Hey everyone -- Allison Anders here. Kurt Voss and I are so proud to have completed production and post (nearly!) on our new feature film "Strutter" financed entirely on a budget raised right here on Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strutter/strutter-a-film-by-allison-anders-and-kurt-voss! The only thing we couldn't accomplish on our initial budget was paying for the music we fell in love with during editing (filmmakers never learn)! The "Strutter" Music Fund Project will raise funds to pay for the music licensing and the recording costs for the original score being composed by Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis.
The slideshow gives you a sense of the story, the vibe of the movie and all the fun we had making a film completely on our own terms. The song over the slideshow, "I Got Lost" by Dinosaur Jr, is one of the cues we have licensed for the film, which your contribution will help pay for.
The last feature in a trilogy from award-winning filmmakers Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, "Strutter" tells the story of 22 year old BRETT (Flannery Lunsford) , a singer for a Los Angeles rock band who finds himself heartbroken when he loses his muse JUSTINE to his own local idol, the fast-ascending art rocker DAMON (Dante White Aliano). But with the support of his filmmaker gal pal CLEO (Elyse Hollander) , Brett not only learns to love again, he comes to form an oddly simpatico friendship with former romantic rival Damon. Along the way, Brett also learns to better understand his parents’ odd marriage, and the complications and compromises that come with adulthood.
Craig Stark, Luanna Anders and Iris Berry who all acted in "Border Radio" return in "Strutter". In addition to the lead actors, there are many musicians cast as actors in the film including Ariel Pink (Haunted Graffiti), Laena Geronimo (The Like, Raw Geronimo), Jade Gordon (My Barbarian), Jessica Von Rabbit (Gram Rabbit) and veterans Victoria Williams, J Mascis, Terry Graham (Gun Club, The Bags) and Jack Waterson (Green On Red, and Future Music proprietor).
Since their first co-directed post-punk feature film "Border Radio" (1988) Allison Anders and Kurt Voss have together or separately written and directed 20 films and various other writing and directing gigs including TV and music videos. They have between them directed everyone from Terrance Stamp and Salma Hayek to Ice-T and Madonna. They co-wrote the screenplay to a Peabody Award winning film "Things Behind The Sun" which Anders directed, and have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both film's in the trilogy "Border Radio" (Best First Feature 1989), and "Sugar Town" (2000) (Best Film, Best Debut Performance). With your help "Strutter" completes the trilogy!
Your generous contributions will finance the costs of our music for "Strutter". You're an indie film hero because your contributions enable us to make our feature film 100% on our own terms. And for your heroism, we will reward you handsomely with some of the coolest swag and grooviest opportunities our supportive pals have to offer!
In addition to cool stuff from our fave vendors we also have hand-picked FUN BAGS exclusively for this "Strutter" Music Project by our supportive pals. And -- there are more to come!
Keep checking back for new rewards! And please after pledging go visit our generous friends' websites:
Acme Notions: http://acmenotions-store.stores.yahoo.net/
Amoeba Music: http://www.amoeba.com/
Blood Is The New Black: http://bloodisthenewblack.com/
Bubble Genius: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bubblegenius
Crafty Chica: http://www.craftychica.com/
Criterion Collection: http://www.criterion.com/
Dinosaur Jr. : http://www.dinosaurjr.com/
Duran Duran: http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/...
Factory 25: http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/
Feral House: http://feralhouse.com/
Jasmine Blue Flowers: http://www.jasmineblue.com/
Light In The Attic: http://lightintheattic.net/
Luxuria Music: http://www.luxuriamusic.com/
Monah Li: http://monahli.com/
Moonchild Vintage: http://www.etsy.com/shop/moonchildvintage?ref=seller_info
Natural Energy Lab: http://www.naturalenergylab.com/
Red Light Management: www.redlightmanagement.com
Roger Ebert: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/
Samantha Fuller Glass Designs: http://www.samanthafuller.com/index.htm
Sonic Youth: http://www.sonicyouth.com/
Wombleton Records: http://wombletonrecords.com/
- (30 days)