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An Independent Filmmaker NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Bob Ray needs dough to fund his newest documentary TOTAL BADASS! Help an Austinite out and take a look at his KICKSTARTER campaign to donate!

Also, check out their fundraiser screening of the film, Thursday, March 18th at Alamo South Lamar. You can purchase tickets HERE!

We celebrate a lot of things at the Alamo Drafthouse. Exploitation cinema, good food, great beer, dance parties, film festivals, but most importantly independent film. We've helped a lot of baby films (and I mean that in a very non-patronizing way - I'm talking "baby" versus "gigantor studio films") get off the ground with screenings, and with our amazing customers and film-junkies spreading news via word-of-mouth. Right now, we've got a filmmaker that needs a boost so he can get his documentary off the ground, and we though you'd be the perfect audience to direct this call too.

Bob Ray is trying to launch his newest film, a documentary titled TOTAL BADASS that chronicles the hilarious, crazy-ass writer/publisher/singer/weed-dealer/sex addict/Guinea pig enthusiast/dad/pirate radio host/raconteur and general man-about-town, Chad Holt, as he rides out the last six months of felony probation and subsequently must change his ways when a financial crisis befalls his estranged family.

Here's the skinny, Bob's trying to raise $5,000 IN THREE DAYS! He sure as hell can't do it alone. Take a look at his KICKSTARTER campaign where you can donate, receiver perks, and spread the word. Hell, if you throw in enough cash, you'll be Bob's new executive producer!

About the filmmaker: Austin-based filmmaker Bob Ray's previous work includes the award winning stoner-comedy feature ROCK OPERA, the critically acclaimed roller derby documentary HELL ON WHEELS, music videos for Grammy™ nominees Nashville Pussy, Riverboat Gamblers, Golden Arm Trio, and many more, as well as short films and ‘toons for Playboy and Turner Networks.

About the funding: "At this point, I have received no outside funding for this documentary. I am doing all I can to keep the budget as low as possible and I have a strong history of completing films with limited funds. However, the biggest logistical hurdle in filmmaking is still the cost.

Funding for this type of film is scarce to non-existent. The money-baggers of the filmmaking world show little interest in funding stories off the beaten path, particularly stories about the subculture, the underground and the weirdoes and freaks that keep life interesting.

Over the course of the past two years, we have managed to shoot and edit the film and have spent $7,293 in doing so. We have locked the picture and are now approaching the unavoidable expenses related to finishing the film. We're currently raising funds to foot the bill for the expenses necessary for preparing a film for exhibition and broadcast, including: color correction, music licensing, audio mixing, printing, shipping, promotion, master to tape and related tasks."

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