About this project
WATCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM
(Hear from Producer Christopher Bruce and Director Kurt Leitner)
WHY SPRING AWAKENING?
When German playwright, Frank Wedekind completed his play Fruhlings Erwachen (SPRING AWAKENING) in 1891, he ignited a firestorm of controversy and censorship. Over 100 years later, this seminal story about teens struggling with their sexuality continues to be performed all over the world!
as the first feature-film version, our production follows closely the themes
set out by the original, revolutionary author. Filled with teen angst, rebellious actions and sexual questioning, our
story follows what young teens experience when coming-of-age. Across the globe, this cautionary tale
continues to inspire rebels, surge debate and most importantly, refuses to be
Presently, SPRING AWAKENING has found even greater success with the Broadway Musical version of the same name. This extremely popular, hit Broadway production garnered 8 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, later took home 3 Olivier Awards in 2010, and is currently on tour in the United States and throughout the World!
Produced independently, our challenging intent ensures complete creative control, as well as, historically accurate representation.
SPRING AWAKENING requires much support and assistance to complete its integral and compelling scenes. With your help we can do it!
WHY WE NEED WHAT WE NEED?
$30,000 - This is the absolute minimum we can complete this project for. This will be added to the money we are taking out of our mattresses, life savings accounts, and initial funds donated by our mothers.
$60,000 - With this amount we can actually afford to give Spring Awakening the Movie the best possible look and feel. This will all come in the form of post production with higher level effects, sound engineering, original score, and all the bells and whistles one expects when going to the theatre.
$90,000 - We will be able to fulfill our dreams of submitting and marketing the film to all of the top festivals throughout the world. This will ensure Spring Awakening gets the attention we feel it so desperately deserves.
SHOOTING ON "THE RED"(Digital Cinema):
OTHER FILMS SHOT ON "THE RED":
Historical Moments in Spring Awakening History
(IMAGE OF SPRING AWAKENING 2013 WITH YOUR HELP)
SOME REWARD PICS:
Risks and challenges
We cannot do this without the support of our friends, family, and Spring Awakening fans all around the world. Together we will make cinematic history and breathe new life into Frank Wedekind's greatest work.
We appreciate any and all support you are able to give us. If you are not able to donate to our project in the way of monetary funds, please do what you can by sharing this Kickstarter campaign with everyone you know. Post it on your Facebook page, send out a tweet, a carrier pigeon, alert the local press, stand on a soap box, send out your best smoke signals, and let the world know all about us.
I hope you are as excited as we are to get this project completed and out for everyone to see!
Thank you and let's make history!!!
Kurt, Jesse & Chris
The Spring Awakening Team
To be clear, we are producing a non-musical version based on our Director Kurt Leitner's own English translation of Frank Wedekind's original German play. We have also registered our version with the WGAE.
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