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A film following the lives of three Michael Jackson tribute artists as they search for fame and fortune in Hollywood
A film following the lives of three Michael Jackson tribute artists as they search for fame and fortune in Hollywood
A film following the lives of three Michael Jackson tribute artists as they search for fame and fortune in Hollywood
412 backers pledged £28,268 to help bring this project to life.

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MOONWALKERS DOCUMENTARY - The legacy of Michael Jackson

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 From BAFTA-winning film makers...

Chavail 24, Quintin 28 and Malachi 29 are three Michael Jackson tribute artists from small towns on the west coast of America, who dream of making it big in Hollywood.

CHAVAIL, QUINTIN AND MALACHI
CHAVAIL, QUINTIN AND MALACHI

Our three performers met through their shared love of Michael Jackson. Together they formed the supergroup 'The Three Generations - The Michael J Experience’, with each of them representing a different era from Michael Jackson's career.

Filmed over the course of four years, our documentary follows the group from its inception and early street performances to following in their idol's footsteps as they embark on a road trip to Hollywood to get noticed, find an agent, get paid and make friends with the rich and famous!

A DOCUMENTARY … LIKE NO OTHER

With its endless supply of fame-seeking dreamers, we see our performers face the harsh reality of trying to make it. Sleeping in their cars, dancing on the street for dollars and grabbing any opportunity that comes their way, we are reminded of their resilience. As they experience the highs and lows, they are ultimately forced to look within and examine their motivations and ambitions.

OUR MOONWALKERS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME FOR THE FIRST TIME!
OUR MOONWALKERS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Our three protagonists each have their own motivations for doing what they do and each brings different attributes to the film.

As a director I wanted to capture this journey with them, where you felt you were going along for the ride, feeling the highs and the lows as one of the team. It became the perfect window to observe how fame pushes people to improbable lengths.

MALACHI, CHAVAIL AND QUINTIN ON THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD
MALACHI, CHAVAIL AND QUINTIN ON THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD

Working as a team of two so far we have self-funded the project up to this point and cannot go any further...

That's where you come in! We are turning to Kickstarter and our supporters to raise the necessary funds to finish this film.

We have completed 80% of the filming after spending time in San Francisco and Los Angeles. We have some incredible footage of the guys and need to fly back out to California for one final shoot before we can take the film into its post-production stage and complete it by 29th August 2018, for what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th Birthday.

ALLOCATION OF FUNDS

 

Our target of £28,000 will allow us to film these final scenes with Quintin, Malachi and Chavail in California, hire an editor, license music and complete the film. The more money we raise the more we’ll be able to do!

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Without you we won't be able to finish the film so please join us in making this documentary a reality.

Kickstarter will only release the money if we reach our goal. If we don't reach our goal, you won't be charged for your pledge so there's no risk involved.

Tom Goudsmit, Director/Cinematographer 

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, he was the director of photography for BAFTA-winning documentary 'Just A Few Drinks' (BBC). Tom combines working as a cinematographer on feature documentaries with a regular slate of Guardian films. His work has appeared on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 & SKY. Tom’s devotion is to engage audiences through visual storytelling that is both visceral and compelling. See his IMDB page.

"I am passionate about telling human stories that shine a light on everyday people, who give us an insight into what makes them feel connected to the world. This is something I have explored previously in my film 'Statesmen', a profile of three blue collar workers from different corners of the United States, linked only by a common sense of satisfaction in their lives."

Tristan Anderson, Producer BAFTA-winner 

Tristan is a lifelong Michael Jackson fan and a BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker for 'Just A Few Drinks' (BBC), whose films and TV shows have been broadcast in over 20 countries. Including in the UK on the BBC & Channel 4. His films have been screened at a number of international film festivals, showcased at BAFTA and screened for MPs at the Houses of Parliament. His passion for documentary filmmaking lead him to co-found ‘Doc Heads’, the UK’s leading short documentary screening, networking & membership organisation. See his IMDB page.

"I hope that when audiences watch our film, they will come to care about our Michaels just like we do. Rooting for them during their journey, laughing with them, feeling hopeful, maybe a little lost and even feel sorry for them, but ultimately wanting them to succeed." 

