I'm not against a lady looking her best, there's just no place in my music video for a stripper pole, crop top or thigh-cut bodysuit.
Why, you may wonder? Well...
I can't remember the last wedding I went to with a bride twerking down the aisle. (The Walk) Also, when you ask a woman what her "big dreams" are, does her answer usually involve giving lap dances? (Die With a Smile) When someone wins the lottery, they don't start tearing their clothes off, they usually cry and hug people. (The Lottery)
I tend to write songs about chasing one's dreams. (One Step) I also write about loss and grief. Sometimes I simply write about love, (Touch Me) or something happy and fun (London Girl). I just don't feel it is appropriate or necessary to punctuate these themes with a closeup of my butt!
In June 2014 I released my first EP, London Girl:
...which you can stream here.
And now I'd like to take the next step and make a music video!
I've set my goal at $1000 for my project, which will go toward Alex's time and expertise. At this stage, fancy things like set design, location shoots or special effects aren't in the budget because this is a grassroots, DIY kind of project! I spent years as a makeup artist so I don't need to hire one, and I'm crafty with a needle and thread! (I made my own outfit for my CD cover too!).
However, a small budget doesn't equate to a cheap video! If I were looking to make a cheap video, then I'd be going pantsless after all!
THANK YOU for checking out my Kickstarter page, and if you want to support my twerk-free music video, you'll get some pretty great rewards for doing so!
So tell your friends, share the link, tweet about it and post this instead of a cat video on Facebook! There are no "butts" about it...together we can make something "bootyful". Just...not "full of booty".
Here's a snapshot of the campaign rewards:
Here's a grid that shows the rewards by pledge:
Risks and challenges
If I run an unsuccessful campaign then this page lives forever on the internet with "UNSUCCESSFUL" stamped on it, so whenever I'm feeling down about myself and need more ammunition for thinking I'm crap, I can just refer to this page. Also, people from high school will see that I was unsuccessful, and then I'll be embarrassed at the reunion. Or worse yet, I'll have to skip the reunion altogether due to the shame of it all.
I've never starred in a music video before. I will have to come to terms with how I look on camera, and that could be challenging. Also I think it would be challenging to get Benedict Cumberbatch to star as my love interest, with a budget of only $1000.
- (30 days)