"A New Movie... About A New Generation"
It's 2014: forty years have passed since the Ramones first played CBGB; thirty-nine since John Lydon joined the Sex Pistols; thirty-six years ago Steve Ignorant claimed that punk was dead and three years later Wattie claimed it wasn't; thirty-two years ago Class of 1984 was released and thirty years ago it was Suburbia. Now it's The Ungovernable Force, showcasing the subculture and its oft-misunderstood opportunistic nihilism and basic humanistic ethics over sanctity and conformity.
The Ungovernable Force
The Ungovernable Force will be our second feature film, the first being Honky Holocaust, which is now finished and entering its festival run this summer! Honky Holocaust was a militantly anti-racist exploitation film; The Ungovernable Force will be our punxploitation mondo film with a tongue-in-cheek satirical approach against neo-fascism and economic inequality and the dangers of non-negotiable sanctity! Here at Ungovernable Films, we like to have fun making our films and to have a final product that the audience will have fun watching.
And we mean "fun" in the most crude, exploitative, tongue-in-cheek way; to stay true to our heroes and influences like Roger Corman, Lloyd Kaufman, Jack Hill, Dario Argento, George Romero, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and the other legends from that generation of b-movie, b-horror, horror-comedy, grindhouse, and exploitation filmmakers, we recognize what we honestly look for in film and assume that our audience wants the same thing, so we aim to give it to them, and then give it to them again, and then again, and then we cut out everything that isn't fun or shocking or gross or funny and what's remaining is our film (what's left, of course, includes all the blood, violence, nudity, sex, humor, gore, guns, shoot-outs, fire, and anything else that is safe and acceptable to see on screen but not always in real life).
Why $12,000 is our goal:
But now we want to bring it to the next level, and we want to do it with our heroes. For The Ungovernable Force, we're getting some pretty big names to grace our film with their presence and talent, namely Tony Moran, the original Michael Myers from Halloween, Debbie Rochon, "Scream Queen of the Decade" for the 1990s, Bill Weeden from Sgt. Kabukiman and Troma's Citizen Toxie: Toxic Avenger IV, Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Films and creator of The Toxic Avenger, Merle Allin of The Murder Junkies and brother of GG Allin, Apache Ramos from The Warriors, Steve Lake of anarcho-punk legends Zounds, and Steve Ignorant of the godmothers/godfathers of anarcho-punk CRASS, Mensi from Oi! legends Angelic Upstarts, among many others. Unfortunately, the cost of flying our heroes and legends into Boston to appear in our film, putting a roof over their heads, food on their plate, and fulfilling their incredibly humble day rates is bringing our budget from about $1,000 - $2,000 to well over $10,000. In order to do The Ungovernable Force the way we want to, we'll need upwards of $20,000, but we're willing to put every penny we have into this film and pinch those pennies all the way to the final day on set, bringing our absolute minimum budget to $12,000.
Why you should contribute:
First of all, this film is going to be a lot of fun to watch, let alone make, and we figure that with a potential cast like this, and by featuring some of our local favorite talent, raising $12,000 was a challenge we can handle, and we're asking all of you - our devoted past, present, and future audience - to show us that we were right! After all, who doesn't want to see a bunch of punk rockers and homeless militants team up to defeat a fascist cop who spends his shifts raping and killing innocent homeless women? Oh, and did we mention there are monsters? Well, there are. And they're voiced by famous and legendary UK Punk Rockers. Yea, we won't be holding back with this one...
The rewards are pretty great too, ranging from grateful mentions in the credits and on our website to speaking roles with awesome celebrities, tee-shirts, DVDs, tickets to the premiere, and a bunch of other really cool stuff. Check out our full list of incentives and see what interests you!
Risks and challenges
We've produced quite a few films and know as well as any other filmmaker, independent or otherwise, that film productions can bring with them, every day, setbacks of the completely unexpected nature. Cars breaking down on the way to location, talent and crew getting lost or running late on the way to the set, technical difficulties of any and every kind, dangerous or even just prohibitory weather conditions, the problems faced by any filmmaker can mount without warning, but we've learned to face them and push through. While we expect to face the unexpected, that's not to say that we don't cross our fingers every day, hoping that the set will run smoothly. But then again, it never does. So if we don't have to add finances to our list of concerns, we might just survive this production and have the incredible fortune of doing another!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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