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We want to launch a recurring arts event in Chicago to support independent and emerging artists!
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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.

The backstory...

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)
Want to support the featured artists/musicians instead? After this campaign, you'll be able to buy tickets on EventBrite or at the door on the day of the event for $10. These ticket sales will go directly to an Indie Tangle-featured artist of your choice. Simply indicate the artist you'd like to contribute to by contacting the organizer when you check out, or tell us in person at the door. Ticket sales without an artist selected will be evenly divided between the featured talents.

Meet the "Talk Talk" Team

 
Eden Ames is the writer/director/co-producer for "Talk Talk." In 2012, she won first place in the National Coalition Against Censorship's Free Expression Film Competition with her short film "Waking". Currently, she works as a freelance producer, director and editor for a variety of genres and types of film, including (but not limited to) music videos, documentaries, web series, short narratives and motion graphics.

Taylor Gillen is the co-producer. He studies digital cinema at DePaul University and has worked as an assistant director and producer on short films, a feature and a music video. He has freelanced on several productions and has a background in acting and writing.

Victor Tan is the cinematographer. Originating from Guangdong China, Victor graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Cinema Production. He has worked with notable YouTube stars like the Harp Twins and has also operated cameras for the most recent NFL Draft in Chicago. Apart from cinematography, Victor also works as a Steadicam operator and first assistant camera. 

Kayla Boye is thrilled to be collaborating with the Kerosene Stars as the lead actress and choreographer for this project. Kayla is a Chicago-based actress, dancer, singer, choreographer, and arts administrator. Next up, she will be making her solo show debut with “A Touch of Glamour” at Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret

Eric Feltes is the Detective in "Talk Talk". Eric is a Chicago actor and model who recently moved to Los Angeles to continue his career. In his free time, he writes a blog about the business of acting. Chicago film credits include iPhotographer (Bridgeport Film Club), Less Than 30 (Forever Safe Prod), and Bernadette (Bluelight Prod).

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.

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    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video".

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    -Digital copy of the original storyboard.

    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video".

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    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video".

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    -Digital copy of the original storyboard.

    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video".

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    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video".

    -Master class mix and match: 3 separate hour-long sessions with any band member of your choice (Bass and/or vocal workshop with Scott Schaafsma, guitar workshop with Andy Seagram, drum workshop with Jim Adair, keyboard and/or viola workshop with Yoo Soo Kim, percussion workshop with Tom Sorich)

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    -An exclusive online viewing of the music video two weeks before the launch event

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    -Early access to the event's live coverage.

    -Free download of one album of your choice from Kerosene Stars.

    -Digital copy of the original storyboard

    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video"

    -Master class mix and match: 3 separate hour-long sessions with any band member of your choice (Bass and/or vocal workshop with Scott Schaafsma, guitar workshop with Andy Seagram, drum workshop with Jim Adair, keyboard and/or viola workshop with Yoo Soo Kim, percussion workshop with Tom Sorich)

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    -Four tickets to the Arts Event

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    -Digital copy of the original storyboard

    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video"

    -Shout out of appreciation at the event

    -Kerosene Stars will play one private event for you located in Chicago.

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    -An exclusive online viewing of the music video two weeks before the launch event

    -Early access to the event's live coverage

    -All of Kerosene Stars' physical EPs and albums signed

    -Digital copy of the original storyboard

    -PDF of director's instruction manual "How to Make a Music Video"

    -Shout out of appreciation at the event

    -Kerosene Stars will play one private event for you located in Chicago.

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