A documentary film on Seattle’s hip-hop scene told through the interviews of the hip-hop artists themselves, with live performances.
"Swass" is a documentary film on Seattle’s hip-hop scene. The film is an in-depth look at the struggling hip-hop community in the Seattle area told through interviews by the hip-hop artists themselves. The documentary addresses the music scene as well as the outside factors that affect it, such as demographics and the economy of the city. What is the Seattle sound, where has it been, where is it going? More than anything this film is a reflection of the community, a means to prompt discussion, and our way of giving back.
At this point, almost all the production work is done. We now hope to commence the immense task of post production with your help! Hours upon hours of video footage need to be edited, color corrected, audio scrubbed, mixed, mastered, compressed... the list goes on and on. Funds will also be used for duplication of the DVD, t-shirt production, promotion of the film, and the development of a website for the film.
Thanks for your support,
Arie and Blake
Sir-Mix-A Lot, Blue Scholars, Macklemore, Vitamin D, Jake One, Massive Monkees, Larry Mizell, The Emerald Street Boys, Grynch, D-Black, Bean One, Silver Shadow D, One B Lo, DJ B-Mellow, Lace Cadence, DJ Scene, BYC, B-Boy Orb, Alpha P, Thee Satisfaction, Mad Rad, Charles Mudede, Champagne Champagne, Hella Dope, Big World Breaks, Dyme Def, Grey Skul, Kevin Gardner, Yirim Seck, King Khazm, Gaberiel Teodros, Amos Miller, Obese Productions, Sam Chesneau, Soul Gorilla, DJ Marc Sense, Canary Sing and many more…
Yes! There will be digital downloads available when the project is completed.
YES! $10,000 is just A PART of our budget and Kickstarter allows you to raise as much money as is given before the deadline. This means more ability for us, the filmmakers, to travel, collect more interviews, and allows us more assistance in getting the equipment needed to film a feature length documentary.
We are hoping to hold the premiere before the end of Summer 2011
No, you must donate through the Amazon.com system.
No ones credit card is charged, and we don't receive any of the donations. Then we begin applying for grants, throwing parties, raising funds the traditional way, and tearing out our hair.
Spread the word as much as possible by posting the link to your Facebook, Twitter, Blog and email accounts. Support the local music scene and go out to shows. Get two turntables and a microphone!