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A young dancer pushes herself beyond her limits and discovers a form of self expression that is both liberating and dangerous.
A young dancer pushes herself beyond her limits and discovers a form of self expression that is both liberating and dangerous.
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Brass Knuckles stars Jasmine Albuquerque as a young dancer who pushes herself beyond her limits and discovers a form of self-expression that is both liberating and dangerous. The 30 minute narrative short film follows her through a series of encounters and performances that enable her transformation. We begin shooting in December.

Director Jon Beasley and writers Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque (both members of the music group Hecuba) bring their rich visual sense and unique approach to sound and storytelling to the making of Brass Knuckles.

The film focuses on the world of progressive dance and features some of Los Angeles' most innovative artists and performers. Brass Knuckles is a narrative film, but will also serve as a document that captures a moment in a vibrant and important movement in art.

Brass Knuckles also features a soundtrack of unreleased music composed for the film by Hecuba that will be available in a limited edition album-length LP.

CAST & PERFORMERS:
Jasmine Albuquerque
Mecca Vazie Andrews
Nina McNeely
Ryan Heffington
Robbie Williamson
Annakim Violette
Devendra Banhart
Leahy Bonnet
Nikolai Haas
Simon Haas
Alexis Rivera
Steven Synstelien
Todd Weaver
Dan Monick
Diana Contreras
Denna Thomsen
Justine Clark
Tara Avise
Katie Malia

DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER:
Jon Beasley is a director, artist, writer and musician who has directed short films and music videos as well as multimedia installations and exhibitions for museums and galleries internationally, and is a member of the band Hecuba. His work has been shown at SFMOMA, MOCA, the UCLA Hammer Museum, and Art Basel Miami, among others. He has also released albums, videos and performed internationally as a member of the band Hecuba, and is the founder and creative director of Osk Studio. His work has been featured in NME, Dazed & Confused, Soma, Grafik, and the Independent Film Channel.

PRODUCER/CO-WRITER:
Isabelle Albuquerque is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Los Angeles. She is a singer, writer and performer in the band Hecuba which has released several albums, music videos and performed internationally. She is also a creative partner at OSK Studio. Currently, Albuquerque is recording the second full length Hecuba LP and is working on a collection of short fiction entitled Codes.

SCREENINGS:
The film will be screened as a part of a series of performances that will include music and dance, as well as screening in film festivals internationally. Brass Knuckles will have its South American premiere at the Distrital FIlm Festival in Mexico City, and we will be announcing more dates soon.

SUPPORT:
All financial support goes directly to helping us cover production costs including:
- Equipment Rental
- Location Fees
- Insurance
- Permits
- Craft Services

THANK YOU!!
Many people are donating their valuable time and considerable talents to this project. We are extremely grateful to be working with such great artists and amazing people who share our belief in Brass Knuckles.

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    T-SHIRT PACKAGE: Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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    SOUNDTRACK PACKAGE: Limited Edition 12" LP/ digital of "Music Inspired By The Film Brass Knuckles" composed and performed by Hecuba + Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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    VINYL SIGNATURE PACKAGE: A signed 12" LP/digital copy of Hecuba's album "Paradise" + A signed limited edition 12" LP/digital copy of "Music Inspired By The Film Brass Knuckles" composed and performed by Hecuba + Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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    ON SET PACKAGE: Spend a day on the set of "Brass Knuckles" and maybe get yourself in the movie + Hecuba "Paradise" Album 12" LP/digital + Limited Edition 12" LP/digital of "Music Inspired By The Film Brass Knuckles" composed and performed by Hecuba + Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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    LEATHER PACKAGE: A hand-studded leather "Suffering" jacket (as seen in the Hecuba video "Suffering") custom made for you by Hecuba + Spend a day on the set of "Brass Knuckles" and maybe get yourself in the movie + Hecuba "Paradise" Album 12" LP/digital + Limited Edition 12" LP/digital of "Music Inspired By The Film Brass Knuckles" composed and performed by Hecuba + Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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    PRIVATE SHOW PACKAGE: A private Hecuba performance at your house or event. (Los Angeles area only) + A hand-studded leather "Suffering" jacket (as seen in the Hecuba video "Suffering") custom made for you by Hecuba + Spend a day on the set of "Brass Knuckles" and maybe get yourself in the movie + Hecuba "Paradise" Album 12" LP/digital + Limited Edition 12" LP/digital of "Music Inspired By The Film Brass Knuckles" composed and performed by Hecuba + Hecuba "Columns" T-shirt + Email updates about the film's progress + An invitation to the donor screening

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