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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 30 2016 10:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

The art of beatboxing has been around for more than 30 years. But it was not until the turn of the century that it has become a global phenomenon, which is organized and celebrated in Beatbox Conventions and Beatbox Competitions in an increasing number of countries every year.

As beatboxing has not really been explored thoroughly, this documentary aims at providing a full picture of this incredible art form starting with its genesis within Hip Hop culture and continuing with its further developments and its use in various musical fields in several countries throughout the world.

The production of this film was quite costly as it was essential to get footage of artists from relevant locations all over the world. The documentary was filmed in New York, California, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Austria and Germany.

For the true beatbox devotees the film will give answers to the burning questions about …

  • the cultural origin of beatboxing
  • the first beatboxer who invented the art form
  • the first print of the term “The Human Beatbox”
  • the first Video recording of a beatboxer
  • the first Audio recording on a record

 

How you can help:

The film needs funding to be made available to the public. The funds will be used to pay for...

  • music licensing
  • movie clip licensing
  • archival footage and image usage
  • additional post-production (professional color correction, noise reduced sound quality, improvements and corrections in animation)

Kickstarter is a great tool for filmmakers to fund a project like this. It's an ALL OR NOTHING proposition. If we don't reach our goal, this film can't be made available for everyone.

I want to use this opportunity to thank all the artists once again for contributing their time and for their help to make this film possible.

 

Film Festivals

The 55-minute version of this documentary was officially selected and screened at more than 120 film festivals worldwide. It was nominated 12 times, received 16 various awards, and was WINNER of the following festivals:

  • The Film Festival of Colorado, Denver, CO (BEST DOCUMENTARY MUSIC/CULTURE, and AUDIENCE CHOICE BEST DOCUMENTARY MUSIC/CULTURE)
  • Bel Air Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (BEST JURY DIRECTING and BEST JURY DOCUMENTARY)
  • River's Edge International Film Festival, Padugah, KT (BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT)
  • Alaska International Film Awards, Anchorage, AK (BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT)
  • Southern Appalachian International Film Festival, Erwin, TN (BEST MUSIC FILM)
  • NorCal Film Festival, San Francisco, CA (BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY)
  • Peachtree Village International Film Festival, GA (BEST DOCUMENTARY)
  • Foursite Film Festival, Farmington, UT (DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD)
  • Maverick Movie Awards, Marion, CT (BEST SOUNDTRACK)
  • Cincinnati Film Festival, OH (BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY)
  • Oregon Film Awards, OR (BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT)

  • Nevada Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV (PLATINUM AWARD)
  • Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada (BEST DOCUMENTARY)
  • SkyFest Film and Script Festival, NC (BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY)
  • AmericaFree.TV Virtual Movie Festival, VA (BEST DOCUMENTARY)
  • United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival, New Brunswick, NJ (BEST DOCUMENTARY)
     

Risks and challenges

As all the interviews and live events have been filmed, the risks of any major delay is very limited (e.g. director falls ill or has an accident).
Most of the post-production will be done by external professionals who can be replaced if necessary.

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