I'M NOT DEAD!

THE BIRTH OF THE NEW ROMANTICS

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INVESTOR OFFER

I’m Not Dead: The Birth of the New Romantics will be made on a £60,000 budget, produced to broadcast standard for a prime time TV slot in the UK and an international film festival run, with international TV sales and strong VOD sales expected.

 

Production Funding £60,000

Private Equity/ SEIS/ TV funding - £40,000

Kickstarter - £20,000

 

Production Timeline

August - October 2016 - Pre-Production

October 2016 - FInancing Locked in

November 2016 to January 2017 - Filming

February 2017 - Rough Cut

April 2014 - UK Premiere

 

While it is naturally hoped we can return a profit to investors, we urge investors to only invest funds if they wish to support the vision of the film.


I’m Not Dead: The Birth of the New Romantics will be partly financed by revenue raised from Kickstarter and is looking for individual investors who wish to be eligible to 50% tax saving via the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

 

OVERVIEW

Chrysaor Productions is seeking investment to raise £60,000 budget to produce the counterculture documentary I’m Not Dead: The Birth of the New Romantics. The film release in 2017 will coincide with the 40th anniversary of when this legendary scene first began.

In the summer of 1977, the definitive electronic anthem, I Feel Love by Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder was released. At the same time the Punk scene detonated and engulfed the planet with its anarchic energy. Simultaneously, this marked the year the teen-aged members of the soon-to-be Blitz Kids descended on London.

Those from the New Romantics era are now major consumers of documentaries yet there has never been a definitive record of this important cultural period.

I’m Not Dead: The Birth of the New Romantics marks producer Chris Amos’ second film having served as producer of the well received documentary Dressed as a Girl about East London’s alternative drag scene.

Well established filmmakers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder (Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, RuPaul’s Drag Race) worked with Chris on Dressed as a Girl will once again serve as his executive producers.

Director Kevin Hegge received a Canada Council of Arts grants to develop the film. Kevin has sourced exclusive archival footage and access to key players from the New Romantics scene.

DEVELOPMENT - DOCUMENTARY

90minute

Director       Kevin Hegge

Producer     Chris Amos

FILM SYNOPSIS - I’M NOT DEAD! THE BIRTH OF THE NEW ROMANTICS

In the wake of Steve Strange’s and David Bowie’s deaths, I’m Not Dead! The Birth of the New Romantics meets some of the influential Blitz Kids still alive whose antics in late ‘70s and early ‘80s London defined decades of global fashion, music, art and club culture to follow.

Through combining rarely seen archival footage and candid interviews with core members of the New Romantic movement; including, Boy George, Princess Julia, Judy Blame, Pam Hogg, Philip Sallon, Mark Moore and Mark Almond alongside interviews with other influential tastemakers including; Grayson Perry, Andrew Logan, Zandra Rhodes and Vivienne Westwood, we revisit the era to reflect on the past and show how this has impacted on their future lives.

We discover the values that drive the New Romantics and find out how these radical elders have carried the creative driving force of their youth into their older age. Their lives, past and now, are not only influential but inspirational. They prove age is just a number when it comes to having an exciting youthful life.

I’m Not Dead! The Birth of the New Romantics is the definitive account of an often glazed over microcosm of the iconic scene which is finally gaining the recognition and acknowledgement for its contribution to modern culture it deserves.