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Allison Anders & Kurt Voss raising funds for music licenses and original score by J Mascis for nearly completed feature film "STRUTTER"

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.

ABOUT STRUTTER

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 CONTRIBUTION

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

Cinefamily: http://www.cinefamily.org/

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/

Globe: http://www.globe.tv/us/

Jasmine Blue Flowers: http://www.jasmineblue.com/

Light In The Attic: http://lightintheattic.net/

Lucas: http://www.lucasechopark.com/salonmenu.html

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/

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    BARREL O' MONKEES FUN BAG! Our friend author/ musician/Luxuria Music DJ and 60s music scholar/grammy nominated producer Andrew Sandoval has put together an amazing bag of Monkees fun which includes Andrew's book "The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation" autographed by the author, Criterion Collections' new Blue Ray of The Monkees brilliant film "Head" in the 6 disc box set "America Lost and Found: The BBS Story" AND a Monkees 45 autographed by Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork! This will come to you in an Amoeba gift tote with other fun Amoeba and Strutter swag! You're an indie film hero!

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    A full catalogue DVD/LP collection from FACTORY 25! One of our favorites, independent film + music label Factory 25 releases fascinating deeply independent narrative films and music docs. Titles included in this collection: Joe Swanberg Collected Films 2011, Cam Archer's awesome Shit Year, The Other Side Of Sleep, All The Way From Michigan Not Mars, You Weren't There: A History Of Chicago Punk, High School Record, Damon and Naomi: 1001 Nights, Altamont Now, Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, Until The Light Takes Us, and more! Formats include Blue Ray, DVD, LP/DVDs. Also included Factory 25 and Amoeba Music fun swag! You're an indie film hero (with exceptional taste)!

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    CATHERINE HARDWICKE hand-picked BAG O' FUN auteur package! This reward even leaves me a little speechless. Director Catherine Hardwicke has generously donated autographed DVDs of her films: Thirteen, Twilight, Lords Of Dogtown, and Red Riding Hood! Seriously. Cat will also include, also autographed, the 'making of' books for Twilight and Red Riding Hood. You're a Genius Of Love indie film hero!

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