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Help Kevin Abstract make an experimental, internet based music video to the song 'Hell / Heroina' from his new album MTV1987.
Help Kevin Abstract make an experimental, internet based music video to the song 'Hell / Heroina' from his new album MTV1987.
74 backers pledged $3,683 to help bring this project to life.

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In collaboration with director Tyler Mitchell, Kevin Abstract is making a music video, the second from his new album MTV1987, but can't do it without your help.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kevin Abstract is a 17 year old rapper from Corpus Christi, TX.  He is the creator of the music collective AliveSinceForever. He has released several mixtapes under the collective, with his most recently released album, MTV1987, garnering the written attention of Billboard, Pigeons and Planes, Complex, 2DopeBoyz and many more.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Tyler Mitchell is an Atlanta skateboarder turned director. He loves directing films of all genres and recently has turned his attention towards music videos and working with musicians. He's worked with the likes of Kiah Victoria, San Williams, and other independent artists. Tyler currently attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is studying film and television.

ABOUT THE FILM PRODUCER

Joe Salwen is a filmmaker from Atlanta, living in New York. He eats cereal upwards of 4 times a day. Joe currently attends Northwestern University and is studying Radio, TV + Film. He is currently doing pre-production for his next film, which he plans to shoot March 2015.

Give the song 'Hell / Heroina' a listen (does contain language):

Here's our video concept:

We have a pretty ambitious idea that requires visual effects, professional lighting and camera equipment and among other things, artistic integrity. We plan to shoot certain scenes on location at a concert venue in New York to make the concept feel real. To put it simply: we do not want to under deliver. In order to do that we're asking for your support and donations.

We have gathered a group of talented artists and filmmakers who are committed to making this video come alive so that your funding goes completely to what's important - getting this thing made, and made right.

WHAT YOUR DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS AND WHAT YOU GET

  • Camera Equipment - $800 
  • Lighting Equipment - $700
  • Art Direction/Props/Set Design - $500
  • Transportation - $450
  • Craft Services - $350
  • Location Fee - $500
  • Safety spending money - $200

REWARDS

If you donate, you can receive rewards ranging from exclusive Kevin Abstract merchandise to unreleased bonus tracks from Kevin's album to Executive Producer credit in our video. See the full list of rewards available in the sidebar to the right.

Can't contribute this time? Help us out by spreading the word

We understand not everyone can contribute financially to our video. However, if this project speaks to you and you'd like to see it come to life, spread the word to family and friends! Share our Kickstarter on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media and we will be so thankful.

We greatly appreciate any effort by our backers, supporters, and most of all, you to make our dream a reality!

Risks and challenges

We are doing this music video without the support of any record labels or production companies. We love this because it allows us to take the DIY / authentic approach to making our project but it's also tough without proper funding. We are flying Kevin, his producer Romil, and other select members of his collective ASF out to NYC to play instrumental roles in the video and help us create this video together.

Making a quality, thought provoking music video without a corporate backer is no easy feat, but it's nothing that our talented crew and artist haven't handled before. We look forward to having the opportunity to do it again.

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    Congratulations! You just bought Kevin Abstract 1 cup of coffee! He will say your name aloud whilst drinking the coffee.

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    But seriously, thank you so much for your support! Kevin and the film crew will send you a personal e-mail thanking you for your donation.

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    You receive a special thank you e-mail from Kevin Abstract and the entire film crew along with a Hi-Res download of the finished video.

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    All of the above rewards mentioned + a download of Kevin Abstract's album 'MTV1987'
    AND high quality behind the scenes photos from the film set!

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    All of the above rewards mentioned + a folder of unreleased bonus tracks from Kevin Abstracts album 'MTV1987'

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    All of the above rewards mentioned + a signed poster from Kevin Abstract.

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    All of the above rewards + an exclusive Kevin Abstract t-shirt designed by HK Covers.

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    We will send you the shirt Kevin will be wearing in the finished video.

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    Come hang with Kevin and the crew on set for a day (provided you're in the New York City area).

    If you're not in the area, pick from any of the rewards above!

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    Receive Associate Producer credit in the video.

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    Receive Executive Producer credit in the video + Spend a day on set (provided you're in the NYC area).

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    U r God. We will send you a trophy signed by Kevin Abstract that features the engraving "Best God 2014."

    We will also not in any way associate you with Kanye West.

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Funding period

- (25 days)