ATP is one of the most special musical events in the world. If you haven't been to one, you might have seen the 2009 documentary on the festival and you possibly have a visit to the event on your to-do list. In the wake of that documentary, directed by Jonathan Caouette, Vincent Moon decided to create four 30-minute short films focusing on different editions of All Tomorrow’s Parties. The filmmaker has been visiting the festival for a couple of years, and in fact part of his videos from the series “ The Take Away Shows” were used in the 2009 film. The idea is that each story is told by a musician, saying what it is and what the music represents for him or her.
The four short films are “From Smoke – Portishead’s Nightmare Before Christmas”, narrated by Damo Suzuki; “From Hybrid – Explosions In The Sky’s ATP”, narrated by Saul Williams, “The Melvins/Mike Patton Curated Nightmare Before Christmas”, narrated by Lydia Lunch; and “10 Years Of All Tomorrrow’s Parties Festival”, narrated by Josh Pearson. The first one is ready, but the other three are still to be edited and post-produced. Warp, ATP and the filmmaker himself are asking for our help to finance the project, which will result in four free films featuring footage of Broken Social Scene, Explosions In The Sky, Four Tet, Animal Collective, The National, Saul Williams, Monotonix, Fantomas, Taraf De Haidouks, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, Rahzel, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Afrirampo, Sleepy Sun and many others.
They made their call through Kickstarter. The minimum contribution is 10 US dollars, which gives you the right to see the films three months before the rest of the mortals will. Depending on what you donate, your reward will be different. Many packs include posters, Warp Films titles, Warp and ATP records, festival tickets and so on. If you donate 5,000 USD, Vincent Moon will shoot a film for you anywhere you want (travel costs not included). They've gathered about 10% of the 14,000 dollars they need, but there's still some time left. Maybe the presentation video will help you decide whether to donate or not.