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OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE 2012- The feature film explores what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.

UPDATE

We've gotten several requests for Blu-Rays so we decided to make them available in new $40 and $75 reward categories. Anyone who already backed the project can increase their pledge and select those categories, and anyone who pledged $100 or more will be given the option between DVD and Blu-Ray when we send rewards out.

We've also posted the opening scene from the film below, which will be online until the project ends next Monday, June 11th at noon. If we don't meet our goal by then, all funding will be canceled. Thank you for your generous support!


REACTIONS

"I saw the film last night...thought about it for hours and even slept on it and here I am, ready to scream from the rooftops how good this little indie film is." -- Film Threat

"A work of deep emotion that showcases a breakout performance by Dominic Bogart and a wonderful original soundtrack by Joel P. West." -- IonCinema

"Writer/director Destin Cretton continually introduces new puzzle pieces to challenge first impressions and make an endlessly compelling journey through one man’s dark times." -- Paste Magazine's 10 Best Movies of Sundance

"Bogart hits all the right notes." -- Wired Magazine

BEST OF SUNDANCE LISTS 

Best Music Films -- Rolling Stone       Top Picks -- Huffington Post                Best Performances -- Paste Magazine  Films to Watch  -- Buzzine Film

Check out more publications here.

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Dear friends,

Destin here, writer/director of “I Am Not A Hipster,” a feature film revolving around San Diego’s indie music and art scene, made by the wonderful people there.  It’s my first feature and I couldn’t be more proud, solely because of the incredible community of friends who gave their time and talents to make it happen, including the art of Hess, and the music of Joel P West, Cuckoo Chaos, The Donkeys, Jamuel Saxon, Black Mamba, John Meeks, Pebaluna, and The Tree Ring.

In January we were lucky enough to premiere our little film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (which I still haven’t recovered from), and now we’re taking it to a bunch of other fests across the country (including Cleveland, Nashville, Newport Beach, Philadelphia, and Seattle).  But the final step is to get the film out to as many people as possible.

We’re using Kickstarter to raise funds and support to release the film in the same spirit it was made…on our own.  With your help, we’ll be able to take the final steps needed (final sound mix, dubs, insurance) to get the film out through theaters and digital outlets like Netflix and Hulu.


As a thank you for your contribution, we’ve put together some gifts for you, from an early DVD and download of the soundtrack to a private screening and music performance in your home. And anyone who contributes a dollar or more will get access to some exclusive things we'll be posting on our blog.

Sincere thanks,
Destin

ABOUT THE FILM

Set in a wannabe-cool, art-and-indie rock scene, I AM NOT A HIPSTER is true to its title. Not tragically hip but, rather, emotionally rich, this portrait of a man in pain celebrates the healing power of family love. It aims straight for the heart and hits it.     – Sundance Film Festival

The film features musical performances of songs that were written for the film by Joel P West and performed by actor Dominic Bogart. The songs were recorded under the name CANINES and released as a full record in November 2011:


HESS

Clarke's artwork that appears in the film is made by Hess, who will be creating custom felt portraits for anyone who pledges $1000 (donation is shared with her). Her artwork is also featured on the T-shirt.

DISTRIBUTION PLAN

We are going to release I AM NOT A HIPSTER independently in select theaters, Cable VOD and on digital outlets like Netflix and iTunes. Theaters require that we invest in local promotion, and the digital/cable outlets require us to get the film insured, transfer it to specific video and audio formats, and produce DVDs and Blu-Rays.  We've budgeted our Kickstarter goal to cover these costs, and any additional funds will go toward marketing and promotion of the film.


STAY IN TOUCH

You can stay in the loop with screenings, press, and other news on Facebook and Twitter, and email any questions to info@iamnotahipster.com.

Whether you are interested in backing this project or not, rating the film on IMDB and adding it to your queue on Netflix also helps build trust for those who can help us release it independently.

I AM NOT A HIPSTER will play at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, Little Rock Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival. (more to be announced soon).

www.iamnotahipster.com

FAQ

  • I AM NOT A HIPSTER will be released in late 2012 or early 2013, and information about the digital release and screenings in select theaters will be sent to backers and posted onhttp://www.iamnotahipster.com/.

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  • If the $27,500 goal is reached by June 11th, 2012, all backer rewards besides the film will be sent out the first week of July and the film will be sent out one week before its official release.

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  • Yes, shipping is included in all packages. Please add $10 for international shipping of reward packages $60 and up.

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  • We’ve set a goal to raise $27,500 to release our film and have reward packages for different levels of support. If enough people contribute to the project to meet our financial goal by June 11th, we’ll receive the collective funding and send out the rewards. If not, all pledges will be canceled and rewards will not be sent out. If you’d like to contribute, find the green “Back This Project” button on the top right of this page and you’ll be walked through the process of pledging, selecting your rewards, and setting up a simple profile where you will receive updates about the project and be able to give us information like shipping address and t-shirt size when the time comes. More help and information about the website can be found at www.kickstarter.com/help

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  • Yes! If you have already donated and are signed in to your account, then instead of a green “Back This Project” button on our page, there should be a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click on that, and you can enter a new amount and choose a new incentive.

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    You'll get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of "Black Bay" by CANINES and access to exclusive content posted on our blog

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    You'll get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the 15-song ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK including recordings from the film, available exclusively on Kickstarter

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    You'll get DIGITAL DOWNLOADS of the ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK and CANINES ALBUM + a DVD of the film with BONUS FEATURES (shipping included, film will be sent out 1 week before its official release)

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    You'll get DIGITAL DOWNLOADS of the ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK and CANINES ALBUM + a BLU-RAY of the film with BONUS FEATURES (shipping included, film will be sent out 1 week before its official release)

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    You'll get MUSIC DOWNLOADS + DVD + T-SHIRT + BUTTON + DELETED SCENE available exclusively on Kickstarter + ART BY CLARKE (video download & 8" x 10" print of art made by Hess for the film)

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    You'll get MUSIC DOWNLOADS + DVD + T-SHIRT + BUTTON + DELETED SCENE + ART BY CLARKE + SCREENPLAY signed by director and cast + 2 DVDs of other films by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, Sundance Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking 2009, and Drakmar, premiered on HBO)

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    You'll get ALL $100 REWARDS + an invitation for you and a guest to a PRIVATE SCREENING & ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE by CANINES months before the official release (We will be hosting two events - one in Los Angeles and one in San Diego, but out-of-town backers will be sent a personal link to watch the film and acoustic performance online.)

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    You'll get ALL $100 REWARDS + an invitation for you and 3 guests to the PRIVATE SCREENING and PERFORMANCE + limited run 24" x 36" POSTER signed by the cast and crew

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    You'll get ALL $100 REWARDS + PRIVATE SCREENING and PERFORMANCE + a one-of-a-kind FELT PORTRAIT (16" x 20") by HESS inspired by movie artwork and based on a photograph of your choosing (donation shared with the artist).

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    You'll get ALL $100 REWARDS + a PERSONAL HOME SCREENING with 2 cast/crew members of your choosing, including musical performance if musicians are chosen. (Musical performance automatically included with any screenings in Southern California. Available only in US & Canada, email info@iamnotahipster.com to discuss international options)

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