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Project of the Week: An Aspiring Musician in a Twisted Indie

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 15, 2013 at 2:13AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."Pop Meets the Void"Tweetable Logline:
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Pop Meets the Void"

Tweetable Logline: 

A dark comedy about a musician who's been working on his first album for almost 15 years, Pop Meets the Void is a twisted indie-music film.


Elevator Pitch:

POP MEETS THE VOID is a part live-action, part-animation comedy that follows an aspiring musician as he struggles to write, record and release his first album after 15 years of toiling in obscurity. Told through a series of parallel narratives that explore different ideas of success, the film shows the musician as multiple versions of himself - failing, succeeding, quitting and, of course, wildly successful. These narratives overlap, crisscross, intertwine and seemingly never end in this dark, surrealist, indie-rock comedy. The soundtrack is composed by the film's writer/director William Cusick, who also stars in the film.

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Editor/Lead - William Cusick (dir./dp/editor Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road))
Animation & VFX - Jonathan Weiss (vfx. Welcome to Nowhere)
Producer - TaraFawn Marek - (prod. Welcome to Nowhere)
Cinematographer - Bart Cortright (feature debut)

About the Production:

"I've been writing and recording songs most of my life, and I've always wondered what would have happened had I pursued my dream of becoming a professional musician - my guess is it would have been a disaster. Things have changed so much since I was a teenager in the 90's - the rise of the Internet and the collapse of the music industry have given re-birth to the musician industry, and now anyone can create and distribute high quality recordings. From 2010-2012, I gave that a try to see what it's like - those experiences spawned this film." -- William Cusick


Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Filmmaker Web site

Kickstarter Page

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