Dead On Arrival: The Ghosts of Pasha Story
Dead On Arrival: The Ghosts of Pasha Story
In 2004 Improv Everywhere pranked Ghosts of Pasha. This American Life made it into a TV show. Help them tell their side of the story.
In 2004 Improv Everywhere pranked Ghosts of Pasha. This American Life made it into a TV show. Help them tell their side of the story. Read more
About this project
Ghosts of Pasha got a burst of fame when Improv Everywhere pranked them--the story was so good that This American Life turned it into a radio/podcast episode and also used it to pilot their Showtime television spin-off.
We'd like to channel this energy into telling the real story of the band's strange catapult to notoriety via the numerous waves of the internet, propelled by pranks and social media. It's a unique story that deserves preservation and discussion.
Help us get it on screen with a donation or a share of our crowd fund:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1215706278/untitled-ghosts-of-pasha-movie-phase-1
It's time for Ghosts of Pasha to reveal their exploits without compromise.
Since 2003 we have collected hundreds of hours of footage.
We finished editing about half the footage when tragedy struck in 2008.
The 4 terabyte hard drive we had been using decide to stop working and our movie was stalled and our footage was trapped.
That's where you come in.
You can really save the day.
1. We need to have experts in the field of data recovery save this movie.
Footage Includes: Early rehearsals and shows, The Best Gig Ever, Showtime premier with Ira Glass, Ex Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, Cursive, Clap Your Hand Say Yeah, UBC show, 2007 US Tour, Bernie Sanders, Ambulance LTD, The Beatnik Filmstars, and many more crazy stories from over the last 12 years....
Also on hard drive:
- Ghosts of Pashas music videos
- 100s of hours of recorded music
- Season 1 of The Ghosts of Pasha web-series DIRTBAG
2. We also need new hard drives to store the footage for daily backups.
- We need to buy a sony hi8 camera to upload footage
- Buy or rent a digital hd camera for unfinished footage.
4. We are also asking for money to provide bare bones production costs so we can put together the right team, and artists to finish this film.
- Voice Artists
- Music Licensees
- Travel Costs
- Production Costs that may arise
- Reward Costs and Shipping
- Kickstarter Fees
Please donate what you can or just tell as many people you can.
If you have ever felt any empathy for Ghosts of Pasha and their unfortunate situation then now is the time for you to do something about it.
Let's right right this ship together.
Please help us reach our goal so we can finally tell the real story of the "best gig ever" and the events that followed from the only perspective that has never been discussed, ours.
Ghosts of Pasha
We have some great gifts and plan on adding a few more along the way during this campaign.
CD COPIES of THE PIG SUN & THIS IS YOUR LIFE UKep
DVD of DIRTBAG SEASON 1
EXCLUSIVE DIRTBAG T-SHIRT
With appearances in SPIN, Rolling stone, the New York Times, on CBS, Showtime Network and even in TV guide, the Ghosts of Pasha are no strangers to press. A "revolving door lineup" has kept things interesting for the band since 2003, bringing some 13 instruments into the home recording outfit's 9 releases and 100+ songs.
Easily switching from raw lo-fi pop to bizarre clarinet music to orchestral electronica sometimes all on the same track, this infamous Vermont duo has toured the US, been included on a DARLA records compilation based out of Bristol, England and sports the badge of being the featured soundtrack to popular FORD-sponsored "bathing beauty" webisodes like "Roommates" and "Mailbu U.”
In 2008, a DVD of Showtime's "This American Life" (featuring interviews and performance clips of the band) became available exclusively at Borders books and is now sold in the United States, the U.K. and Japan.
Started as a home recording project by New Jersey-born founding members Milo Finch and Chris Partyka, the Ghosts of Pasha began their strange journey in 2003. The "idea" behind the effort was to never make the same kind of music twice, and to invite new members in and out of the group to influence and change the sound.
Since its infamous beginnings, the group has toured the US, has performed/been interviewed on two television programs, has been featured in major magazines & news papers, in commercials on cable and network TV, on popular webisodes, on internet and conventional radio in the US, the UK, and France, and in a exclusive CD compilation distributed by US label DARLA records (home to releases by THE ORB, MY MORNING JACKET, TULLYCRAFT and JIM O'ROURKE), has appeared at the Boulder Fringe Festival in 2007, mentioned in countless blogs and even name-checked on L.A. gossip websites. All this without management, distribution, funding, or help of a label, all with a rampant DIY philosophy, and all from their rural home base in Vermont.
Ghosts of Pasha is still "together," although we have gone through multiple lineup changes since the best gig ever in 2004 and ceased all live performance in 2010.
In 2013 after recording a wealth of back log material for future Ghosts of Pasha releases Chris retired from the band to parts unknown and, although he no longer in the band, he and Milo are still good friends.
Forever branded the fool and with cards stacked against them , Ghosts of Pasha continues to self produce a back log of music that will be released via our own label 2lofi4u (Too lo-fi for you) for years to come.
2LOFI4U is now offering licensing opportunities for anyone that has recordings sitting around collecting dust. @ www.2lofi4u.com
Risks and challenges
There is the chance that the files might not be able to be retrieved from the hard drive. If that is the case the DVD of DIRTBAG will be replaced with a copy of the final documentary project when completed.
Thanks for understanding.
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