QUINTIN, CHAVAIL AND MALACHI OUTSIDE MICHAEL JACKSON'S HOLLYWOOD HOME.
QUINTIN, CHAVAIL AND MALACHI OUTSIDE MICHAEL JACKSON'S HOLLYWOOD HOME.

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RECOMPENSAS EN ESPAÑOL

WANNA BE KICKSTARTING SOMETHING

Recibe acceso a nuestro PLAYLIST curado de las mejores versiones de las canciones de Michael Jackson, interpretadas por otros artistas. También recibirás un MENSAJE PERSONALIZADO en nuestras redes social y aparecerás en la pagina web oficial de Moonwalkers.

THRILLER

Recibe acceso digital (streaming) ilimitado ‘Statesmen’, el documental anterior de Tom Goudsmit, director de Moonwalkers. También incluye la recompensa 'Wanna Be Kickstarting Something'

THIS IS IT

Como contribuidor serás uno de los PRIMEROS EN VER la versión terminada del documental ‘Moonwalkers’ en un link con acceso digital (streaming) ilimitado. También incluye la recompensa 'Wanna Be Kickstarting Something’.

THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL

TU NOMBRE EN LA PANTALLA GRANDE! Aparecerás en los créditos finales de la película. También incluye la recompensa 'This Is It’.

YOU ROCK MY WORLD

Uno de nuestros talentosos imitadores de Michael Jackson te grabará un VIDEO MENSAJE PERSONAL dándote las gracias por tu contribución. También incluye la recompensa 'The Way You Make Me Feel’.

DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH

Súmate al equipo de ‘Moonwalkers’ en la ALFOMBRA ROJA del PREMIERE de la película en Londres. También incluye la recompensa 'The Way You Make Me Feel’. No incluye transporte ni alojamiento.

BECOME A MOONWALKER

Recibe un TUTORIAL DE MAQUILLAJE Y CAMBIO DE IMAGEN de uno de nuestros Moonwalkers para convertirte en un verdadero imitador de Michael Jackson!

BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE

Súmate al equipo de ‘Moonwalkers’ en la ALFOMBRA ROJA del PREMIERE de la película en Londres Y después asiste a la FIESTA EXCLUSIVA con el equipo. También incluye la recompensa 'The Way You Make Me Feel’. No incluye transporte ni alojamiento.

ROCK WITH YOU

Puedes bailar como Michael? Muéstrale al mundo! Con esta recompensa incluimos un VIDEO DE TI BAILANDO en los créditos finales de la película. También incluye la recompensa 'The Way You Make Me Feel’.

REMEMBER THE TIME

Aprende a bailar como MJ con esta CLASE DE BAILE DIGITAL de uno de nuestros talentosos Moonwalkers! También incluye la recompensa 'The Way You Make Me Feel’.

BILLIE JEAN

Conviértete en un PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO de la película ‘Moonwalkers’ con esta recompensa. También incluye la recompensa ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ así que nos veremos en la alfombra roja! TU NOMBRE aparecerá en los créditos finales de la película como PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO.

SMOOTH CRIMINAL

Acompaña al equipo de ‘Moonwalkers’ durante un día en la sala de edición de la película. Mira mientras toma forma el documental y almuerza con el director Tom Goudsmit y el productor Tristan Anderson (No incluye transporte ni alojamiento). También incluye la recompensa ‘Blame It On The Boogie’.

OFF THE WALL

Recibe una CLASE MAGISTRAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL del director Tom Goudsmit y productor Tristan Anderson (ganador de premio BAFTA) de ‘Moonwalkers’ para ti y hasta 3 amigos. Clase magistral (6 horas) se puede tomar en persona en Londres o digitalmente a través de Skype. También incluye la recompensa ‘Blame It On The Boogie’.

I'LL BE THERE

Pasa el día con el equipo ‘Moonwalkers’ mientras filman en Los Angeles o San Francisco! TU NOMBRE aparecerá en los créditos finales de la película como PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO. No incluye transporte ni alojamiento. También incluye la recompensa ‘This Is It.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Recibe un PRESENTACIÓN EN VIVO de los tres imitadores de Michael Jackson en San Francisco! TU NOMBRE aparecerá en los créditos finales de la película como PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO. No incluye transporte ni alojamiento. También incluye la recompensa ‘This Is It.

