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Seattle, WA Documentary
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Here, anyone can walk in and belong to something great.

Seattle, WA Documentary
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We finished filming and are looking for your help to make it the best movie it can be. 

In the spring of 2012, I heard that The Funhouse was closing. I was caught off-guard, since it was the most successful punk club in Seattle, often called "Seattle's CBGB." With the announcement, people started to share their memories in articles, on the radio, and on the internet. With the support of The Funhouse, I decided to make it into a movie. Despite having no budget, Debbie was up for taking on the role of Producer, and off we went!

photo c. Invisible Hour via Flickr
photo c. Invisible Hour via Flickr

So far we've filmed interviews with more than 50 people. Staff, bands, fans... all of them the most charming people you've ever met. We've also been collecting footage and photographs that people have shot over the past 9 years. For those unfamiliar with the Funhouse, these aren't just some shaky-cam videos and camera-phone band shots. Some of Seattle's best photographers have been shooting there on an ongoing basis. Because it's just intense fun! We are so fortunate to have these photographers are onboard, and we need to compensate them.

And music! Well, that's what the Funhouse is about. This  movie is going to have some badass music. We won't leave any empty pockets there, either.

Our goal is to raise at least $7,500. Most of this money will finance the audio mix. Since it's a music documentary, this is even more important. A good audio mix is pricey and can run upwards of $10,000. We would also love to hire a professional color corrector to give it that professional film quality. The more support we receive, the better quality we will deliver, so if we are fortunate enough to reach our goal please don't hesitate to keep giving. 

Also, if you can't afford to support financially, but you're still interested in seeing this project reach it's goal, please just share it with some folks. It really makes a huge difference. Remember all that money you made from chain letters? 

We are really excited about this film. We already have the first cut of the story done, and though it is by no means final, it is obvious to us that it's going to be great. 

Thank You!

Ryan & Debbie

Risks and challenges

It will be a challenge to gather archival footage, and get rights to all of the different pieces we'd like to include. We have radio broadcasts, news articles, screen grabs from various sites, and footage taken over the 9 years the Funhouse was in business. Though so far everyone has been accommodating, we will need legal agreements to actually release the film.

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