Thunder Soul - Bring the Kashmere Stage Band to Los Angeles (Canceled)
Bring the Kashmere Stage Band to Los Angeles to play an outdoor concert at the Ford Amphitheater on June 26th after the LAFF screening of Thunder Soul
"What an incredible documentary, story and work. This is a documentary of astonishing power and emotion. All at once superior to every doc I saw last year"
- Harry Knowles, Aint It Cool News
"Thunder Soul" is an award winning documentary about the Kashmere Stage Band, the greatest high-school funk band of all time. The film tells the band's amazing story in the 1970s, and follows the band members in the present day as they come back together again to play a reunion concert for their incredible band leader Conrad "Prof" Johnson.
The film premiered at SXSW 2010 and has won Audience Awards at SXSW, Dallas International Film Festival, and Hot Docs. It has received rave reviews from Harry Knowles at Aint It Cool News, Drew McWeeny at HitFix, and my buddy Nick on Twitter.
We have been given the remarkable opportunity of screening "Thunder Soul" at the Los Angeles International Film Festival at the 1200 seat outdoor Ford Amphitheater on June 26th. This is when the wheels started turning in our heads. Wouldn't it be amazing is if we could get the 30-member Kashmere Alumni Stage Band out to Los Angeles to play a live concert after the screening?
Unfortunately the band all live in Houston, and we have no money left in our festival budget for the film. The cost of bringing the thirty member band out to Los Angeles for the show is $25,000. As the producers of the film, we're able to kick in $10,000 to cover this cost, but that leaves a $15,000 gap. If only there were a way to raise that $15,000 online…
As an avid Kickstarter user, of course I come here. We need to raise an additional net amount of $15,000 to bring the band to Los Angeles, and based on my spreadsheet skills I have determined we have about $5000 worth of fees, shipping, and reward costs to get there. That gets us up to a $20,000 fundraising target. Anything above that would be much-appreciated gravy.
So here's the deal. We want your help in bringing the Kashmere Stage Band to Los Angeles on June 26th for what will be a mind-blowing event of cinema and live music. We will provide you with some amazing rewards like beautiful posters, funk-filled CDs, and Thunder Soul t-shirts. We'll even have some insane once-in-a-lifetime experience rewards for top level backers. This is a cool chance to be an integral part of a heartwarming award-winning independent film. And you'll even get some sweet swag out of it.
Love and kisses,
Producer, "Thunder Soul"
p.s. - If I'm not already enough of a shill, my final pitch is that you should let your friends and family and followers know about this campaign. You will make 30 grown men and women from Texas incredibly happy, and you'll help bring a wonderful live music experience to 1200 people on Saturday June 26th.
p.p.s. - You can see the design of our T-Shirts and Poster on the Project Updates Page.
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