The Latest Screening And Event Information!
Upcoming Screenings and Events
Official "SXSW World Premiere" dates and times will be announced on February 16th.
** Madisonians - - there will be an opportunity to purchase Wisconsin Film... Read more
Mixing the doc... getting ready for the party on Saturday
Lots going on - keeping you in the loop!
Our friend, Kerry Brown recently joined the Smart doc as a producer and has brought in some amazing and talented people... Read more
VIDEO POST - "Thurston Moore Loves Mecht Mensch" Featuring Butch Vig
i heart backers.
As we move close to announcing festival screenings and parties for the film, I'm sharing a series of videos called SMART SHORTS.
Here's #1, "Thurston Moore Loves Mecht... Read more
KILLDOZER video going a little viral?
Posted a funny KILLDOZER video on the film's Facebook page...
Please visit the link, like the film's page and share the love! We've almost got 10,000 views and it really... Read more
From about 70 hours…. to about 3 hours.
Backers and Supporters !
After months of sifting through hours of interview footage - I've edited the content down to about a 3 hour run. It's got a ways... Read more
We want your artwork in the Smart Studios documentary !
Be More Than a Backer -- Become a Participant!
We appreciate your continued support of the Smart Studios Documentary. Now is your chance to get involved in the production! We... Read more
Production update from Wendy in Madison ( and MILWAUKEE ! and VIROQUA ! )
Sequences are becoming chapters in the film…. the story is more focused each day. It's an amazing (and challenging) process.
This Friday I'll be shooting an interview with Butch... Read more
Working On Over A Hundred Sequences In FINAL CUT PRO !
Chipping away at existing footage… Pic is a list of all the sequences I'm working on - each represents a run of video clips taken from interview footage and organized... Read more
Smart Studios Production UPDATE !
Greetings Backers and Friends !
Much going on here in Madison….
John Chimples was in from New York to work with me on the first stages of editing the footage... Read more
Old school production elements… 16mm shoot for Smart doc
Great half-day shoot with Erik Gunneson. We were testing out some free film stock and a camera we had access to. Will develop next week in a bucket, by hand... Read more
Seriously "IN" Production…...
Hey everyone! An amazing part of a successful campaign is that we've been able to complete (and print!) all of the transcriptions of the (over 60) interviews I've done since... Read more
We All Did It !! We Are Funded!! WOW !!!
Can't believe it - This is the email I was hoping to write when the clock ran out on this campaign. We are all exhaling!
Major effort on the part of everyone who... Read more
100 minutes left - BRING SOMEONE IN NOW !! We're only $9400.00 AWAY !!!
100 minutes !!!
WE ONLY NEED $9400.00 !!! AMAZING INCENTIVES ON THE SITE
RALLY PEOPLE !!!
WE'RE 10 GRAND AWAY !!!! COME ON!!! 90 minutes to go!!!
We've gotten THREE VIP exec producers in the last 20 minutes.. BE THE NEXT ONE!
WE'RE 10 K AWAY RALLY!!!!!!
NOW WE ONLY NEED THREE VIP EXEC PRODUCERS!!
JUST GOT A 10 K pledge!
WE NEED 3 MORE EXEC PRODUCERS.... We're close to 90,000 !
SEND THIS OUT NOW!
COME ON! RALLY ROCKERS!
SEEKING 4 VIP EXEC PRODUCERS! Come on board NOW and WE ALL WIN!!!
SEEKING 4 VIP EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR THE SMART STUDIOS DOCUMENTARY
PLEDGE NOW AND WE ALL WIN !!!
FINAL STRETCH 4 hours !!! WE CAN DO THIS - CRANK AND RALLY
Pledges are coming in!
We have over 75,000!
4 HOURS TO GO !
CRANK IT UP!
$7000.00 in the last hour KEEP IT GOING EVERYONE !
People are doubling pledges!
The TWO Nirvana GOLD records have sold!
We're up 7 thousand dollars in the last hour -
KEEP THE RALLY GOING - IT's SATURDAY NIGHT !!... Read more
Do A Blast For The Past - The Smart Studios Documentary Needs Your Help TONIGHT
We are going to raise 58,000 by tomorrow 2pm central time and we need your help! Send this update out to your networks now!
People have already started doubling their... Read more
NEW TIER ADDED - PRIVATE SCREENING PARTY / BARBECUE in LA with Butch, Steve and friends!
EXCLUSIVE TIER *** BUTCH AND STEVE HOST THE SMART STUDIOS DOCUMENTARY FILM PREVIEW BARBECUE! *** For 1,000.00 you will attend BUTCH AND STEVE's exclusive Smart Studios party in Los Angeles.... Read more
IF WE ALL DOUBLE PLEDGES WE WILL MAKE ROCK HISTORY!
