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May 8, 2013 5:08 PM
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Project of the Day: Mx Justin Vivian Bond's New Music Video

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"Justin Vivian Bond's 'The Golden Age of Hustlers' Music Video"

Tweetable Logline:

A music video where Justin Vivian Bond takes us to the “Golden Age of Hustlers” paying homage to SF legendary chanteuse Bambi Lake.

Elevator Pitch:

Art places voices in history. Just as Justin Bond carries Bambi Lake’s Golden Age of Hustlers to new ears at the legendary Joe’s Pub in NYC, so would this music video present the collective consciousness of V’s music.

The music video for Golden Age of Hustlers will mix performance from Justin Vivian Bond, live staged tableaus from local performance artists and still projections from San Franscisco's queer community in the 1980s.

Production Team:

Co-Directors: Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell
Silas's film "By Hook or By Crook" was a Sundance selection in 2002. Erin's film "My Best Day" premiered at Sundance in 2012

Producer: Ethan Weinstock

Cinematographer: PJ Raval
PJ shot Home, which premiered at Sundance in 2005 and had it's international premiere at Cannes the same year

Costume Designer: Machine Dazzle

Editor: Janis Vogel

About the Production:

"All of us have moments that have crystallized for us the power of the community we inhabit, however fleeting. As we grow, we lose touch with those communities that shaped our lives. "The Golden Age of Hustlers" is an elegy to the community that Bambi Lake found herself a part of in 1970s San Francisco and Justin's rendition transports you to that moment with crystal clarity. We want to pay homage to that golden age and to the power of Justin's performance with a video that will bring the viewer into that world." -- Silas Howard

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Filmmaker Website
Kickstarter Page



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