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Taxi Karaoke is a short film about a young boy impressing his father by installing a karaoke machine in the back of his father's cab.
Taxi Karaoke is a short film about a young boy impressing his father by installing a karaoke machine in the back of his father's cab.
46 backers pledged $3,036 to help bring this project to life.

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THE STORY,

set in Bangkok, Thailand.  A young boy's dad always takes his older brother's side. The older kid is handsome, charming, and athletic. Their father is a taxi driver who supports his family on money he makes from driving.

The young boy decides to prove himself and get his father's attention by using his computer skills to install a karaoke machine in the back of his father's cab.

The driver soon realizes the impact of his son's karaoke machine on commuter's boring morning routines and traffic jams.

Why we want to make this film..

This story is inspired by the clash between parental love and the pressure of society. On one hand, a parent's love is unconditional. On the other, that love means you want to push your kids to be exactly how you want them to be, sometimes overlooking their real passion.

It's also inspired by  me sitting in the back of a taxi cab in Bangkok during rush hour on too many occasions. I always thought music would not only entertain people, but they tend to bring people closer together. 

Why you should back us..

Our team of filmmakers, both professional and amateur, (I've worked on two personal films and many Hollywood feature films, others have worked on feature films in Thailand), wanted to fund this project because though we are personally vested in the film, we cannot afford camera equipment and other filming expenses. We are asking for the minimal, in hopes that you will join us in creating a short film that will show many parts of the true Thai culture. 

Your money will...   On top the money we are going to put in it ourselves and using some of our own equipment...

1. Help pay for a real audio guy. (separating us from amateur projects)

2. Crew meals/ transportation

3. Camera equipment and operator. 

4. Lighting and Grip equipment

How can you help us..

Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign. Our project must reach the funding goal of $3000 in 30 days (December 23rd)  or  NO money changes hand.

You can start by pledging 1 dollar and up, clicking on BACK this project on the right. 

Share our page with your friends on Facebook, but better yet, share it specifically to someone who you think will take interest in becoming a patron of a film. 

The 8 pages SCRIPT is available upon request. 

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you consider sponsoring for this short film. We are very stoked to be proactive in making a lot of people's visions come to life.  

To watch some of the award winning projects I was involved with go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pko_Jn5ciI  and here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsFB6h-Q5UM .

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