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Terence Stamp, Kevin Godley, Richard La Plante and Greg Penny make a movie, without pictures, about a man and a motorcycle.
Terence Stamp, Kevin Godley, Richard La Plante and Greg Penny make a movie, without pictures, about a man and a motorcycle.
71 backers pledged $27,495 to help bring this project to life.

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We Did It !

Thanks to your backing Hog Fever - An Ear Movie is on the road !

Your positive support has inspired us to add more cool stuff to both the Ear Movie and the soundtrack. With some extra backing, we can do that. 

New Stretch Goal: $30,000

Help us hit it !

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You're probably wondering -

What brings the unlikely team of Terence Stamp, Kevin Godley, Richard La Plante and Greg Penny together to create a project and...

What the hell is an Ear Movie ?

Glad you asked !

The answer is: 

We share a profoundly absurd sense of humor and a deep desire to create something exciting and original...

An Ear Movie is a movie WITHOUT pictures ! 

  • Out of the box, left field, something completely different
  • Retro in concept and futuristic in design 
  • A mash-up of a 21st century radio play, an audio book on steroids, an off-the-wall comedy album and an original soundtrack 
  • To be unleashed upon the world as a multi chapter digital download featuring nearly two hours of voices, music, sound effects and therapy !

Adapted from the best selling book by Richard La Plante, the dark comedy Hog Fever is the story of Robert Lourdes, a man in the throes of midlife crisis, desperately searching for himself from the saddle of his motorcycle.

With your help, we can make Hog Fever - An Ear Movie together !  Like Rock 'n' Roll, the magic is between the artists and their audience and the magic of this project could be compromised by the mechanisms of conventional financing. We just wanted to get in and 'do it', and Kickstarter provides us with the opportunity to do that. To make Hog Fever - An Ear Movie the wild ride it should be, an audio adventure that hits you right between the ears - with NO compromises - and, gives us direct contact with YOU - our audience ! 

By backing Hog Fever - An Ear Movie you will help us to pay for studio time, materials, voice talent, musicians, sound effects, mixing and mastering to complete the project. Although our pledge goal of $25,000 is just enough to reach our objective, it is a very small budget for a BIG idea. So, the more money we raise, the cooler the project. If we are able to exceed our goal, we can spend more time and energy on both Hog Fever - An Ear Movie and the accompanying soundtrack - and give you the whole Hog !

Please check out our cool rewards and thanks for your generous backing !

"When I make a movie, I make two. One for the eyes, and one for the ears." Federico Fellini

And we only want to make one, for the ears !

Listen and See !

Terence Stamp - Photo: Emanuela Gardner
Terence Stamp - Photo: Emanuela Gardner

Terence Stamp

THE SHRINK

Executive Producer - Oscar nominated British film icon. Star of - Superman, Star Wars, Wall Street, Pricilla Queen Of The Desert, The Limey, Yes Man, Bowfinger, Valkyrie and now, the new highly acclaimed release from The Weinstein Company, "Unfinished Song" ( "Song For Marion" UK ). Mr. Stamp has been making movies for over 50 years. He contributes his golden voice, unparalleled talent, production expertise and sense of the absurd.

In Hog Fever, Terence plays the role of The Shrink, loosely based on the legendary eccentric Scottish psychiatrist, R. D. Laing.

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Richard La Plante

ROBERT

Executive Producer - Renowned Author of the original memoir "Hog Fever", and founder of Escargot Books. Richard's works include 10 fiction and 3 non-fiction books, as well as a fleet of bank-breaking customized Harley Davidson's. Richard plays the self-styled role of Robert, a man on the road in search of himself.

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Kevin Godley

Director - Founding member of the British rock group 10cc and the duo Godley and Creme. Kevin has topped the charts as a singer, musician and songwriter, selling millions of records. He is a ground breaking music video and commercials director and has recently created the exciting new music platform, WHOLEWORLDBAND. Working with co-writer Richard La Plante, Kevin adapted Hog Fever for the ears. He also  plays numerous character roles in the production; we'll leave it to you to figure which ones.

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Greg Penny

Producer - Grammy nominated record producer, mixer, musician, songwriter. Best known for the music he has produced by Elton John, k.d. lang, Cher, Poperetta, Twin Trip and many more. Greg also has extensive experience in film, television and theatrical production. He brings his ears to the movie.

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With the voice talents of:

  • Jim Cummings - Narrator
  • Laura Rearwin - Coco & 1200cc's of Salvation 
  • Simon Gluckman - Phil
  • Oliver Butcher - Mason
  • Peter Bellwood - Jeremy
  • Ingrid Boulting - Gabriella

...and more - in the full production.

