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A documentary film about the uncompromising musician Christian Vander and his band, Magma. Half his audience is under the age 30
A documentary film about the uncompromising musician Christian Vander and his band, Magma. Half his audience is under the age 30
386 backers pledged CA$ 26,296 to help bring this project to life.

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"To life, death and beyond, the music of Magma" is a feature film that explores one of the most visionary and innovative music of the last 50 years, Magma.

" A vie, a mort et après, la musique de Magma" est un documentaire qui explore l’une des musiques les plus visionnaires et innovatrices des 50 dernières années : celle de Magma.

*******Our Stretch Goal is 25,000.00 We would like to purchase more archive footage. With it running at $600 EURO for a 1 MINUTE clip that is expensive. We have looked at the HD digitally restored footage from the 70's and 80". Would love to have some more in our film. Please help us get to the next level.********************

IMPORTANT: All our prices are in Canadian dollars, as we are based in Vancouver, Canada. The Canadian Dollar is significantly LOWER than the US Dollar and the Euro. $100 CAD is equal to $75 US and 68 Euros, based upon the average exchange rate for the month of March 2016.

 IMPORTANT: Tous nos prix sont en Dollars Canadiens, car nous sommes a Vancouver, Canada. Le Dollar Canadien est NETTEMENT PLUS BAS que le Dollar US et le Euro. $100 CAD est equivalent a $75 US et 68 Euro, sur la base du taux de change moyen du mois de mars 2016.

THE FILM WILL BE DONE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH FRENCH, ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES.  

CE FILM SERA EN ANGLAIS ET FRANCAIS AVEC SOUS-TITRES FRANCAIS, ANGLAIS ET ESPAGNOL.

ABOUT THE FILM | A PROPOS DU FILM

March 2016: Magma is in the middle of their biggest US tour ever and are playing in Australia for the first time. 47 years after it was born, Magma is in full creative and performing force and attracting huge crowds of fans of all ages. None of that would have happened without the amazing work and tenacity of Stella Vander, who, in addition to having been the lead female singer for Magma since the mid-seventies, is also managing the band. Through an in-depth interview of Christian Vander at his home conducted by Laurent Goldstein who has been a friend for over 40 years, testimonials from fans all over the world, musicians and old footage, the film is a passionate journey into the mystery of this timeless music, extraordinary band and its visionary leader Christian Vander.

Mars 2016 : Magma est en plein milieu de leur plus grande tournée américaine et ont joué en Australie pour la première fois. 47 ans après sa naissance, le groupe attire un large public de fans de tous ages. Cela n'aurait pas été possible sans le travail et l'incroyable ténacité de Stella Vander, qui, non seulement a été la chanteuse de Magma depuis le milieu des années 70, mais qui est également la « manager » du groupe depuis le début des années 80. Au travers d’un long entretien avec Christian Vander, chez lui, de documents d'archives – souvent inédits- ainsi que de témoignages de fans et de musiciens d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, ce film est un voyage passionnant au coeur de cette musique intemporelle et de l’univers de son leader visionnaire Christian Vander.

For more than 40 years, Laurent Goldstein has been passionate about Magma and has worked toward getting them a wider recognition. Our vision is to get more people inspired by this music, a music and live performance that has the power to change lives for the better. Passion is communicative and the music of Magma has a force that burns within. We wish to connect the largest audience possible to experience Magma.

Depuis plus de 40 ans, Laurent Goldstein est passionné par Magma et a travaillé à promouvoir le groupe, en organisant bon nombre de concerts, afin qu'il obtienne une plus grande reconnaissance. Son objectif, avec ce projet, est d'aider à élargir le public du groupe, cette musique ayant le pouvoir de toucher les gens au plus profond d’eux-mêmes, de les inspirer et même de changer leur vie à jamais.

In this film you will discover a musician and a band that, through both the lyrical content of the music and unmatched live energy, have bonded with their fan base in an incredible unique way. Every fan around the world lives and breathes the honesty and depth of the music and Christian Vander always refused to compromise for his art. This is a film ultimately about spirituality and the search, through the music for something greater. Its about the coming together of individuals who share a passion for this unique music and of musicians who went beyond the limits, in order to create one of the most beautiful and universal music ever made.

