Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Awesome music video starring Julia Stiles & Jon Morris. Written & directed by Michael McQuilken, and produced by The Windmill Factory
125 backers pledged $10,849 to help bring this project to life.

About

Leisure Cruise - Music Video for CRIME TIP project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

$10,849

125

:::::::::::::NEW REWARD ALERT!   Get our new LC Trucker Hats and Beanies!!  AND we decided we're going to print our forthcoming EP on vinyl!!  You asked!!  WE DELIVER! :::::::::::::::::

1st edition LC Trucker Hats!
1st edition LC Trucker Hats!
1st edition LC Beanie!
1st edition LC Beanie!

About the video:

This video will be made mostly from the love of our friends but there will be hard costs that this campaign will pay for; scenic design & build, props, costumes, camera & equipment rentals, lighting rentals, performer fees, designer fees, transportation.... Any funds on top of our goal will help fund live production design and logistics for our upcoming tours. 

Below is what you're helping bring to the world!  

CRIME TIP video concept: 

PRE SONG: we begin with classic/traditional B&W film noir tropes: hard angled light in a smokey disheveled office. an unshaven private eye, JON, sits at a ridiculously cluttered desk. he is staring into space… no job, no woman, no luck, no cash — we see all of this in one medium shot that slowly pushes in upon our loose-tie and stained-shirt detective. He is pouring whisky from a flask into a mug with a picture of a beach town on it. We’ve stepped into into a Billy Wilder film… THEN

 0:00 - 0:18 

got a tip about a crime / that I will commit / you'll show me how to do it / I’ll fake my way through it

A knock at the door — (or better if it’s just a shadow coming through the smoked glass) Jon looks up. the door looks as if it’s opening on it’s own — magically — in slow mo. there she stands: the classic Film Noir Widow, JULIA: all in black - a tight 40’s dress, fishnets & low heels, black gloves, a mourning veil, a brimmed hat, a long cigarette in a holder. she doesn’t so much inhale the smoke from her cigarette as she fills her mouth and lets it slowly enwrap her face as it creeps out of her slightly opened lips. Dark red lips — the only color in a black and white world.

0:18 - 0:34 

I won’t put up a fight / I’ll be the culprit / I won’t even deny it / I’ll even take the fall

JON jumps to his feet — A job! A WOMAN!! He open a draw and sweeps his whisky mug into it along with a stack of papers. slams the desk drawer. a close up of her foot as it crosses the threshold into the office… always slo mo. he’s fixing his tie and trying to make his hair into some sort of shape, nonchalantly. JULIA is walking in — ever in slow motion — ever a picture of magic and beauty… she drops her cigarette into a trash can and it ignites on fire — they both ignore this (and it’s also in color). JON is pulling out a chair for her.  Now she’s sitting — damn, even the way she sits hot. We see JON’s eyes sneaking a peak at some curve or another. she’s reaching into her purse…

 0:34 - 0:50 

     

The body wants what the body wants / and it’s not a crime / the body wants what the body wants / and we’re running out of time

It’s an envelope — also in color — perhaps it’s sparkly. Jon takes it. She’s not making eye contact — she’s so, so effortlessly graceful and disaffected. She’s already lighting another cigarette with an amazing zippo. JON is opening the envelope… He’s taking out a photo from within… Smoke enwraps her face again… the photo is… wait for it… before the photo we see a close-up of JON’s eyes in shock and amazement… now we see the photo — it’s him — it’s a picture of JON — best if it’s the exact expression of his face in this moment — and even better if we cut back and forth a few times to different expressions on his face, and each time we return to the photo, the image changes to match his previous goofy expression… it’s totally magic y’all. As he lowers the photo to enquire what this means, she is suddenly inches from him — she has magically closed in on him in a way that is only possible in a movie… their noses are practically touching… she opens her mouth….

