Punk Rock Documentary

I'm directing a multi-episode documentary on the birth of Punk Rock in Hollywood, CA, from 1972 to 1982. My host and collaborator is legendary Germs drummer Don Bolles! He's a genius narrator and writer, I wanna give him his first big movie break :)
We  have filmed over 40 interviews already and are beginning to edit now. That's where I need your kind help. I have a great editor who has volunteered to do whatever it takes for free. But the supplies are expensive and frankly I want to have enough money to keep us both in pizza and disk drives till its done. It's insane trying to do all this out of pocket. The interviews are great so far! We have a lot of people that you don't usually see: Photographers and their archives, writers of fanzines, historians. And of course we have all the OG Hollywood Punk musicians. Its a very deep look at the subject. We are trying to answer the question of WHY did all of this great music go unnoticed, right in the shadow of the entire MUSIC INDUSTRY?? And the answer is just fascinating! It's ironic that no one has really told this Origin Story--considering the Hollywood scene influenced the entire future of "Indie Rock", "Grunge", as well as the graphics and attitudes in film and TV that persist to this day. 

Anyway, I've started a 501c3 Nonprofit called HYPERACTIVISTS™, to document and archive "outsider" art. We will do more documentaries in the future if this goes well. And I have a distributor already, so all I need is to EDIT the darn thing. Honestly, I've never made much money off the things I've done. Its always been a labor of love. But I produced the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Germs, Weirdos, Redd Kross and 100 other punk bands back in the day and those records have deep historical significance now. Why? Because as it turns out, Punk was this era's "blues", IE the musicians lived wretched lives and suffered for their art, got ripped off by indie labels, and often died in obscurity. I want to tell the insider story and give them the props they deserve. Here's a picture of me:
I will be so happy when this project is done! I'm three years into it already. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night screaming. But its museum-grade history. Plus its a story that only Don and I can tell. We were there for every bit of it and played and recorded and lived and died with it from beginning to end. And we have the liver damage to prove it ;) Thanks for your support. This is the first time I've ever tried "crowdsourcing" AKA begging!! I have no idea what will happen but whatever does, I LOVE YOU :)

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  • Navarad Phonethibdavads 
    • $20 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 52 mos
  • Jason Savolainen 
    • $69 
    • 55 mos
  • Craig Bostick 
    • $25 
    • 55 mos
  • Kevin Causey 
    • $20 
    • 55 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Geza Larva Gedeon 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
Hyperactivists Incorporated 
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