Vous découvrirez un musicien et un groupe, qui, au travers du lyrisme et de l'énergie incomparables de leurs concerts, ont crée une relation et des liens uniques avec leur public. Dans le monde entier, les fans ressentent l'honnêteté et la puissance de la musique, Christian Vander ayant toujours refusé de faire des compromis. A un certain niveau, ce film est, au travers de la musique de Magma, une sorte de quête spirituelle. C'est un document sur des individus qui partagent une passion commune et des musiciens qui ont repoussé les limites de ce qui était possible sur leurs instruments, afin de créer l’une des plus belles et universelles musique jamais faite.

For about a year now, we have been working on this project, without getting paid and we have invested close to $20,000 of our own money. Now, we need your help and we believe crowd funding is the right approach as it allows us to remain independent. Every dollar raised by this campaign is going directly towards completing the film. We believe that Magma is a big family and that people who love Magma all over the world, also have a desire to see this band reach the widest audience. This method of funding also allows us to build upon and communicate with a community of thousands of dedicated fans from all continents.

The film is produced independently and Magma is not attached to the project. However, both Christian Vander and Stella are supporting our effort.

Nous travaillons sur ce projet depuis un an déjà et ceci sans être payés en ayant personnellement investi près de $20,000. Maintenant, nous avons besoin de votre aide et nous avons décidé que le financement participatif était la meilleure approche car elle nous permet de rester indépendants. Chaque dollar que nous recueillerons par cette campagne va directement aider a finir le film. Nous pensons que Magma est une grande famille et que les gens qui aiment Magma ont aussi le désir de voir le groupe atteindre un plus grand public.

Le film est produit indépendamment et Magma n'est pas directement lié à notre projet, Nous avons cependant le soutien de Christian et Stella Vander.

In exchange for your contribution, we are offering up a number of cool rewards. 

See images below for the merchandising.After the campaign ends, we'll send you a REWARD ORDER FORM where you can give us all of the information we need: your mailing address, t-shirt sizes, and any other details we need. Shipping cost is not included in the rewards price. Some rewards will be shipped from France and some from Canada. We know that contributing funds is not an option for everybody! But if you believe in this film, and want to support it in some way, you can share our social media pages.  

En retour de votre contribution, nous offrons un nombre de contreparties attrayantes. Quand la campagne sera terminée, nous vous enverrons un BON DE COMMANDE sur lequel vous pourrez noter toutes les informations dont nous avons besoin: votre adresse, votre taille pour les T shirts et tous autres détails nécessaires. Nous comprenons bien que le financement participatif n'est pas une option pour tout le monde. Cependant, si vous croyez en notre projet et voulez nous apporter votre soutien, vous pouvez en parler sur les réseaux sociaux. Les frais d'expedition ne sont pas inclus dans le prix des recompenses. Certains articles seront expedies du Canada, d'autres de la France.

TESTIMONIALS

"Seeing Magma 'LIVE' is a jaw dropping experience! What I witnessed at Slim's in San Francisco last year was so special, and inspirational. I hope to find that strain of DNA that founder/drummer phenomenon Christian Vander has, but then again that might be dangerous, as I might explode! Magma is not just heavy riffs, it's also the deepest journey into a musical language and style that sets Magma apart. They must be from a different galaxy" - Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

Robert Trujillo - Metallica
Robert Trujillo - Metallica

"Magma are one of my all-time Top Five Desert Island bands. Stooges, Hawkwind, Sonics, Sparks - and Magma. My parents are mainly Classical people. We agree on Orff's "Carmina Burana"; and lo and behold, we agree on Magma, after I played them "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh" as a teen. Why? Before Punk, I'd gotten way into prog rock; and Magma were my favorite from the moment I heard them. So much darker, deadlier, more engulfing - No elves or magic forests for this band." - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)

Jello Biafra - Dead Kennedys
Jello Biafra - Dead Kennedys

”Why isn’t anyone making a documentary on Magma still? - That seemed so strange to me. I mean, it is hard to find a band as original and mythic as Magma. But finally...Laurent Goldstein will change that. Can't wait to see it! Great news" - Morgan Ågren (Matts & Morgan)

Morgan Ågren - Matts & Morgan
Morgan Ågren - Matts & Morgan

Our Team

Laurent Goldstein - Director, Co-Writer, Co-Editor Attended over 200 Magma concerts. Organized concerts for Magma and Christian Vander Jazz quartet and trio. Shared a house with Christian Vander for one year in the early eighties. Co-produced over 1,000 corporate videos. Directed, wrote and produced 2 short films. Director, Scriptwriter and Producer of a full length feature documentary which has been shown in theatres since the completion in 2014. The film," Your Second Fifty, Rising Above the Fears of Aging" included an interview with Stella Vander and Patrick Gauthier. We filmed in 6 countries and over 3 continents with a crew of over 12 videographers. The movie had a cast of over 40 world renowned experts.

