About this project
| MEET MADDY |
Hello! I am Madelaine (Maddy) German. I'm a musical artist based out of Jackson, Wyoming. I've been expressing myself through music for as long as I can remember, and I'm the producer, main talent and driving force behind the independent music video "Baby Ask."
| WHY I NEED YOUR HELP |
I am running this Kickstarter campaign because I need your financial support to complete post-production of Baby Ask, a music video that I made with the help of a team of young creatives in my hometown of Jackson, WY.
Baby Ask is an independent, collective, music video born from a team of local artists based out of Jackson Hole, WY.
Baby Ask is a short story about the duality of self, as told through music, horses, dance, landscape and costume, set to the backdrop of the Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming.
My artist team and I have laid the groundwork: we created the story for the film, got our crew together, and filmed all the footage we need to make the first music art film out of Jackson.
We need your help to raise money to pay the people required to actually finish and distribute this beautiful film, including: film editors, music producer, engineer and mixer, title artist, and logo designer.
But it's more than just ONE film that you'll be helping to create.
Working on Baby Ask was a whirlwind introduction to filmmaking, and it changed my life. It made me realize that I want to be more than simply a musician and performing artist; I want to make a new kind of film that is a hybrid of documentary, educational, and music video.
IMAGINE: your favorite travel show --- but make it a music model.
Here's my vision: I want to work with native musicians from around the world, from Athens, to Africa, to Atlanta. I'll document these artists, living their day-to-day lives, providing a glimpse into their worlds as working musicians. I'll use my experience as a professional music educator to dive into the music history of whatever place I'm filming, exploring what the music means in context to both past and present current culture.
I'll record a traditional music track with the musicians whom I've met, bring it home to "cross-mix" it --- working with with my team of LA-based music talent to create a new music track that's culturally relevant, across continent and time --- finally, I'll work with my team to deliver you a powerful, beautiful "music video" summing up the ground we've covered.
BUT BEFORE I CAN DO THAT, I need your financial support so I may finish this AMAZING piece of art film that is Baby Ask.
First and foremost, I want to honor my creative film team by delivering them the highest-quality video that I can. Furthermore, I need Baby Ask to look absolutely professional, polished and beautiful, so that in the future, I can show Baby Ask to potential investors and granting organizations in order to procure funding on the FRONT end of my future projects --- so that I may actually pay and support my artists.
The Baby Ask team and I created this film by the skin of our teeth, in Wyoming-style grit, with no money; and we were only able to make it happen through a collaboration towards what we all believe about how art, music and film can make the world a better place.
My team believed in me enough to get Baby Ask to where it is now; but our work can't go any further without an AUDIENCE of believers, without YOU.
By helping us complete Baby Ask through a pledge to this campaign, you'll open up countless career doors to all of us, and you'll be providing me the opportunity to bring you more content of the same, for years to come. I can see how I want to serve you through my musical future,
but I know I can't do it alone.
Please consider joining our team TODAY through a pledge to support Baby Ask. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL.
LEARN MORE about the Baby Ask film, and it's Wyoming-based artist team here: www.BABYASKFILM.com.
| PROJECT TIMELINE |
Upon successful funding of this Kickstarter campaign, all post-production objectives are set to take place during January 2017, with delivery set for late January/early February 2017.
| BUDGET BREAKDOWN |
Although Maddy and her crew have traded their talents and self-funded most of this film's expenses, we need help to complete the following (in order of cost):
- Post-production: final edits, color correction, complete musical track recording, mixing and mastering, complete film credits
- Kickstarter Campaign, Delivery & Rewards: cost of premiere party and prizes, Kickstarter fee (5% of total raised), credit card processing fees (3.2% of total raised), social media advertising
- Film Marketing: logo and film artwork, film trailer expense (editing, color correct, original music track), film website, social media advertising
- Film Distribution: festival entry fees, film poster design
- Contingency Fee: in case something unexpected certainly comes up
Risks and challenges
This project is close to completion, and upon successful completion of this campaign and receipt of funds, will face little to any risks of failure. All post-production work for editing, color correction and title art has already been arranged to begin upon completion of this Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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