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THE CRUMBLES has been rocking the film festival circuit. Help us take it on a nationwide tour -- to a silver screen near you!

THE CRUMBLES is an indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy about the greatest band in the world — that no one's ever heard of.

Until now!

Featuring an up-and-coming, multi-ethnic cast, THE CRUMBLES tells a story of friendship, heartache and the ups-and-downs of trying to make it in LA. 

The movie was made with a tiny budget and a lot of heart. The tremendous cast and crew pooled all their skills and resources in order to make this film — and we did it!

The feedback we've received has been amazing. THE CRUMBLES won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and we've been rocking festival crowds ever since.  

Why Pledge?

Despite all the fantastic attention and accolades, THE CRUMBLES still needs your help. In order to bring THE CRUMBLES to as many people as possible, we’re coordinating a major U.S. tour of independent theaters and colleges!

Because the film appeals to a variety of niche audiences, we want to generate word-of-mouth excitement by reaching out to specific community groups associated with Asian American studies, Chicano/Latino studies, film departments and underground music scenes. Raising no less than $10,000 will help fund these endeavors.

Funds will be used for theater rentals, travel expenses, and advertising — the essentials for a grassroots independent movie campaign. 

If you've seen THE CRUMBLES, help us get this passion project off the ground and receive some cool swag in return.

If you haven't seen THE CRUMBLES, but dig the trailer above, support us by contributing to our tour to bring the film to a silver screen near you!

And if you already have our swag, well, it makes great gifts!

This is an all-or-nothing campaign, so please pitch in and make The Crumbles Awkward 'n' Awesome Tour a reality!

If you don’t have the cash right now, you can help us by SPREADING THE WORD. Email your friends or use the tools above and SHARE this campaign with everyone! Tell people about this rockin’ new film, THE CRUMBLES. Every effort is much appreciated!

We thank you for your support!

Rock on,
Director: Akira Boch
Producer: Gena Hamamoto
Co-Producers: Francisco Hernandez and Lisa Nguyen
Cast: Katie Hipol, Teresa Michelle Lee, Jeff Torres, Ebony Perry, Seth Millwood, Adrian Torres, Eugene Lee, Amy Hill
Music by Quetzal Flores

The Crumbles Cast & Crew
The Crumbles Cast & Crew

www.thecrumbles.com

About THE CRUMBLES

THE CRUMBLES is an indie rock slice-of life tragicomedy about Darla, an overly serious musician whose stagnant life is shaken up when her long lost best friend Elisa shows up and crashes on her couch… indefinitely. Free-spirited Elisa has just moved back to Los Angeles after a devastating break-up, and no one else in their funky group of friends is willing to help her out. She is charismatic and musically gifted, making her the perfect partner in the band that Darla has long wanted to start up. But when the band gets rolling, insecurity, heartache, and oversized egos all work against them. While they both share dreams of rocking the globe, it becomes a monumental struggle just getting their new band out of the garage.

Music for the film was done entirely by Quetzal Flores, leader of the band QUETZAL!

LIKE The Crumbles on Facebook and keep updated about the film. We would love to hear from you! www.facebook.com/thecrumbles

Videos

The Crumbles YouTube Channel 

Songs and Radio Clips

Swag

Band Pin // Sticker
Band Pin // Sticker
THE CRUMBLES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
THE CRUMBLES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
T-shirts // American Apparel, 100% Cotton. Available in blue or grey.
T-shirts // American Apparel, 100% Cotton. Available in blue or grey.
Soundtrack Poster
Soundtrack Poster
THE CRUMBLES "Home Brewed" Edition DVD
THE CRUMBLES "Home Brewed" Edition DVD
Limited Edition Silkscreened Street Poster
Limited Edition Silkscreened Street Poster
THE CRUMBLES Official Movie Poster (11x17" or 27x40")
THE CRUMBLES Official Movie Poster (11x17" or 27x40")

Press

Front page news!
Front page news!

Living In Cinema Akira Boch On His Indie Rock Narrative Feature (May 14, 2012) 

Film Courage Block By Block/Feel The City Rock (April 16, 2012)

Hyphen Magazine SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: Akira Boch's 'The Crumbles' (Mar 6, 2012)

Center for Asian American Media
“The 2012 Audience Award winner… ‘The Crumbles’ for Best Narrative Feature”

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    The Crumbles sticker, band pin, and our undying gratitude!

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    The Crumbles original motion picture soundtrack CD signed by Composer Quetzal Flores, band pin, and The Crumbles sticker!

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    The Crumbles T-shirt (available in blue or grey), band pin, and The Crumbles sticker!

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    Digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-Shirt, The Crumbles original motion picture soundtrack CD with soundtrack poster signed by Composer Quetzal Flores, band pin, and sticker!

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    The Crumbles DVD signed by the cast and director (once The Crumbles reaches distribution). Be the first to own a signed copy!

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    The Crumbles "Home Brewed" Edition DVD. The Crumbles film with super limited edition case designed and handmade with love by our Art Director Azusa Oda. A true collector's item! Plus The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker.

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    Poster Pack - Limited edition silkscreened print of The Crumbles street poster AND print of The Crumbles movie poster (11"x17") signed by Director Akira Boch and Cast. Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker.

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    Grub with Director Akira Boch and Producer Fran Hernandez at Tacos Arizas (awesome taco truck featured in the film) and talk shop! Plus a signed soundtrack CD. (Travel and accomodation not included.)

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    We're going to shoot Seth Millwood (Serge) and Teresa Michelle Lee (Elisa) getting drunk and doing commentary on The Crumbles. You will be one of the special people who can see this video! Play along from home with The Crumbles Drinking Game! Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker.

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    NEW! Private invitation to The Crumbles Party with cast and crew in Los Angeles! Partake in homemade curry, cold beverages and good times! Plus, take home a signed soundtrack CD. (Travel and accomodation not included.)

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    Private invitation to The Crumbles Party with cast and crew in Los Angeles! Partake in homemade curry, cold beverages and good times! Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker. (Travel and accomodation not included.)

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    "The Crumbles Echo Park Tour" with Director Akira Boch, Keytar Star Teresa Michelle Lee (Elisa), and Drumming Machine Jeff Torres (Dante), including visits to The Crumbles film locations, dinner at Taco Arizas, and a live show at The Echo -- all on us! Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker. Have a friend donate at this level and let's make it a party! (Must redeem within one year of this campaign. Travel and accommodation not included.)

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    Full-sized (27"x40") theatrical movie poster signed by the cast! Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-Shirt, CD soundtrack and sticker!

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    Awesome! You will receive 2 VIP tickets to the Los Angeles theatrical release (or to the screening nearest your home town), dinner with the director and producers, "The Crumbles Echo Park Tour", invitation to the Crumbles Curry Party, a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack, soundtrack poster, and sticker. (Travel and accommodation not included.)

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    Music composer Quetzal Flores, with an ensemble of musicians, will come to your house and perform songs from The Crumbles soundtrack! Imagine, a live show with some of LA's best musicians right in your living room! Plus a digital stream of The Crumbles movie, The Crumbles T-shirt, CD soundtrack, soundtrack poster, and sticker. (Limited to the Los Angeles area.)

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