Sunday, July 11, 2010

Read, Retweet, Repost, Repeat .... Please?

As you know, there are two projects that need to get out there. Red River is coming along, getting attachments built into a package slowly (ever so slowly) but surely. Our other project, Tiny Dancer fell by the wayside a little. We had a reading with Elizabeth Berkley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Josh Hamilton, but our funding hasn't been able to come together for the production of the film (imagine that.)

In the meantime, we came together with our dear friend Bryan deCastro and inspired by the success of kickstarter.com we decided to take matters into our own hands and raise the money through donations. We formed a group called The Independent Collective and we are currently applying for fiscal sponsorship through NYFA. Once we gain fiscal sponsorship, we will reach out for memberships. Paid memberships will be tax deductible because of the fiscal sponsorship and will be tiered. Members will gain access to project benefits and their fee will go to the production of various projects. The current project is Tiny Dancer.

How can you help?

CONNECT TO TIC



then REPOST, RETWEET, REBLOG


just with something simple like "Help us to build a community for funding artistic projects"...

The numbers that we build right now will help us to gain fiscal sponsorship and keep you updated. Right now, everything is FREE- so get in on the ground floor! Please help us to be successful with this experiment. We want this to work so we can do it again and again with all kinds of projects and so we can build a community that supports each others' artistic endeavors!

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alberts I-V

Last week, we had the amazing opportunity to create a video project for Aaron Meicht and Scott Blumenthal's OZET saga.  What is the OZET saga, you might ask?  In the words of the OZET masterminds - "Ten years before the historic launch of the Collective Sphere OZET, five men endure eight grueling months of astronautical training in a secret facility three miles west of Zhytomyr.  Two pioneers make the cut."

The OZET saga is a truly original theatrical experience I had the good fortune of witnessing earlier this year at St Mark's Church which struck me as a cross between absurdist Soviet era inspired theater and a folk rock sing along concert for Karl Marx, all fueled by Vodka and potatoes.  The next chapter in the OZET saga will featuring live acoustic and electronic music, dialogue, film, scientific exposition, boxing, duct tape, pickles and vodka August 5th - 8th, details at http://ozet.us  
Our video project will be screened (shot by the uber-talented DP Andres Karu), and I can't wait for you all to see it.  I haven't had this much fun in ages exploring non-narrative art film the likes of which I grew up with watching my mom document her pioneering Skyworks drops over the desert.  Here are a few stills from the shoot. See you there!