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Red Weasel played grunge before it was popular 3,000 miles from Seattle. This is their story and the reunion that renewed a friendship

"Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story." is slated to be the second independent documentary release from Media Boomtown in 2012.  It tells the story of the "largest serious alternative band on the Eastern Shore" of Maryland in the late 80's and early 90's.  In 2010, the members got together for one reunion show, their first in 20 years.

This is the story of the band past and present and it was funded completely by my filmmaking partner Edward Fox and myself.  Where we need your help is in helping to take the message to the masses.

With your help, we hope to take our film "on tour" next year, as well as get it ready for retail purposes.  All funds raised will be used in one of three ways.

1.  To offset the cost of production:  We will be releasing "Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story" as a DVD/CD combo (we remastered their old EP recorded by Simon Jacobsen of SOA and The Snakes).  

2.  To offset the cost of film festival submissions:  We believe in our film and want as many people to see it as possible.  One of the great ways to do this is through entry into film festivals.

3.  To offset travel costs to film festivals:  Whenever possible we would like to represent our film, network, and learn from other filmmakers by attending different festivals.  With your help we can do this.

The great part about this is that the project is done.  The film is edited.  The Re-masters are remastered.  All that's missing is you and your support.  With your help we can give Red Weasel a little bit of the notoriety they missed the first time around as they just missed the 90's alternative explosion.

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    Free mp3 download from the lead single, "Napoleon Spinks" off the "Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story" soundtrack. Plus, your name in the credits of the retail version of the documentary.

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    Free mp3 Download of the Newly Re-Mastered "History Lesson" EP. The songs are featured in "Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story." Plus, your name in the credits of the retail version of the documentary.

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    The complete retail version of "Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story." Featuring a DVD of the film & Bonus features and the Re-Mastered EP "History Lesson" that will feature 4 alternate versions of songs NOT available via Download. Plus, your name in the credits of the retail version of the documentary.

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    This reward level features everything in the $25 level, plus a Movie Poster that will be used for promotional purposes at various venues.

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    This reward level features everything in the $35 level. PLUS...a limited edition Red Weasel "Tour Shirt" featuring some of the cities of the festivals that will plan on submitting the film to.

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    This reward level features everything in the $50 level. PLUS...a limited edition Red Weasel Pint Glass.

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    This reward level features everything in the $100 level. PLUS...an invitation to a special pre-release screening of "Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story." Date and Time TBD once after goal is reached.

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    If you're feeling very generous, we've got a GREAT keepsake in store! A pledge of $500 will get you everything featured at the $250. PLUS...we will make a VERY limited edition 7" red Vinyl single that will be the ultimate Red Weasel keepsake!

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