 0:50 - 1:22 

Hey! Oh!! / I’ve got no ethical code / Hey Oh!!  / you know I’ll never say no Hey Oh!! / I am under your control / I’m a prisoner of your love.

as JULIA opens her mouth, gold glitter pours out. like a waterfall it dumps onto JON’s face, covering him quickly. an SFX shot of their faces in profile as this happens… JON falls to the floor from the impact, but the shower of gold is inescapable… we see her face from his p.o.v. — her hair blows majestically in some slow motion wind. color is lighting up the whole screen now… her hands reach towards his body… she rips open his shirt — buttons pop off and fly away… a close up of JON’s face as he tries to avoid the glitter — spitting it out awkwardly as it gets into his mouth we see her hands removing his belt… but he doesn’t really notice — he’s still dodging the glitter onslaught — screaming a bit now for help…

1:22 - 1:54 

And even if I have to plead / temporary insanity / they can take me happily / i’ll go so peacefully / 'cause i don’t care about security / I’m ready for the consequence / ‘cause I’m a willing prisoner / of your love

jump cut to JON fleeing the building. he’s covered in glitter and he has to hold his pants up with his hands. his shirt is ripped to shreds. he looks back into the building or up the stairs from which he has just come — she’s approaching — still in slow motion, but as well put-together as ever… she has not been affected by this previous encounter. JULIA is now flanked by Leisure Cruise… like magical minions or power animals from the spirit dimension, they are there beside her: wings of synthy majesty. JON takes off into the street, jumping in front of a taxi. it stops. he gets in. “DRIVE! JUST GO!” we see him lip. the driver turns — it’s DAVE from LC — he bounces his head to the track. And LEAH is in the passenger seat, singing. WTF?? JON’s face screams. and suddenly JULIA is sitting beside him, reapplying lipstick. JON tries to escape but the door is locked. a close up of him jerking the handle frantically… a close up of JON’s face and hands hitting the window and screaming for help as his breath fogs the glass…

1:54 - 2:10 

The body wants what the body wants / and it’s not a crime / the body wants what the body wants / and we’re running out of time

we take a quick break from our story to have a BAND MOMENT. LC on a “stage” with projections and flashing lights and all that. (Honestly, I think we can set up the dreamy weirdo reality that I’m imagining at the the WMF, not a venue) Look it’s DAVE, and AARON, and JAY, and LEAH!!! SMOKE!! STROBES!! Rameet? super snappy choreography and some sick cutting to the beat. maybe some fuckin’ hot as shit dancers — i know a few.

2:10 - 2:44 

Hey! Oh!! / I’ve got no ethical code / Hey Oh!! you know I’ll never say no Hey Oh!! / I am under your control / I’m a prisoner of your love.

the car is pulling into a carwash… no need to describe too much here: basically JULIA is viciously/amorously attacking JON in the back seat with aggressive making-out mixed with straight up punches, slaps, hair-pulling, what have you… and we occasionally cut to LC in the front of the car performing to the camera — not paying any mind to the activity behind them (if we can mount one of Greg’s water proofed go-pros to the front of the car — amazeballs. we could also rent a better water-proof camera if we need…)

FINAL CHORUS TO END

somehow JON escapes. a jump-cut to him fleeing the (amazing mexican) carwash (by my house). he stumbles half-naked into the streets. his clothes are really torn to shreds now and mostly gone — basically just enough to keep this video postable on youtube. he’s covered in glitter, lipstick-kiss-marks, bruises, and a few small bleeding cuts. GO!!! a brief action sequence of him running down the street. he catches someone entering into a key-pad lock protected building and he jumps to enter behind them— he just catches the door in time— he still in a panic— he bolts up the stairs and begins frantically checking doors — there must be some place to hide— one door is open!! He dives inside….

