STRETCH GOAL!!! $25,000
***To ensure we are able to produce the best quality film with the shortest production time & ANIMATION which is my DREAM for this film I would like to encourage everyone to still pledge! I had initially hoped to raise $30,000 for this film... Keep Going Everyone, it's NOT Over Yet!
An intimate yet comedic journey through the life of a super star stripper/actress intermixed with present day interviews, archival footage, animation, and verite of her present day life. We witness the dichotomy of an older starlet’s acceptance of her past identity VS her present day reality and limitations. Documentary at times becomes “making of” when the veil of the fourth wall fades into reality with Kitten & the director in a race against time as she approaches her 70th year to leave her legacy via a book deal, fundraiser art show to save her historic property and even the making of this very film. Although Kitten is a celebrity, this is a universal story about human nature and what we all face with age and leaving something behind while fighting to stay positive amidst lifes trials and tribulations swell as a celebration of her life & successes!
Kitten Natividad Imagine a woman in her prime, a saucy Latin beauty with an hourglass figure so beautiful she could’ve been sculpted by Michelangelo himself, Enter Kitten Natividad. Legend of stage and screen, Kitten was launched into stardom by her long time lover Director Russ Meyer as his muse and star of his last Sexploitation cult movie classics such as Beyond The Valley Of The Ultra Vixens, which was the springboard to a life long career in Entertainment. Once a modern day Aphrodite, 2x Miss Nude Universe, Cover Girl, Burlesque Hall of Fame Legend and XXX Film Star in the golden era of John Holmes & Ron Jeremy, now a Hollywood landlady nestled by Paramount Studios.
Tracy Ashbourne is a first time filmmaker fresh out of documentary film school. Her past experience in entertainment is varied from music video producer, actress, and most notably former internationally touring burlesque artist Tali De'Mar. Her love of eccentric characters who have taken their own direction off life's beaten path has been a long time fascination and inspiration. So much so she's now dedicated her life to telling the tales of artists with inspirational life stories. This first film "Kitten Natividad 9 Lives & Counting" is a true testament of working with what you know, the life of Kitten as burlesque legend must be told by a woman who has lived a similar life and truly understands how to relay the story.
Sylvia Black is a touring musician and vocalist as well as an international hit songwriter with a passion for visual arts and video editing. Aside from editing content for ACT TV, Sylvia is a working bassist and bandleader to both a lounge and rock act. She's also a songwriter for various well known artists. Sylvia's music can be heard in our trailer which she also edited!
Molly Moonstone Several of Kitten's stories will be told in her own voice & set to animation sequences, (funding permitted) Our amazing artist hails from Finland and is also a burlesque dancer! She could't be a more perfect fit & we are honored to work with her. She will be working with the animators creating all the original art!
WE ARE ALMOST DONE BUT..... The $ Will Go To:
- Crew and Expenses for final shoot days
- Compensation for Kitten's Participation & Backer Gifts
- Editing & Post Sound
- Musical Score & Llicensing
- Licensing of Archival Footage
- Legal Fees Festival Entry Fees
- Animation (funds permitting this is EXPENSIVE!!!)
1. Back the Project: Kickstarter is all or nothing – if we don't make our goal, we get nothing :(
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Animation is very important to me but dependent on how much we raise! The more $$$ The Better The Movie!!!!!
Risks and challenges
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