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"Disco Will Return One Day," says the avid funk lover. Thankfully the likelihood of this is remote. But what if it really happened? Read more

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"Disco Will Return One Day," says the avid funk lover. Thankfully the likelihood of this is remote. But what if it really happened?

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The tale has been published.  The musical has been made.  Casting has been completed.  Shooting Locations have been scouted.  All that's lacking are the funds to transform this musical into film and let it take off like wildfire across the nation.  In order to do justice to 2135: The Year Disco Came Back, we need Your help.  We're talking an epic picture, here.  There are wars and rumors of wars, to wax Biblical; and the greatness of those scenes depends on you. 

The premise of 2135: The Year Disco Came Back is the answer to that phrase: "Someday, Disco will return."  Well we have envisioned that happening: in the year 2135 A.D.  Neo-Disco, the phenomenon of the 2130's--and its supporters; broad caricatures of their 70's originators, those "neo-discoists" of the musical are a mass of satirical portraits both hilarious and nostalgic.  And like their 70's counterparts, a conflict comes as the genre develops into another fad of the past: Punk.  The neo-punk rockers love their music as deeply as the discoists, but there's not enough room in town for the both of 'em!  Factions develop, the masses arise, and sooner than you can shake a disco-ball at an axe guitar, war breaks out.  

Now to shoot these scenes, we must group large number of people in rented arenas/parks/convention centers--there are several locations we've been considering.  The more extras, the better the space we can acquire, the longer we can shoot--these are all factors which will bring this vision to glorious life, and factors which you--the donor--have a direct influence upon.

But that's only the tip of the iceberg.  Costuming, setting, special effects and legal fees will all play a big part in this film.  We've got to costume those extras and deck out those arenas and convention centers such that they resemble the year 2135 as realistically as we can manage.  Plus the cost of recording and editing the groundbreaking music in this futuristic odyssey is no small one.  Guest musicians like Joshua Zan Disney, who has toured across the United States and lives with the nickname "Human Jukebox" for his encyclopedic musical knowledge have signed on and are ready to commit themselves fully to the cause.  A good song takes one to two hours of recording or mixing per minute, and that's a conservative estimate.  We have an hour of music written--that is strictly music-- one hundred and twenty hours of work for one musician alone.  Again, at a conservative estimate.  Most of the people who have gladly donated their time and talent to this product are receiving little to no compensation for their excellent work, due in large part to our limited funding.  Your contribution will make it feasible for these people to work and devote their time to this poignant and hilarious genre-bender of a musical.

Check out the original short story from which this project has come together at:

http://www.drabblecast.org/2009/01/12/bsides-2-2135-the-year-disco-came-back-by-kevin-bennett/

The story has been substantially expanded, and your charitable contributions will make the vision on the screen as exciting and wonderful as those mental images that come merely from listening to the tale.  Get involved today--and keep in mind!  You're not only going to reap the benefit of seeing this film come alive on the silver screen, you will also receive a number of excellent and limited-release materials associated with the film; including autographed CDs, DVDs, posters, and even a weekend trip to beautiful Fort Collins for the premiere!  We are ensuring that all contributors receive at least some of the ground-breaking materials produced in this effort.  And let it be reiterated: these early groupings of materials are LIMITED RELEASE!  After the film has been created, the original tracks etc. will be hard to get ahold of.  

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