About this project
Hi my name is Katrina del Mar, I'm an award winning experimental filmmaker, photographer and artist living in New York City. Some of you know about my work but for those who don't (and for those who want a quick rewind), here’s the dirt: I make girl gang movies that have played at film festivals, art venues and public screenings in at least 14 countries. I shoot pinup-style portraits of strong beautiful sexy women ...and men… I've had art exhibitions, solo shows, group shows and/or screenings in galleries in Portugal, Provincetown, Berlin, Reykjavik, New York City, and even the Contemporary Art Museum in Bordeaux, France.
In the press and other writings I've been called a "major league cutie" "a wild woman" "the lesbian Russ Meyer." My work has been described as "high octane" "transcendent as it is transgressive" "epic and dystopian" "erotic, empowered and electric" and as "filth of the highest quality"!
And now I'm making a WebSeries Called "delMARVELOUS." The subtitle is "A Day in the Life: Katrina del Mar".
It's going to be what I'd call an artless, non-narrative, non-linear, semi surreal, experimental documentary style series.
Filming for Season One is already well underway, and editing has begun, but I need your help to bring you the episodes! I plan to make 30 episodes which will launch in weekly installments per three 10-week seasons!
If you've always wanted insight into the lifestyle of a lesbian gigolo, if you are bored at work and want something to watch besides a kitten in a bowl, You will love “del Marvelous!” You will get to see art, artists, sexy women, surfing, rants, insane ideas, stupid dance moves. Sometimes it will incorporate artists talking about their process and ideas, but it can also be about my grandma, or how the sky looked at sunset, or a surf trip.
Because it’s a slice of life, made without much editorializing, it won’t have a planned story arc. Therefore any emergence of story line will necessarily be organic and revelatory. At the same time it will be fairly self-evident and almost unimportant. It appeals to me in this stage of my life, as I’m moving closer to the existentialist thought that life is inherently meaningless, and that authenticity is paramount.
I think what I really wish to bring into focus is the conflict between this existentialist, depressive thought pattern and my persistent, giddy adherence to magical thinking and my innocent belief in hope and humanism. It’s probably going to be a study of the staggering fight against aging, depression and hopelessness. Fun!
delMARVELOUS "Like visual poems from a speedy person." -Eileen Myles
Risks and challenges
The life of a New York City artist is often viewed as glamorous and exciting. It IS! However, another reality is that it's a tough and gritty blue collar job, and finances are often tight!
I am raising money to bring you this series, because it costs money to make video content!
I called Apple recently for tech support and they referred to my computer as "vintage." I need to get the updated video editing software, a computer that isn't crashing all the time, an audio device for recording good sound, and I'd like to hire an intern because slavery is outlawed! Also, I like to pay people when they help me.
My estimated costs average out to $600-700 per episode and we're slated for 30 episodes in three ten week installments! So that's ambitious but so is EVERYTHING ELSE I DO! (e.g. my last girl gang movie had a cast of 55 women on skateboards, roller-skates and bikes, battling it out in the streets and basements of New York! It got made, sold out its premiere screening, was shown around the world to acclaim and won an award.)
Thanks very much, I really appreciate it! I hope you'll help me meet my fundraising goal! Please share this widely.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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