I just got this note from a backer....
"We just doubled our pledge. If everyone else does that TODAY, we'll make this film."
A CAN AND WE WLL!!
NEW TIERS ADDED **MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL ROCK PRINTS** STUNNING and VERY RARE!
* * * JUST ADDED EXCLUSIVE TIER * * *
LISA JOHNSON ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER SIGNED PRINTS.
*** MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL PRINTS ***
Prints are on 16x20 paper *actual image on... Read more
Hey Backers and Friends! JOIN OUR MAILING LIST NOW !!
Take a minute to visit our website (www.smartstudiosdocumentary.com) and sign up to be on our mailing list for insider news and early promo info about the film and screenings!... Read more
We have till SUNDAY!! Cranking it up with more GOLD RECORDS as REWARDS
WE HAVE TILL SUNDAY TO RAISE THE FINISHING FUNDS!
Butch Vig has donated more amazing memorabilia to the Kickstarter - PLEDGE AND SHARE today - These new rewards are moving... Read more
Backer Exclusive Tease! Butch Vig Donates Gold Records by Nirvana and Garbage AND Mic used on GISH
Backers! I am getting ready to post 4 new exclusive tiers to the campaign.
TIER #1 - GOLD Record Presented to Butch Vig for NIRVANA's Nevermind in1992
TIER #2 -... Read more
72 hours ! NEW AWARDS COMING !! SIGN UP ON OUR MAILING LIST NOW!
72 hours left - time to rally!
Tonight's the party in Los Angeles with Butch Vig and Steve Marker - here's a link. info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1465979483619911/
AND - PLEASE visit the website... Read more
Pledge Party Tonight In Madison, WI !
PLEDGE PARTY TONIGHT at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI!
Come down to the High Noon Saloon tonight for SMART STUDIOKÉ - The Gomers (one of the longest running rock... Read more
FINAL WEEK - CRANK IT UP, SHOW THE LOVE, SPREAD THE WORD
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING SO FAR - We have generated almost $40,000.00!
Now I'm asking that you all crank up the effort and help us finish the campaign.
6... Read more
**New Exclusive Tier Posted** and ** New Pledge Party Announced**
**New Exclusive Tier Posted**
SMART'S FIRST TAPE DECK OFFERED TO CAMPAIGN! The oldest relic in the history of Smart Studios has been added to the tier. THE ORIGINAL TEAC 3440... Read more
New Tier Added - GARBAGE 1995 SINGLE, "VOW" in METAL CASE *Collectors Item* Signed By Band*
10 days to go!!
- Parties in Madison and LA next week
- Press and radio all across the country
- KEEP SHARING.... THINGS ARE LOOKING GREAT !
AND....NEW GARBAGE REWARD TIER ADDED!!... Read more
Final Stretch ! Crank Up The Volume !
380 people have pledged to their support to the film - AMAZING!
You've all made a commitment to a powerful project and so have I. If there was ever a... Read more
EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIER ANNOUNCED: LIMITED RUN, HOME MADE "BUTCH VIG REMIX COMPILATION"
** EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIER ANNOUNCED **
LIMITED RUN, HOME MADE "BUTCH VIG REMIX COMPILATION"
From the Vig Vault: A CD of 15 classic remixes personally compiled by Butchincluding... Read more
New Tiers - HEADS UP GARBAGE FANS !
Lets deepen the pledge pool by sharing updates with friends and networks.
17 days to go! 88K to go! Press is going nonstop! Radio is going nonstop! Make NOISE!... Read more
NEW REWARD TIERS ADDED - Original Prints: Nirvana, Killdozer, Urge Overkill and more!
NEW EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIERS JUST ADDED!
A cool select of original B&W prints of bands performing live in the 1980s and 1990s. All by jfotoman.com.
Go to our Kickstarter page and... Read more
Rolling Stone Magazine Posts About Smart Studios!
Happy Friday !
Amazing press this week - Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, USA Today, so many others. We have a mountain to climb in the next few weeks and it helps.... Read more
UPDATE: Interview excerpts to be released to PLEDGERS!
We're at $25,000 - Once we reach $50,000 I will be releasing exclusive interview excerpts from the documentary - these will only be available to PLEDGERS !!
AND - - ... Read more
Great Press for the Campaign ! Thanks, everyone... please keep SHARING !
Greetings from Madison and happy Friday, Pledgers !!
And we're 18% funded ! Great news for the project.
I'll be on WORT Community Radio (89.9)today as a... Read more
Update: Some great press to share !
This article came out today on the A.V. Club website - A great piece written by Jason Heller. I love that he encourages readers to "get involved!"