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AU$ 317
pledged of AU$ 3,300pledged of AU$ 3,300 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 29 2015 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

At the end of 2014, my son and I recorded a short, 15-second video of us in the kitchen, doing our rendition of the Timmy Trumpet song, "Freaks". The video quickly became known as "When Mama Isn't Home" and was shown on news sites all over the world (Huffington Post, thedailymail.com, ninemsn, Ellen.com, etc). It has also been popularised hundreds of times on Tumblr with fan-art. The song "Freaks" has now charted in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, France and many other countries, and Timmy himself credits much of the success to our little 15-second video.

The endearing image from the video is of Toby playing the oven (especially the head-flick at the end), and we think it's time that he had his own single on iTunes! Toby is only 10, but loves to sing, dance, play the piano and French Horn, and is also a fine off-spinner (cricket, for the uninitiated). And, he just happens to keep pretty good time on an oven door.

I am in the process of writing a song titled, "When Mama Isn't Home" (the same name as the video) and am working with song-writing colleagues to have this completed by April. Our wish is to record the single in a Brisbane recording studio during April / May, releasing it to iTunes by the middle of the year. It will be in the style of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) because this is the style of the original song we were parodying.

Following the release, we then want to record a high-definition video clip to go with the single (for youtube release). Our daughter Jessica is studying Graphic Design and has considerable video-editing experience, but we would need to hire some high-end equipment for the shoot. Depending on the amount you pledge (and your proximity to Brisbane), you could end up in the video clip yourself :-)

Risks and challenges

The only risks involved with the project lie in the recording process. I am an experienced song-writer/ composer, and I feel certain that once we hand over our rough material to a professional EDM sound-engineer, we could have a great finished product.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $3

    A colour print of the "When Mama Isn't Home" photo, signed by Toby (the oven kid), plus an mp3 copy of the song (emailed to you)

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    A personal "thank you" video-message from Toby (the oven kid), plus a colour print of the "When Mama Isn't Home" photo (signed by Toby), plus an mp3 copy of the song (emailed to you)

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $17

    Your name added the video-credits when the single is released on youtube. A personal "thank you" video-message from Toby (the oven kid), plus a colour print of the "When Mama Isn't Home" photo (signed by Toby), plus an mp3 copy of the song (emailed to you)

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $35

    Your own "Oven Kid" T-shirt (black tee with the "oven kid" image on the front). Your name added the video-credits when the single is released on youtube. A personal "thank you" video-message from Toby (the oven kid), plus a colour print of the "When Mama Isn't Home" photo (signed by Toby), plus a high-quality audio recording of the song (emailed to you)

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $139

    If you live within travelling distance of Brisbane, QLD, you are invited to be in the filming of the video for the "When Mama Isn't Home" single. Shooting is slated for July, 2015, and the final 30 seconds of the clip will feature lots of people all playing oven-doors at the same time.

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