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A concert documentary that features 8 of the most exciting and diverse musical acts coming out of Brooklyn right now.
A concert documentary that features 8 of the most exciting and diverse musical acts coming out of Brooklyn right now.
238 backers pledged $25,305 to help bring this project to life.

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On December 13th and 14th, 2011 there will be a lot of love in the room at 125 5th Ave in Park Slope.  Eight diverse bands are coming together to play a very special two-day concert at Southpaw in Brooklyn, New York.  Lost Pilot will be there to film both days and produce a striking documentation of this creatively fertile period in time.
The bands are:

BEYONDO

HI/LO FI

KNIGHTS ON EARTH

MICHAEL LEONHART AND THE AVRAMINA 7

MINERVA LIONS

SMOOTA

SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS

THOUGHT

We are making a film called "All Together Now" and its intention is to reveal a cross-section of a strong musical community. The film will capture each band's live set and take you backstage to sit with musicians who tour all over the world and who's passion lives in the bands they've developed back at home in New York City.  Their stories are as diverse as their music. 

The inspiration for this project came from some of the great rock and roll films of the last 40 years.  Movies like Woodstock, Stop Making Sense, The Song Remains The Same, The Last Waltz, The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus, Downtown 81, Monterey Pop, and the Isle Of Wight led us to the realization that we needed to continue the tradition and that the story was right in front of us.  After seeing this blend of musicians in different forms, we realized how inspired we were by the rich community in our own city.  

One of the more intriguing elements to this collection of artists is how they use each other's talents in different ways.  You'll see quite a few of these characters playing multiple roles throughout the film.   A few of these bands have been at it for over a decade, while others are relatively newer endeavors.  One thing all of these musicians have in common is their capacity for sweat-drenched and soul-bearing live performances.  The music will guide you through myriad emotions, peaks, valleys, light and dark.

We want to create a lasting piece that can be enjoyed for generations to come. The biggest hurdles we are facing right now have to do with financing, but with your help we know we will be able to see this vision through.  The money we raise will go directly into the film.  None of the musicians participating in this project are being paid, everyone who is performing is doing so with the hope and confidence that we will make a great movie.  The basic costs we hope to cover with the Kickstarter campaign include:

  • Cameras 
  • Camera Operators 
  • Audio engineers 
  • The Venue 
  • Lighting 
  • Editors 
  • Computer Hardware and Software 
  • Publicity 
  • DVD+CD Mixing 
  • Mastering 
  • Pressing 
  • Promotional Materials              

The musicians featured in All Together Now have performed and/or recorded with  an impressive list of artists that include: Phish, TV on the Radio, Antibalas, Iron & Wine, Steely Dan, Sufjan Stevens, The Monkees, Charlie Hunter, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,  Bill Withers, A Tribe Called Quest, David Byrne, The Roots, Paul Simon, Brazilian Girls, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Red Baraat, Fela! the Musical, SNL, and even Sesame Street.  

Be a part of this project with us.  Help us make it.  Come see the shows. Be in the film with us and experience history in the making!

If you can't be here with us on December 13th and 14th, you can still be a part of it by pledging.  There are some really cool rewards you will only be able to get through donating to this campaign, like posters, signed box sets, and even private concerts.  You could even become a producer.

Smoota

  Thought

Knights On Earth

Minerva Lions

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    We will list your name in our personal Thank You section on the "All Together Now" website and in the credits of the movie.

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    Aside from our deep appreciation you'll be treated to a Digital Download of the Soundtrack to All Together Now and we will list your name in our personal Thank You section on the "All Together Now" website and in the credits of the movie. The Soundtrack will have selections from all 8 bands featured in the movie.

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    BE IN THE MOVIE! $40 will get a you a presale ticket for one of the nights. Each night features sets from 4 different bands! Over the years we have met people who tell epic stories of being at concerts that ended up being classic movies like Woodstock, The Last Waltz, Stop Making Sense etc. Don't you want to be one of those people who was at Southpaw when All Together Now was made? Remember, Southpaw has limited space and will sell out.

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    Can't make the performances in December but you want to see the film and be a part of helping it get made? A pledge of $50 will get you a signed copy of All Together Now on DVD and a heartfelt Thank You in the credits.

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    Special Edition "All Together Now" T Shirt

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    Special Edition "All Together Now" Poster

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    SEE BOTH SHOWS! BEST DEAL AROUND! If you are going to go to one of the nights, you might as well go to both nights, especially with the deal we are offering. These nights will be a true celebration of the community at large and its very likely that these events will be sold out by the end of this kickstarter campaign, so don't sleep on this reward!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    SEE THE SHOWS + The same as the $75 reward but you will get a copy of the soundtrack to All Together Now on CD when it is finished.
    projected late 2012

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    SEE THE SHOWS + All Together Now DVD + CD soundtrack + Limited Edition All Together Now T-shirt & Poster and a personalized video Thank You from the film-makers and musicians.

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    SEE THE SHOWS + DVD + Limited Edition All Together Now T-shirt and Poster and a personalized video Thank You from the film-makers and musicians.
    2 VIP Tickets to the NYC premiere of All Together Now (travel and lodging not included).

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    SEE THE SHOWS + DVD + Limited Edition All Together Now T-shirt and a personalized video Thank You from the film-makers and musicians.
    2 VIP Tickets to the NYC premiere of All Together Now (travel and lodging not included)
    A special "Thank You" in the film credits
    The complete All Together Now Discography!
    8 signed albums from the 8 bands- True Collectors Edition!

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    PRIVATE SESSION- a music lesson or small concert in your home will be arranged featuring some of the musicians from All Together Now (location must be NYC or within an agreed upon driving distance only.)
    SEE THE SHOWS + DVD + Limited Edition All Together Now T-shirt and a personalized video Thank You from the film-makers and musicians.
    2 VIP Tickets to the NYC premiere of All Together Now (travel and lodging not included)
    A special "Thank You" in the film credits
    The complete All Together Now Discography!
    8 signed albums from the 8 bands- True Collectors Edition!

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    Executive Producer credit for the film.
    PRIVATE SESSION- a music lesson or small concert in your home will be arranged featuring some of the musicians from All Together Now (location must be NYC or within an agreed upon driving distance only.)
    SEE THE SHOWS + DVD + Limited Edition All Together Now T-shirt and a personalized video Thank You from the film-makers and musicians.
    2 VIP Tickets to the NYC premiere of All Together Now (travel and lodging not included)
    A special "Thank You" in the film credits
    The complete All Together Now Discography!
    8 signed albums from the 8 bands- True Collectors Edition!

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