Steve Coscarella- Co-Writer, Co-Editor, Co-Producer, Originally from Toronto, Canada. A former sound engineer, and sound artist for Electronic Arts. Circuit DJ for over 15 years, and co-hosted an online radio show for 5 years on Bassdrive.com in Vancouver. Currently the Creative Director and Writer at Citrus Pie Media Group.

Jennifer Unruh- Executive Producer, Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist, Attended 20 Magma Concerts 

Since Jennifer sat in a small art movie house in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, back in 1988 watching "Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, she knew that was what she wanted to do. Be involved in visual storytelling! She went on to be an Associate Producer on a feature length film titled "Stone Coats" that premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and was purchased by Bell TV in 1997. Her company, Citrus Pie Media Group, produced a feature length documentary that premiered on Jan 14, 2015. It has been seen by thousand of people from around the world. She was also a production manager on 2 music videos that were up for awards. She has been producing corporate videos since 2010.

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The Music of Magma Website

Official Website of Citrus Pie Media Group

Risks and challenges

The risk are always there when you create a product. We have 5 years of experience in producing and shooting videos for over 550 corporate clients. We have a good handle on all the cost, and have a talented team to support us.

The challenge of producing this film is that we must have the support of the Magma family and community to ensure that this film gets made now. There is no time to wait. We have to achieve this together as ONE, and your support is the reason we will continue to see this success come to be.

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    Opportunity for musician and bands to post 1 song as a tribute to Magma. It can be a magma song, or it can be a song that is inspired from the music of Magma. We will put the video link on our The Music of Magma FB page and also on our Website for the documentary. One band will have their music video on "The music of Magma "DVD Extra section. Your band name at the end of the film credits. It is a great cost effective way to promote your band. 4 Online download of the Documentary DVD + online poster download.

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    Votre nom en Kobaien donne par Christian, ainsi qu'un certificat. ( Envoyez-nous votre photo ainsi que quelques informations sur vous telles que profession, passe temps favoris , gouts musicaux etc. )

    Certificate of Kobian name given by Christian.
    (Please provide us with a photo plus some basic informations on yourself like: profession, hobbies, musical taste etc.)
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    Plus these rewards; +Access in Real time +Digital download of the movie.1 general tickets to a Magma film premiere ( travel and accommodation costs not included ). Your name at the end of the credits (in Kobian).

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    Cymbale Zildjan autograph par Christian Vander et encadree.

    Zildjan cymbal autographed by Christian Vander and framed.

    Encadrement et montage sur fond noir, de haute qualité par un artisan a Vancouver. Une photo de Christian signant la cymbale inclue dans le cadre.
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    High quality mounting and framing on black background, by a local artisan in Vancouver. A photo of christian signing the cymbal included in the frame. Plus 2 tickets to a Magma film premiere. Your name at the end of the credits.
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    Credit de Producteur associe+nom en Kobaien donne par Christian Vander.
    Associate Producer Tittle+ Kobaian named by Christian Vander.

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    Toutes les recompenses précédemment listées ( Cymbale exclue ) + 2 admissions a l'avant-premiere du film en France ou Amerique du Nord. ( Frais de voyage non inclus ).

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    Presence a un meeting sur le film. Acces au montage préliminaire du film en priorité. Acces aux notations sur le script et le montage. Presence pendant deux jours durant la réalisation du film. Admission pour 6 personnes a l'avant premiere du film. ( Frais de voyage non inclus ).
    Toutes les recompenses précédentes incluses. ( Frais de transport non inclus ).

    Have a meeting about the project. See the rough cut before anyone else. Script notes included. Be on set for 2 days of filming while Laurent is interviewing key people. Your presence is guaranteed in the film. Attend as VIP to a Magma film premiere for up to 6 people. Travel and accommodations not included.
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