Satori Circus after his 25th anniversary performance at The Detroit Film Theater. I was pleasantly surprised by his openness and humor about his art! I wanted to work with him ... somehow. That's my way, 'discover' something you like or that speaks to you and move toward it.

Then came the popcorn truck. Near where I live just outside of Detroit, I saw an antique popcorn truck. Not running, rusted. A poignant reminder of something that brought joy to thousands. What an idea! A photo shoot with Satori Circus! Bring happiness to thousands!

I found Satori Circus again through the internet while I was recovering from knee surgery...he was recovering from hip surgery! We agreed to do a film shoot together. It took a year for us to organize this because of our different crazy busy schedules. But we never gave up or became frustrated with each other. The film shoot happened, which led to the idea of a deeper collaboration.

Then a short silent movie which morphed into this documentary idea on Satori Circus!

Now, with the true friendship and access to the mysteriousness of Satori Circus, work continues everyday to create this: the first documentary on this interesting and enigmatic character. Satori Circus teaches us, Satori Circus makes us think, laugh and scratch our heads as if by doing so we may brush a little closer to human understanding as a moth does to a light. This is the essence of being Satori Circus. This is what I seek to explore and share with you in this film. I'm a Filmmaker, I want to make this film with all the value it deserves.

 Off to the journey to all things Satori Circus !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Believing that success is a realization of predetermined goals and plans, and recognizing that this is a work in progress, I’m looking for the best outcomes while understanding the reality of certain risks and challenges. This section will endeavor to address some of these concerns.

1.) By setting proper professional expectations and cultivating strong artistic relationships with the subject (Satori Circus) and other participants to be interviewed, this will lessen the chances for delays in capturing the authentic interviews and performances. All indicating factors with participants thus far, have proven that cooperation and enthusiasm are where they need to be. Everyone has gone above and beyond to share his or her talents and to help move this project forward.

2.) The production plan is fairly straightforward. Film a rehearsed (staged) live performance of the subject, Satori Circus in front of a live audience on one night at a unique Detroit area venue (The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, Michigan), with special guests including artists Satori has worked with before and the musical backing of Detroit’s own Theater Bizarre Orchestra .
This concert titled 'These Are My Friends' becomes the ‘main event’ in the film from which story, sub-stories, and interviews will be appropriately weaved to tell the story in the most interesting and creative way, utilizing motion graphics and animation where appropriate. (Some interviews and vignettes have already been filmed to date.)

3.) Many of the unique risks and challenges are being anticipated for this documentary film project. Accordingly, I have taken the proactive effort (at my own cost) to hire and work with a successful management agency (Woodshed Agency) that are committed to helping me to monitor all the risks and challenges of this documentary film project. Since production funding is by far the most critical component, I feel working with experts with a proven track record is the best and most responsible thing to do.

4.) Some things that could cause production delays are as unpredictable as weather in Michigan. However, in the interest of full disclosure some could be: the availability of the best venue and date to film the concert portion, and reserving talent (music*) due to schedule conflicts. Again, much proactive pre-production work has been and is being done to anticipate and adjust to these challenges. I may not require any permits from the city of Detroit for filming, but if this is needed these could possibly cause minor delays. This is not anticipated. I have already possessed some secured music rights, and I am working closely with the subject to obtain any releases for music, photos, and archival footage needed to tell this story. There may be other music rights or releases that we may want or need that we do not know of now. The production goal is to make this a ‘nimble’ and doable documentary film and to tell the story in an interesting way within the style of the subject's performances. We may explore some Detroit area luminaries or celebrities for on camera interviews to raise the profile of the film and for the added interest of our audience. It is always possible that releases or scheduling conflicts may cause a delay if this option is exercised.

5.) As the Filmmaker, and in the interest of full disclosure, I am currently in process of editing a ‘Trailer Short’ of my last documentary film endeavor ‘Nobody’s Perfect ~A Denny McLain Story’. I do not anticipate that this will interfere with forward movement of the ‘Being Satori Circus’ documentary project whatsoever. ‘Being Satori Circus’ takes priority over any other project or endeavor until the entire production process is complete.

