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A short musical film to accompany Prince Rama's upcoming album TOP 10 HITS OF THE END OF THE WORLD. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 8, 2012.

A short musical film to accompany Prince Rama's upcoming album TOP 10 HITS OF THE END OF THE WORLD.

About this project

Help us make a musical film called << PRINCE RAMA AND THE SCORPION TORNADO >> starring sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson of the band PRINCE RAMA and directed by ASTRAL PROJECTS (Tony Lowe and Lily X. Wahrman).

Based around the songs from their upcoming album TOP 10 HITS OF THE END OF THE WORLD (to be released on Paw Tracks), the movie will be a NOW-AGE PSYCH OPERA of EPIC PROPORTIONS.

ABOUT THE FILM

SET IN A NEW AGE DYSTOPIA, a tyrannical Queen lures an existential pop star into a web of cyber conspiracy and mind control.   Our heroine grapples with the depths of her dark side in a whirlwind of ensemble dance numbers, futuristic rock shows, inter-dimensional portals and cavernous underworlds.  To give a general picture, think Purple Rain meets Bollywood meets The Matrix.

We've already assembled a team of exceptional artists to help us render the custom handmade costumes, massive soundstage sets, and top notch 3D animations.  We have affordable access to a Brooklyn venue where our art department will be crafting the sets, but we still need funding for building materials (everything from mylar to 2x4s), props (from golden treadmills to VR goggles), makeup (tons of glitter), pro lighting equipment, film festival submission fees, DVD mastering, van rentals, etc. All we're lacking is the money to make it happen!

WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP!

This Kickstarter is a way to open up this project to the community, and we’d love for you to be involved!  In order to receive any of the money, we need to reach our full goal by September 8th.

We have a fantastic array of prizes, including digital download of the film, a black light dinner party, a personalized love song, custom jewelry, never before heard Prince Rama songs, and more!   NYC area donors will be able to attend a ONE TIME ONLY PERFORMANCE in the actual, MAGICAL sets when we wrap the film.  Everyone who donates will be credited in the film!

Whatever you can offer will be deeply appreciated and help us to make our dreams and nightmares come true.  

ABOUT PRINCE RAMA + ASTRAL PROJECTS

PRINCE RAMA is sisters Nimai and Taraka Larson. In only four years, they have released a prolific six albums and toured in four of the seven continents, recording with members of Animal Collective and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective’s Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes. They signed to Paw Tracks shortly thereafter, and have since released Shadow Temple and Trust Now, which peaked at #3 and #6 on the Billboard New Age Charts respectively. Taraka and Nimai have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts and have now finished inventing an apocalypse on which to base their new pseudo-compilation album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, comprised of ten singles “channeled” from fictional deceased pop bands. Taraka recently published a manifesto on the “NOW AGE” that puts forth Prince Rama’s aesthetic and metaphysical philosophies.

http://www.myspace.com/princeramaofayodhya

www.facebook.com/princeramaofayodhya

www.princerama.com/

ASTRAL PROJECTS is a creative studio located in Brooklyn, directed by Lily X. Wahrman and Tony Lowe. Their work, ranging from abstract 8mm films to feature documentaries, has been screened internationally and praised by Art Forum, The Wall Street Journal, Pitchfork, VICE, Fader and more. ICON EYE, an experimental film about Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras collaborating with the Congos in Jamaica, was lauded as “intricately highlighting intimate and unexpected moments of life’s vibrant splendour” (Portable) with “hallucinogenic magic” (Tiny Mix Tapes). BELOW THE BRAIN, a collaborative documentary about Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival, was described by Art Forum’s Amy Taubin as “rude, crude, hyperkinetic, and deliriously colorful”. Their music videos for Diva, Day One, Keepaway and more have been noted for a “deep psychedelia” (Altered Zones) that is “entertaining in the best and weirdest way possible” (Prefix). A new film about Chief Keef and teenage rappers in Chicago will be released this fall on PitchforkTV.

http://www.astral-projects.com/

Thank you!!!!! 

♥ ♥ xoxo ♥ 

Prince Rama and Astral Projects

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    For a pledge of $5 and upwards you’ll receive a super psychedelic digital thank you postcard from Prince Rama and Astral Projects and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!   

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    For $15 you'll receive a TOP SECRET RECIPE from Nimai who is a radical chef (check out her blog posts “Healthy or Hungover” at http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/healthy-or-hungover-8) and you'll receive a hand made thank you postcard in the MAIL!  It will be personally smooched and posted out to you. You’ll also receive a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film!

