About this project
***NEW STRETCH GOAL: $70,000!***
Thank you to our amazing TEAM for helping us hit our goal of $50k!!! Your support is unbelievable and it’s a tad overwhelming for us right now. Thank you so much for believing in this project. It’s because of you this film is possible.
Now that we have hit our minimum goal of $50k, let’s set our focus on a larger number. Can we stretch this all the way to $70k? With this team of supporters, we feel anything is possible!
There are hefty fees associated with licensing both archival footage and some of your favorite songs from the 1990’s. The more money we can raise, the better this film will be.
Be on the lookout for some exciting new prizes, and please continue to encourage your network to join the team by making a pledge. Thank you so much, let’s make this the best possible film it can be!
The TG&TS Team
THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR / A Documentary Film
Directed by Mark Evans. Produced by Andy Mininger, Michelle Quisenberry, Jennifer Reibman, Mike Magnussen.
Marco Collins is one of the last great radio DJ's.
Not many outside of Seattle may know Marco’s story, but the role he played in the 1990’s is what made Seattle synonymous with grunge music. He championed little known bands, often being the one to break them into the mainstream. The bands that Marco broke went on to international stardom, which helped establish him as one of music's most influential tastemakers.
He was instrumental in bringing electronic music to the masses in the U.S. and is still plucking bands from obscurity and giving them a platform. So although Marco’s story is about MUSIC, it’s really about the passionate, relentless and uncompromised support of artists. Marco has never been content to let talent fly under the radar. Where would any artist be without those that championed them?
Marco’s story is complicated and interesting. He has endured a decade long battle of being handcuffed by addiction and he went from a closeted gay man to become one of the leaders of Music for Marriage Equality. When Washington State passed Referendum 74 legalizing same-sex marriage Marco was once again in the center of a cultural revolution.
Marco presented the music that shaped not only our childhoods, but that of an entire generation of people. We're so excited to tell his story.
WHERE WE’RE AT
In addition to many hours spent with Marco, we have interviewed 32 people for the film, shot hours of beautiful b-roll and collected some amazing never-before-seen archive footage. We are planning on conducting 5-7 more interviews with world-famous musicians. The list of interviews thus far includes:
Chris Ballew – Presidents of the United States of America
Brian Beck – Zeitgeist Management, 107.7 The End
Kurt Bloch – The Fastbacks
Charles R. Cross – Music Biographer/Writer
Mike Halloran – 91X
Kerri Harrop – Music for Marriage Equality
Megan Jasper – Sub Pop Records
Ken Jordan – Crystal Method
Scott Kirkland – Crystal Method
Errol Kolosine – Astralwerks Records
Rick Lambert – 107.7 The End
Keri Lee – 107.7 The End, Mayhem/Warped Tours
Debi Lipetz – Epic Records
Avery Lipman – Republic Records
Ben London – STAG, Alcohol Funnycar
Macklemore - Hip-Hop Artist
Rich McLaughlin – iHeart Radio
Lance Mercer - Pearl Jam Photographer
Sean Nelson – Harvey Danger
Scott Perlewitz – Sub Pop Records
Matt Pinfield – MTV 120 Minutes
Jonathan Poneman – Sub Pop Records
Bill Reid – 107.7 The End
John Reis – Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu
Marty Riemer - Seattle Radio Personality
Patty Schemel – Hole
Eddie Spaghetti – Supersuckers
Kevin Stapleford – 91X, 107.7 The End
Allen Stone - Seattle-based Musician
Susie Tennant – Geffen Records
Mike Tierney – Epic Records, Rocket Management
Kim Warnick – The Fastbacks
Lisa Worden – KROQ
THERE HAS BEEN SOME EARLY BUZZ
- The Stranger
- Secretly Important
- The Documentary Channel
- Guerrilla Candy
- Three Imaginary Girls
- Easy Street
WHY WE ARE ON KICKSTARTER
We have about 95% of the film in the can, but really need your help to help fund the last 5% of production and the edit of the film.
- $50,000 is the bare-bones minimum we need to achieve this.
- At $70,000, we'll be able to afford the never-before-seen archive footage we've accumulated but need to license.
- At $125,000 we'll be able to pay for the perfect music to go along with the film.
- Anything above that will be used to market and promote the film the right way so we can reach the largest audience possible.
We hope people will enjoy the music, be brought back in time, laugh, cry, and remember one of the most memorable music times ever. But we also hope to raise awareness about addiction to support MusiCares and marriage equality to support the Human Rights Campaign.
I want more information
You can take a look at our website: glamoursqualorfilm.com for more information, including bios of all the filmmakers. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks for making The Glamour & The Squalor possible!
Video Update #3
A message from Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate):
Video Update #2
A message from Allen Stone:
VIdeo Update #1
The guys (Director Mark Evans and Producer Andy Mininger) went on The Macro Show to chat about the movie and the Kickstarter campaign. It didn't go so great...take a look for yourself:
Risks and challenges
Once this project is successfully funded, we will be on the fast-track to completing this film. The $50,000, however, is the minimum we need to finish production and complete the edit. That amount won't be enough to clear all the archival footage we've collected or pay for the music we really want for the finished film, so there is the risk that without additional financing the film will not have all the bells and whistles it does when we close our eyes and play it out in our dreams.
Additionally, the interviews we would still like to conduct are with very popular musicians, and it has been difficult to align schedules. Delays with securing the interview dates could delay the release of the film, but we're going to keep working as hard as we can to bring this all to you!
We continue to seek additional funding to go towards costs associated with licensing and film festivals.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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