6.) Like so many other independent filmmakers, I work a ‘day job’ or more accurately, independent contract work as a Facilitator/Trainer in the automotive retail industry, both in the U.S. and Canada. While this is currently how I make a living, this mostly takes the form of ‘training tours’, which usually require six-week commitments.
Even though I’m back home at my office on the weekends, this could put a dent in production movement from time to time. Be that as it may, the more that financial production goals are met, the less time I may have to commit to accepting other outside work, which will result in more time spent dedicating myself to production work on this important and interesting documentary film.

7.) As mentioned, I will be working with crowd-source funding project managers (Woodshed Agency) and this will help also to fulfill and distribute the proposed 'rewards' to be offered.

8.) Although this is a work in progress, much dedication and creative thought by my principles and myself has gone into anticipating risks and challenges for the best successful and positive outcomes. Proactive problem solving is key to realizing those outcomes. The Woodshed Agency team brings production capabilities as well, and is behind this effort.

9.) The last challenge may include the effort to get this completed film out to Film Festivals prior to the subject's (Satori Circus) 30th anniversary in September of 2018.

{Amended footnotes:}
{* Theatre Bizarre Orchestra is part of the Theatre Bizarre group of artists and organization. It has become a legendary Detroit event every year for the last ten years (See: http://www.theatrebizarre.com ) … }

{**As principle Producer and Director, I am working with the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra bandleader (Joshua James) on musical direction aspects to facilitate these proposed agreements for the proposed live performance with Satori Circus (principle ) for the live concert ‘These Are My Friends’ which we intend to film and record the audio for.
TBO may also be brought on board and commissioned for other incidental music for the film's soundtrack.

(See: http://www.theatrebizarreorchestra.com ) …}

{Other production movement includes : Five interviews with performers and others who “know” and have worked with Satori Circus have been completed as well as two vignettes for the transition points of the story, in the form -silent movie style genre- have been filmed but not edited. Six more are planned with Satori Circus at locations in and around Detroit. There will also be a ‘silent movie’ styled short film released prior to or in conjuction with the main feature documentary.}

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    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
    Special guests may include: The amazing 'Pinch and Squeal' ~ the up and coming 'Josie Pace', ~ the Burlesque stylings of 'Lushes LaMoan' ~ The Funny As Hell Orchestra featuring Scotty D', ~ 'Konrad Lee ~ Lounge Singer Extraordinaire'.

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    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
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    One (1) Ticket to the live concert event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. Attending this concert puts YOU in the movie!

    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
    Special guests may include: The amazing 'Pinch and Squeal' ~ the up and coming 'Josie Pace', ~ the Burlesque stylings of 'Lushes LaMoan' ~ The Funny As Hell Orchestra featuring Scotty D', ~ 'Konrad Lee ~ Lounge Singer Extraordinaire'.

    Also, you'll get the official "Being Satori Circus" Film Backer T-Shirt that show's your love and support for the project.

    You'll also get a special digital download of the film that includes the theatrical version of the film plus tons of backer only exclusive content and features (the download will be delivered at a point in time AFTER the film's theatrical release).

    And, you'll get a limited edition vinyl record of The Live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. You'll also get the digital audio version of the recording and we'll include your name in a special backer section of the film's credits.

    And, why not... we'll throw in the Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan poster and swag grab bag as well.

    Includes:
    • Ticket to The live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends'
    • Official Being Satori Circus T-Shirt
    • Digital Download of The Film (Backer Edition)
    • Vinyl Record of The Live Concert Event "These Are My Friends"
    • Digital Audio Download of The Live Concert "These Are My Friends"
    • Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan Poster
    • Satori Circus Swag Grab Bag
    • Your Name In The Film's Credits
    • Backer only production updates and content
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    4 CONCERT EVENT TICKETS + FILM DOWNLOAD

    Four (4) Tickets to the live concert event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. Attending this concert puts YOU in the movie!

    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
    Special guests may include: The amazing 'Pinch and Squeal' ~ the up and coming 'Josie Pace', ~ the Burlesque stylings of 'Lushes LaMoan' ~ The Funny As Hell Orchestra featuring Scotty D', ~ 'Konrad Lee ~ Lounge Singer Extraordinaire'.

