Fundraising Appeal for Bob & The Monster
A fundraising appeal has been started to raise funds to finish the film; more info from film website:
WHAT’S THE FILM ABOUT : Six years in the making, this documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. BOB AND THE MONSTER crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob’s past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis and Flea add texture, but it’s the depth of Bob’s music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.
WHY ARE WE HERE: If you’ve made it down to this second paragraph then you may be interested in hearing more about BOB AND THE MONSTER and why we are here on Kickstarter. My name is Keirda, I am the director and producer of the film. My husband and I started this project in 2004 and have seen it through the past six years on our own dime (and the dimes of some amazing friends!), plus massive dedication from the many people who have collaborated on the film over the years and generously donated their time and talent.
Last month we got the call that BOB AND THE MONSTER was invited to World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this March. This is a very exciting call to get! But it is also very sobering, because we have to cover the hard costs to finish the film – online, music rights, archival clearances, sound mix, etc. We have continued to find favors, but these real world costs are now unavoidable.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Very simple. Donate. We need your help! Bob Forrest, as well as other cast members, are on board to help us raise the money by donating some VERY attractive rewards.
We don’t have a lot of time Kickstarters, this may be the quickest campaign in history, so if you are interested in joining the Monster army, please don’t wait! WE HAVE TEN DAYS!