About this project
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!
"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
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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