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Bucket is a feature length documentary about kids from Chicago who puts their percussive Drummer skills to work for everyday survival. Read more

Chicago, IL Documentary
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Bucket is a feature length documentary about kids from Chicago who puts their percussive Drummer skills to work for everyday survival.

Chicago, IL Documentary
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Bucket is a feature length documentary that captures the life of many, of the hundreds of bucket boys on Chicago's south-side. Putting to use their  percussive bucket drumming skills as they fight for survival in society. As we follow these young talented teens we learn, that they offer more than just their Entertaining drummer skills that they display to the public. We discover that growing up in poverty, these teens are faced with numerous obstacles in their community as well as in their homes.

Following these young talented teens on their journey, we witness that "the bucket" is more than just a tool. Not only has the bucket become their main source of income, but the bucket has become their lifestyle.

The Chicago Bucket Boys beginnings were the mid 1990's. A group of boys from the South Side of Chicago took the skill they honed with 5 gallon buckets and drumsticks to the streets of Downtown Chicago. Settling in amongst the population of other Street Performers and immediately rose to the most visible and memorable Chicago has ever seen! There are Bucket Boys that number in the hundreds around the city, 

  and sadly, most of them live in poverty. 'Beating' as it is termed by them, supports the needs of the performers, and in many cases, their families. The talent possessed by these strong young men is a testament to the freedom found in creativity.

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Initially we thought this documentary was going to be a short film, but once we began shooting, we quickly realized the story was too big to be squeezed into a short. This is why we need your support!

Not only do we need to shoot more, we have yet to be able to shoot an important aspect of this story, and that is the Equipment Rental. The cost of renting more Equipment has been out of our budget. We need to rent Sound Equipment, because we aren't allowed to just show up and shoot. Besides permission, we need a certain amount of control over the environment, we can't ask unsuspecting passengers to move their seat or be quiet at our request. Your support will give us the opportunity to capture Bucket Boys personal experience of the time spent on the Shooting.

The other aspects of our production your funding would aid are: insurance,Permits,equipment rental, travel, and post production.festivals submission

After paying the fees to Kickstarter, Amazon and compensating rewards, the funds raised on Kickstarter will pay for Equipment Rental, and Sound Rental For the production of "Bucket."

 

 Post-production involves many steps: from transcoding and organizing footage, to editing, animating, coloring, composing, finalizing, festival submissions, and distribution. Due to the creative needs of each process we will be putting our best effort into finishing it as impactfully and efficiently as possible.

  • Film Crew 
  • Equipment Rentals 
  • Still Photography
  • Sound & Original Scoring
  • Colorist
  • Post Production Editing 
  • Insurance
  • Permits
  • Film Festival Fee's       

A percentage of the proceeds will go toward showing the documentary to the boys & girls club of Chicago.

                                CHECK OUR COOL REWARDS

WE WANT TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION with all of these cool rewards just for our backers that made this possible.(some are limited to availability)

We have many cool rewards ranging from social network"thanks" to IMDB film credits.The good news is that most are unlimited, while others are limited. So like my grandmother always says "get it while the getting's good." Thanks again for your support.

We're thankful for every single backer, and that being said, we will cover all shipping expenses for every backer reward. once this project becomes a success.thanks again for your support,and remember every dollar brings us closer.

Meet The Directors & Producers : Lucasbrothers

Lucas Brothers Are Twins independent filmmakers Born and Raised On Chicago's south-side, We've worked as freelance editors and cameraman for the last five years, our love is creating & art.

We certainly hope you'll join us and contribute to our Kickstarter campaign to help us make Bucket. We also hope you will invite one friend personally by email, twitter, Facebook, or Instagram everyday of our campaign and ask them to join you in supporting Bucket on Kickstarter. Then, ask that friend to invite one friend to join our campaign.

 Please blog, tweet, write, and sing about the film and our Kickstarter campaign. Spreading the word is half the battle!

Also, if you “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress.

Keep IN TOUCH!

We would love to hear from you! Leave us a comment above or email us at info@LucasbrothersPics.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Every contribution counts, Even $1 will help us make Bucket a Success.

