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We toured the U.S. with HELL ON WHEELS and TOTAL BADASS and are aiming to tour Europe this year. A film tour!!! www.BadassFilmTour.com Read more

Austin, TX Film & Video
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We toured the U.S. with HELL ON WHEELS and TOTAL BADASS and are aiming to tour Europe this year. A film tour!!! www.BadassFilmTour.com

Austin, TX Film & Video
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European film tour of TOTAL BADASS and HELL ON WHEELS and CRASHTOONS cartoons featuring Bob Ray and Chad Holt!

Peep all the info at: http://www.BadassFilmTour.com

Why make movies if nobody’s gonna see them, you ask? Right, we say! Exactly right! So, we make people see them! We have done the film festivals and our needs have not yet been met. So, we film tour!

We packed up our two newest films, Total Badass and Hell on Wheels, and drove all over the face of the great U.S. of A. We had an adventure in self-distribution with two five-week film tours in 2010. Such a hoot was had, that we’re aiming to do it again. In Europe! Crazy? Maybe. Dumb? Huh?

So far, all the expenses related to making and distributing Total Badass and Hell on Wheels have come out of our pockets. But with the unavoidable costs of travel to Europe, we won't be able to pull off such a crazy idea without your help. So, we hope you find it in your heart’s heart and within your means’s means to help us expose these amazing films to (parts of) the world, while exploring self-distribution (and ourselves!) in Europe.

But wait! There’s more:

Not only will we be self-distributing Total Badass and Hell on Wheels and touring around like madmen on a quest for the last remaining drops of gasoline in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, we’ll also be creating an artifact. This artifact thing is not quite a movie, and more than a tour journal, but out of laziness, we’ve just taken to calling it the Tour Journal. We’ve written about the first two U.S. tours, and documented many a wild adventure. We aim to ramp it up in a “stranger in a strange land” sort of way via a European Film Tour!

Behold: The words in paragraph form! The pics! The vids! The confluence of chaos that is the Tour Journal: http://www.crashcamfilms.com/tourjournal.htm

But that’s not all! We landed tons of great reviews on these tours. Here are some for Total Badass:

“Total Badass is both a portrait of life on the artistic and social fringe and a thriller... a working-poor man’s cross of Frederick Wiseman and Hunter S. Thompson.“ -The New York TImes

“The title couldn't be more apt.” -Time Out New York

“Total Badass is a wild, unique ride, deep into the Austin counterculture... it's entertaining and shockingly funny, and undeniably touching... a thunderbolt of a documentary.” -Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“[Total Badass director] Bob Ray is Austin’s newish lowbrow Maysles brother... Chad Holt comes off charmingly as equal parts Texan Keith Moon and crispy Richard Benjamin, talking blue streaks and rolling joints in his probation officer’s parking lot.” -Village Voice

“A ballsy feature-length documentary... a totally unapologetic profile of the ubiquitous Austin hero.” -Vice Magazine

"A psychological treat" -Phoenix New Times

“An outrageous and hilariously seedy journey into the Austin underground... [Total Badass] bravely goes where no documentary film has gone before.” -Flavorpill

We also got great reviews for Hell on Wheels:

"Hell on Wheels is full of adrenaline-fueled highs, heartbreaking lows, and lots of chicks in short skirts kicking the shit out of each other." -The Onion’s A/V Club

“Hell on Wheels is an epic doc. It's fast, fun, and inspiring.” -Chris Gore (Film Threat Magazine)

“…the kind of twists, drama, cat fights and compound fractures that only happen in real life. The story is extremely compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud outrageous and above all inspiring.” -Ain't It Cool News

“Hell on Wheels is a fascinating story and a fun movie.” -Cinematical

Bonus: we’ve been getting love and attention for our newest film, Total Badass just by doing these tours! Score! Not only did we land all those great reviews and press I just mentioned, but Bob has written articles for MovieMaker Magazine (the most widely read magazine about filmmaking) and super-producer Ted Hope’s popular film blog, Hope for Film. Bob will also be a panelist at SXSW film festival in 2011, discussing DIY filmmaking and self-distribution. And hey, did you know that Kevin Smith is totally copying us and touring with his new film? We’re flattered!

We are very low maintenance road warriors. Of the ten weeks we toured the U.S.A., we only got a motel for two nights and only had to sleep in the car for three nights. We exploited our charms and found places to crash out for the remainder of the time. We also only got arrested once and didn't get murdered once. We plan on being thrifty and crafty on the European tour. But there are some expenses we didn't have to endure on the American tours that will put us in the hole right off the bat. We drove my car, so we didn't need a rental, and we launched the tours from Austin, so we didn't have to fly anywhere. The airfare and rental car will be the biggest bite out of our asses.

Look at this crazy: Flight $905 x2 $1810 Car Rental (for five weeks) $1980 Petrol (that’s European for “gas”) $1173 Tolls, Ferries and crap $ 298

We actually need more than five grand. There will be lots more expenses, including:  Translating and subtitling the films and making new master screeners  Shipping of stuff to cinemas and press  DVD replication  Press kit printing  Food for eating  Drugs for doing  Beers for drinking So, if we get more than five grand, then: awesome.

Thank you for reading all these words and watching our vids and emptying your wallets and/or purses on us. We will make you proud!

www.BadassFilmTour.com

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    Pledge $11 or more
    About $11 USD

    1 backer

    Indian Leg Wrestle with either Bob Ray or Chad Holt (you provide transportation). Get fit!

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    About $15 USD

    3 backers

    Whiskey slap either Chad Holt or Bob Ray (you provide transportation and whiskey). Booze and violence!

