Decks and the City is a film about music passion in the electronic music scene and the nightlife that forms a major part of the culture around it. The idea for this film was born amidst a very negative focus on dance music in the mainstream media. This film is dedicated to showing the passion, dedication and hard work involved in the electronic music industry. Whilst predominantly Adelaide focused, the concept applies Australia wide and in many ways globally.
We talk to DJ’s, Producers, Artists, Promoters, Venue Owners & Patrons who have taken years to master their craft and invested a lot of time and money into their music passion. These are people who work in a regular job, pay their taxes, fit in with society, could be supporting a family and likely be standing in the supermarket isle next to you.
We are investigating what is really happening in the music scene right now and how it is affecting small business, whilst also celebrating a piece of history that highlights the amazing talent we have here in Adelaide and essentially Australia as a whole. Expect to see many genres of music covered from house to techno, trance, dnb, hard dance, hardcore, psy trance, future bass and more.
We hope this will be an insightful look into the electronic music industry from many angles and that it can be used to drive some positive change as we move forward. For that reason we also take a look at what the future holds as we inevitably move towards a shift in the party culture that accompanies the music industry.
Music is of course the main focus of this film so it would be remiss of us not to heavily feature the amazing talent of music producers across all genres of electronic music that Adelaide has to offer.
Cast including but not limited to: HMC/Late Nite Tuff Guy, Motez, Ezee G, Devious, Odyssey, Lauren Neko, Troub9l, Gunda G, Mc/DJ Pabs, Gootz, DJ Josh, Driller, Skippy, Fiction, Splintercell, Kaedance/HTFU, Adrian Whalland (SAE) plus many more.
Risks and challenges
As independent self funded filmmakers the biggest challenge is budget and time. Our budget thus far has been zero and in 18months of producing this film on evenings and weekends outside of our day jobs we have produced approximately three quarters of the footage and well over 1TB of interviews and b-roll. Things change quickly in the music industry and with the community asking about a release date, we feel it is time to dedicate ourselves in a full time capacity to have the film completed by the middle of the year. Add to this the current negative media attention surrounding just about anything to do with music and nightlife culture, it is important we get this film released as soon as we can to help present a different point of view.
What we would like to ask of you is to donate what you can. Many hands make light work so it doesn’t have to be much, but everything helps. This is a film for music lovers, by music lovers.
What we hope to achieve from this Kickstarter campaign is the ability to focus on this film full time until completion. This involves the completion of filming, all expenses to date, post production, stock footage, licensing fees and all further costs relating to distribution and entering into film festivals etc.
Essentially the biggest challenge once we have the funding is the ability to distribute the film beyond the cinema screenings. This could involve the cost of hiring someone to assist in marketing and distribution, which ideally would be something we need to reserve from the funding.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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