Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on December 12, 2013.
About this project
We’ve moved! Come and visit us in our cosy new home:
Join us! Adventure awaits!
Previously on OUT LOUD Kickstarter campaign...
We achieved a lot in that first fortnight - our first Kickstarter campaign! Our first interviews! OUT LOUD’s first press coverage! Incredibly generous support from superhumans all over the world! A BBC Masterchef offering on-set catering! An invitation to speak at a fantastic conference (more news on this coming soon)! Our first tweeted endorsement by a fictional TV character!...
An ill timed accident, our growing awareness of being a mere two tiny human twonks who perhaps need more than a few weeks to get the word out to the *whole* world, along with our dedication to and enthusiasm for making this movie, have all influenced our decision to extend the OUT LOUD fundraising campaign beyond the walls of Kickstarter... So here’s what’s happening next… Click it!
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For the history books, here’s our original Kickstarter campaign, before the relocation...
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If you're new to Kickstarter, here's a quick guide:
Question. What are you doing today that you’re passionate about?
That’s disgusting. But let’s continue.
We propose that living life OUT LOUD is having courage to be authentically, passionately you, whatever it is you do. Being alive, open and curious. Questioning convention and giving yourself permission, today. Because our lives depend on it!
Not convinced? Here’s the number 1 top most popular regret of the dying:
“I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
OUT LOUD, the movie, asks the most visible (and audible) human examples of living out loud - musicians, artists, photographers, scientists, writers and other creatively-focussed folks - how on earth they live a life they love, for a living. We’re not learning about how to get rich or how to gain attention. We’re exploring the practice, philosophy and science of being vulnerable, honest, creative, independent and brave, to show you how you can live a life true to yourself, too.
We've got a ship load of ideas, research and beautiful footage bursting with important voices. We just need time and funds to complete this SUPER MEGA ACTION adventure. OUT LOUD will be delivered to you as a cinematic explosion of music, irreverent humour, intelligent conversation and irrepressible joy that reminds everyone to unleash their dazzling potential. It’s the documentary for people who don’t like documentaries. And also those that do. Sha-POW!
OUT LOUD is a movie with mischief in its heart, love in its shining eyes and an insatiable desire to punch some life into everyday living. We want to make you cry… and laugh and question everything you thought you knew, for around 90 minutes.
- We need your help (yes, specifically you) to give us the time and resources to make a complete(ly awesome) movie that will benefit us all! ACT NOW! In less than 32 days this will all be over!
- It’s a documentary/adventure movie about how to live a fulfilled, fun-filled life, on your own terms.
- You can help most by backing the project right now.
- You can help second most by sharing the project with people you think will be into it. They’ll appreciate it and so will we!
- We can’t do this without you. We’ve sold our belongings and worked night and day to get this far. We are but two tiny human beans. Now we need the power of community and networks to make this movie a reality. We will make you proud. Guaranteed :)
- If you don’t have time to do anything further at the moment, enter your email address here and we’ll remind you later.
Join in! Let’s dance!
If you'd like loads more details, read on, honeybuns!
Glad you asked. Two related but opposing factors inspired us to make this movie.
The first, awesome people doing awesome things. Starting with Jonah Matranga (Far/Gratitude/New End Original/onelinedrawing), who has influenced a whole load of musicians, and influenced us to begin this project back in May 2011. Jonah makes his living through focussing on art and ideas. His willingness to share his stories, to try new things, to fail, to change his lifestyle to allow him to create and connect to other humans (worldwide), to repeatedly make a space to think and talk and vibrate together in rooms with other humans, to let people pay what they can afford for his art (which is also his living, remember), to be independent, open and vulnerable, are the foundations of our exploration.
Secondly, awesome people not doing awesome things. We meet so many people with so much to offer, yet they spend their lives toiling at unfulfilling jobs, don’t feel confident enough to share what they are really amazing at, or don’t see themselves as creative at all. Often they let life go by, playing it safe until they retire themselves to death.
It’s so easy to get caught up sweating over the small stuff. Stuff that, at the end of the day, especially our last day, may not seem that important. Most of us are not told often, or convincingly enough, that it’s OK to share ourselves with the world, our honest real selves, tell our story, be open. It’s not easy, no Sir. We definitely don’t have all the answers and we all need all the help we can get. But what would happen if we all just went for it?
