Local Chicago rock band Kerosene Stars and filmmaker Eden Ames are teaming up to present Indie Tangle, a brand new arts fest seeking to support and expose emerging and independent artists from all across Chicago. The festival will feature the first public release of the official "Talk Talk" music video which is also being funded by this project.
WHO is gonna be there?
- Live Music - Kerosene Stars, Kayla Boye, St. Mojo, Our Fathers and more...
- Screenings - First public release of the "Talk Talk" music video + more work from local independent filmmakers
- Art Galleries - Julia Dourgarian, Allegra Socki, Hero Paul See and more...
- Laura Petro - Our lovely and very funny, Second City-trained emcee for the night.
- Fellow art enthusiasts - Essentially... cool people who are already your friends or are going to be your friends.
WHEN is it happening?
Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 7:30PM-11:30PM
WHERE will it be?
Fulton Street Collective | 1821 W Hubbard St. | Chicago, IL 60622
WHY should I care?
First and foremost, this is going to be a blast. There will be music, galleries, screenings, drinks, good company... all that jazz. But the cause is important too: we artists go through hell and back to make our visions come to life. And we don't do it for the money. In fact, it often costs a lot more than we make to create our masterpieces. What makes it worth it? You.
Your support, recognition and appreciation helps us keep doing what we're doing.
It started with a music video-- one that we put time, money and tireless effort into. And now, we think it deserves an audience. But finding one is not as easy as you might think.
When Scott Schaafsma of the Kerosene Stars got in contact with Eden Ames, writer/director/co-producer of the "Talk Talk" music video, an ambitious vision was born. A strongly aesthetic storyline featuring a Jekyll/Hyde femme fatale preying on a suspicious detective snowballed into the live action/animated hybrid it is now-- but it didn't stop there. After all, making the video is only half the work. The rest is getting it seen.
This is where we recognized an opportunity to not only fund an expensive vision, but also to gain an audience for it. This is where the idea of an independent arts showcase began.
We're not the only ones who deserve some exposure, though. There are so many artists, musicians and filmmakers out there who are putting their heart and soul into their work. These are talented people, people with passion and determination. But sometimes, even that isn't enough to earn recognition or even a paycheck in the highly competitive world of art.
Stills from the music video:
So here's where your money will go:
In a nutshell, you're funding:
- Production costs for the "Talk Talk" music video ($4000)
- Rental fee for the event venue ($1500)
Meet the "Talk Talk" Team
Matt Kitchen is the editor of "Talk Talk". While a lot of his time over the past year has been dedicated to cutting feature films, this music video provided a unique change of pace. In addition to editing, he is also assisting with visual effects, both to touch up live-action footage and transition from one world to the next. He loves dogs.
Risks and challenges
At this point, we've overcome the biggest risks and challenges in terms of production. What we're up against now is getting a crowd out to this awesome event. But we're hard at work at not only making this thing as awesome as it can be, but also getting the word out as much as we possibly can. With the aggregated promotional power of all our featured artists, we think we can do it. But... if that doesn't work, know that we're on top of our marketing game and are milking every possible outlet to boost attendance from MeetUp groups to radio shout outs and even the traditional bulletins.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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