New Reward Alert! We've added a new prize at the $100 level: Receive the limited edition 11x17 poster created exclusively for this campaigned SIGNED by Marco Collins, director Marq Evans and composer/Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready!
If you already pledged $100 or more you'll be automatically upgraded to this prize (unless otherwise notified) and if you have already pledged a lessor amount you can raise it by the remaining balance and be upgraded to the signed version.
Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. He was the on-off switch for an artist’s potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for helping break the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer, Garbage and countless others.
The film features an original score by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and interviews with McCready, Kurt Cobain, Carrie Brownstein, Ben Gibbard, Shirley Manson, Patty Schemel, Matt Pinfield and many more of the most prolific artists of the twenty-first century!
Marco’s story is inspiring and universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he’s still standing.
SO WHAT'S UP?
We have been making The Glamour & The Squalor since 2012 and are beyond thrilled about its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival to a SOLD OUT audience on June 3. The film is a labor of love and its completion has involved so many friends, family members, fans and supporters. We feel so lucky and honored to have been able to make this film, but we still need a little help to ensure that the film is seen by the widest audience possible.
In order to distribute the film throughout the world, we need to raise some additional funds for things like marketing, public relations, festival travel and licensing the final music rights in perpetuity.
You - our community, our team - have helped carry this project so far, and we're hoping you're able to step up to the plate one more time so we can release the film beyond Seattle and throughout the world!
Our first Kickstarter campaign was a success. We raised over $50,000 to bring the film to life. This time around, we're trying something different. Our approach is definitely an experiment and, to our knowledge, one that has never been taken on Kickstarter, but we believe so much in our supporters and think it's the best way to launch the campaign.
This time, every dollar counts. And we mean it. To prove it, we've set the campaign goal at just $1. Every dollar raised gets us that much closer to our dream of releasing the film worldwide and making sure as many people as possible can see it.
Beyond that, we are offering just one reward - an 11x17 limited edition poster of The Glamour & The Squalor EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign - at a minimum pledge of $1.
Yeah, that's right. $1.
"So how much do you actually need?" you're probably asking. While every single dollar pledged sincerely helps get us into distribution, we'd really like to raise at least $30,000 to pay for the expenditures referenced above. Any amount raised over that allows us to reach an even wider audience for our film. Let's see how high we can take this together!
Pledge what you want, pledge what you can. We are so grateful and appreciate any amount pledged. Just know that every dollar helps. Whether you're donating $1 or $1,000, we appreciate your contribution! We want anybody and everybody to be part of our team to help release this movie. You're part of our story when you make a pledge.
We've made it this far together and are so close to being able to show this movie to the world. Please support our campaign to raise funds to distribute THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR!
Risks and challenges
If we raise less than $30,000, our search for additional funds to distribute the film will need to continue outside of Kickstarter. Every dollar raised here, however, will reduce the amount we'll need to secure from investors, donors and/or grants.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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