There are so many voices of fear, negativity and distraction in our lives. Maybe too many... *suspicious face*. We want to speak up for positivity and creativity and questioning convention, to see what happens when the focus is shifted towards embracing and expanding our human possibilities. OUT LOUD is our contribution to this conversation.
We’ve already had enlightening conversations with this heroic fleet of artists, musicians, writers, photographers, filmmakers, speakers, idea sharers:
Jonah Matranga / onelinedrawing, Far, Gratitude, New End Original, Ideas, Songs, Singing, Making | Jesh De Rox / artist, adventurer, futurist, trouble | Kevin Seconds / 7 Seconds | Henry Rollins / Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, comedian, and activist | Chuck Ragan / Hot Water Music, The Revival Tour | Samm Blake / adventurer, photographer, wanderlustist | Amina Moreau / Stillmotion | Ari Vais / The Campbell Apartment, singer/songerwriter/guitarist/painter/dude | Jesse and Whitney Chamberlin / Our Labor Of Love | Ann Matranga / Literary Editor, Jonah’s mum | Hannah Matranga / Jonah’s daughter | Amy MacClain / MacClain & Cole
+ other wondrous folks that you’ll find out all about in good time…
We also have an interview wishlist of people who have shared their ideas out loud and, in doing so, have inspired and reminded us to keep asking questions, join in and make good art.
All the money you pledge, every single penny, will be spent on making this movie. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing this project to life.To give you an idea of how the money will be spent, our movie making process over the next year will go something like this…
To keep costs to a minimum and because we love all of it, it’ll be just the two of us, your affable heroes the SUPER MEGA ACTION PLUS (Jamie Fraser and debs anne) doing pretty much everything. From script to screen, we’re your production team. It's a lot of work, but we’re experienced. We can handle this.
To put OUT LOUD on screens around the world, we need dedicated time and resources. We can’t feasibly continue without financial support! Our years of filmmaking, working within tight budgets, have proved to us that we’re more than capable and absolutely ready to transform this (small movie) budget into an epic movie adventure!
MUSIC IS SO IMPORTANT TO US AND TO EVERY film we’ve ever made, and OUT LOUD is no exception. In fact, it’s totally integral to this movie. So, alongside Jonah Matranga’s sweet, powerful, wonderful tunes, we’ve enlisted our love-him-long-time collaborator Simon Panrucker to help us create a totally unique cinematic score. And maybe a song-and-dance number. (We also have a number of special tracks in mind, from other awesome artists whom we love, but it’s too early to confirm all that right now, that’s what The Insiders Guide is for →).
Film festival domination.
Worldwide cinema release, so you can take your friends to see OUT LOUD in your favourite local cinémathèque!
An Oscar or two.
Oh, and it would be nice if we’d created something that excites you to participate in your own existence, ask more questions and join in the human dance of creating and sharing and learning and trying again with gusto!
When you feel ready to join in, click on the reward level you like the most (over there on the right) or click the green ‘Back this project’ button at the top of the page (next to the video), enter the amount you want to pledge to help get OUT LOUD off the ground and that’s it, your OUT LOUD adventure has begun!
We’re offering you everything we have to offer in exchange for whatever you’ve got to give. We’re excited about it and we want each and every one of you to be able to join in. Whatever you can afford to contribute is exactly perfect and we love you for believing in this project and us. We will do everything we can to make this a wonderful experience for you.
Then the Kickstarter fails, and 3000 years of darkness will descend upon the Earth. :( No one pays anything and we have to go back to the drawing board to see if we can make it work another way.
Have no fear! Whilst this Kickstarter campaign is indeed over, in a heroic effort to avoid 3000 years of darkness descending upon the Earth, we’ve built a new home to welcome all… OUTLOUDMOVIE.COM is it’s name. Come join us there!
You are so sweet! Thank you. The best and funnest way to help is to back OUT LOUD! We would also love love love it if you could share this project with as many humans as humanly possibly! And also, recommend it! And then share it again!
Facebook, email and Twitter are perfect places to share the link http://OUTLOUDMOVIE.COM with your friends and acquaintances whom you think may enjoy OUT LOUD. Send them the link, why not? You might just change their life forever, you legend.
Blogs and media power! We're looking for as many ways as possible to spread the word about this idea! If you know of a blogger, a broadcaster, a journalist, no matter how big or small, who you think may be interested in our movie, please let us and/or them know, stat!
