Filmmaker Brad Katz is appealing to music fans to help fund his documentary “Just Gimme Indie Rock! The Story of an Underground Uprising,” a film project he describes as “an epic trilogy that spans a generation” — tracing the rise of the independent label scene in the early ’80s via bands such as Black Flag, Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth through the alternative explosion of the ’90s and into indie resurgence of the 2000s, capped by The Arcade Fire’s album-of-the-year Grammy win.
Using Kickstarter, Katz has so far raised nearly $4,000 toward the $75,000 he needs to make the film, which takes its name from Sebadoh’s 1991 single “Gimme Indie Rock” and already features interviews with Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Henry Rollins, among others. As with any Kickstarter project, the more you contribute, the more the perks: for $1,000, you can be filmed as a “man on the street” for the doc; for $5,000, you can get an associate producer credit; and for $10,000, you will receive “producer-like” access, meaning you can be present for shoots, interviews, etc.
For more details on the film and how to contribute, watch the video above or go here.