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

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

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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

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:


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