Grant our wishes! If you happen to have a personal love/mutual respect connection with any of the wonderful people on our interview wishlist, please hook us up! :) We could probably work out a Special Thanks in the credits for that sort of behaviour ;)
Contact the SUPER MEGA ACTION PLUS! Hit us up with any other ideas you have about helping us reach our goal and getting this movie made. You can find both of us here:
Other than that, just LET EVERYONE KNOW! Sharing outloudmovie.com amongst your friends, families, followers, flocks WILL have a massive positive impact on the success of this movie, leading to spontaneous happy dancing by like minded people across the globe. True fact.
Sure! Here are some words about your SUPER MEGA ACTION PLUS from times gone by. Just imagine what we’re capable of now...
“Every now and then in life you come across people whose commitment is so overwhelming and all-consuming that it reminds you what you need to do to reach the top of your game. Even though you think you're pretty good at whatever it is you do, these people are taking quality to a whole new level. We love you and are infinitely grateful. #mind #blown” Andy Simpson
Thank you, Andy. We love you.
“I have worked with SMAP on three wildly different creative projects across diverse media. Each time, they have been a source of wonder. They are utterly professional, incredibly friendly and, most importantly, absolutely brilliant at what they do. They exude creative energy and enhance a vision with their own subtle brilliance. They bring ideas to life with technical excellence and clear understanding of a client's needs; they find new angles. I simply cannot recommend this company enough. They get stuff done, on time, and they do it all with dignity, a smile and in style.” Craig Green
Thank you, Craig. You have dignity.
We are super pumped to put our energies, brains and whole hearts into making OUT LOUD a movie we can all be proud to see exist in the world. Flourishing and frolicking, out there... OUT LOUD...
We really hope you’ll join us... before the time runs out!
SMOOCHIES, from debs and Jamie xx
And now it's time for the Gallery...
Risks and challenges
We’ve spent most of the last ten years training ourselves in the art of movie making, however we know there will still be obstacles along our way. Movie making is tricky so there’s no guarantee that it will all come together exactly as planned. We think that’s part of the adventure and we’re ready to overcome any challenges we encounter.
Some dastardly obstacles could include:
Movie Release date: There is always a chance that things will take longer than planned, however, we’ve done as much of the groundwork as possible already, and we *really* want to premiere at Sundance, if they'll have us, which means we need to have the movie ready by September 2014 at the latest. We plan to make it available to backers as soon as possible after Sundance. We will keep everyone informed of our progress along the way, so we’ll all be on the same page. If we reach our goal, you will begin to receive our Insider’s Guide in January!
Speaking of Reward Fulfilment: We’re looking into a number of different ways to fulfil the rewards, in particular the downloads. We don’t know for sure what technological advances will occur over the next 12-18 months to make this even better, but rest assured we’re very excited about making all the rewards as high quality, accessible and fun as possible for everyone involved.
We are so passionate about bringing this idea to movie life and cannot wait to get started. This is our debut feature-film, that's why it's so exciting and scary. It’s our debut album. The one where we come out all guns blazing. It’s our ‘Appetite For Destruction’. Our ‘Rage Against The Machine’. Our ‘The Stooges’ (maybe we should have called it ‘SUPER MEGA ACTION PLUS’). We might not do anything better than this, but rest assured this one will rock your... inner energy fields out/off.
Thank you so much for even reading this far, if you decide to back us, we will never forget it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If (when) the Kickstarter ends successfully on December 15th we’ll email out the printable gift cards between 17th December and 22nd December (in time for Christmas). Your adventure-filled Insider's Guide episodes will begin no later than January 2014 to keep you entertained and perky. At this point, we will also begin contacting those of you who pledged for the VIDEO SKILLS POWER-UP PRO and/or sweet little movie rewards, to synchronise our calendars.
Our plan is to enter the movie into Sundance Film Festival (Jan 2015), the entry deadline for which is September 2014. The movie will most likely go on general release a few months after Sundance, with the advance screenings happening before the public premieres. We’ve also got secret plans for special, backer-only events along the way!
You’re getting in on the 1st floor, baby. It’s a long way to the top, but luckily it’s a glass elevator so your view just gets better and better the higher you go. And there are refreshments.
- (32 days)