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Aaron PendergastBy Aaron Pendergast
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Aaron PendergastBy Aaron Pendergast
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$1,031
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Hello music fans!

I've always loved music. There's something about hearing a great song for the first time; that feeling is indescribable and unobtainable in any other medium. 

Its my love of music that's driven me to make a film about it. I'm finally taking a chance and trying to make that dream a reality.

Reel Big Fish live at Ska Brewing
Reel Big Fish live at Ska Brewing

This film in particular is about Third Wave Ska, which is the designation given to Ska music that began in the early 80's here in the United States, and expanded to Canada, Australia and Japan and continues to delight fans to this day.

Jim Hofer of Mustard Plug backstage at the Bluebird Theater
Jim Hofer of Mustard Plug backstage at the Bluebird Theater

We're raising funds for the project to cover the last bit of production and post production costs, as well as a film festival run. 

We have a lot of great bands all ready in the can, as well as many more lined up to interview. We will be featuring: 

Sublime 

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Reel Big Fish

Hepcat

Save Ferris

Less Than Jake

Let's Go Bowling

The Slackers

Five Iron Frenzy

Mustard Plug

Skankin’ Pickle

12 Cents for Marvin 

…and more to come!

Interview with Andrew Verdecchio of Five Iron Frenzy
Interview with Andrew Verdecchio of Five Iron Frenzy

How you can help:

The first thing I would ask, and the most simple, is please share our campaign. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email...just let your networks know what we're trying to do. We need to reach the fans to make this a success and I can't do it alone. Crowd funding takes a crowd!

Interviewing Monique Powell in Santa Monica, CA
Interviewing Monique Powell in Santa Monica, CA

The second way you can help is by making a donation. The best part? I'm only asking that you contribute $1. There are enough ska fans out there that a buck is all we need from each of you to smash this campaign out of the park. We won't even come close if no one steps up though, so if you have a buck I promise, it WILL make a difference. 

...and that's it! You can check us out on Facebook here

Thanks for taking a minute to check out our project, and don't stop skanking! 

The title:

I get asked a lot about the title of the film. Obviously its a play on the book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. I got into Ska, like many people in my generation, during the late 90s. Around this time I was in middle school/high school, and Of Mice and Men was very common required reading for many school's curriculum. Since I always associate Ska with this time in my life, it seemed appropriate to tie that in. Also much of third wave Ska is comedic and tongue-in-cheek, so playing on a familiar title also seemed fitting for this film and the subject matter. 

Risks and challenges

There are a few challenges to this project. Music rights and licensing fees are going to be very expensive, and most of the budget we're trying to raise is going to covering those costs. It is difficult to estimate these costs in advance but we hope to be able to include a lot of great music.

We would love to try for wide distribution so we'll taking the film on the festival circuit upon completion. For this reason we will not be able to send out copies (digital or otherwise) until after this run is complete. I apologize in advance for this delay, but it should be well worth the wait.

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    What?!?! This is crazy! For your overwhelming generosity you will receive airfare and hotel accommodations (for 2, domestic US flights only) to the movie premiere OR any festival screening of your choice. You'll also be invited to any and all other screenings (airfare and hotel only provided once).

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    ...and we're not done! You will also be gifted all of our past works on Blu-Ray, which includes 2 feature documentaries and a collection of shorts. Plus, from here on out you will receive a copy of all of our future productions as well as invitations to any and all future screenings of films by Static Age Productions.

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