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$4,412
pledged of 40.000 $pledged of 40.000 $ goal
84
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 4 2012 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Episodes on:

RETNA            The Date Farmers      Thomas Campbell     Mike Giant

Jeremy Fish    Taylor McKimens       Cleon Peterson         Andrew Schoultz

Mark Whalen       Tiffany Bozic               Ferris Plock                HUSH

Mike Shine      Richard Colman         Henry Gunderson      Fecal Face

What started as a passion project has grown into an epic 16 episode season that could use a little kickstart to go the last mile. For over a year I followed these artists as they created exhibitions, installations, street murals, albums, and above all paintings. I interviewed them in their studios, their homes, on the road, in the gallery, even while they were working, to get a sense of their history, personality, and drive to create. The interviews at times were intimate, and it was astonishing to see the honesty the artists had in answering my sometimes overtly philosophical questions. I wanted to not simply do a biography of the artist but create a portrait of their life and their work. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, The Creative Lives is the fruit of my efforts to capture the nature of an artist; the struggles they have, the doubts that arise, and the victory of creating something you're proud to sign.

Along the way, however, it grew harder and harder to complete the 16 episodes totaling over 300 minutes when I lost my job. I could not afford the finishing work, and renting theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles to host the art shows / premiere events I had planned seemed like an impossible dream. But then someone suggested Kickstarter and all of a sudden that dream was alive, and perhaps, with a little luck, together we can still finish the season by next year and premiere the episodes in Los Angeles and San Francisco for the fans.

In collaboration with featured artists and friends we've brainstormed incentives that will hopefully make this a successful Kickstarter campaign. Here is what we came up with:

JUST ADDED!!!

"Rhino Beetle" by Tiffany Bozic

1 Color Screenprint donated by the artist.

Dark Grey Edition 

Red Edition

Dimensions: 11"x17"      Numbered Edition of 20        Signed by the artist

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Colby Poster Promotional Poster for The Creative Lives Kickstarter Campaign

Dimensions 22"x28" 

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Limited Edition Jeremy Fish T-Shirt

White premium cotton T-Shirt, available in sizes XS-XL, please specify your size when ordering.

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"Count Cool J" by Ferris Plock

13 Color Letterpress Print on Birch Veneer by Aardvark Press 

Dimensions 13"x16"       Numbered Edition of 100       Signed by the artist

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"Drowning Horses" by Andrew Schoultz

2 Color Letterpress Print on Somerset Velvet Paper by Aardvark Press 

Dimensions: 16"x12"      Numbered Edition of 100        Signed by the artist

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Limited Edition Mark Whalen T-Shirt

Black premium cotton T-Shirt, available in sizes XS-XL, please specify your size when ordering.

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Limited Edition Henry Gunderson T- Shirt

White premium cotton T-Shirt, available in sizes XS-XL please specify your size when ordering.

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The Creative Lives Sketch Kit

12" ruler with two pencils, an eraser, and sharpener. Custom printed with The Creative Lives logo. Colors may vary.

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Also being given away to our generous donors will be tickets to the premiere events, digital copies of the season, as well as the opportunity to become an Associate Producer or Executive Producer with The Creative Lives so that you can see your name in the end credits of these magnificent docs for generations to come.

Thank you so much for your time and support, please give what you can, and then go out there and create something because that's the fun part.

G. Lewis Heslet                                                                                                       Producer of The Creative Lives

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    The satisfaction of supporting the arts

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    A Creative Lives Sketch Kit including a customized Combo Ruler that holds two pencils, an eraser, and a sharpener (add $5 for international shipping)

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    A Digital Copy of all 23 episodes of The Creative Lives Season One and Season Two when available.

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    Two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening events (airfare not provided)

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    Eighty-Four Films Volume 1 DVD of animations by James Dirschberger + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening (airfare not provided) + a Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $5 for international shipping)

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    A limited edition 22"x28" Colby Poster promoting The Creative Lives kickstarter campaign in one of 3 color combinations + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening events (airfare not provided) + Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $10 for international shipping)

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    A limited edition premium cotton T-Shirt Designed by featured artist Mark Whalen (aka KILL PIXIE)

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    A limited edition premium cotton T-Shirt Designed by featured artist Henry Gunderson

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    A limited edition premium cotton T-Shirt Designed by featured artist Jeremy Fish + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening (airfare not provided) + a Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $10 for international shipping)

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    Limited Edition Rhino Beetle Print (Dark Grey Edition) by Tiffany Bozic, 11"x17" hand pulled one color screenprint, in an edition of 20 signed by the artist + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening (airfare not provided) + a Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $5 for international shipping)

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    Limited Edition Rhino Beetle Print (Red Edition) by Tiffany Bozic, 11"x17" hand pulled one color screenprint, in an edition of 20 signed by the artist + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening (airfare not provided) + a Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $5 for international shipping)

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    All 3 limited edition premium cotton tshirts Designed by featured artists Jeremy Fish, Mark Whalen, and Henry Gunderson + two tickets to the Los Angeles or San Francisco screening (airfare not provided) + a Creative Lives Sketch Kit + a Digital Copy of the series (add $15 for international shipping)

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    A limited edition two-color letterpress print of Andrew Schoultz' work "Drowning Horses", dimensions 16"x12", printed on Rieves paper by the historic Aardvark Print in Los Angeles in an edition of 100 signed by the artist

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    A limited edition 13 color screen print of Ferris Plock's work "Count Cool J", dimensions 13"x16" printed on birch veneer in an edition of 100 signed by the artist

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    The Ferris Plock, Andrew Schoultz, and Colby Poster limited edition prints +

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    Four Preferred Seating Tickets to the San Francisco or Los Angeles screening (airfare not provided)

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    Associate Producer credit with shared title card at the end of all 16 The Creative Lives Season 2 episodes +

    The Ferris Plock, Andrew Schoultz, and Colby Poster limited edition prints (matched edition #04-#10) +

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    Executive Producer credit with personalized solo title card at the end of all 16 The Creative Lives Season 2 episodes +

    The Ferris Plock, Andrew Schoultz, and Colby Poster limited edition prints (matched edition #01-#03) +

    All 3 limited edition t-shirts +

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Funding period

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