We reached our goal with your generous help!!
Thanks to everyone who has donated and supported us. We are forever grateful...and you'll be receiving your rewards once the film is complete and set for release. Stay tuned.
Additional donations are still needed and appreciated! Our estimate is that to finish the film will cost $15,000-25,000, depending on how thorough we are. Every additional dollar gets us that much closer to making this movie as good as it can be.
ABOUT THE FILM
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters. Many of these vigilantes have become the very menace they want to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they've turned to illegally and destructively painting other people's property. VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.
You can see the trailer and more info here:
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Director MAX GOOD is a Bay Area filmmaker who has also lived in LA, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Recently, Max worked as assistant producer and distribution manager on the Academy Award®-nominated documentary feature, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" (2009). Previously, he co-produced "B.I.K.E." (2006), a documentary feature on the underground culture of mutant bicycle gangs.
Producer NATHAN WOLLMAN is a proud alumni of the San Francisco State University's Design and Industry dept. He has worked on numerous projects in and around the Bay Area from short films to musical compositions but he is now focused primarily on documentary film production.
Editor JULIEN de BENEDICTIS found the joys of filmmaking at an early age, editing skateboard and music videos. After graduating with his B.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University in May 2010, he was thrown into editing "Vigilante VIgilante." While this is his feature-editing debut, his recent shorts, "Hair Cuts" (2010) and "The Waiting" (2010), have played in local film festivals (San Francisco State Film Finals and The Three Minute Picture Show, respectively).
WE'VE GOT FANS!
Just today (March, 30th 2011), The San Francisco Film Society's online publication SF360 put us on the front page! http://www.sf360.org/?pageid=13480 Back in March of 2009, the VIGILANTE VIGILANTE filmmakers got a spread in the East Bay Express which focused on our dealings with buffer, Jim Sharp: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/the-great-graffiti-war/Content.... In February 2011 we showed our first 83 min. rough cut to an enthusiastic audience in San Francisco, who gave us great feedback. We are members of the San Francisco Film Society and through SFFS, have fiscal sponsorship for our film. And of course we proudly boast a facebook following of over 900 people! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vigilante-Vigilante/111244808068
WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING
It's time to send this baby out into the world! However, we have quite a few things left to do before we can say we're done, so we decided to use Kickstarter as a venue to raise at least a portion of the funds needed to complete our film. $8000 is our goal and we'll be forever grateful if we reach it, but finishing the film will easily cost 2 or 3 times that.
VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is shot and edited, but we are still pulling together our stellar soundtrack. We are currently scouting for rock and hip hop music from local bands in the Bay Area, LA and New Orleans, and when we get the songs we want, we will need to pay for music rights. Money will also be put into color correction, animation, the sound mix, the final print and other technical things that cost money and are so important to finishing the film. Once the doc is done, we will use some of our funds to apply to film festivals around the world. Our goal is to premier this spring!
Making this film has been a labor of love and it is almost ready to be shared. We spent two years capturing footage and interviews of some of the most illusive characters on the streets. In following these anti-graffiti vigilantes, our film opens up a larger discussion about freedom of expression and the use of public space. In donating to our film, you will allow VIGILANTE VIGILANTE to play on the big screen and reach a wide audience, thus making YOU a key part of our project and a facilitator in the broader dialogue about graffiti and street art!
THANK YOU, from all of us on the VIGILANTE VIGILANTE TEAM!!
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