Please support by submitting anti-Trump art or donating funds that will be applied to production costs and the purchase of additional electronic billboards.
50+ artists and musicians
Presented as a 24/7 State of the Nation
Broadcasted on 25+ streaming sites
+ displayed at the Tijuana Border crossing on digital billboards
+ projected in New York City in the Bowery
Project Overview Video
DETAILED PRODUCTION COSTS
To produce the project we had the following costs:
- Renting Mack Sennet stage 1 to construct and film our Oval Office for the day
- Production design + materials to for the Oval Office set construction
- Paying the production designers for their time and labor to assemble the set
- Renting a professional camera and lens package
- Covering the costs/time for the camera crew
- Renting a professional lighting package
- Covering the costs/time for the lighting crew
- Character design for the Trump puppet (clothes, TV set, design)
- Covering the costs/time for the puppet assembly from the special effects artist
- Costs for the production crew’s time and labor
- Insurance for the crew (workers compensation)
- Insurance for the camera gear
- Insurance for the lighting gear
- Hard drives, cables and other essential film components
- Web support (URL/Hosting/Web Design)
- Fees to run the videos on the digital billboards in Tijuana
- Fees for an editor to cut the NYC projection
We would love any support possible to help recoup the investment of bringing the project to life. If we are fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, we will reinvest into the project and purchase more digital displays to expand the reach of the artists and their anti-Trump statements.
EXPANDED PROJECT OVERVIEW
From October 20 - November 20, The End Collective will extend the project to play videos from world renowned artists on key large scale digital billboards at the San Ysidro - Tijuana border (one of the busiest borders in the world) as a direct signal to the Trump administration that we are eager for his reign of terror to end. This phase of the project is in direct partnership with a Tijuana and CDMX based design studio who have worked directly with The End Collective to produce and animate on the project. Both groups share a disgust for Trump’s ongoing racist attacks on Mexico and believe that the people of Mexico deserve better than to be slandered by a man who has failed as a businessman, a President, a husband, a father and at life.
VIDEO 1 - San Ysidro 1
VIDEO 2 - San Ysidro 2
VIDEO 3 - Otay 1
VIDEO 4 - Otay 2
Currently 50+ artists and rising
Street artist Robbie Conal (LACMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Trust)
Illustrator James Steinberg (New York Times, New Yorker, Time, USPS)
Music from Planet B (Justin Pearson, Luke Henshaw, kool Keith)
Designer Gustavo Torres a.k.a. Kidmograph (MIT, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Nike)
Music from DEAD CROSS (Mike Patton, Dave Lomabardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain)
Film director Michael Marczewski (Hermes, MTV, A24)
Music from More Pain (Justin pearson, Nick Zinner)
Animations from Eraboy design/animation studios in Tijuana and CDMX
Cinematographer Mike Reyes (Bad Bunny, Logic, Jay Rock, Porsche)
Illustrator Steve Brodner (Library of Congress, just about every magazine and newspaper ever)
Director/cartoonist William Carsola (HBO, Adult Swim, Comedy Central)
Music from Nyaze (Nyaze, Jazz Poets Society)
Animations from Kayleigh Waters (LA Times, Boston Globe, The Nation)
Designs from Mitch O’connell (Viral anti-Trump artist)
Animations from Viccine design collective Italy
And many, many more.
The End Collective is a California-based art collective founded by the artists KO and Filthy Phil. Together with artists Sleepy Demon and Nakal they built a platform for artists to broadcast their anti-Trump artworks. “Race to the End” is a State of the Nation address delivered from a puppet of Trump designed with a “MAGA VOX” brand TV for a head that displays all artist submissions. The experience is set in an immersive replica of the Oval Office constructed at historic Mack Sennett Studios (Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand) in Hollywood. Beginning on October 1st, 50+ different artists will present their works via a 24/7 broadcast live streaming on 25+ platforms (Twitch, YouTube, etc).
Additionally, with Trump doing everything in his power to push the country into a tin-pot-dictatorship, we felt an obligation to create a compelling platform that offers artists a chance to exercise their freedom of speech and to encourage everyone to vote out 45 in November.
“Every joke is a tiny revolution”
George Orwell, Funny, But Not Vulgar. 1945
Orwell believed that humor and satire have the power to “bring the mighty down from their seats.”
That same belief holds true today. Now more than ever, we need to knock corrupt men like Donald Trump from their chairs. His negligence has caused immeasurable harm to the United States. And as he threatens to take away more of our rights each day, we will fight back with merciless art that tears at his fragile ego.
The End Collective created “Race To The End” as a platform for artists to exercise their freedoms of speech and expression. We watched as the news and media platforms of our day suffered from the same unwillingness to “upset the established order” that Orwell identified in Britain at the time. The consequence of these weak media personalities unwilling to clearly condemn Trump’s overt lies and falsehoods was the rise of a charlatan from reality TV to the Presidential stage. His abuses of power are staggering, and yet few are willing to say what we’re all thinking.
We won’t relent where the others have failed. Our satirical broadcasts exist to expose the flaws and weaknesses of Donald Trump and every other white elephant in the room.
At a time when misinformation campaigns and censorship distort what the public hears, we feel it is our duty to create a new political broadcast that clearly and unapologetically illuminates the faults of these evil men.
So tell your friends. And tell your enemies.
We want everyone to hear.
Because Orwell was right.
“The bigger the joke, the bigger the fall.”
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