    You'll also get four (4) special digital downloads of the film that includes the theatrical version of the film plus tons of backer only exclusive content and features (the download will be delivered at a point in time AFTER the film's theatrical release).

    We'll also include four (4) digital audio downloads of The Live Concert Event "These Are My Friends" by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. Plus, we'll include your name in a special backer section of the film's credits.

    Includes:
    • Ticket to The live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends'
    • Digital Download of The Film (Backer Edition)
    • Digital Audio Download of The Live Concert "These Are My Friends"
    • Your Name In The Film's Credits
    • Backer only production updates and content
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    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    4 TICKETS + FILM DOWNLOAD + VINYL

    Four (4) Tickets to the live concert event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. Attending this concert puts YOU in the movie!

    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
    Special guests may include: The amazing 'Pinch and Squeal' ~ the up and coming 'Josie Pace', ~ the Burlesque stylings of 'Lushes LaMoan' ~ The Funny As Hell Orchestra featuring Scotty D', ~ 'Konrad Lee ~ Lounge Singer Extraordinaire'.

    You'll also get four (4) special digital downloads of the film that includes the theatrical version of the film plus tons of backer only exclusive content and features (the download will be delivered at a point in time AFTER the film's theatrical release).

    You'll get four (4) limited edition vinyl records of The Live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. You'll also get the digital audio version of the recording and we'll include your name in a special backer section of the film's credits.

    Includes:
    • Ticket to The live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends'
    • Digital Download of The Film (Backer Edition)
    • Vinyl Record of The Live Concert Event "These Are My Friends"
    • Digital Audio Download of The Live Concert "These Are My Friends"
    • Your Name In The Film's Credits
    • Backer only production updates and content
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    Limited 3 backers
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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    TAKE IT ALL BUNDLE! (2 CONCERT TICKETS)

    Two (2) Tickets to the live concert event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. Attending this concert puts YOU in the movie!

    Satori Circus performs with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and Special Guests. (NOTE: 'special guests' TBD)
    Special guests may include: The amazing 'Pinch and Squeal' ~ the up and coming 'Josie Pace', ~ the Burlesque stylings of 'Lushes LaMoan' ~ The Funny As Hell Orchestra featuring Scotty D', ~ 'Konrad Lee ~ Lounge Singer Extraordinaire'.

    Also, you'll get two (2) of the official "Being Satori Circus" Film Backer T-Shirts that show's your love and support for the project.

    You'll also get two (2) copies of the special digital download of the film that includes the theatrical version of the film plus tons of backer only exclusive content and features (the download will be delivered at a point in time AFTER the film's theatrical release).

    And, you'll get two (2) copies of the limited edition vinyl record of The Live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends' by Satori Circus with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at The Crofoot Ballroom on February 10th, 2018 that is the centerpiece of the film Being Satori Circus. You'll also get the digital audio version of the recording and we'll include your name in a special backer section of the film's credits.

    And, why not... we'll throw in two (2) of the Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan poster and swag grab bag as well.

    Includes:
    • Ticket to The live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends'
    • Digital Download of The Film (Backer Edition)
    • Official Being Satori Circus T-Shirt
    • Vinyl Record of The Live Concert Event "These Are My Friends"
    • Digital Audio Download of The Live Concert "These Are My Friends"
    • Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan Poster
    • Satori Circus Swag Grab Bag
    • Your Name In The Film's Credits
    • Backer only production updates and content
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    You'll get everything in the 'Take It All' two ticket bundle PLUS your name will be listed as an associate producer in the credits of the film.

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit in The Film
    • Ticket to The live Concert Event 'These Are My Friends'
    • Digital Download of The Film (Backer Edition)
    • Official Being Satori Circus T-Shirt
    • Vinyl Record of The Live Concert Event "These Are My Friends"
    • Digital Audio Download of The Live Concert "These Are My Friends"
    • Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan Poster
    • Satori Circus Swag Grab Bag
    • Your Name In The Film's Credits
    • Backer only production updates and content
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
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