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    For $25, not only will you get a digital thank you postcard and Nimai’s top secret recipe, but you'll also receive a digital download of the film. We'll make this available to you on release of the film so the date below is an estimate.  You’ll also receive a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    Pledge $40 or more and you'll receive a specially designed “PRINCERAMA” gold chain necklace. You’ll also receive the digital thank you postcard, Nimai’s top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    Pledge $50 or more and you'll get a large, exclusively designed poster from the film. You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    For $50 you will get a digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, and you'll receive a DVD of the film with art and special features. We'll send this package to you upon release of the film. You’ll also receive a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    Pledge $60 or more and you’ll receive a signed copy of the new Prince Rama Album “Top Ten Hits at the End of the World”. You'll also get a digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film.

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    Prince Rama and Astral Projects have some sick jams to share with you.  You will receive 2 custom mixtapes each curated by Prince Rama and Astral Projects.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film.

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    Prince Rama has some never before heard songs from their early days.  This is a Kickstarter only offer to receive a CD of never before released songs.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film.

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    If you pledge $80 or more you'll get a ticket to the private wrap party.  There will be installations from the film as well as drinks, live performances and dancing and you’ll get to meet the cast and crew!!  You’ll be entering into the world of the film.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film.

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    If you pledge $80 or more you'll get a ticket to an exclusive screening of the film and the after party. We'll have one in LA and one in New York. There'll be drinks, live music and dancing and you'll get to meet cast and crew. You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film!

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    Attend the first rough cut screening of the film with Prince Rama and the Directors. You'll be in the inner circle and give your thoughts on the edit to Tony and Lily.  We’ll have drinks and snax - it will be a party!!!  This will take place in NYC so you'll need to arrange your own travel and accommodation. You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    Be an extra in the film!!  You’ll get to wear a costume and be on set and be forever memorialized in a freaky way on the silver screen.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end roller of the film!

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    For $150 we've made up a special package to include - the exclusively designed poster from the film, a necklace, top secret cookie recipe, a smooched thank you postcard from Prince Rama and Astral Projects and a DVD of the film. You will also receive a special thanks in the end roller of the film.  All the items will be shipped together on the day of the release of the DVD in your territory so delivery date below is an estimate.

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    For $150 we've made up a special package to include - the exclusively designed poster from the film, a necklace, top secret cookie recipe, a smooched thank you postcard from Prince Rama and Astral Projects and the album “Top 10 Hits at the End of the World”. You will also receive a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film. All the items will be shipped together on the day of the release of the DVD so delivery date below is an estimate.

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    For $150 we've made up a special package to include - the exclusively designed poster from the film, a necklace, top secret cookie recipe, a smooched thank you postcard from Prince Rama and Astral Projects, the custom mix tapes from Prince Rama and Astral Projects as well as the CD of never before heard Prince Rama songs! You will also receive a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film.

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    For a pledge of $250 you will receive one of the official costumes from the film.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film.

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    Prince Rama and Astral Projects will host a multi course black lite dinner party that you are invited to and you can bring a friend!  There will be all white glowing food and drinks and it will be gourmet and spectacular!  Great way to hang out and for us to express our thanks!!!!  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film!

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    For a pledge of $500 or more Prince Rama will write a song just for you – about anything you want.  It can even be a love song to you.  They will perform it live for you on skype and send you a copy of it along with a hand made thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film!

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    You will have a major role in the film tailored to your imagination and you will bejeweled and decked out in the ultimate custom costume that you get to keep.  You'll also receive the digital thank you postcard, top secret cookie recipe, digital download of the film, and a special thanks credit in the end credits of the film!

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    For a pledge of $800 or more you will receive all of the above swag (hand made postcard, top secret cookie recipe, Prince Rama necklace, Poster, digital download of the film, the DVD, album, custom mixtapes, plus an amazing hand-made costume).  And a special treasure!!!!

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    Prince Rama and Astral Projects will take you and a friend of your choice on a PHENOMENAL OUTRAGEOUS date and give you presents!!!!  

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    For a pledge of $1000 or more you will receive every album in the Prince Rama discography and all of the above swag (and made postcard, top secret cookie recipe, Prince Rama necklace, Poster, digital download of the film, the DVD, album, custom mixtapes, plus an amazing hand-made costume).  Plus tickets for you and a friend to both the wrap party and the screening plus guestlist/backstage tickets to a Prince Rama show of your choice. And a special treasure.

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