An honest and hilarious look at the music industry through the eyes of an all-girl rock band...and their all-girl film production team. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 28, 2013.
About this project
Spotlight on Design with Claire DeLiso
Behind the Music - with Jon Barber
BadPuss: A Popumentary is the rock ‘n’ roll child of weeks spent on the tour bus of a very close friend to the project, Jon Barber. While traveling the country frequenting rock shows and laughing over endless inside jokes, BadPuss was born. Since that time, we have put down the glow sticks, and gone to work creating the story of a fictional band.
Inspired by our society’s very real fixation on body parts and sex-tapes, BadPuss holds a mirror to our contemporary celebrity and fame-obsessed culture. BadPuss reflects the pressures of the music industry, exposing its highs and lows; for better or for worse.
A modern day tale of confused inadvertent pop- starlets and their adventures as hot bodies and dropped commodities—from their unlikely rise to the top of the charts to their public fall from grace. This is BadPuss: a story of misguidance, hedonistic lesbians and leopard print bikinis.
LARA REARS started BadPuss: a band aimed for success but drowned out by misinformed publicity stunts and desperate attempts at spiritual enlightenment. Now, four years later, Lara has collected the remaining band members: idiot savant KASSIE and physically mutilated RO, to complete a documentary with an incapable yet dedicated REPORTER just two days before their first comeback tour, “Body Shots and Hot Regrets.”
Extraordinary secrets are revealed for the first time on tape and the girls confess burning passions for the most unexpected individuals. Testimonials from the girls’ enemies, sexual conquests, ex-best friends and celebrity professionals are collected to supplement the band’s introspective musings.
“Its an all girl Spinal Tap! What could be better?!”-Anonymous
“Bald Britney Speares meets the drama of Jersey Shore in a two-day epic chronicling big love and big loss. “-Anonymous
“A modern day Titanic.” -Anonymous
“What is BadPuss?” -Guy With No Friends
“Girl Bands are no fun.” -Said No One Ever
Risks and challenges
In the making of BadPuss, we want to replace the competitive with the cooperative and to support one another’s creative growth for the good of the group. BadPuss has been a labor of love for the four of us since day one.
We feel extremely lucky to have such a talented and generous group of friends and the making of BadPuss thus far has been a collaborative series of calling favors in to our nearest and dearest friends. There are always bumps in the road in filmmaking and we have learned to embrace those growing pains with grace. As a filmmaker friend of ours warned us, "A lot of pre-production is putting out fires". To that we say, we are fearless fire-fighters! We are fearless due, in large part, to the support we have from experienced professionals in the industry who have made themselves an irreplaceable part of this process.
We have worked countless hours in an effort to make our dream a reality. We have raised a small portion of the money we needed to get our idea off the ground up to this point. That little bit has gone a long way in pre-production: we've gotten our cast, all of our locations, and the majority of our crew confirmed. We've held music studio sessions and photo shoots and even begun a bit of testimonial and concert footage, while running on enthusiasm.
While enthusiasm is definitely not in short supply, the funds are! In joining our collaborative efforts, your help will get us through the end of production. You will be funding Claire DeLiso's beautiful stylistic vision, you will be ensuring we have the equipment necessary to tell this tale on film, you will be feeding our incredible cast and crew! You will be helping an entire team of up-and-coming creators come one step closer to a career that is not only fulfilling, but actually pays the bills too!
On a grander scale, you will be helping us plant a seed of reflection in the minds of our audiences as we ask them to take a second look at the pop culture battle-ground we exist in.
Best of all, you’ll be helping us share our hard work with the world while getting some big laughs. We truly can't wait to share it with you. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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15 Minutes of Fame: Your name on the big screen! Check out our credits because your name is in them!Estimated delivery:
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BackStage Pass: Your name in the credits and our Digital Thanks Package, including behind the scenes footage, music leaks, photos and more!Estimated delivery:
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All Access Pass: Here’s your ticket to the show! With your $35 donation, you get front row seats with a digital download of the film plus your name in the credits AND our Digital Thanks Package!Estimated delivery:
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Couch Tour!: All Access Pass plus exclusive tracks off our BadPuss original album! (Check out our bios to see the pros we called in to create our own BadPuss band)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Rager: Come party the night away with the cast, crew, and musicians at our wrap party! (travel not included-but the All Access Pass is!)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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VIP: All Access Pass and an exclusive download of interviews, bloopers, and scenes from the cutting room floor. You don’t want to miss this! PLUS, a witty handwritten poem or prose by the screenwriter/director, Emily Wiest!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Fanatic in Training: No one knows how to be a fanatic better than BadPuss’ #1 Fan, Abby! $150 will get you the All Access Pass PLUS Abby swag including (one of) a BP Poster, mug, tote bag, stickers and more! (real props used on set!)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Mona Lisa: Framed and autographed photo of the BadPuss ladies. The band decked out in tu-tus and feathers will look great on your mantel, right next to your family portrait! Don’t forget, the All Access Pass!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Raver Girl: Along with the All Access Pass, our contributing artist/designer Genevieve White will hook you up with her Candy Drip designer duds. Ladies, we all have some of our own, you will LOVE these pieces! (see our bios. for the candy drip website) Let’s be honest fellas, you will too.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Fanfare: Tragically, one of the singers in the band, Ro, loses her tongue in the film. Yes, fans can be brutal. As one of these die-hards, you get a limited edition, custom-made, framed severed tongue (actual prop used on set!) signed by the team with a thank you note. Of course including the All Access Pass!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Chart Topper: Thank you for your incredible support! It is our pleasure to invite you to the Big Apple to be on set as an extra in the film! But that's not all! Please join our cast and crew for an exclusive private screening of BadPuss: A Popumentary in NYC! To hold you over, enjoy the All Access Pass!
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Photo Op! We hope you’re ready for your close up! All Access Pass plus one-hour session with professional photographer used on set, Jason Homa. Your headshot is yours to keep and begin your portfolio!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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With a pledge of $2,500, we would like to upgrade your name in the credits to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, including your very own IMDB (Internet Movie Database) credit. Welcome to the BadPuss Team! Also, we hope you enjoy our All Access PassEstimated delivery:
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Your support of BadPuss in invaluable to us and we could not be more grateful. We would be very excited to thank you with an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit. Thank you, and welcome to our team! (All Access Pass included)Estimated delivery:
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