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A Concert Film of Clay, the explosive, award winning hip-hop musical written by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, starring @MattSax.
A Concert Film of Clay, the explosive, award winning hip-hop musical written by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, starring @MattSax.
98 backers pledged $7,475 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU!!!

In just 9 days we reached our Kickstarter Goal of $3,000.

We’re continuing to ask for support.  Making Clay has been an incredible experience so far and the footage looks amazing. We’re hoping we can raise at least twice or even three times what we had originally asked for so we can continue to work with our great production team and make the best film possible.

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"When words speak truth, hip-hop will prevail."

CLAY is a one-man hip-hop musical.

written, scored and performed by Matt Sax 
developed in collaboration with and directed by Eric Rosen 

Clay tells the coming-of-age story of Clifford, a suburban boy who escapes his fractured family and finds a mentor in Sir John, a master of the spoken word. Clifford becomes hip-hop star Clay, but he discovers that he can't escape his past.

Clay is an explosive solo-performance featuring an arresting new hip-hop score.

Clay premiered in Chicago, 2006. First produced by About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company, the show then went on to a sold-out run at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center in New York City and Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

"A young white boy... singing, dancing and acting in a KICK-BUTT, RHYME-BUSTING MUSICAL DRAMA"
-Bob Verini, Variety (review online)

"Mr. Sax infuses his songs with a surprising variety of moods and tone"
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times (review online)

"As polished and intense as ever"
-Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star (review online)

"Clay is the kind of phenomenon that dazzles you and whets your appetite."
-Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register (review online)

With his rubbery face, deft morphing into and out of multiple characters and ages, and feverish command of the hip-shop style, Sax is clearly a master of the form.”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

For years, creators Matt Sax and Eric Rosen have dreamed of filming the project.

It's time and You can help!

Here's what we are doing:

  • Filming and editing a movie version of Clay
  • Producing a music soundtrack for Clay
  • Creating a short behind the scenes documentary
  • Distributing the film online for audiences to watch across the world

Risks and challenges

The filming of Clay has been independently funded...so far. Clay has captivated audiences literally from coast to coast and for 10 years, collaborators Eric Rosen and Matt Sax have developed this passion project.

Having sold out in every city it has played, it's time for the whole world to see it!

With your help, we can bring the excitement of the live production to audiences across the globe. If you're here, you're probably a fan. Please fund this Kickstarter campaign. We can't wait to share this amazing next step for Clay with you.

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    You'll get EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to a CLAY DIGITAL MUSIC TRACK + a THANK YOU CREDIT at the end of the film.

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    Be the first to see the movie! You'll receive a a SPECIAL CODE to get EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to view The Clay Concert Film online BEFORE IT'S OFFICIALLY RELEASED. You'll also get the Clay music track + Thank You credit.

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    THE KANSAS CITY SPECIAL!
    You Saw the Show. Now Make the Movie! Thank you for attending a performance of Clay this weekend. You'll get ALL REWARDS ABOVE + a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of The Clay Concert Film. Thank you for being a supporter and valued audience member!

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    TRUE RHYMES You'll get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of The Clay Concert Film + SPECIAL CODE for EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to view the Clay Concert Film online + Clay TRACK + THANK YOU credit.

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    A digital download of the BEHIND THE SCENES documentary + BONUS FOOTAGE + DIGITAL FILM + SPECIAL ACCESS CODE + TRACK + THANK YOU

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    A SIGNED Clay SCRIPT by creators MATT SAX AND ERIC ROSEN + BEHIND THE SCENES + BONUS FOOTAGE + DIGITAL FILM + SPECIAL ACCESS CODE + TRACK + THANK YOU

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    An DVD copy of The Clay Concert Documentary + SIGNED SCRIPT + BEHIND THE SCENES + BONUS FOOTAGE + DIGITAL FILM + SPECIAL ACCESS CODE + TRACK + THANK YOU

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    Hello PRODUCER TYPE!
    You get a PRODUCER CREDIT on the film + DVD + SIGNED SCRIPT + BEHIND THE SCENES + BONUS FOOTAGE + DIGITAL FILM + SPECIAL ACCESS CODE + TRACK + THANK YOU

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    IS THAT YOU HOLLYWOOD? Hello, It's me, Clifford. You get an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in the film titles + DVD + SIGNED SCRIPT + BEHIND THE SCENES + BONUS FOOTAGE + DIGITAL FILM + SPECIAL ACCESS CODE + TRACK + THANK YOU

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    We've got more projects to discuss with you! TWO TICKETS to the upcoming show VENICE @ THE PUBLIC THEATER IN NYC, Spring 2013 + Meet the Artists Personally + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE

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