Producer Jason Amm & Director Robert Fantinatto are making a documentary about modular synthesizers, I Dream Of Wires.
Not just any documentary, but the ultimate documentary on modular synthesizers:
I Dream Of Wires started off as a modest exploration of the passion and obsession of a few designers, manufacturers, collectors and musicians. But interest in the film has convinced us that there is a demand for a comprehensive documentary that will explore, both geographically and thematically, the wide ranging influence of the modular synthesizer.
So far, the entire production has been conceived, shot, edited, and financed by one person, director Robert Fantinatto. Response to the film’s in-progress promotional traile (above) has been overwhelming enthusiastic, sometimes verging on fanatical! Synthesizer forums have been abuzz with commentary, and the most common response has been people suggesting who must be interviewed, that there needs to be more.
The modular synthesizer community has responded to the quality of the trailer, and are now determined that this project is destined to be the ultimate modular synthesizer documentary.
In order to make the ultimate documentary on modular synths, though, these guys need to raise money and they want the help of the modular synth community. They want to do additional filming in the UK and Europe and it’s going to take a little money to make this documentary as awesome as a lot of people want it to be.
They’ve started a fundraising site and are offering a variety of sponsorship packages to make it easy for people to help out:
- For $25, you get a DVD copy of the film sent to you, upon film’s completion.
- For $45, they’ll send you a DVD copy of the film, a T-Shirt + sticker/postcard/buttons.
- For $125, they’ll send you the full package: DVD copy of the film sent to you, upon film’s completion; CD and Vinyl LP copy of the original soundtrack by Solvent; a T-Shirt; and a sticker/postcard/button set.
- For $1,500, they’ll give you all that stuff plus give you an Executive Producer credit in the film.
Any more than that and they’ll probably give you a kidney or something. More sponsorship options are listed at the site.
Last time we mentioned one of these synth-related fundraising projects, they made their goal in half the time they had planned.
These guys are trying to raise $30,000 in 60 days and they’re offering some pretty sweet sponsorship options. Watch the preview – and decide if it’s worth a few bucks to you to see ‘the ultimate modular synthesizer documentary’.
See the I Dream Of Wires fundraising site for details.