THANKYOU

Risks and challenges

There are many risks and challenges in making a documentary film. It’s real life with the added layer of production. You have your story, yet circumstances change: people get sick, an amazing new subject comes on the scene or the Film get postpone Do to Weather The biggest challenge of all, however, is ensuring your story is told.

This is a critical time for the Chicago Youth and the movements that they are a part of. The sooner we are finished with the film, the bigger the impact it will make. The experienced filmmakers committed to finishing the film, and with your help we will raise the funds needed to make it all possible!

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  • You selected
    $1 reward

    7 backers

    Thank you so much every dollar counts.for your pledge of a dollar you’ll receive a special thanks on our Twitter & Facebook Fan Page.

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    $5 reward

    11 backers

    We appreciate every pledge.with your pledge of five dollars you’ll receive a digital cover art wallpaper download(Plus all the above awards)

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    $10 reward

    37 backers

    Much gratitude for your pledge. Receive a 1280 x 720p digital download of the full documentary "Bucket",plus a special 7 min “Prologue” including exclusive live performances and segments not included in the documentary(Plus all the above awards)

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    $25 reward

    34 backers

    Now let’s get to the good stuff.A HD 1920x1080p/1280x720p digital download of the Full Documentary bucket +11x17 cover art poster(Plus all the above awards)

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    $50 reward

    13 backers

    Look like your apart of the team: Receive a Backers Only “Bucket” graphic T-Shirt & hat + a cast autographed Blu-ray/DVD of the finished film +11x 17 autographed cover art poster.(plus All The Above Rewards)

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    0 backers

    Something to remember: Get a Limited edition floating frame candid portrait signed by the cast & Lucas brothers (Plus all the above rewards)

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    13 backers

    WOW your contribution we. . deeply appreciated. you’ll be thanked on our DVD or Blu-ray backers only disc + on the movie credits. Plus you’ll also receive a Autographed 22 x 34 poster framed cover art of “bucket"(plus All The Above Rewards)

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  • You selected
    $150 reward

    1 backer

    BE APART OF THE FINAL EDIT: All of the above rewards, plus the opportunity to be creatively involved with the film! You can provide us with your drummer skills threw via E-mail,and you will be add to the fully finished film,and our behind the scene backers only disc.plus you’ll receive casting credit in the film.(Plus All The Above Rewards)

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  • You selected
    $250 reward

    5 backers

    WE WANT TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION.get a live bucket musical performance dedicated just for you on our exclusive backers only disc + if your already a local Chicagoan come join us debut night.where a invitations for 2 awaits you and a friend +plus all the above awards.travel and accommodations are (not included)

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  • You selected
    $500 reward

    6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)

    LIKE MUSIC TO YOUR EARS ! You'll get 2 invitations to our special screening and reserved seats at the film premiere + Honored with supported backers trophy + supported backer credit in the film credits.PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD.Travel and accommodations are (not included)+also receive all the above rewards)(except $250)

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE SHOW" In addition to our deep gratitude, you'll get a personal meet and greet 2 V.I.P seats premiere night.plus You’ll be named as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the film,and you’ll be honored with a associate producer backers trophy premiere night.PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD. Travel and accommodations are (not included) (plus You will also receive All The above Rewards.(except $500,$250)

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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEANS as an amazing supporter of independent filmmaking. THANK YOU so much. You will be named as an A Co-PRODUCER of the film,and you’ll be honored with a Co-producer backers trophy debut night.The title does NOT come with any responsibilities or equity in the film but would look great on your IMDB page! You will also receive an invitation to our cast & crew Bucket screening post-party, 3 VIP seats at the film premiere.(PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD. Travel and accommodations are (not included) (plus you will also receive all the above rewards) (except $1,000,$500,$250)

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER -your support mean so much,and with your pledge of 5,000 dollars you'll Gain an exclusive Executive Producer credit + You’ll be honored with a executive producer backers award on premiere night.oh I’m not threw just yet.you’ll be honored with a live performance by bucket boyz of Chicago + You will also receive an invitation to our cast & crew Bucket screening post-party, 4 VIP seats at the film premiere.(PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD. Travel and accommodations are (not included) (plus you will also receive all the above rewards) (except $2,500,$1,000,$500,$250)

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Funding period

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