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TV BuddhasBy TV Buddhas
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TV BuddhasBy TV Buddhas
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$160
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8
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 21 2011 8:18 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is "Band in the Modern World"?

"Band in The Modern World" is a feature documentary film about a foreign band visiting the US for the first time, only to discover that in social-network-hype-driven-America of today, no one really cares anymore about you, your band, or how hard you worked to get there.

The film follows the unknown garage trio as it sets out on a two month road trip from New York to California and back. The group encounters empty clubs, numerous promoter no shows, dead end small towns where the local scene has withered away, a surprising general feeling of apathy in the underground scene and a commercial world of excess that is always in the background.

"Band in the Modern World" is built like a montage of video confessionals, a sort of vlog-movie. It is a tour diary against all other tour diaries – A realistic, dark and lonely trip through the impersonal Indie world of today.

Watch the movie trailer above !

Why we need your help

This is a film we believe has something important to say to the world about the basic ethos of doing it yourself. Its a statement against the decline of human connection in the independent music experience, an existential salute to the old ways of American hardcore, a unique, and spontanious document of an outsider's experience in recession stricken, spiritually inflated America.

We want to take this film and tour with it in the spring of 2011 in the US, around SXSW time. We think this would be a great way of spreading the word about the film and its subject. Showing it to people in intimate spaces, talking to them after the movie, creating discussion.

Since we lost most our money making the film (thats us in the movie, loosing our wits and our dollars), we need your help to back our next US endeavor : A film tour that will take place around March 2011, showcasing our film in various underground venues across the country.

What our film tour is going to look like

Self-documentation is a great way to re-create a sense of communal sympathy. With so much going on today in music, all that seems to matter anymore is the image of things. Its all that anyone has the time for. Our goal with this film, as pretentious as it may sound, is to try and make a dent in that, by telling a "loser" story that takes place underneath everything else, on the other side of everything that seems to be working fine, at the very bottom of the Indie food-chain.

This film tour will take us from New York, NY to Austin, TX and back, playing South By South West Festival in between, as well as various underground and independent venues on the way. We plan to show our film at these spaces, and also play a show.

Like any US tour, money from shows will be scarce. We do not aim to make a buck here, that would be unrealistic. We make our living in Europe from other things. Instead we are hoping with your assistance and some funds coming from the tour itself, to "break-even". Any touring band will tell you that this is the reality.

What you can expect from "Band in the Modern World"

We want to push this film to the max. We have sent it out to various film festivals worldwide and have received great responses based on the trailer alone. Since we think this project's best trait is its integrity, we plan to independently distribute it around the world in small theaters, on DVD, and online, as well as continue the documentation project as the movie's distribution progresses.

A very important part of the film's essence would be to phisically tour with it. Thats why we plan to be as busy as we can in 2011. That means going on the road with this film constantly, and making ourselves available to any space/group who would want to put us up, and give us an oppertunity to screen our film.

How you can fund this project

To do this spring film tour we will need 4200$. This money will be spent on 3 flight tickets for the band from Berlin to New York and back, van rental, gear rental, gas, food, and lodging (in case we cant find floors/couches to crash on). We will do our own promotion and our own booking as we always do to save some money.

To back this project check out the backing options on the right. Backing options range from 5$ to 500$, and each backing option comes with great rewards : out of print cassettes, signed vinyls, movie merchandise, screenprints, movie credits and more.

Kickstarter is a platform for funding creative projects. The way Kickstarter works, we have to get all 4200$ by March 21, or we get no money at all. Donating is easy, and Kickstarter charges no one if we end up not reaching our goal. Its an awesome way to back projects, and we are excited to be using it.

How you can follow up on "Band in the Modern World"

To keep in touch with everyone interested in this project, we've set up a facebook for our film :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Band-in-the-Modern-World/

We'll be updating it constantly with everything that will be going on with our tour, our film, and our lives. Once our goal on Kickstarter is reached, we will make a video diary of our "film-tour" that will be posted weekly on our facebook.

You can also find us on Twitter here :

http://www.twitter.com/tvbuddhas

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Receive 1 TV Buddhas tee-shirt hand screened on American Apparel fabric + 1 copy of TV Buddhas' S/T vinyl EP signed by the band + 1 totally rare TV Buddhas vinyl sticker + "Band in the Modern World" DVD + 1 "Band in the Modern World" tee-shirt + 1 "Band in the Modern World" pin + "THANK YOU" in the movie credits + project updates.

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    Receive a "Producer" credit in the film + 1 "Band in the Modern World" limited edition soundtrack on cassette + 1 totally rare TV Buddhas vinyl sticker + 1 TV Buddhas tee-shirt hand screened on American Apparel fabric + 1 limited edition TV BUDDHAS silk screened poster signed by the band + 1 copy of TV Buddhas' S/T vinyl EP signed by the band + "Band in the Modern World" DVD + 1 "Band in the Modern World" tee-shirt + 1 "Band in the Modern World" pin + project updates.

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    Receive 1 private show + screening (In Germany or anywhere near where we are on tour in a given time) + an "Executive Producer" credit in the film + 1 totally rare TV Buddhas vinyl sticker + 1 TV Buddhas tee-shirt hand screened on American Apparel fabric + 1 limited edition TV BUDDHAS silk screened poster signed by the band + 1 copy of TV Buddhas' S/T vinyl EP signed by the band + 1 "Band in the Modern World" limited edition soundtrack on cassette + "Band in the Modern World" DVD + 1 "Band in the Modern World" tee-shirt + 1 "Band in the Modern World" pin + project updates.

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Funding period

- (40 days)