Family: The Story of Malignus Youth
This project will fund a documentary style film about the band, Malignus Youth. Malignus Youth is a legendary Arizona punk rock band who not only rose up through the ranks of underground Arizona music, it created a tight community, influenced a slew of other bands, and brought the Arizona music scene together. Their positive lyrics, tight riffs, and unique melodic style gave birth to a scene that continues, to this day, to influence those who were exposed to it. Their music gave hope and positive influence to countless kids and young adults, who were surrounded by drugs, difficult family situations, and tragic deaths.
The film will mostly consist of interviews with the band members, those who were there, and those who were influenced by the band and the community it created. The footage will also include beautiful shots of the Arizona landscape, historically significant places, both in the history of the music and the state, and narration about the history of the region and the musical scene that Malignus Youth helped to form.
Your participation in the funding of this project will help preserve a very special time in the hearts of many. The music of Malignus Youth was, without any doubt, the tying bind for many who had little or nothing but each other. And the music itself, tells a story, of how a family was formed by it.
Please help to make our story happen.
Risks and challenges
This project will take place in two stages. The first stage of this endeavor will be the actual shooting of our footage. The second half is how we edit the hours and hours of footage that we shoot. Both stages will need funding. If we do not have enough funding left over from the shooting end of our process, we may need to do a second Kickstarter campaign to finance the editing of our footage, which would realistically be for a lesser amount. This is only if we do not have enough left over funds from shooting our principal footage. Overages are common in the filmmaking process, due to unforeseen circumstances, challenges, and changes which may need to occur during production. There are contingencies and strategies in place that can overcome any challenges that might come up.
I have been working on, and still work on various film crews in many different capacities in the last several years. I have been a P.A., 2nd A.D., Art Department Lead Man, Assistant Art Director, Art Director, Actor, and Cameraman, on a multitude of different projects, including, but not limited to: Commercials, several Web Series, Television Shows, and Movies. The list of people that I have worked with in these fields includes legendary figures who have won Academy Awards, Emmy's, Grammy's, and a multitude of awards in their respective fields. I have a deep visual arts background and am fully confident in handling the technical side of using various sorts of equipment and gear used in the film industry.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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