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The T.S.O.L. song that you hid from your parents is now being brought to life. A film about love and lust beyond the living world.
The T.S.O.L. song that you hid from your parents is now being brought to life. A film about love and lust beyond the living world.
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"Code Blue" A film by Susan Dynner and Jack Grisham

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WE DID IT!  WE ARE MAKING THIS FILM. NEW STRETCH GOAL - $40,000

WHAT IS A STRETCH GOAL?  IT'S THE NEW GOAL WE HAVE SET FOR OURSELVES TO TRY TO RAISE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THINGS THAT WEREN'T INCLUDED IN THIS ORIGINAL RAISE (Part of post-production including color correction, sound design, etc.); submission fees to festivals;  music rights/composer, making DVDs, etc. There are many costs associated with making a film - we've got what it takes to get this made, but now we're asking for help with the rest. Please, don't feel obligated to give - we're thrilled that we got this far!!! But, if you were thinking about donating and didn't, it's not too late and we still need funds, so feel free to donate, join our Code Blue family, and get the same cool incentives.

If we reach our stretch goal, everyone wins. We will give everyone who has donated $5 or more a surprise gift.

What will it be?  We're not sure yet, but it will be cool and exclusive to our film - stickers, buttons, maybe even a Code Blue condom - just leave that to us. So if we win, you win.  And thanks for donating and being a part of this.

ABOUT THIS FILM

In 1981 I wrote the lyrics for the T.S.O.L. song "Code Blue". It was the expressed frustration of a teen boy's fumbling and often painful experiences with the opposite sex--I'd rather "fuck the dead" than sleep with you. The song was an instant sing-along underground hit and kids around the world were gleefully joining in on the chorus--"'cause you can do what you want and she won't complain..." It was a blast. It was also about 50 years before its time, because that song was never going to make it on commercial radio, then or now. It was a song that you played at your parents when you were pissed. In 2014, 33 years after "Code Blue"'s conception, I wrote a story based on the song. It was released on "Punk Hostage Press" as a children's type book for adults; Illustrated by the wonderful Scott Aicher. When Scott and I were discussing his illustrations he asked me for character sketches to make his work easier. I went to the internet and I typed in, "bus driver", "old mortuary", "teen boy", and "dead girl'. The pictures that appeared were those of living people ( one not ) and I compiled a folder. In the middle of the process I realized that what I was doing was casting a movie of sorts and I got an idea. I wrote my friend the celebrated director, Susan Dynner ( Punks Not Dead ) and we agreed that a film would be fun so we hammered out the script. Our next step was to secure funding but as you might imagine, a topic that was taboo then is still taboo now and as hard and cool as some of these corporate punk-underground type companies try to be, they're not that willing to drop some cash on a project that ties their "extreme sports" name to a film dealing with teenage-necrophilia. And that's where you come in. You're not afraid to get weird.

Risks and challenges

Our obstacles? Hmm, a film about teenage necrophilia, what could possibly hinder us? Don't worry kids, the content may be of rotting taste, but in today's culture we're only going to get shit when it's released and Susan Dynner and I will take the heat!

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    And now things get weird. What do you want, a casting couch set up, do want to be in the first coffin that James opens, or would you like to act like a real Hollywood producer with all the creepiness that entails. Does your band want a song in the film? Want Susan and/or Jack to come to your house and screen the film for you and your friends? Contact me for this perk. No request too weird.

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