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An insider look at the underground fabricators who are making the next generation of Hot Rods and the Kustom Kulture around them.

Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride documents the real hands on, underground fabricators and builders who are creating the next generation or Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Gassers, as well as the various Kustom Kulture folk that surround them and the scene. We go in their shops, meet them at the drag strip and see their creations close-up and intimate. 

This is Director D.A. Sebasstian's third feature film and his first feature length documentary. Besides fronting the bands Kill Switch...Klick and D.A. Sebasstian & The Inner Demons, Sebasstian is a contributing writer for Ol' Skool RodzCar Kulture DeluxeGearhead Magazine, Munster Style and Rat Rod Magazine. He also created and produced the Seattle Public Access Show Go-Kustom TV, which aired to tens of thousands of viewers over its 5 season run. Sebasstian is also coordinating the music production as well as writing the original theme and soundtrack music.

Currently we have shot over 17 hours of interview and documentary footage for this film (with an estimated 10 more to go), including one on one interviews with builders, pinstripers, tattoo artists, photographers, writers and pin-up models (who pose  in front of these cars). In fact we just documented an epic four car-four season-four model pin-up shoot that shows how these types of photo shoots are done. Spring and summer of 2012 we will finish filming with drag racing footage, driving and location filming.

Your pledge will help us with completion and DVD pressing costs, as well as film announcements and ads to get this project off to a great start!

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  • Luckily I, D.A. Sebasstian the Director of this film, own all my own DV camera equipment and editing software, so I can make a very professional film for very little money. We need this money to press the DVDs (1,000 DVDs cost over $1,800 to make), rent a hall for the World Premiere, to pay for licensing of historic clips (one still of The Munster Coach alone costs over $300- and we hope to get clips from bigger films like Mad Max- which cost much more). Then there are the promotional costs to tell people about the film. Your help will help us make this the best film we can, to give it a great start and help us tell the world about Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride!!

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  • Hells yes! Starting at the $50 Sponsor Level, you (or you company name) will be big and bold in the rolling end credits of Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. Think about how cool that is...think about all the thousands of people who will see it! At the $250 Sponsor Level your name will not only be in the rolling credits- but you will get a full 5 seconds of glory...just your name in huge letters on the screen. We can even add a website if you want. These 5 second "Special Thanks" credits come before the rolling end credits.

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    RAT BASTARDS SPECIAL (DISTRIBUTOR) - 20 DVDs, Your name (or company name) will appear on our website Sponsor List (with link if you want), a limited edition Thank You card from the film, an official Rats & Gassers jacket button, an Official 23 x 35 movie poster and a full five second screen shot (for you, your company or organization with your website listed on screen) in the films end credits.

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