P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING)

Conviértete en CO-PRODUCTOR de ‘Moonwalkers’ con esta recompensa. Tu nombre o el logo de tu empresa aparecerá en los créditos iniciales de la película como CO-PRODUCTOR and te agregaremos a la pagina IMDB de la película. También incluye la recompensa ‘Blame It On The Boogie’.

THE KING (OR QUEEN) OF POP

Bienvenido al equipo! Conviértete en PRODUCTOR EJECUTIVO de ‘Moonwalkers’ con esta recompensa y súmate al equipo de producción en en el escenario en el PREMIERE DE LA PELÍCULA y la fiesta exclusiva. Tu nombre aparecerá como PRODUCTOR EJECUTIVO en los créditos iniciales de la película y te agregaremos a la pagina de IMDB. También incluye la recompensa ‘Blame It On The Boogie’

Risks and challenges

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    WANNA BE 'KICKSTARTING' SOMETHING

    Get access to our carefully curated Spotify PLAYLIST of the best Michael Jackson covers to jam to. You will also receive a PERSONALISED SHOUT OUT on our social channels and appear on the Moonwalkers website thank you wall!

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    THRILLER

    Receive unlimited streaming to Moonwalkers director Tom Goudsmit's PREVIOUS DOCUMENTARY film 'Statesmen'. Also includes 'Wanna Be Kickstarting Something' reward.

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    As a backer you'll be one of the FIRST TO WATCH the finished 'Moonwalkers' documentary film with an UNLIMITED STREAMING link! Also includes 'Wanna Be Kickstarting Something' reward.

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    YOU ROCK MY WORLD

    One of our talented Michael Jackson tribute artists will record you a PERSONALISED THANK YOU MESSAGE for your contribution! Also includes ''The Way You Make Me Feel' reward.

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    BECOME A MOONWALKER

    Receive a full online MAKE-UP TUTORIAL AND MAKEOVER from one of our three Moonwalkers to become a Michael Jackson tribute artist! Also includes the 'The Way You Make Me Feel' reward.

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    BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE

    Join the 'Moonwalkers' team on the RED CARPET for the film's London premiere PLUS attend the exclusive AFTER PARTY! Also includes 'The Way You Make Me Feel' reward. Does not include travel or accommodation costs.

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    JAM

    Join the stars of 'Moonwalkers' for a SPECIAL GALA SCREENING of the film in San Francisco, California! (Date TBC). Also includes 'The Way You Make Me Feel' reward. Does not include travel or accommodation costs.

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    ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE

    Have lunch in London with Fabio Jackson, one of the world's best Michael Jackson tribute artists and Tom Goudsmit, the director of Moonwalkers! A unique opportunity to chat all things MJ and hear secrets from the making of the film. Venue TBC, travel and accommodation not included. Also includes the 'The Way You Make Me Feel' reward.

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    ROCK WITH YOU

    Can you move like Michael? Let the world see it! With this reward we'll include a VIDEO OF YOU DANCING in the film's final CREDITS. Also includes the 'The Way You Make Me Feel' reward.

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    REMEMBER THE TIME

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    BILLIE JEAN

    Become a ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on 'Moonwalkers' with this reward. Also includes 'Blame It On The Boogie' reward so we'll see you on the red carpet! YOUR NAME will appear in the film's final credits as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.

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    Billie Jean (Remix)

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    SMOOTH CRIMINAL

    JOIN the 'Moonwalkers' team in the edit suite in London for a day, watch the film take shape and have lunch with director Tom Goudmit and producer Tristan Anderson (Does not include transport or accommodation). Also includes 'Blame It On The Boogie' reward.

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    OFF THE WALL

    Receive a documentary FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS for you and up to 3 friends from 'Moonwalkers' director Tom Goudsmit and producer Tristan Anderson (BAFTA-winner). One-day masterclass (6 hrs) available in person in London or digitally via a Skype consultation.
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    I'LL BE THERE

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    YOU ARE NOT ALONE

    Get a LIVE PERFORMANCE from all three of our tribute artists in San Francisco! Travel and accommodation not included. YOUR NAME will appear in the film's final credits as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Also includes 'This Is It' reward.

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    P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING)

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    THE KING (OR QUEEN) OF POP

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