About this project
THE CRUMBLES is an indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy about the greatest band in the world — that no one's ever heard of.
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.
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!
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
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!
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Songs and Radio Clips
- 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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