Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Posted by Jake |

From The Kathleen Hanna Project Facebook:

Hi family, friends, fans and lovers of art!

As some of you already know, I am currently knee-deep in directing a documentary film about Kathleen Hanna. It’s a unique opportunity, and an important one. This film is not simply an archive of Kathleen’s impact on our culture as a feminist leader and musician (which could easily be a five-part miniseries). I am making an intimate portrait of a complex artist and activist that explores where she’s been, where she is now, and where she is going. Inevitably, these questions will engage larger ones about the nature of art and activism, as well as fame, friendship, and community.

When Kathleen and I sat down in the spring of 2010 and talked about the film I wanted to make, we both agreed that it should be as ambitious, professional and as beautiful as possible. Accordingly, I am shooting everything on Panosonic HPX cameras, with the latest technology. I won’t bore you with gibberish about P2 cards, but I can assure you that this stuff is beautiful. It is also very expensive.

Here’s what we have going for us: a kick-ass team of talented, passionate people who are temporarily working for free; the collaboration of our subject, Kathleen; 20 years of archival footage documenting her work, and a clear, inspired vision of what this film will be and why it needs to be made.

Here’s what we don’t have (yet): money, our budget is completed, now we are trying to raise the money for it. All of the paper work has been filed, contacts have been made and our entire team is in place.

Because we are so confident that this film will find the support it needs, we are already deep into production, and intend to stick to our current schedule, which has us shooting through the end of the year. Then picking up in the spring again after our first pass.

So this is, in the end, our REQUEST FOR SUPPORT. Very much in the spirit of all independent, grassroots movements (hello, feminism. hi riot grrls. hi underground musicians, artists, and revolutionaries), we need those who support independent art, feminist art, and the documentation of our underground leaders to rally. We want to do this right, so that it's as good as it NEEDS to be, and reaches the widest audience possible.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP ‘opening band films, llc” MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

1. You can donate via Paypal to 'opening band films, LLC' , all you need is your email and mine - kathleenhannaproject@gmail.com (if you don’t have an account, it only takes a minute to create one). Anything helps. $5-$500,000 right, right.

2. You can go to our public WISH LIST at the B&H photo and video website, titled Hanna Project. Follow this link. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/wl/3AB1719840. If you purchase a much needed item from our list, it will be shipped to us in fancy Bushwick.

3. You can write us a check and mail it to us at the address below, or email me for direct wiring deposits. Checks should be made out to:

opening band films, LLC
1318 Halsey St #3R
Brooklyn, NY 112374.

4. If any of you want to invest money in this project, we would be thrilled to give you an executive producer credit. You can contact me and I’ll put you in touch with our producers Andrea Sperling or Gwen Bialic.

Lastly, I'd be so grateful if you’d forward this letter on to anyone you know who might want to be of help.

So much thanks and love,

Sini Anderson
Director
The Kathleen Hanna Project a.k.a. Who Told You Christmas Wasn't Cool?

kathleenhannaproject@gmail.com
917.331.5808

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

isn't she the lady who wrongly called Henry Rollins a rapist? No thanks.

Jake said...

Henry's always spoken very highly of her, so I think you're probably mistaken.

Anonymous said...

Im pretty certain that's why she refused to appear on the Mike Watt album Ball Hog or Tug Boat?, in fact I think the message she left on Mike's answering machine was used on the album. Maybe the whole thing was a joke? Doesn't seem like a funny one to me.