By Indiewire | Indiewire August 12, 2013 at 2:00PM
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"Manson Family Vacation"
We invite you to help us make MANSON FAMILY VACATION, a story about two brothers who embark on a strange sightseeing tour of crime scenes, hideouts & jailhouses -- all related to the notorious Manson Family. The film will explore the hero worship of Charles Manson, the roots of fanatacism, and the importance of family.
The project is a collaboration between Jay Duplass (CYRUS; JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME), Linas Phillips (BASS ACKWARDS) & J. Davis (KEVIN; SOUNDTRACKER): three filmmakers who have experience making low-budget movies that play at top festivals around the world, in theaters and on Netflix.
Writer/Director - J. Davis (KEVIN; SOUNDTRACKER)
Executive Producer/Lead Actor - Jay Duplass (JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME; CYRUS; PUFFY CHAIR; SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED; TOGETHERNESS)
Lead Actor - Linas Phillips (BASS ACKWARDS; WALKING TO WERNER; GREAT SPEECHES FROM A DYING WORLD)
Cinematographer - Sean McElwee (THIS IS MARTIN BONNER; COLD WEATHER; DANCE PARTY USA)
Stephen Bannatyne (IF A TREE FALLS; THE ORDER OF MYTHS; GOODBYE SOLO; INFORMANT)
Eric Blyler (ROBOT CHICKEN; MORAL OREL; HELL & BACK)
Ali Sandler (ULTIMATE ULTIMATE)
Josh Polon (ONLY THE YOUNG; THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON; KEVIN; ONE DAY ON EARTH)
J.M. Logan (CEDAR RAPIDS; STOKER; RUBY SPARKS; SOUND OF MY VOICE; THE WAY, WAY BACK)
About the Production:
"MANSON FAMILY VACATION is a story about people who feel lost: lost in society, and in their families, and in their jobs. It's about the strange ways we go about seeking connection in a complex world. And the ways we can ultimately redeem ourselves.
"This is a passion project for all of us. But it's one that will live or die by this Kickstarter campaign. And if we don't make this movie, no one else will. It's that kind of movie. Thank you so much for your support." -- J. Davis
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