Reward 12:  THE BIG OJAI, CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE for 2 ! ( Some conditions apply - see below ) All above rewards + Round Trip Economy Airfare to Los Angeles -  Ground transportation to and from LA airport - 2 Nights at Ojai's hippest hotel - Bicycle rental and tour of Ojai - One-on-one personal training at Stinky's Outdoor Gym - Attend, as guests of honor, a special dinner with The Hog Fever Team + many more groovy surprises !!! + Executive Producer credit on Hog Fever - An Ear Movie.

*$* Conditions - 

Airfare is round trip economy to Los Angeles from North America, or equal cost, point of departure. Cost and method of travel to / from backers point of origin, to point of departure / return, is backers responsibility. Los Angeles airport ( LAX or Burbank ) to / from Ojai ( 90 minutes ) provided by town car. Accommodations at Ojai's hippest hotel are standard room for two, king or two double beds. All other incidentals - mini bar, room service, telephone, in or out of hotel costs, etc... are the responsibility of the backer.  Backer and co-traveler must provide scans of valid USA ID or passports in advance of travel. Backer and co-traveler agree to allow their likeness to be used in videos, photos and other media for promotional and other purposes. Backers promise to be a kind and gracious guests while in Ojai and to hold Hog Fever - An Ear Movie hosts harmless for any embarrassing behavior or damage which may result from too much of a good thing. 

Backers Promise to have FUN !

Risks and challenges

As is often said - "The biggest risk is not taking the challenge !"
So we jumped in with both feet ! Godley directing via Skype from Ireland, Stamp cramming mic time between takes on his latest film, La Plante resurrecting his ancient riding leathers, a temperamental cast from LA and Penny pulling at his lion's mane of hair trying to keep it all together.
It's fun and games in the high desert of Ojai, and we're counting on you to help us keep it alive !

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    Reward 1: A special thanks to YOU on the Hog Fever - An Ear Movie site and an extra dose of Good Karma !

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    Reward 2: Above reward + an exclusive pre-release download of Hog Fever - An Ear Movie (estimated running time: over 90 minutes).
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    Reward 3: Above rewards + download of the Hog Fever - An Ear Movie Soundtrack, containing full versions and remixes of the songs from the movie.

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    Reward 4: Above rewards + For Kickstarter Backers only - exclusive PDF edition of the Hog Fever - An Ear Movie production art book by Escargot Books, containing the original script, notes, conceptual drawings by Kevin Godley, behind the scenes photographs of the recording sessions and a production memoir written by Richard La Plante.

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    Reward 5: Above rewards + Special Edition - Hog Fever T-Shirt - Made of high quality 100% cotton, designed by the Hog Fever team. The ultra cool fashion statement ? Maybe..

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    Reward 6: Above rewards + Original Hog Fever Hardback Edition book signed by Richard La Plante + exclusive custom made Hog Fever patch and enamel pin.

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    Reward 7: Above rewards + An exclusive Coffee Table Limited Edition of the Hog Fever - An Ear Movie production art book by Escargot Books, containing the original script, notes, conceptual drawings by Kevin Godley, behind the scenes photographs of the recording sessions and a production memoir written by Richard La Plante. Signed by the Hog Fever Team.

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    Reward 8: Above rewards + download of Hog Fever Session 1 'screen test' recording, with Stamp doing male and female voices + exclusive Hog Fever - An Ear Movie poster + Exclusive Copper Hog Fever belt buckle.

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    Reward 9: Above rewards + Limited edition Hog Fever - An Ear Movie poster - Framed and signed by the artist and the Hog Fever Team + Exclusive Sterling Silver Hog Fever belt buckle.

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    Reward 10: Above rewards + Associate Producer credit + A spoken part in Hog Fever - An Ear Movie with cast credit.

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    Reward 11: Above rewards 1 - 8 + A special lunch with members of the Hog Fever Team + Attend a Hog Fever Recording & Mixing Session + Associate Producer credit on Hog Fever - An Ear Movie.

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    Reward 12: THE BIG OJAI, CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE for 2 !
    ( Some conditions apply - see below left *$*) All above rewards + Round Trip Economy Airfare to Los Angeles - Ground transportation to and from LA airport - 2 Nights at Ojai's hippest hotel - Bicycle rental and tour of Ojai - One-on-one personal training at Stinky's Outdoor Gym - Attend, as guests of honor, a special dinner with members of the Hog Fever Team + many more groovy surprises !!! + Associate Producer credit on Hog Fever - An Ear Movie.

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