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An independent, collaborative music video exploring duality of self. 
Set to the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, WY.
An independent, collaborative music video exploring duality of self. 
Set to the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, WY.
An independent, collaborative music video exploring duality of self. Set to the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, WY.
113 backers pledged $10,125 to help bring this project to life.

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| MEET MADDY |

A shot of Maddy during Baby Ask filming
A shot of Maddy during Baby Ask filming

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."

A young Maddy during one of her early interactions with the great outdoors
A young Maddy during one of her early interactions with the great outdoors

| 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. 

A shot taken from the dance scene in Baby Ask
A shot taken from the dance scene in Baby Ask

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. 

Love, Maddy

LEARN MORE about the Baby Ask film, and it's Wyoming-based artist team here: www.BABYASKFILM.com.

Baby Ask dance choreographer Luke Zender gives Maddy notes in between film takes
Baby Ask dance choreographer Luke Zender gives Maddy notes in between film takes

 

Baby Ask was filmed by a team of creative and film professionals in Jackson, WY
Baby Ask was filmed by a team of creative and film professionals in Jackson, WY

 

Aspiring Director Kayla Arend "womans" the steadycam on the Baby Ask set
Aspiring Director Kayla Arend "womans" the steadycam on the Baby Ask set

| 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.

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    Film Poster & Online SHOUTOUT!

    Along with the full song and film download, you’ll receive a Kickstarter backer EXCLUSIVE digital film poster download to use as a computer or phone wallpaper, or that you can have printed on paper or canvas. You'll also receive a social media shout-out from Maddy when you pledge. Poster designed by Walter Gerald | www.waltergerald.com |.

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    • Social Media SHOUTOUT from Maddy
    • Baby Ask Song & Film Download
    • Maddy sends love!
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    PREMIERE PARTY + MUG + FILM CREDIT

    Baby Ask will premiere Friday, January 27th, 2017 on the CENTER FOR THE ARTS main stage in Jackson, WY!

    The evening will be a DUAL PREMIERE event of lady power films, begining with a short musical performance by Maddy, followed by the screening of Baby Ask. The second part of the evening will be a screening of "Like A Wolf," a feature film on the life story of KIT DESLAURIERS, member of the North Face Global Athlete team! Kit will be signing books at the party, and will conclude the evening with a Q & A on her film. Party begins at 6 p.m. Don't miss this amazing evening celebrating of empowered women fearlessly following their dreams!

    ALL Premiere Party in all reward tiers will include:
    - short live music performance and presentation by Maddy
    - Baby Ask premiere
    - Like A Wolk premiere
    - (1) drink ticket

    *Donor is responsible for local pickup of mug

    Includes:
    • PREMIERE PARTY ticket
    • YOUR NAME listed in FILM CREDITS
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
    • Song, Film & Poster downloads, Shoutout, Maddy love
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    LONG-DISTANCE LOVE

    Can't attend the premiere party in Jackson? Send your support and receive a custom Baby Ask ceramic mug. You'll also have your name listed in the Baby Ask film credits as a supporter of the film!

    Includes:
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
    • YOUR NAME listed in FILM CREDITS
    • Song, Film & Poster downloads, Shoutout, Maddy love
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    MUSIC LESSON with Maddy!

    Get or GIFT a 1-hour personal Skype or in-person music lesson lesson from Maddy German herself. Maddy teaches music as a language, and it doesn't matter which instrument or even if you play one at all for you to learn from her. See Maddy's Studio website at www.maddysmusicstudio.com.

    * In-person music lesson offer only valid for a lesson given at Maddy's Music Studio located in Jackson Hole, WY, USA.
    *Reward must be redeemed no later than August 31st, 2017

    Includes:
    • (1) Hour MUSIC LESSON with MADDY
    • YOUR NAME listed in FILM CREDITS
    • PREMIERE PARTY ticket
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
    • Song, Film & Poster downloads, Shoutout, Maddy love
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    LOCALS ONLY PERFORMANCE SPECIAL!

    Maddy will present your choice of EITHER a private screening and presentation of Baby Ask, OR a private musical performance for your next business or personal party event. Your name or business logo will appear in Baby Ask credits as a MAIN SPONSOR for the film.

    *Only Valid in and around Jackson, WY
    *Artist is not responsible for venue and/or film presentation equipment cost.
    *Reward must be redeemed no later than December 31st, 2017

    Includes:
    • Live Maddy Performance OR Private Film Screening
    • Your NAME or COMPANY LOGO in FILM CREDITS
    • PREMIERE PARTY ticket
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
    • Song, Film & Poster downloads, Shoutout, Maddy love
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    Private SHOW or SCREENING with Maddy!

    Maddy will present your choice of EITHER a private screening of Baby Ask OR a private musical performance by Maddy for your next business or personal party event.

    *Artist is not responsible for travel, venue or performance production costs
    *Reward must be redeemed no later than December 31st, 2017

    Includes:
    • Live Maddy Performance OR Private Film Screening
    • Your NAME or COMPANY LOGO in FILM CREDITS
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
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    MADDY WRITES YOU A SONG, EP CREDIT

    Maddy will work with closely with you, bringing you into her creative process as far as you'd like to adventure as she crafts a custom song to your liking. Song will be based on the subject of your choosing. Maddy will deliver a professionally mastered acoustic recording of the track, and will perform it live at a venue or event of your choice.

    You will receive (2) tickets to the Premiere Party at the Center for the Arts on January 27th, 2017 and (2) Baby Ask coffee mugs!

    * Artist not responsible for any performance travel and production costs
    *Reward must be redeemed no later than Dec. 31st, 2017

    Includes:
    • CUSTOM SONG by Maddy, for you or a loved one!
    • Baby Ask EXECUTIVE PRODUCER film credit
    • COFFEE MUG w/ film title artwork by Walter Gerald
    • PREMIERE PARTY ticket
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