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A documentary of Malignus Youth, a punk rock band from Arizona, who rose up out of a troubled region, to form a tight knit community.
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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.

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    Your $10.00 pledge will go to help make the Malignus Youth documentary a reality. Be proud of that. We couldn't do this without your generous pledge. Let's make this film.

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    Your $20.00 pledge will go to help make the Malignus Youth documentary a reality. Be proud of that. And we will Thank You by name in the film credits. We couldn't do this without your generous pledge. Let's make this film.

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    Your $75.00 pledge will get you a Thank You in the film credits plus the following:

    1.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

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    New $75.00 level pledges (the original rewards for this level are sold out) will receive the following: A thank you in the film credits, and a limited edition Malignus Youth documentary T-shirt designed by Rick Klu

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    Your $100.00 pledge will earn you a Thank You in the film credits with the following:

    1.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    2.) 1 free ticket to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    3.) A copy of the documentary

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    NEW $100.00 level pledges (the original rewards for this level are all sold out) will receive the following:

    A thank you in the film credits, a copy of the documentary, and a limited edition Malignus Youth DocumentaryT-shirt designed by Rick Klu.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Your $250.00 pledge will gain you a Thank You in the credits of the film and the "Pit Boss" level rewards package which consists of the following:

    1.) A super rare original, mint condition 1992 More To It LP (one of ONLY 20 left in the world)

    2.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    3.) 1free ticket to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    6.) A copy of the documentary

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Your $500.00 pledge will earn you a Sponsor credit in the film plus, the following rare package of Malignus Youth music and tickets to the show:

    1.) A super rare original, mint condition 1992 More To It LP (one of ONLY 20 left in the world)

    2.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    3.) 2 free tickets to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    6.) A copy of the documentary

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Your $750.00 donation will earn you an Associate Producer Credit in the film plus this rare Malignus Youth Patron/Supporter package:

    1.) A super rare original, mint condition 1992 More To It LP (one of ONLY 20 left in the world)

    2.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    3.) A rare mint condition Malignus Yourh T-shirt (original design from the First 7" EP cover)

    4.) A rare mint condition Malignus Youth Miserere Nobis T-shirt (one of five left)

    5.) 2 free tickets to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    6.) A copy of the documentary

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Your $1,000.00 donation will earn you an Executive Producer credit on the film, and a rare Malignus Youth Sponsor package which includes:
    1.) A super rare, MINT condition, unopened 1st pressing Malignus Youth 7" EP (only 2 of these left in the world!!!)

    2.) A super rare original, mint condition 1992 More To It LP (one of ONLY 20 left in the world)

    3.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    4.) A rare mint condition Malignus Yourh T-shirt (original design from the First 7" EP cover)

    5.) A rare mint condition Malignus Youth Miserere Nobis T-shirt (one of five left)

    6.) 2 free tickets to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    7.) A copy of the documentary

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Your $2,500.00 contribution will earn you an Executive Producer credit in the film plus the RAREST of any Malignus Youth collectors items anywhere, and several other VIP items:

    1.) An ORIGINAL test pressing of the More To It LP from 1992 on clear blue vinyl, one of only one. This is it, the holy grail.

    2.) A super rare original, mint condition 1992 More To It LP (one of ONLY 20 left in the world)

    3.) An out of print, rare, Malignus Youth Vinyl CD (one of 50 left).

    4.) A rare mint condition Malignus Yourh T-shirt (original design from the First 7" EP cover)

    5.) A rare mint condition Malignus Youth Miserere Nobis T-shirt (one of five left)

    6.) 2 free tickets to the reunion show in Tucson, AZ. At the Rialto Theater in June

    7.) A copy of the documentary

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Funding period

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