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    About $22 USD

    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    A collection of random buttons, stickers and CDs gathered from various film festivals’ shwag bags over the years. Crap or gold? You decide.
    PLUS: Whiskey slap & Indian leg wrestle!

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    About $25 USD

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    Have Chad and/or Bob sleep on your couch or floor or bed when we tour through your city. We’re classy motherfuckers AND gentlemen! What a bargain!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap & Indian leg wrestle!

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    Pledge $33 or more
    About $33 USD

    1 backer Limited (6 left of 7)

    A random book (or small stack of magazines) from director Bob Ray’s shelf. It could be “Chairman Mao’s Four Minute Physical Fitness Routine” or a book on filmmaking or a few back issues of Vice Magazine. Who knows? Imagine the possibilities!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle & have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town.

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    Pledge $44 or more
    About $44 USD

    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    A USB or Firewire (or similar) cable! There are a bunch of those fucking things lying around here and one can be yours! (we choose the cable). Hook yo’ shit up!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle & have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    0 backers

    A digital download of Chad Holt’s latest musical endeavor, the hilariously awesome rap group BFE. The convenience of piracy, but the weirdness of not.
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle & have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town.

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    Pledge $55 or more
    About $55 USD

    0 backers Limited (11 left of 11)

    A hand-stenciled DVD of Bob Ray’s CrashToons cartoons (DVD-R). Art!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town & BFE digital download.

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    Pledge $60 or more
    About $60 USD

    1 backer

    On the guest list! Free admission for you and a guest when we screen in your city. Total rock star!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town & BFE digital download.

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    Pledge $66 or more
    About $66 USD

    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    A hi-fi VHS copy of Bob Ray’s short films (circa 1994-2001) signed by director Bob Ray. Vintage technology, classy cinema!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

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    A rare, out of print, random back issue of Whoopsy! Magazine signed by Chad Holt. Frame it! AND a signed CD of Chad Holt’s latest musical endeavor, the hilariously awesome rap group BFE. Thump through your ‘hood bangin’ some heavy beats.
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $77 or more
    About $77 USD

    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    A hi-fi VHS copy of Bob Ray’s first feature film, the critically acclaimed stoner-comedy, Rock Opera signed by director Bob Ray and actor Chad Holt. Dust off the VCR!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $88 or more
    About $88 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    A screen printed (or SUPER-rare misprint) tour poster from our Memphis stop by badass artists at 5in1. Rare and art-y!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $99 or more
    About $99 USD

    1 backer Limited (10 left of 11)

    DVD of Rock Opera, signed by director Bob Ray and co-star Chad Holt. Filled with extras! Get a contact high (contact high not guaranteed).
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $111 or more
    About $111 USD

    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    A Total Badass or Hell on Wheels T-shirt. Pimp with style!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $125 or more
    About $125 USD

    0 backers

    A “Thank You” credit on IMdB AND Total Badass or Hell on Wheels’ web site. Impress your mom!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag & get on the guest list!

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    0 backers

    DVD of Hell on Wheels, signed by Bob Ray or a DVD of Total Badass, signed by Bob Ray and Chad Holt. Could be worth millions of pesos some day!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag, get on the guest list & a Thank You credit!

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    Pledge $222 or more
    About $222 USD

    0 backers

    DVD of Hell on Wheels, signed by Bob Ray AND a DVD of Total Badass, signed by Bob Ray and Chad Holt.
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag, get on the guest list & a Thank You credit!

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    About $250 USD

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    Chad Holt will personally record your outgoing voice mail or answering machine message!
    PLUS: Whiskey slap, Indian leg wrestle, have Bob and/or Chad sleep at your house when we tour your town, BFE digital download or signed CD, signed Whoopsy Mag, get on the guest list, a Thank You credit & signed Total Badass and Hell on Wheels DVDs.

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    About $333 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Postcards: Chad and Bob will mail you five post cards with personal notes from various exciting European locales.
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $444 or more
    About $444 USD

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    A pair of cool-looking old-school blue with yellow stripes quad roller skates. American made by Colt. Vintage? Used! (that means they have character) Classic!
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    0 backers

    Party with us! Come hang out with Bob and Chad when we hit your town. We’ll totally get you into the movie and then party with you all night long! How fun is that?!?! See our tour journal for just how much fun it could be: http://crashcamfilms.com/tourjournal.htm You might even get sexed by Chad. Who knows?
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $666 or more
    About $666 USD

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    Write a guest column for Whoopsy! Become a PUBLISHED writer! The glamour!!!
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    An advanced, signed copy of Chad Holt’s upcoming book, “All My Shit” upon release (pending actual release).
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $2,222 or more
    About $2,222 USD

    0 backers

    A slow dance with Chad Holt! Sexy! (you provide transportation and choose the song). It might even get you laid?
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $3,333 or more
    About $3,333 USD

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Have Bob Ray be your corporate spokesperson! Bob Ray will write, shoot and edit a video for your product or company. Hopefully, he will like your product or company and say nice things (Bob Ray is not guaranteed to say nice things about your product or company). Watch the video above for Bob Ray’s amazing powers to sell stuff and imagine your product or company basking in his amazing ability to sell stuff. Shill!
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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    Pledge $5,555 or more
    About $5,555 USD

    0 backers

    For over five grand, we’d do a lot of stuff. So get creative and let us know what you have in mind. We might do it.
    PLUS: choose from some of the exciting prizes that we give for lower amounts of donations than the donation you are making (excluding one with limits), ie: whiskey slaps, DVDs, shirts, etc. So let us know if you want some of the other crap, and it’s yours! Grab bag!

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Funding period

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