UNDERGROUND INC: The Unsung Story Of Alternative Rock
UNDERGROUND Inc is destined to be the ultimate look at the alternative music scene in the 90's and a must see for serious music lovers.
"Underground Inc. takes me back to a time when music was real, raw and exciting...." ~Louis Svitek - Ministry
It was the early 90's - out of nowhere, a little band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. Small 'underground' bands, went from being inconsequential in the music industry, to being potential behemoths in record sales – and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, record industry people would see punk/grunge bands perform, and then appear after their show offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these artists were set for life – so what happened?
Business dealings, egos, ridiculous amounts of money and a hopelessly out of touch music industry, lead to a lack of awareness of some of the most important artists of the 90's, and robbed global audiences of these massively talented acts. Artists possessing the obvious appeal and musicianship to match their contemporaries, now largely forgotten. Underground Inc. will be taking you through the scenes outside of Seattle to look at what else was going on musically, during a period that was already pulsating with great indie rock acts.
The circumstances surrounding this fascinating era is the subject of our investigative documentary, 'Underground Inc'.
Made by multi-award winning director Shaun Katz, "Underground Inc." will dig beneath the manufactured truth to explore what really happened and expose viewers to an amazing catalog of rarities and inspirations.
Go behind the alternative rock revolution and hear the stories, tragedies, triumphs and anecdotes reported with candid insight by a multitude of voices who lived it. "Underground Inc." is destined to be the ultimate look at the 90's and a must see for serious music lovers.
Who'll Be There:
Featuring exclusive interviews with members of Queens Of The Stone Age, Failure, White Zombie, Stone Sour, Primus, Helmet, Bad Religion, Ministry, Quicksand, Jawbox, Filter, A Perfect Circle, Down, Revolting Cocks, Corrosion Of Conformity, Jets To Brazil, Rocket From The Crypt, Clutch, Red Fang, ...Trail Of Dead, The Sword, Sugartooth, Steve Albini (producer - Nirvana, Pixies), Matt Wallace (producer - Faith No More, Deftones), Only Living Witness, Alex Newport (producer - At The Drive In, Bloc Party), Public Image Ltd, Sepultura, Agnostic Front, Biohazard, Texas Is The Reason, Killing Joke, Monster Magnet, Handsome, Stegosaurus, Brad, Cop Shoot Cop, Course Of Empire, Fishbone, My Head, Sense Field, Trouble, Downset, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Skrew...
Let's exceed our goal so we can release a killer soundtrack!
Let's start with names that have already been in lights that you are sure to recognize and respect as much as we do. We are thrilled to say that the UNDERGROUND INC. music and sound department is made up of Grammy nominee PETER MENGEDE (Helmet, KRS-One, Handsome), the Grammy nominated record producer ALEX NEWPORT (Mars Volta, Bloc Party, At The Drive-in) and MARK BRADRIDGE, who will collectively be creating an original score & sound design for this film.
The international crew behind UNDERGROUND INC. is led by multi-award winning Australian Director/Producer SHAUN KATZ (SLEEPING IN BLOOD CITY - https://vimeo.com/48055278 ) whose work has been in festivals worldwide including Cannes Film Festival - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3807339/ .
For Shaun Katz' full bio click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1475123585/about
Serving as Co-Editor/Co-Producer & Animator, JB Sapienza works out of New York and was the Editor/Co-Director of the prize taking documentary MY NAME IS JONAH as well as a host of notable music videos and animated shorts. For full JB Sapienza credits list, please see his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5974500/
Regular collaborator ADAM LOVETT is a Boston based Writer/Producer and freelance film journalist, who has worked with Shaun on multiple successful projects including the much lauded short film SLEEPING IN BLOOD CITY.
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Risks and challenges
This team of professional filmmakers are highly passionate about their music. We are obsessively committed to delivering a mind blowing film, but some practical challenges still remain.
Filming is complete, post production is approaching its conclusion and the final edited footage is almost in the can. Now it's time for the biggest gamble of all when commerce engulfs our art and the pitfalls of the business side take precedent. We're talking things like outstanding music clearances so these tunes we all love can drive the cinematic experience and reach their hungry audience. Video licenses so the full blown energy, mayhem and raw showmanship can be visually unleashed. Money for image rights, color grading, sound mixing and other critical incidentals, all these things come at a price that currently exceeds our ambitious grasp.
Only with your help will the funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign fuel us successfully to a fully market ready film. If you want UNDERGROUND INC. to hit the festival circuit and then wider so you can all finally witness its almighty power first hand (and we know you do) then these are the obstacles we can only overcome together.
Let's make this happen for the artists. For the fans, for the uninitiated, for the generations to come that will be able to be inspired by this until now untold history of some of the greatest music that the public never got to hear!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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