Bob Fass revolutionized the FM airwaves with his free form program Radio Unnameable, a cultural hub for music, politics and audience engagement.
Please visit our website http://www.radiounnameablemovie.com
THE STORY Radio Unnameable is a documentary film about influential radio personality Bob Fass who revolutionized the FM airwaves by developing a patchwork of music, politics, comedy and reports from the street, effectively creating free form radio as we know it today. And for nearly 50 years, Fass has been heard at midnight on New York City listener-sponsored station WBAI. Radio Unnameable documents Fass’s eventful and controversial career, his involvement with some of the most gripping cultural movements of our time, while placing his story in a larger context of the struggle to keep free expression on the dial.
HOW FAR ALONG ARE WE? We started shooting in Spring 2007 and are about to begin editing the film. Our goal is to finish by the end of 2010 then premiere at a major film festival in 2011.
WHY PLEDGE? WHAT WE NEED. For the most part, we have been self-financing the film over the past few years. In order to meet our deadline to finish the project, we need your support. 1. We have several upcoming shoots in the Northeast and California. Your support will help offset the cost of travel, lodging and equipment rentals.
2. We plan on shooting 16mm (yes, good old fashioned celluloid) footage of New York City at night to compliment the audio from the landmark programs that live in Bob Fass’s archive. We need funding to hire a cinematographer and to pay for processing the film.
3. As we begin post-production we need funding to help offset the cost for an edit system and media storage.
4. There is a huge archival portion of the film. Bob Fass has held on to thousands of reel-to-reel and cassette recordings of his program, photographs, film, video (shot as early as 1970), amongst other documentation of assorted countercultural movements. We need funding to help transfer these audio and video materials. Also, there are additional materials in other archives that we need for the film. Your support will help us hire a research assistant and to pay research and transfer fees.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? We have some incredible and unique rewards that have been donated to us by some of the individuals involved with the film. This includes music, artwork, and memorabilia you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Also, please keep coming back and checking in on our Kickstarter update page (see above). Over the three months of this fundraiser we will be adding video content and sneak peaks of some of the music heard on our rewards.
Although we are asking for $5000, we actually need much more. If you would like to make additional donations, you can do so through our our Fiscal Sponsor, the IFP. These donations will be Tax Deductible. http://fiscalsponsorship.ifp.org/Project.cfm...
YOUR SUPPORT IS INVALUABLE TO HELP BRING RADIO UNNAMEABLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF PRODUCTION.
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!! PHOTOS OF SOME THE LIMITED EDITION REWARDS:
WHAT’S YOUR RUPTURE/PIZZA PARTY GIFT PACK: The best way to describe Pizza Party (according to their website) is: "Remember the guy at your local used record store? If he had his own radio show, it would sound like this--jangly pop, old college radio favorites, weird obscurities and more." Listen in! Pizza Party Thursdays from 4:00PM to 6:00PM on East Village Radio: http://www.eastvillageradio.com/
A FREEWHEELIN’ TIME: A MEMOIR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE IN THE SIXTIES by SUZE ROTOLO Visit http://www.suzerotolo.com to learn more about Suze Rotolo’s work and upcoming events.
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS GIFT PACK: Learn more about the Holy Modal Rounders Documentary Film: http://www.boundtolose.com
HENRY FLYNT GIFT PACK: Visit http://www.locustmusic.com/ to hear music by Henry Flynt and others. Watch NIGHT PEOPLE here: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/night_people/
CHEAP NOVELTIES: THE PLEASURE OF URBAN DECAY by BEN KATCHOR: Learn more about Ben Katchor here: http://www.katchor.com
PAUL KRASSNER GIFT PACK: A message from Paul Krassner about his rewards: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
MITCH BLANK'S ARCHIVE: Musical archeologist Mitch Blank in his Bob Dylan "Self Portrait Mask" and his World Class Archive.
ABBIE HOFFMAN MASK:
STILLS FROM RADIO UNNAMEABLE
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