Topic: No Friends / Roach Documentary - Stoker doing videos again....
*I edited this to add the potential Kickstarter info at the end of this post.
I don't know where to start this other than i really need input/opinions from all of you. I have recently been getting back into doing video production professionally and there has been talk of possibly doing a No Friends and/or Roach documentary. Some have told me to stay away, some have told me its the best thing ever.
With that said, I really have no idea where to start other than to see if there is even an interest in this. It would cost a crapload of money to produce properly with travel, some production gear, music rights, etc. I have been talking to a lot of people regarding getting a Kickstarter account going to see if it can get funded. How much, i don't know just yet. Maybe throw out some opinions.
I have the majority of cameras, computers, gear, drones, etc. But the rest is going to cost a lot to get tons of interviews, travel, music rights, water housings, etc. Plus trying to make anything for profit. I know, not much. But i am willing to try.
Along with the production of the NF and/or Roach documentary i would be completely remastering every single video from old Stoker Production days (Spit, Dyslexic, Forgiven and possibly 50/50) as well as every single No Friends video or side project for a digital download. 1994-2007? 15 or so videos.
With a kickstarter account there would be various tiers of options to buy just the documentary, remastered videos, sponsorships, t shirts, stickers, autographed stuff, etc. You name it I will try and offer it.
And here is the kicker, if it all goes well and the whole project can get funded and do well I am thinking of starting up No Friends again and see where it goes.
All of this will be done solely by me, Stoker since No Friends is basically no more. Long story and that is why i felt the need for a documentary. A cool story to tell going into the 20th anniversary of No Friends (1997) in the next couple of years.
So if you need to forward this discussion to anyone and everyone you know, please do so. I would really like a professional opinion as to what you guys think since you guys are the ones that made No Friends what it was.
(Email me if you want)
For example, lets just say i wanted to fund a No Friends documentary.
To get it funded, through Kickstarter i would have various options like this. This is just hypothetical.
No Friends documentary digital download - $10
No Friends 1-5 - $5
No Friends 6-10 - $5
Spit, Dyslexic,, 50/50 - $3
Forgiven, Version 4.0b, Retina Rehab, Washing Machines, Tahiti Skins 2000, - $5
NF Documentary and ALL remasters as digital downloads- $25
Extras - Free with purchase
Sponsorships - $100, 250, 500, 1000, and 2000 options
T Shirts - $?
Stickers - $?
Hats - $?
Autographed posters, etc - $?
Basically what i would like to accomplish is get 2000 or so people to spend at least $25 each. I think that would be able to be in budget and then be able to start the work.
I know that 2015 is not anywhere near what NF was in 2000 but I think it is worthy of an attempt to try and get 2000 people to spend $25 each. I know that NF back in day was a total different story, but.... i think its possible.
Gotta dream, right. Gotta do something positive. Maybe i am wrong. And if it doesn't get funded, then it does not get made and no story told. Maybe i am dreaming. But i think it is worth a shot.