BLAM. It’s the room where LC is rocking out with dancers and strobes and smoke… “AHHHHH,” JON screams. He tries to escape but, of course, the door is now locked and he is trapped. He grabs his hair in fists and begins to weep. there she is: slo-mo JULIA is now dressed as some cross between a vinyl-clad dominatrix and a 1940’s housewife: she wears a retro apron (“kiss the cook?” “Bone broth?” “Who’s Hungry?” something funny is written on it). She caries a vintage egg-beater.

with a subtle cue, JULIA commands the band and dancers and everyone who’s there to BEGIN — THIS ALL HAPPENS IN VERY FEW, VERY FAST, AND VERY SHORT SHOTS: some grab JON and hold him down as others bombard him with desert foods: ice cream, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, colorful berry-based sauces, butterscotch, whipped-cream… shots of everyone’s maniacal faces. JON is placed atop a table — he now appears as some ridiculous desert from a vintage cookbook. with a cherry on top. JULIA sits at the ready with a big knife and a tiny desert fork…

CUT TO a birds eye view of JON and JULIA all snuggled up together in an unexpected image of perfect post-coital bliss. perhaps on top of a the table. surrounded by a mess of foods desert foods; however, J and J are now clean and perfect in the middle of the mess. Their skin sparkles with a magical golden light. a disco ball covers the image in glowing spots that chase one another… JON smokes from JULIA’s long-stem cigarette holder. JULIA snores, mouth open and drooling, using JON as a pillow.

END.

Risks and challenges

With anything there are risks and challenges -- in this case our biggest challenge is funding this ambitious DIY film... But Jon Morris (producer // www.thewindmillfactory.com ) and Michael McQuilken (writer, director // www.qmotionpictures.com) are both Pisces 3s with magical powers of ninja innovation and stealth resourcefulness. Together with their enthusiastic support network of friends & family -- along with supporters and fans of the band -- a beautiful team-effort will help to lift this project over trying circumstances.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2 or more About US$ 2.00

    Busker’s tip -- our eternal thanks for paying for music.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Digital Download of Leisure Cruise debut album. (Half Price!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 9 or more About US$ 9

    Jon Morris $9.99 special — a dance video with your name written across superstar Jon Morris’s chest.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Digital Download of debut album + Digital Download of our Forthcoming EP

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    NEW REWARD ADDED: we heard you ask for it, so we're giving it to you. here's your limited edition vinyl of OUR NEW EP!!!!!! 4 (maybe 5) new LC tracks on sweet sexy 10inch vinyl. plus a digital download of each new track as they are released over the next 5 months, plus a digi download of our first record in case you don't have it! your ears will delight.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 22 or more About US$ 22

    NEW REWARD ADDED: a brand new LEISURE CRUISE BEANIE HAT!! Let LC keep you warm on cold winter days!! plus, a digital download of our first record!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 22 or more About US$ 22

    NEW REWARD ADDED: a brand new LEISURE CRUISE TRUCKER HAT!!
    Let LC keep you cool on sunny summer days!! plus a digital download of our first record!!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    T-shirt + Digital Download of debut album + Digital Download of our Forthcoming EP

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    15 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Signed CD + Digital Download of debut album + Digital Download of our Forthcoming EP

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Signed Vinyl + Digital Download of debut album + Digital Download of our Forthcoming EP

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    Signed Limited Addition Poster from our show at the Fillmore in San Francisco + Digital Downloads of Album & Forthcoming EP.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    CD, T-Shirt, plus Digital Downloads of Album & Forthcoming EP.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    16 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Leah Siegel will sing you to sleep with a personalized Lullaby + Digital Downloads of Album & Forthcoming EP.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Ticket to TBD party in Brooklyn that you won't want to miss + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Video Release Screening/Party at Leisure Cruise home base... The Windmill Factory + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    High quality video production still signed by Leisure Cruise, Julia Stiles, Jon Morris, and Michael McQuilken + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Sunset listening party at Leisure Cruise's recording studio with advance preview of our new EP. Hear music in progress and catch the best sunset view of the city! Also includes digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    2 seats at an intimate dinner with Leisure Cruise prepared by up and coming chef. NYC area. Also includes the LC T-shirt + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Executive Producer credit on the music video + the LC T-shirt + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Leisure Cruise appearance at your party, event, home with optional DJ set or vocal highlight by Leah Siegel + Digital Downloads (debut album & forthcoming EP). NYC area only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)