We hit our goal and the project is going to be funded! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to make sure that Other Music will be ready to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. If you didn't get a chance to pledge and subscribe to our backer updates, you can find news about future screenings and the release of the film here:
We're so proud to announce that Other Music will have its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival! This Kickstarter campaign will help launch the documentary at Tribeca and beyond.
About The Film
An influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the early 2000s indie music scene is forced to close its doors after 20 years due to rent increases, the homogenization of downtown Manhattan and the shift from CDs to MP3s and finally music streaming services. Through archival flashbacks and vibrant insider stories, Other Music captures the passionate engagement of the store’s founders, staff and community of customers, and highlights the NYC artists whose careers it helped launch including Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, the National, Interpol, William Basinski and many more.
Featuring interviews with: Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Regina Spektor, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Matt Berninger (The National), JD Samson (Le Tigre), Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Wareham (Luna, Galaxie 500), Avey Tare, Panda Bear & Geologist (Animal Collective), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), James Chance (The Contortions), William Basinski (composer, "The Disintegration Loops"), Jason Schwartzman, Benicio Del Toro and Lizzy Goodman (author, Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth And Rock And Roll In New York City 2001-2011). And live performances by: Neutral Milk Hotel, Yoko Ono, Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Antipop Consortium, Bill Callahan, Gary Wilson, Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend and Frankie Cosmos.
Where We're At
We started shooting this film in the summer of 2016, just a few days after Other Music's owners announced that the store would be closing. At the time we had no funding whatsoever. We got a camera and started filming everything we could ourselves, with volunteer help from a few filmmaker friends.
In the summer of 2017, a year after the store closed, we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. The money we raised on Kickstarter allowed us to continue shooting interviews and to start putting together the film with our editors Greg King (City Of Gold, Sundance Film Festival 2015) and Amy Scott (Hal, Sundance Film Festival 2018), our animators Malcolm Rizzuto and Spencer Garrison, motion graphics artist Faye Kahn and Geoff Albores, and other amazing collaborators. Funding from the Kickstarter campaign got us all the way to a "fine cut" of the film which was accepted for our upcoming world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019.
What Comes Next?
After almost 3 years of work, the film is now extremely close to finished thanks to the supporters of our first Kickstarter campaign! Now we need your help to complete the necessary finishing work on the film before actually showing it to audiences. There are many costs we're facing, and without your support we have no way to pay for them since this film is a truly independent labor-of-love, we've received no grants and have no backing from a studio or a distributor. Our costs before the premiere include:
- Color Correction
- Sound Mix
- DCP Screening Copies For Festivals
- Hiring A Publicist And Paying For Publicity Materials
After the world premiere at Tribeca we'll be taking Other Music to other film festivals across the US and around the world, and looking for distribution partners to bring the movie to an even wider audience.
- Signed vinyl records from musicians featured in the film.
- Pre-order the movie to own digitally, or on DVD or Blu-ray.
- Access to exclusive music playlists curated by former Other Music staff members.
- A vintage-inspired Other Music postcard with a personalized "thank you" note from the directors.
- A handwritten record review card saved from the shelves of Other Music before it closed.
- Our movie poster.
- Tickets to the Other Music-curated Come Together label fair and festival at MoMA PS1.
- And more!
What If I Gave Money To The First Campaign?
We wouldn't be premiering the film at Tribeca if it wasn't for you, and we don't expect you to give again. Just telling friends about this Kickstarter campaign, Tweeting to @OtherMusicDoc and posting the project on Facebook would be a huge help to spread the word! And if you gave to our prior campaign at the $25 level or higher, rest assured you'll still get your digital screener streaming link to watch the film first-- prior to any commercial theatrical, broadcast and/or home video release.
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Risks and challenges
We realize that getting our film into a prestigious festival like Tribeca doesn't necessarily guarantee that it will find the kind of distribution we believe it deserves. Because of this we're not sure when or how or where the film will come out, so we don't know for sure when we'll be able to send out our digital downloads, DVDs and Blu-rays of the final film upon commercial release. December 2019 is our best guess but that could change.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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