Filmmakers Michael Santorelli and Laurel Harris have turned to Kickstarter to raise $50,000 to help fund “Get Off This: A Film About Music and Perseverance,” a documentary that aims to document the life and music of David Lowery, frontman of college-rock stalwarts Camper Van Beethoven in the ’80s and Cracker in the ’90s — and, now, both.
Of their subject, the filmmakers write:
Bandleader David Lowery is a temperamental and tenacious talent who has made a career out of his work as a singer, songwriter, and producer with his bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. His pursuits and professional skills have survived the challenges of the significantly changing music business as he continues to act as the driving force producing the music of his two bands. This film looks at the art and business of his pursuits and explores the complexities of his professional path while exposing the music of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker.
The fundraising campaign kicked off last week, and, as of this past weekend, the filmmakers already had raised more than $35,000 toward their goal. Fans who pledge money can receive rewards ranging from DVDs to autographed posters to a producer’s credit on the film and even unreleased Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven music recorded for the doc.
Three people who pledge more than $10,000 — and one person already has — will get all of the schwag plus Lowery will fly to their home (provided it’s in the U.S.) to play a private acoustic concert.
Check out a video trailer for the project below.
KICKSTARTER: “Get Off This” | A Film About Music + Perseverance
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Free MP3: Camper Van Beethoven, ‘Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out’ — off ‘La Costa Perdida’
- Stream: Camper Van Beethoven, ‘Northern California Girls’ — off ‘La Costa Perdida’ LP
- Camper Van Beethoven returns in January with new album ‘La Costa Perdida’
- David Lowery preps solo CD ‘Palace Guards,’ plays Camper Van Beethoven’s ‘Key Lime Pie’